Top 12 Vanguard ETFs in 2015

Find top 12 vanguard ETFs in 2015 based on its year-to-date performance. These best exchange traded funds are among leaders sectors.

Best Vanguard Funds

These best Vanguard ETFs in 2015 are selected based on its performance in 2015 (up to July 11, 2015). These Vanguard funds have low expense fee. You can buy these index funds from your brokerages. Some of the funds are ranked with 3 star rating or higher by Morningstar. You may find the fund review below and other fund information.

Top 12 Vanguard ETFs in 2015 are:
    Top 12 Vanguard ETFs in 2015
  1. Vanguard Health Care ETF (VHT)
  2. Vanguard Russell 2000 Growth ETF (VTWG)
  3. Vanguard S&P Small-Cap 600 Growth ETF (VIOG)
  4. Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF (VGK)
  5. Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF (VCR)
  6. Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF (VEA)
  7. Vanguard S&P Mid-Cap 400 Growth ETF (IVOG)
  8. Vanguard FTSE Pacific ETF (VPL)
  9. Vanguard Small-Cap Growth ETF (VBK)
  10. Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US Small-Cap ETF (VSS)
  11. Vanguard Total International Stock ETF (VXUS)
  12. Vanguard Mid-Cap Growth ETF (VOT)

Vanguard Health Care ETF

As one of top 12 Vanguard ETFs in 2015, Vanguard Health Care ETF invests mainly in stocks of the health care sector. It has a dividend yield of 0.92%. The current expense fee is only 0.12%. With assets of $6.2 billion, the current share price is $141.28.

Morningstar has ranked this best Vanguard ETFs with 3 star rating. In 2015, it has year-to-date return of 11.44%. It has returned 28.92% over the past 3 year, and 11.90% over the past 10 year.
As of Jul 2015, top 5 stocks are Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer Inc, Merck & Co Inc, Gilead Sciences Inc, and Amgen Inc.

Vanguard Russell 2000 Growth ETF

Ranked with 4 star rating by Morningstar, Vanguard Russell 2000 Growth ETF invests mainly in U.S. small cap stocks. It has assets of $146 million. The current yield is 0.57%. Its expense fee is 0.20% per year. This small growth fund has YTD return of 8.22% in 2015.

As of July 2015, the top 3 stocks in its holdings are Qorvo Inc, ISIS Pharmaceuticals Inc, and DexCom Inc. Top 4 sectors are technology, healthcare, consumer cyclical, and industrials.

Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF

Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF is another best Vanguard ETFs in 2015. This stock fund invests mainly in companies around Europe. As one of popular ETFs, this fund has $14 billion of assets. It also has a low expense fee of 0.12%.

In 2015, it has a year-to-date return of 5.20%. The average 3 year return is 14.52%. Top 2 stocks in its portfolio are Nestle SA, and Novartis AG.

Fund Performance

NoETF NameSymbolCategoryExpense Ratio (%)Market Return YTD
1Vanguard Health Care ETFVHTHealth0.1212.49
2Vanguard Russell 2000 Growth ETFVTWGSmall Growth0.28.37
3Vanguard S&P Small-Cap 600 Growth ETFVIOGSmall Growth0.28.13
4Vanguard FTSE Europe ETFVGKEurope Stock0.127.83
5Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETFVCRConsumer Cyclical0.127.62
6Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETFVEAForeign Large Blend0.097.48
7Vanguard S&P Mid-Cap 400 Growth ETFIVOGMid-Cap Growth0.27.29
8Vanguard FTSE Pacific ETFVPLDiversified Pacific/Asia0.126.69
9Vanguard Small-Cap Growth ETFVBKSmall Growth0.096.56
10Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US Sm-Cp ETFVSSForeign Small/Mid Blend0.195.58
11Vanguard Total International Stock ETFVXUSForeign Large Blend0.145.42
12Vanguard Mid-Cap Growth ETFVOTMid-Cap Growth0.095.24


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