This ETF seeks to replicate the Russell 3000 Index, and as such includes exposure to companies of all different sizes and classified in all sectors of the U.S. economy. With nearly 3,000 individual holdings, few ETFs offer exposure to more individual securities. VTHR, like many All Cap Equities ETFs, is an appealing option for investors looking to capture low cost, broad exposure to equity markets and maintain a simplified portfolio; those seeking to fine tune sector or size exposure may want to consider more targeted funds. This fund can be useful both as a core component of a long term portfolio or as a means of establishing quick exposure to risky assets as part of a shorter-term strategy. Those using VTHR as part of a long term strategy should note that while companies of all sizes are included, there is a heavy tilt towards large cap stocks; those seeking balanced exposure to small and mid caps may need to use additional funds. VTHR is a blunt asset allocation tool, offering an impressive degree of diversification and an extremely cost efficient fee structure. The option to trade commission free in Vanguard accounts may further increase the appeal to cost conscious investors, and the unique attributes of Vanguard products may make this ETF a better choice than IWV.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for VTHR 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 All 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.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.
This ETF is currently available for commission free trading on the following platforms: (Vanguard)
There are 13 other ETFs in the All Cap 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.
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This section shows how the volatility of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb.com Category.
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