Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF (VGK)

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Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF (VGK) is an international stock exchange traded fund. This index ETF uses its assets to purchase stocks of companies located in major markets of Europe. This fund will invest in companies located in Austria France, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and more.


This equity fund is tracking the return of the FTSE Developed Europe Index since 2013, before it is tracking MSCI Europe Index. This equity fund has high potential for growth, but also high risk.

VGK Fund Profile

    Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF (VGK)
  • Fund Inception Date: 03/04/2005
  • Ticker Symbol: VGK
  • CUSIP: 922042874
  • Rank in category (YTD): 37%
  • Category: Europe Stock
  • Yield: 3.16%
  • Capital Gains: -
  • Expense Ratio: 0.10%
  • Total Assets: $ 14.0 billion
  • Annual Turnover Rate: 28%
Updated May 2017

The fund manager is Gerard C. O'Reilly since 2008. It has a low expense fee of 0.10%. The current dividend yield is 4.28%. The share price is valued at $53.68. This popular ETF has large assets of $18 billion.
You can buy this ETF through your brokerage such as Vanguard, Fidelity, TD Ameritrade, etc. The fund advisor is Vanguard Equity Investment Group.

Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF Return

In 2014, the year-to-date return is -2.52%. This Europe stock fund has returned 12.82% over the past 3 year, and 6.00% over the past 5 years. Morningstar has ranked this ETF with 3 stars rating. The fund returns for the past 4 years is as follows:
YearReturn
201324.38%
2014-7.10%
2015-1.94%
2016-0.37%
201712.37% (YTD)
If you are interested in investing in mutual fund, you can invest in these other classes. The other classes are:

VGK Fund Holdings

This fund has 528 stocks in its portfolio. The top 5 stocks are Nestle SA, Novartis AG, Royal Dutch Shell plc, Roche Holding AG, HSBC Holdings plc, and Bayer AG. Top 6 countries in its assets are UK, Switzerland, France, Germany, Spain, and Sweden.

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Investment Risks

The investment risks are stock market risk, country risk, developed markets risk, currency risk, and other investment risks.

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Pros:
  • This Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF has a low expense fee.
  • This index fund is a great choice as one of your core investment funds.
Cons:
  • None

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