Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF (VEA)

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Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF (VEA) is an index exchange traded fund. This international stock fund invests mainly in stocks of large- and mid-capitalization companies in developed equity markets excluding the U.S. and Canada. This index fund has low expense fee.

VEA Fund Details

    Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF (VEA)
  • Fund Inception Date: 07/20/2007
  • Ticker Symbol: VEA
  • CUSIP: 921943858
  • Rank in category (YTD): 37%
  • Category: Foreign Large Blend
  • Yield: 3.45%
  • Capital Gains: -
  • Expense Ratio: 0.09%
  • Total Assets: $ 25.03 billion
  • Annual Turnover Rate: -
This Vanguard fund is tracking the investment performance of the FTSE Developed ex North America Index. With low expense fee of 0.09%, it has $25 billion of assets. This fund has a high dividend yield of 3.45%. The current share price is $39.74.

Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF Performance

This Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF is ranked with 3 star rating by Morningstar. In 2014, it has a total return of -5.98%. This equity fund has returned 10.10% over the past 3 year, and 6.30% over the past 5 year. Past 5 years performance is as follows:
  • Year 2014: -5.98%
  • Year 2013: 21.83%
  • Year 2012: 18.56%
  • Year 2011: -12.30%
  • Year 2010: 8.35%

Fund Holdings

In March 2015, the top 5 stocks are Nestle SA, Novartis AG, Roche Holding AG, HSBC Holdings PLC, and Toyota Motor Corp. Top 3 sectors are financial services, consumer cyclical, and industrials. Top 3 regions are Europe (61%), Pacific (38%), and Middle East (0.60%). Top 5 country diversification include Japan, United Kingdom, Switzerland, France, and Germany.

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The investment risks are tracking error risk, market risk, foreign market risk, etc.

Pros:
  • This Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF has low expense fee.
  • This equity fund also has a high yield for income
Cons:
  • None.

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