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This ETF is one of several options offering exposure to the U.S. industrials sector, offering a way to access a corner of the U.S. economy that includes transportation firms, providers of commercial and professional services, and manufacturers of capital goods. Given the sector-specific focus, VIS likely doesn't deserve a core allocation, but may be useful as a means of implementing a tactical tilt towards the industrials sector or as part of a sector rotation strategy. Like many Vanguard ETFs, VIS is attractive in the expense department; in addition to one of the lowest expense ratios in the category, this ETF may be available for commission-free trading in Vanguard accounts. The depth of VIS portfolio is also attractive, though this fund, like many other industrials ETFs, has a big concentration in GE stock. Those seeking to avoid this concentration may want to consider the equal-weighted RGI; those seeking exposure to ex-U.S. industrials may find IPN to be a useful tool.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for VIS 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 Industrials 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 Category.
This ETF is currently available for commission free trading on the following platforms: (Vanguard)
There are 3 other ETFs in the Industrials Equities ETFdb Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:
This section shows how this ETF has performed relative to its peer group ETFdb 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 VIS 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 Category.
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