Best Vanguard FundsThese 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:
- Vanguard Health Care ETF (VHT)
- Vanguard Russell 2000 Growth ETF (VTWG)
- Vanguard S&P Small-Cap 600 Growth ETF (VIOG)
- Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF (VGK)
- Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF (VCR)
- Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF (VEA)
- Vanguard S&P Mid-Cap 400 Growth ETF (IVOG)
- Vanguard FTSE Pacific ETF (VPL)
- Vanguard Small-Cap Growth ETF (VBK)
- Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US Small-Cap ETF (VSS)
- Vanguard Total International Stock ETF (VXUS)
- Vanguard Mid-Cap Growth ETF (VOT)
Vanguard Health Care ETFAs 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 ETFRanked 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 ETFVanguard 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.
|No||ETF Name||Symbol||Category||Expense Ratio (%)||Market Return YTD|
|1||Vanguard Health Care ETF||VHT||Health||0.12||12.49|
|2||Vanguard Russell 2000 Growth ETF||VTWG||Small Growth||0.2||8.37|
|3||Vanguard S&P Small-Cap 600 Growth ETF||VIOG||Small Growth||0.2||8.13|
|4||Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF||VGK||Europe Stock||0.12||7.83|
|5||Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF||VCR||Consumer Cyclical||0.12||7.62|
|6||Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF||VEA||Foreign Large Blend||0.09||7.48|
|7||Vanguard S&P Mid-Cap 400 Growth ETF||IVOG||Mid-Cap Growth||0.2||7.29|
|8||Vanguard FTSE Pacific ETF||VPL||Diversified Pacific/Asia||0.12||6.69|
|9||Vanguard Small-Cap Growth ETF||VBK||Small Growth||0.09||6.56|
|10||Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US Sm-Cp ETF||VSS||Foreign Small/Mid Blend||0.19||5.58|
|11||Vanguard Total International Stock ETF||VXUS||Foreign Large Blend||0.14||5.42|
|12||Vanguard Mid-Cap Growth ETF||VOT||Mid-Cap Growth||0.09||5.24|