Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF (VEA)

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Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF (VEA) is an index exchange traded fund. This ETF invests mainly in stocks of developed equity markets excluding the U.S. and Canada.

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: 2.76%
  • Capital Gains: -
  • Expense Ratio: 0.07%
  • Total Assets: $ 53.59 billion
  • Annual Turnover Rate: -
updated on May 2017

This Vanguard fund is tracking the investment performance of the FTSE Developed ex North America Index. With low expense fee of 0.07%, it has $53 billion of assets. This fund has a high dividend yield of 3.45%. The current share price is $41.56.

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:
YearReturn
201321.83%
2014-5.98%
2015-0.38%
20162.67%
201710.35% (YTD)

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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