Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF (VIG)

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Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF (VIG) is an index exchange traded fund offered by Vanguard Group. Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF invests in US stocks.

Known for its index mutual fund, Vanguard also provides vast selections of index ETFs for investors.

Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF seeks to track the performance of the NASDAQ US Dividend Achievers Select Index (formerly known as the Dividend Achievers Select Index). It invests in stocks of companies with a record of growing their dividends year over year. The fund is passively managed by manager.

VIG Fund Details

    Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF (VIG)
  • Fund Inception Date: 04/21/2006
  • Ticker Symbol: VIG
  • CUSIP: 921908844
  • Rank in category (2014): 75%
  • Category: Large Blend
  • Yield: 2.01%
  • Capital Gains: -
  • Expense Ratio: 0.09%
  • Total Assets: $ 24.00 billion
  • Annual Turnover Rate: 3%
updated May 2017

This popular ETF has a dividend yield of 2.02%. It has a low expense fee of 0.10% per year. With total assets of $21 billion, this large blend equity fund also has low annual turnover rate of 3%. The 52 week price range is

Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF Performance

Morningstar has ranked this Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF with 3 star rating. In 2014, it has total return of 10.08%. This index ETF has returned 14.81% over the past 3 year, and 14.70% over the past 5 year.
YearReturn
201328.87%
201410.08%
2015-1.95%
201611.97%
20177.92% (YTD)
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You can buy this ETF with as little as 1 share from your brokerage. The current share price is $80.98. Some brokerage may offer free commission to buy this ETF. You can also invest in other classes of this fund through mutual fund. Other classes of this fund are:
  • Vanguard Dividend Appreciation Index Fund Investor Shares (VDAIX)
  • Vanguard Dividend Appreciation Index Fund Admiral Shares (VDADX)
Top 5 stocks in its holdings are Wal-Mart Stores Inc, Johnson & Johnson, Coca-Cola Co, PepsiCo Inc, and Qualcomm Inc. Top 3 sectors are industrials, consumer defensive, and healthcare.

More: Top Performing Large Blend ETFs 2014

Vanguard Fund Pros & Cons

Pros:
  • This Vanguard ETF provide high yield for income.
  • It also has a low expense fee.
Cons:
  • None.

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