This ETF offers broad-based exposure to equity markets outside of the U.S., including both developed and emerging markets. As such, VEU can be a useful tool for many investors constructing long-term portfolios, or as a tactical tilt for those looking to beef up international allocations. VEU is impressive in both its cost efficiency and depth of holdings, and does a nice job of balancing exposure across a number of ex-U.S. economies. Like all Vanguard ETFs, VEU may be available commission free in Vanguard accounts, further enhancing the appeal of this fund to cost-conscious investors. It should be noted that the balance between emerging and developed markets may not be consistent with all investment objectives; further fine tuning may be required in some instances. Also, VEU consists primarily of large cap stocks; complementary exposure through VSS will result in a more balanced portfolio that includes smaller firms with potentially greater capital appreciation possibilities.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for VEU 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 Global 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 15 other ETFs in the Global 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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This section shows how the volatility of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb.com Category.
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