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Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (VWO)

ETF · Currency in USD · Last updated Jan 28, 2023

The Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (VWO) is a passive exchange-traded fund (ETF) managed by Vanguard. It tracks the investment results of the FTSE Emerging Index, which comprises large and mid-cap stocks from emerging market countries worldwide. VWO was launched on March 4, 2005, and has an expense ratio of 0.08%, which is relatively low compared to other ETFs. It could be a suitable investment for those looking for long-term capital appreciation, as it invests in companies that are expected to benefit from the growth potential of emerging market economies. It is also considered a diversified investment, as it holds a broad range of stocks from different countries and sectors.

ETF Info

ISINUS9220428588
CUSIP922042858
IssuerVanguard
Inception DateMar 4, 2005
RegionEmerging Markets (Broad)
CategoryEmerging Markets Equities
Expense Ratio0.08%
Index TrackedFTSE Emerging Index
ETF Home Pageadvisors.vanguard.com
Asset ClassEquity

Asset Class Size

Large-Cap

Asset Class Style

Blend

Trading Data

Previous Close$42.89
Year Range$34.75 - $48.76
EMA (50)$40.30
EMA (200)$40.69
Average Volume$13.30M

VWOShare Price Chart


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VWOPerformance

The chart shows the growth of $10,000 invested in Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF in Jan 2010 and compares it to the S&P 500 index or another benchmark. It would be worth nearly $14,300 for a total return of roughly 43.00%. All prices are adjusted for splits and dividends.


-10.00%-5.00%0.00%5.00%10.00%SeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember2023
7.57%
-1.17%
VWO (Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

VWOCompare to other instruments

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VWOReturns in periods

Returns over 1 year are annualized

PeriodReturnBenchmark
YTD10.03%6.02%
1M8.97%6.30%
6M6.43%-0.05%
1Y-7.93%-6.42%
5Y-0.50%7.22%
10Y2.55%10.51%

VWOMonthly Returns Heatmap


JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
20220.42%-3.72%-3.26%-5.83%0.46%-3.86%-0.79%-0.46%-10.08%-2.85%14.30%-2.23%
20213.13%1.57%-0.71%1.79%1.70%1.33%-5.89%2.19%-3.36%1.30%-2.90%1.54%
2020-5.53%-3.55%-17.05%7.81%3.29%6.48%8.58%2.74%-1.20%1.32%8.56%6.00%
20199.66%-0.38%2.31%2.14%-6.38%5.37%-1.81%-3.26%0.91%3.95%0.50%7.07%
20188.56%-5.36%-0.21%-2.77%-2.34%-4.79%3.98%-4.19%-1.35%-7.66%4.83%-3.34%
20175.76%2.25%2.84%1.56%0.99%0.85%5.34%3.00%-0.50%2.43%-0.34%3.71%
2016-5.75%-0.32%12.72%1.01%-3.24%4.92%5.14%0.78%2.02%0.32%-4.05%-0.74%
2015-0.20%4.66%-2.06%7.41%-3.55%-2.55%-6.26%-9.86%-2.88%5.29%-2.30%-3.44%
2014-8.43%3.24%4.63%0.89%3.10%3.17%1.37%3.84%-7.17%2.23%-1.10%-4.68%
20130.07%-2.37%-1.27%2.02%-5.08%-5.34%0.68%-3.43%7.29%4.31%-0.92%-0.28%
201210.78%5.43%-2.60%-2.10%-10.66%5.02%0.20%0.24%5.32%-0.54%1.25%7.08%
2011-3.44%-0.17%5.47%3.37%-2.94%-1.00%-0.62%-9.09%-18.44%15.91%-1.71%-4.16%
2010-9.81%1.89%8.18%-0.21%-9.18%-0.55%10.21%-2.56%11.42%3.10%-2.84%7.56%

VWOSharpe Ratio Chart

The Sharpe ratio shows whether the portfolio's excess returns are due to smart investment decisions or a result of taking a higher risk. The higher a portfolio's Sharpe ratio, the better its risk-adjusted performance.

The current Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF Sharpe ratio is -0.35. A negative Sharpe ratio means that the risk-free rate is higher than the portfolio's return. This value does not convey any meaningful information.

The chart below displays rolling 12-month Sharpe Ratio.


-1.40-1.20-1.00-0.80-0.60-0.40-0.20SeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember2023
-0.35
-0.27
VWO (Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

VWODividend History

Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF granted a 3.74% dividend yield in the last twelve months. The annual payout for that period amounted to $1.60 per share.


PeriodTTM2022202120202019201820172016201520142013201220112010
Dividend$1.60$1.60$1.30$0.95$1.44$1.10$1.06$0.90$1.07$1.14$1.13$0.98$0.91$0.82

Dividend yield

3.74%4.11%2.73%2.03%3.53%3.25%2.67%2.99%3.97%3.58%3.53%2.90%3.22%2.35%

VWOMonthly Dividends

The table displays the monthly dividend distributions for Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF. The dividends shown in the table have been adjusted to account for any splits that may have occurred.


JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
2022$0.00$0.00$0.13$0.00$0.00$0.31$0.00$0.00$0.53$0.00$0.00$0.63
2021$0.00$0.00$0.07$0.00$0.00$0.28$0.00$0.00$0.47$0.00$0.00$0.48
2020$0.00$0.00$0.06$0.00$0.00$0.17$0.00$0.00$0.43$0.00$0.00$0.30
2019$0.00$0.00$0.08$0.00$0.00$0.28$0.00$0.00$0.52$0.00$0.00$0.56
2018$0.00$0.00$0.09$0.00$0.00$0.27$0.00$0.00$0.47$0.00$0.00$0.26
2017$0.00$0.00$0.07$0.00$0.00$0.25$0.00$0.00$0.52$0.00$0.00$0.21
2016$0.00$0.00$0.06$0.00$0.00$0.22$0.00$0.00$0.45$0.00$0.00$0.17
2015$0.00$0.00$0.07$0.00$0.00$0.39$0.00$0.00$0.45$0.00$0.00$0.16
2014$0.00$0.00$0.11$0.00$0.00$0.42$0.00$0.00$0.45$0.00$0.00$0.17
2013$0.00$0.00$0.06$0.00$0.00$0.51$0.00$0.00$0.35$0.00$0.00$0.22
2012$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.53$0.00$0.00$0.45
2011$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.91
2010$0.82

VWODrawdowns Chart

The Drawdowns chart displays portfolio losses from any high point along the way.


-40.00%-30.00%-20.00%-10.00%0.00%FebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember2023
-18.94%
-15.14%
VWO (Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

VWOWorst Drawdowns

The table below shows the maximum drawdowns of the Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF. A maximum drawdown is an indicator of risk. It shows a reduction in portfolio value from its maximum due to a series of losing trades.

The maximum drawdown since January 2010 for the Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF is 36.39%, recorded on Mar 23, 2020. It took 166 trading sessions for the portfolio to recover.


Depth

Start

To Bottom

Bottom

To Recover

End

Total

-36.39%Jan 29, 2018541Mar 23, 2020166Nov 16, 2020707
-35.81%Sep 8, 2014345Jan 20, 2016386Aug 1, 2017731
-34.32%Feb 18, 2021425Oct 24, 2022
-30.59%Apr 25, 2011113Oct 3, 2011735Sep 5, 2014848
-17.17%Apr 15, 201026May 20, 201084Sep 20, 2010110
-13.9%Jan 7, 201022Feb 8, 201037Apr 1, 201059
-7.97%Jan 13, 201143Mar 16, 201111Mar 31, 201154
-7.66%Nov 5, 201017Nov 30, 201023Jan 3, 201140
-4.98%Jan 22, 20216Jan 29, 20215Feb 5, 202111
-4.78%Nov 24, 20179Dec 6, 201715Dec 28, 201724

VWOVolatility Chart

Current Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF volatility is 10.99%. The chart below shows the rolling 10-day volatility. Volatility is a statistical measure showing how big price swings are in either direction. The higher asset volatility, the riskier it is, because the price movements are less predictable.


10.00%15.00%20.00%25.00%30.00%35.00%SeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember2023
10.99%
16.76%
VWO (Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

VWOAlternatives


SymbolInceptionExpense RatioYTD Ret.10Y Ann. Ret.Div. Yield
EEMApr 11, 20030.68%11.61%1.80%2.24%
IEMGOct 18, 20120.14%11.01%2.52%2.44%
SPYJan 22, 19930.09%6.08%12.54%1.56%
VEAJul 20, 20070.05%9.27%5.44%2.66%
VOOSep 7, 20100.03%6.13%12.61%1.59%
VTIMay 24, 20010.03%6.67%12.19%1.56%
VXUSJan 26, 20110.07%9.28%4.69%2.83%

Portfolios with Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF


Portfolio NameYTD Return10Y ReturnDiv. Yield10Y VolatilityMax. DrawdownSharpe RatioExpense Ratio
7Twelve Portfolio5.26%5.12%2.22%9.93%-22.46%-0.090.14%
Gone Fishin’ Portfolio6.54%6.22%2.99%12.05%-26.03%-0.220.12%
Larry Swedroe Minimize FatTails Portfolio4.13%3.10%3.59%6.04%-14.59%-0.470.17%
Paul Merriman Ultimate Portfolio8.16%7.56%2.78%16.95%-38.24%-0.150.16%