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  • ETF
  • VPL
    Pricing Data
    Change: $0.09 (-0.0%)
    Time: 10/21/16
    Previous Close: $60.41
  • Category
  • Asia Pacific Equities
Last Updated:



Trading Data

Open: - Volume -
Day Lo - Day Hi -
  • 52 Week Lo: $47.99
  • 52 Week Hi: $61.47
  • AUM: $3,238.9 M
  • Shares: 53.7 M

Investment Themes

Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume: 457,257
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume: 342,841

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Analyst Report

This ETF is a low cost option for accessing advanced Asia Pacific economies. VPL consists almost entirely of developed market exposure, with Japan accounting for most of the portfolio and Australia also making up a significant chunk. Given this profile, VPL can potentially be used in a number of different ways; this ETF is certainly useful as a short term trading vehicle for those seeking exposure to advanced Asian economies, and can potentially be used as a core holding in a longer-term portfolio as well. It should be noted, however, that VPL won't give investors exposure to emerging Asian economies (some of the other options in the Asia Pacific Equities ETFdb Category will include both developed and emerging markets). The portfolio of VPL is concentrated in two equity markets, but overall this ETF does a nice job of spreading exposure across sectors of the economy, and limits individual security concentration by holding nearly 500 different stocks. The concentration in large and mega cap stocks is worth noting, as this feature often diminishes the correlation to local markets. VPL's biggest draw is its rock bottom expense ratio; this Vanguard fund is considerably cheaper than other ETFs offering exposure to the Asia Pacific region. Moreover, VPL is available commission free for some investors (those with Vanguard accounts), which could further increase the value proposition.

Realtime Rating

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Realtime Rating Summary

The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for VPL 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 Asia Pacific 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.

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VPL Overall Realtime Rating:

A+ Overall Rated ETF:

Metric Metric Realtime Rating A+ Metric Rated ETF
Liquidity A- n/a
Expenses A+ n/a

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VPL In-Depth Analysis

The following tables and charts contain in-depth metrics for this ETF and compare it to similar peer ETFs within its ETFdb Category.

VPL Holdings

Filings Data as of: Oct 04, 2016
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Concentration Analysis

This section compares how balanced and deep this ETF is relative to the peer group ETFdb Category.

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Asset Allocation

Asset Percentage
U.S. Stocks 0.27%
International Stocks 96.38%
U.S. Bonds 0.0%
International Bonds 0.0%
Preferred Stock 0.03%
Convertibles 0.0%
Cash 3.1%
Other 0.22%

Sector Breakdown

Sector Percentage
Financial Services 16.97%
Consumer Cyclical 14.63%
Industrials 14.48%
Technology 12.18%
Basic Materials 7.61%
Consumer Defensive 7.53%
Health Care 5.92%
Real Estate 5.84%
Communication Services 3.76%
Utilities 2.41%
Energy 1.79%

Market Cap Breakdown

Market Cap Percentage
Giant 43.87%
Large 28.28%
Medium 16.07%
Small 4.43%
Micro 0.18%

Region Breakdown

Region Percentage
Japan 56.23%
Asia (Developed) 18.63%
Australia 17.1%
Asia (Emerging) 1.19%
U.S. 0.26%
Europe 0.03%
Latin America 0.01%
Africa 0.0%
Canada 0.0%
Middle East 0.0%

Market Tier Breakdown

Region Percentage
Developed 92.26%
Emerging 1.19%

Country Breakdown

Country Percentage
Japan 56.23%
Papua New Guinea 0.1%
Australia 16.25%
South Korea 11.01%
Hong Kong 4.25%
Singapore 3.21%
China 1.06%
New Zealand 0.85%
United States 0.26%
Macao 0.15%
Other 6.63%

VPL Expenses & Fees

This section compares the cost efficiency of this ETF to peers in the same ETFdb Category.

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Expenses Ratio Analysis

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Commission Free Trading

This ETF is currently available for commission free trading on the following platforms: (Vanguard)

Category Commission Free Trading

There are 11 other ETFs in the Asia Pacific Equities ETFdb Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:

VPL Performance

This section shows how this ETF has performed relative to its peer group ETFdb Category.

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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 VPL relative to other ETFs and benchmarks or to include indicators such as Bollinger Bands, relative strength, and moving averages.

VPL Valuation

This section shows how the P/E multiple of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb Category.

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VPL Dividend

This section shows how the dividend yield of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb Category.

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VPL Technicals

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Volatility Analysis

This section shows how the volatility of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb Category.

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  • 20 Day MA: $60.21
  • 60 Day MA: $59.60
  • MACD 15 Period: 0.25
  • MACD 100 Period: 2.09
  • Williams % Range 10 Day: 21.56
  • Williams % Range 20 Day: 36.41
  • RSI 10 Day: 55
  • RSI 20 Day: 54
  • RSI 30 Day: 55
  • Ultimate Oscillator: 58

Bollinger Brands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day): $59.11
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day): $60.75
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day): $59.34
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day): $61.04
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day): $58.15
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day): $61.57

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1: $60.08
  • Support Level 2: $59.84
  • Resistance Level 1: $60.44
  • Resistance Level 2: $60.56


  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day): 62.64
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day): 75.47
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day): 48.61
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day): 63.19

Fact Sheet

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