This ETF offers exposure to developed markets outside of North America, including Western Europe, Japan, and Australia. As such, VEA is a core holding of many long-term portfolios, and can also be used as an efficient tool for overweighting ex-U.S. developed markets. Like many Vanguard funds, this ETF is impressive in both its depth of holdings (nearly 1,000 component securities) and cost efficiency (VEA is considerably cheaper than iShares' EFA, which seeks to replicate the same index). While VEA is an excellent choice for EAFE exposure, there is no shortage of compelling alternatives; the equal-weighted EWEF may offer an attractive weighting methodology, as does the RAFI-weighted PXF (which also includes Canadian stocks). Like most international ETFs, VEA is heavy on exposure to large caps, introducing potential sector biases; the small cap focused SCZ can deliver complementary exposure, or may be desirable as a substitute for this fund.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for VEA 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 Foreign Large Cap 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.View the Category Report
The following tables and charts contain in-depth metrics for this ETF and compare it to similar peer ETFs within its ETFdb.com Category.
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There are 21 other ETFs in the Foreign Large Cap Equities ETFdb.com Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:
This section shows how this ETF has performed relative to its peer group ETFdb.com Category.
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