This ETF offers broad based exposure to the developed economies of Europe, spreading holdings across more than a dozen markets. As such, this ETF can be an efficient tool for investors looking to tilt exposure towards this region of the world. Those seeking broader exposure to ex-U.S. developed markets may prefer a fund such as VEA, which includes Pacific economies as well. For those seeking exposure to developed European economies, VGK is perhaps the best ETF option available. This ETF offers exposure that is balanced across countries, sectors, and individual holdings; with nearly 500 component securities, concentration to any one name is minimal. Moreover, the expense ratio is among the lowest in the ETFdb Category, making VGK one of the most cost efficient ways to access developed Europe's equity markets.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for VGK 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 Europe 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.
There are 23 other ETFs in the Europe 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.
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 VGK relative to other ETFs and benchmarks or to include indicators such as Bollinger Bands, relative strength, and moving averages.
This section shows how the volatility of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb.com Category.
2014 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. The information contained herein: ( 1 ) is proprietary to Morningstar and/or its content providers; ( 2 ) may not be copied or distributed; and ( 3 ) is not warranted to be accurate, complete or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.