This ETF is one of several ETFs available that offers exposure to mid cap U.S. stocks, an asset class that can make up a significant portion of long-term, buy-and-hold portfolios. As such, this ETF may be more appealing to those in the portfolio construction process as opposed to short term traders. Mid cap stocks are appealing to many because they still have significant growth potential but they are less risky than their small and micro cap brethren. VO offers exposure to a balanced portfolio of stocks, including close to 460 individual names and spreading exposure relatively evenly. The expense ratio is among the cheapest in the category making it an excellent choice for those looking to keep costs to an absolute minimum. For those seeking other options in the space similar choices can be found in the MDY and IJH funds, the ultra-cheap FMM, and equal-weighted EWRM.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for VO 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 Mid Cap Blend 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.
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There are 5 other ETFs in the Mid Cap Blend 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.
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The following chart also includes the option to compare the performance of VO 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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