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  • ETF
  • VDC
    Pricing Data
    Change: $0.87 (0.01%)
    Time: 02/17/17
    Previous Close: $139.52
  • Category
  • Consumer Staples Equities
Last Updated:



Trading Data

Open: - Volume -
Day Lo - Day Hi -
  • 52 Week Lo: $124.95
  • 52 Week Hi: $141.80
  • AUM: $3,310.1 M
  • Shares: 24.7 M

Investment Themes

Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume: 123,425
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume: 134,925

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Analyst Report

This ETF offers targeted exposure to the U.S. consumer staples sector, making it too targeted for investors looking to simply buy and hold but a potentially useful tool for those implementing a sector rotation strategy or seeking to tilt their portfolio towards low beta holdings. Vanguard ETFs are generally among the most cost efficient choices in any category, but that isn't necessarily the case here; both FCD and XLP are slightly cheaper in terms of expense ratio. There are, however, no consumer staples ETFs that can match the depth of holdings delivered by VDC; the unique Vanguard structure allows this fund to hold more than 100 individual stocks and avoid excessive concentration in a small handful of mega cap stocks. There are a number of potential alternatives to VDC besides those ETFs mentioned above; the equal-weighted RHS is one option, while the alpha-seeking FXG and PSL could be interesting options as well.

Realtime Rating

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Realtime Rating Summary

The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for VDC on several different metrics, including liquidity, expenses, performance, volatility, dividend, concentration of holdings in addition to an overall rating. The "A+ Metric Rated ETF" field, available to ETFdb Pro members, shows the ETF in the Consumer Staples Equities with the highest Metric Realtime Rating for each individual field. To view all of this data, sign up for a free 14-day trial for ETFdb Pro. To view information on how the ETFdb Realtime Ratings work, click here.

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VDC Overall Realtime Rating:

A+ Overall Rated ETF:

Metric Metric Realtime Rating A+ Metric Rated ETF
Liquidity A- n/a
Expenses A n/a

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VDC In-Depth Analysis

The following tables and charts contain in-depth metrics for this ETF and compare it to similar peer ETFs within its ETFdb.com Category.

VDC Holdings

Filings Data as of: Feb 02, 2017
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Concentration Analysis

This section compares how balanced and deep this ETF is relative to the peer group ETFdb.com Category.

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Asset Allocation

Asset Percentage
U.S. Stocks 99.67%
International Stocks 0.0%
U.S. Bonds 0.0%
International Bonds 0.0%
Preferred Stock 0.0%
Convertibles 0.0%
Cash 0.33%
Other 0.0%

Sector Breakdown

Sector Percentage
Consumer Defensive 95.21%
Health Care 3.76%
Industrials 0.28%
Technology 0.2%
Basic Materials 0.14%
Consumer Cyclical 0.08%
Communication Services 0.0%
Real Estate 0.0%
Financial Services 0.0%
Energy 0.0%
Utilities 0.0%

Market Cap Breakdown

Market Cap Percentage
Giant 49.68%
Large 31.93%
Medium 12.97%
Small 4.04%
Micro 1.04%

Region Breakdown

Region Percentage
U.S. 99.67%
Asia (Emerging) 0.0%
Asia (Developed) 0.0%
Australia 0.0%
Japan 0.0%
Middle East 0.0%
Africa 0.0%
Europe 0.0%
Latin America 0.0%
Canada 0.0%

Market Tier Breakdown

Region Percentage
Developed 99.67%
Emerging 0.0%

Country Breakdown

Country Percentage
United States 99.67%
Other 0.33%

VDC Expenses & Fees

This section compares the cost efficiency of this ETF to peers in the same ETFdb.com Category.

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Expenses Ratio Analysis

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Commission Free Trading

This ETF is currently available for commission free trading on the following platforms: (Vanguard)

Category Commission Free Trading

There are 3 other ETFs in the Consumer Staples Equities ETFdb.com Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:

VDC Performance

This section shows how this ETF has performed relative to its peer group ETFdb.com Category.

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The following charts can be customized to display historical performance in a number of different formats, including line charts, bar charts, and candlesticks. Time periods can be adjusted to increase or decrease the period shown, ranging from five minutes to several months.

The following chart also includes the option to compare the performance of VDC relative to other ETFs and benchmarks or to include indicators such as Bollinger Bands, relative strength, and moving averages.

VDC Valuation

This section shows how the P/E multiple of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb.com Category.

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P/E Ratio
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As of May 26 2016

VDC Dividend

This section shows how the dividend yield of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb.com Category.

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Dividend Date
Annual Dividend Rate
Annual Dividend Yield
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As of May 26, 2016

VDC Technicals

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Volatility Analysis

This section shows how the volatility of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb.com Category.

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  • 20 Day MA: $137.09
  • 60 Day MA: $134.59
  • MACD 15 Period: 2.94
  • MACD 100 Period: 6.34
  • Williams % Range 10 Day: 0.90
  • Williams % Range 20 Day: 0.70
  • RSI 10 Day: 79
  • RSI 20 Day: 70
  • RSI 30 Day: 64
  • Ultimate Oscillator: 75

Bollinger Brands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day): $135.95
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day): $140.40
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day): $134.07
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day): $139.96
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day): $132.46
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day): $139.76

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1: $139.56
  • Support Level 2: $138.72
  • Resistance Level 1: $140.83
  • Resistance Level 2: $141.26


  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day): 79.39
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day): 90.15
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day): 72.74
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day): 86.42

Fact Sheet

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