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  • ETF
  • VSS
    Pricing Data
    $111.91
    Change: $0.81 (0.01%)
    Time: 08/17/18
    Previous Close: $111.10
  • Category
  • Foreign Small & Mid Cap Equities
Last Updated:

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Trading Data

Open: - Volume -
Day Lo - Day Hi -
  • 52 Week Lo: $107.11
  • 52 Week Hi: $126.33
  • AUM: $5,522.7 M
  • Shares: 49.5 M

Investment Themes

Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume: 267,783
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume: 255,566

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Largest (AUM)
Most Liquid (Volume)
Top YTD Performer

Analyst Report

This ETF offers exposure to small caps listed outside of the U.S., an asset class that should be a core component of any long-term portfolio but that is often overlooked by investors. Most broad ex-U.S. ETFs focus primarily on large cap stocks, and feature portfolios that maintain minimal allocations to small or mid cap stocks. Because large cap stocks are often multi-national firms that generate their revenue globally (including the U.S.), they won't always be great pure plays on the local economy. VSS offers exposure to smaller companies, an asset class that can round out exposure and serve as a nice complement to funds like VEU or ACWX. This fund splits exposure between developed and emerging economies, though advanced markets receive the bulk of the allocation (those looking to beef up small cap emerging markets exposure may like EWX). VSS, like most Vanguard products, is extremely efficient from a cost perspective, and is available commission free in Vanguard accounts.

Realtime Rating

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Realtime Rating Summary

The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for VSS 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 Foreign Small & Mid Cap 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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VSS Overall Realtime Rating:

A+ Overall Rated ETF:

Metric Metric Realtime Rating A+ Metric Rated ETF
Liquidity A VSS
Expenses A+ VSS
Performance
Volatility
Dividend
Concentration

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VSS 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.com Category.

VSS Holdings

Filings Data as of: Aug 17, 2018

Concentration Analysis

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

Number of Holdings
Rank:
1425
Category Low
Category High
% Assets in Top 10
Rank:
2.86%
Category Low
Category High
% Assets in Top 15
Rank:
3.97%
Category Low
Category High
% Assets in Top 50
Rank:
10.01%
Category Low
Category High

Asset Allocation

Asset Percentage
Common equity 99.48%
Preferred stock 0.48%
ETF Cash Component 0.03%

Sector Breakdown

Sector Percentage
Industrials 18.54%
Consumer, Cyclical 14.84%
Technology 12.36%
Financials 10.76%
Basic Materials 9.98%
Real Estate 9.44%
Healthcare 7.69%
Consumer, Non-Cyclical 5.72%
Energy 5.0%
Other 2.25%
Utilities 2.24%
Telecommunications 1.01%
Non-Equity 0.13%
ETF Cash Component 0.03%

Market Cap Breakdown

Market Cap Percentage
Mid cap 44.42%
Small cap 33.89%
Large cap 12.85%
Micro cap 8.63%
Non-Equity 0.11%
Unknown 0.07%
ETF Cash Component 0.03%

Region Breakdown

Region Percentage
Europe 38.06%
Asia-Pacific 25.29%
Asia 20.44%
North America 13.25%
Latin America 1.74%
Middle East 0.68%
Africa 0.45%
Other 0.1%

Market Tier Breakdown

Region Percentage
Developed Markets (ex-US) 75.2%
Emerging Markets 22.91%
United States 1.15%
Frontier Markets 0.4%
Not-designated 0.34%

Country Breakdown

Country Percentage
Japan 15.72%
Canada 12.09%
United Kingdom 12.07%
Taiwan 6.78%
Australia 5.1%
South Korea 4.55%
Germany 4.07%
Sweden 3.93%
India 3.06%
Switzerland 3.06%
China 2.61%
Italy 2.17%
France 2.06%
Hong Kong 1.85%
Spain 1.56%
Thailand 1.52%
Norway 1.49%
Denmark 1.47%
Singapore 1.45%
Netherlands 1.41%
Belgium 1.25%
United States 1.15%
Finland 1.09%
Malaysia 0.99%
Austria 0.97%
New Zealand 0.84%
Brazil 0.83%
Indonesia 0.5%
Ireland 0.49%
South Africa 0.45%
Mexico 0.43%
Portugal 0.37%
Israel 0.33%
Luxembourg 0.33%
Pakistan 0.31%
Philippines 0.29%
Colombia 0.2%
Turkey 0.16%
Chile 0.16%
United Arab Emirates 0.15%
Faeroe Islands 0.1%
Egypt 0.09%
Cambodia 0.08%
Bahamas 0.07%
Poland 0.07%
Kuwait 0.07%
Samoa 0.04%
Argentina 0.03%
Georgia 0.03%
Qatar 0.03%
Panama 0.03%
Cyprus 0.02%

VSS Expenses & Fees

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

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Expenses Ratio Analysis

ETF Average
0.552%
ETF Wtd. Average
0.21%
Category Average
0.48%
Expense Ratio
Rank:
0.13%
Category Low
Category High

VSS Performance

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

1 Week Return
Rank:
-1.24%
Category Low
Category High
4 Week Return
Rank:
-2.97%
Category Low
Category High
13 Week Return
Rank:
-6.55%
Category Low
Category High
26 Week Return
Rank:
-6.51%
Category Low
Category High
Year to Date Return
Rank:
-5.54%
Category Low
Category High
1 Year Return
Rank:
4.48%
Category Low
Category High
3 Year Return
Rank:
23.78%
Category Low
Category High
5 Year Return
Rank:
33.29%
Category Low
Category High

VSS Fund Flows

This section compares the fund flows of this ETF to peers in the same ETFdb.com Category.

1 Week Fund Flow
Rank:
$0.0 M
Category Low
Category High
4 Week Fund Flow
Rank:
$358.1 M
Category Low
Category High
13 Week Fund Flow
Rank:
$836.0 M
Category Low
Category High
26 Week Fund Flow
Rank:
$1,017.2 M
Category Low
Category High
Year to Date Fund Flow
Rank:
$1,103.8 M
Category Low
Category High
1 Year Fund Flow
Rank:
$1,517.6 M
Category Low
Category High
3 Year Fund Flow
Rank:
$2,521.3 M
Category Low
Category High
5 Year Fund Flow
Rank:
$3,648.0 M
Category Low
Category High

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Charts

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

VSS Valuation

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

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P/E Ratio
Rank:
15.8
Category Low
Category High

VSS Dividend

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

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Dividend
$0.70
Dividend Date
2018-06-22
Annual Dividend Rate
$3.22
Annual Dividend Yield
Rank:
2.91%
Category Low
Category High

VSS Technicals

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Volatility Analysis

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

5 Day Volatility
Rank:
40.82%
Category Low
Category High
20 Day Volatility
Rank:
11.17%
Category Low
Category High
50 Day Volatility
Rank:
11.50%
Category Low
Category High
200 Day Volatility
Rank:
10.79%
Category Low
Category High
Beta
Rank:
-1.13
Category Low
Category High
Standard Deviation
Rank:
3.81%
Category Low
Category High

Technicals

  • 20 Day MA: $114.68
  • 60 Day MA: $116.46
  • MACD 15 Period: -2.27
  • MACD 100 Period: -5.74
  • Williams % Range 10 Day: 66.50
  • Williams % Range 20 Day: 72.84
  • RSI 10 Day: 35
  • RSI 20 Day: 37
  • RSI 30 Day: 40
  • Ultimate Oscillator: 33

Bollinger Brands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day): $109.71
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day): $116.83
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day): $110.78
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day): $118.63
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day): $111.62
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day): $118.30

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1: $111.32
  • Support Level 2: $110.74
  • Resistance Level 1: $112.32
  • Resistance Level 2: $112.74

Stochastic

  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day): 46.23
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day): 36.84
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day): 38.83
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day): 25.80

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