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Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (VWO)
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ETF Info

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

Asset Class Size

Large-Cap

Asset Class Style

Blend

Expense Ratio

VWO has an expense ratio of 0.08% which is considered to be low.


Expense ratio chart for VWO: current value at 0.08% compared with the broader market ranging from 0.00% to 2.12%.0.50%1.00%1.50%2.00%0.08%

Share Price Chart


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Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF

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Performance

Performance Chart

The chart shows the growth of an initial investment of $10,000 in Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF, comparing it to the performance of the S&P 500 index or another benchmark. All prices have been adjusted for splits and dividends.


0.00%5.00%10.00%15.00%2024FebruaryMarchAprilMayJune
8.72%
14.20%
VWO (Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

S&P 500

Returns By Period

Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF had a return of 5.57% year-to-date (YTD) and 9.70% in the last 12 months. Over the past 10 years, Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF had an annualized return of 2.87%, while the S&P 500 had an annualized return of 10.77%, indicating that Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF did not perform as well as the benchmark.


PeriodReturnBenchmark
Year-To-Date5.57%12.69%
1 month-0.25%2.92%
6 months9.74%15.76%
1 year9.70%23.89%
5 years (annualized)4.20%13.23%
10 years (annualized)2.87%10.77%

Monthly Returns

The table below presents the monthly returns of VWO, with color gradation from worst to best to easily spot seasonal factors. Returns are adjusted for dividends.


JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecTotal
2024-3.55%3.48%1.92%0.96%2.16%5.57%
20238.34%-6.65%2.56%-0.40%-2.96%4.75%5.88%-5.90%-2.47%-3.24%7.09%3.33%9.27%
20220.42%-3.72%-3.26%-5.83%0.46%-3.86%-0.79%-0.46%-10.08%-2.85%14.30%-2.23%-17.98%
20213.13%1.57%-0.71%1.79%1.70%1.33%-5.89%2.19%-3.36%1.30%-2.90%1.54%1.26%
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%15.17%
20199.66%-0.38%2.31%2.14%-6.38%5.37%-1.81%-3.26%0.91%3.95%0.50%7.07%20.75%
20188.56%-5.36%-0.21%-2.77%-2.34%-4.79%3.98%-4.19%-1.35%-7.66%4.83%-3.34%-14.76%
20175.76%2.25%2.84%1.56%0.99%0.85%5.34%3.00%-0.50%2.43%-0.34%3.71%31.49%
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%12.17%
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%-15.82%
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%-0.04%
20130.07%-2.37%-1.27%2.02%-5.08%-5.34%0.68%-3.43%7.29%4.31%-0.92%-0.28%-4.94%

Risk-Adjusted Performance

Risk-Adjusted Performance Rank

The current rank of VWO is 35, suggesting that the investment has average results relative to other ETFs in terms of risk-adjusted performance. This ranking is determined by the cumulative values of the indicators listed below.


The Risk-Adjusted Performance Rank of VWO is 3535
VWO (Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF)
The Sharpe Ratio Rank of VWO is 3737Sharpe Ratio Rank
The Sortino Ratio Rank of VWO is 3737Sortino Ratio Rank
The Omega Ratio Rank of VWO is 3636Omega Ratio Rank
The Calmar Ratio Rank of VWO is 3333Calmar Ratio Rank
The Martin Ratio Rank of VWO is 3434Martin Ratio Rank
The risk-adjusted ranks indicate the investment's position relative to the market. A rank closer to 100 signifies top-performing investments, while a rank closer to 0 might suggest underperformance, based on the selected ratio. The values are calculated based on the past 12 months of returns.

Risk-Adjusted Performance Indicators

The charts below present risk-adjusted performance metrics for Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (VWO) and compare them to a chosen benchmark (^GSPC). These indicators evaluate an investment's returns against its associated risks.


VWO
Sharpe ratio
The chart of Sharpe ratio for VWO, currently valued at 0.73, compared to the broader market0.002.004.006.000.73
Sortino ratio
The chart of Sortino ratio for VWO, currently valued at 1.12, compared to the broader market0.005.0010.001.12
Omega ratio
The chart of Omega ratio for VWO, currently valued at 1.13, compared to the broader market0.501.001.502.002.503.001.13
Calmar ratio
The chart of Calmar ratio for VWO, currently valued at 0.36, compared to the broader market0.005.0010.0015.000.36
Martin ratio
The chart of Martin ratio for VWO, currently valued at 2.03, compared to the broader market0.0020.0040.0060.0080.00100.002.03
^GSPC
Sharpe ratio
The chart of Sharpe ratio for ^GSPC, currently valued at 2.21, compared to the broader market0.002.004.006.002.21
Sortino ratio
The chart of Sortino ratio for ^GSPC, currently valued at 3.13, compared to the broader market0.005.0010.003.13
Omega ratio
The chart of Omega ratio for ^GSPC, currently valued at 1.39, compared to the broader market0.501.001.502.002.503.001.39
Calmar ratio
The chart of Calmar ratio for ^GSPC, currently valued at 1.77, compared to the broader market0.005.0010.0015.001.77
Martin ratio
The chart of Martin ratio for ^GSPC, currently valued at 8.30, compared to the broader market0.0020.0040.0060.0080.00100.008.30

Sharpe Ratio

The current Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF Sharpe ratio is 0.73. This value is calculated based on the past 1 year of trading data and takes into account price changes and dividends.

Use the chart below to compare the Sharpe ratio of Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF with the selected benchmark, providing insights into the investment's historical performance in terms of risk-adjusted returns. Go to the Sharpe ratio tool for more fine-grained control over the calculation options.


Rolling 12-month Sharpe Ratio-0.500.000.501.001.502.002.503.002024FebruaryMarchAprilMayJune
0.73
2.21
VWO (Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

Dividends

Dividend History

Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF granted a 3.36% dividend yield in the last twelve months. The annual payout for that period amounted to $1.46 per share.


PeriodTTM20232022202120202019201820172016201520142013
Dividend$1.46$1.45$1.60$1.30$0.95$1.44$1.10$1.06$0.90$1.07$1.14$1.13

Dividend yield

3.36%3.52%4.11%2.63%1.91%3.23%2.88%2.30%2.52%3.26%2.86%2.73%

Monthly 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.


JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecTotal
2024$0.00$0.00$0.04$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.04
2023$0.00$0.00$0.03$0.00$0.00$0.23$0.00$0.00$0.33$0.00$0.00$0.86$1.45
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$1.60
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$1.30
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$0.95
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$1.44
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$1.10
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$1.06
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$0.90
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$1.07
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$1.14
2013$0.06$0.00$0.00$0.51$0.00$0.00$0.35$0.00$0.00$0.22$1.13

Drawdowns

Drawdowns Chart

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


-20.00%-15.00%-10.00%-5.00%0.00%2024FebruaryMarchAprilMayJune
-15.02%
0
VWO (Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

Worst Drawdowns

The table below displays the maximum drawdowns of the Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF. A maximum drawdown is a measure of risk, indicating the largest reduction in portfolio value due to a series of losing trades.

The maximum drawdown for the Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF was 67.68%, occurring on Nov 20, 2008. Recovery took 2215 trading sessions.

The current Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF drawdown is 15.02%.


Depth

Start

To Bottom

Bottom

To Recover

End

Total

-67.68%Nov 1, 2007267Nov 20, 20082215Sep 11, 20172482
-36.39%Jan 29, 2018541Mar 23, 2020166Nov 16, 2020707
-34.32%Feb 18, 2021425Oct 24, 2022
-25.99%May 10, 200624Jun 13, 2006121Dec 4, 2006145
-18.05%Jul 24, 200718Aug 16, 200725Sep 21, 200743

Volatility

Volatility Chart

The current Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF volatility is 3.57%, representing the average percentage change in the investments's value, either up or down over the past month. The chart below shows the rolling one-month volatility.


1.50%2.00%2.50%3.00%3.50%4.00%4.50%5.00%2024FebruaryMarchAprilMayJune
3.57%
2.41%
VWO (Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF)
Benchmark (^GSPC)