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VTI Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF

  • ETF
  • VTI
    Pricing Data
    Change: $1.4 (0.01%)
    Time: 05/24/16
    Previous Close: $104.76
  • Category
  • All Cap Equities
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Trading Data

Open: - Volume -
Day Lo - Day Hi -
  • 52 Week Lo: $91.16
  • 52 Week Hi: $108.74
  • AUM: $58,860.1 M
  • Shares: 562.2 M

Investment Themes

Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume: 2,514,457
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume: 2,657,397

Alternative ETFs in the All Cap Equities Category

Type Ticker Expense Ratio Assets Avg. Daily Vol YTD Return
Cheapest SCHB 0.03% $5,974.2 M 605,416 2.21%
Largest (AUM) USMV 0.15% $12,958.5 M 3,872,828 6.12%
Most Liquid (Volume) USMV 0.15% $12,958.5 M 3,872,828 6.12%
Top YTD Performer MOAT 0.49% $653.8 M 103,370 12.76%

Analyst Report

This ETF offers broad exposure to the U.S. equity market, investing in thousands of different securities across all sectors. That makes VTI an appealing option for investors looking to simplify their portfolios and minimize rebalancing obligations, as this fund can serve as a core holding of a long-term portfolio. VTI can potentially be useful as a tool for establishing quick exposure to risky assets, though most shorter-term traders with that objective will gravitate towards products such as SPY instead. One of the most attractive aspects of VTI, in addition to the extremely broad base of holdings and balance of exposure, is the price. This ETF is one of the cheapest products available, and the ability to trade commission free within a Vanguard account further increases the appeal to cost-conscious investors. For those looking to minimize fees, VTI will fit right into a portfolio. One attribute worth noting, however, is the tilt towards large caps. While VTI includes companies of all sizes, the allocations to mid caps and small caps are not significant. Those seeking more balanced exposure to U.S. equities may want to use VTI alongside more targeted products focusing on smaller companies.

Realtime Rating

Realtime Rating Summary

The adjacent table shows a Realtime Rating for 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, highlights the best rated ETF in the All Cap Equities category for each metric. To view information on how the ETFdb Realtime Ratings work, click here.

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VTI Overall Realtime Rating: A+

A+ Overall Rated ETF: VTI

Metric Metric Realtime Rating A+ Metric Rated ETF
Liquidity A+ VTI
Expenses A SCHB
Performance B+ USMV
Volatility B+ TUTT
Dividend A- PEY
Concentration A+ VTI

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VTI 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.

VTI Holdings

Filings Data as of: May 03, 2016

Concentration Analysis

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

Number of Holdings
Rank: 2 of 55
Category Low BUZ (n/a)
Category High ITOT (3797)
% Assets in Top 10
Rank: 21 of 55
Category Low BUZ (n/a)
Category High TUTT (100.00%)

Asset Allocation

Asset Percentage
U.S. Stocks 98.89%
International Stocks 0.59%
U.S. Bonds 0.0%
International Bonds 0.0%
Preferred Stock 0.0%
Convertibles 0.0%
Cash 0.5%
Other 0.02%

Sector Breakdown

Sector Percentage
Technology 17.81%
Health Care 14.11%
Financial Services 13.86%
Consumer Cyclical 11.97%
Industrials 11.5%
Consumer Defensive 9.25%
Energy 6.18%
Communication Services 4.19%
Real Estate 4.02%
Utilities 3.5%
Basic Materials 3.08%

Market Cap Breakdown

Market Cap Percentage
Giant 40.33%
Large 29.96%
Medium 18.99%
Small 6.42%
Micro 2.56%

Region Breakdown

Region Percentage
U.S. 98.89%
Europe 0.2%
Asia (Developed) 0.05%
Asia (Emerging) 0.03%
Latin America 0.02%
Canada 0.01%
Australia 0.0%
Africa 0.0%
Japan 0.0%
Middle East 0.0%

Market Tier Breakdown

Region Percentage
Developed 99.45%
Emerging 0.03%

Country Breakdown

Country Percentage
United States 98.89%
Australia 0.0%
Switzerland 0.29%
United Kingdom 0.19%
Singapore 0.05%
India 0.02%
Puerto Rico 0.02%
Canada 0.01%
China 0.01%
Netherlands 0.01%
Other 0.51%

VTI Expenses & Fees

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

Expenses Ratio Analysis

ETF Average
ETF Wtd. Average
Category Average
Expense Ratio
Rank: 2 of 55
Category Low SCHB (0.03%)
Category High TUTT (1.34%)

Commission Free Trading

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

Category Commission Free Trading

There are 13 other ETFs in the All Cap Equities ETFdb Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:

VTI Performance

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

1 Week Return
Rank: 27 of 54
Category Low RORO (-8.75%)
Category High WMW (3.13%)
4 Week Return
Rank: 26 of 55
Category Low CNTR (-6.24%)
Category High ACTX (2.14%)
13 Week Return
Rank: 17 of 54
Category Low TUTT (0.79%)
Category High ACTX (16.16%)
26 Week Return
Rank: 19 of 52
Category Low DWTR (-8.67%)
Category High PEY (10.25%)
Year to Date Return
Rank: 19 of 54
Category Low DWTR (-6.15%)
Category High MOAT (12.76%)
1 Year Return
Rank: 18 of 48
Category Low NASH (-20.79%)
Category High PEY (14.40%)
3 Year Return
Rank: 14 of 36
Category Low GURU (5.06%)
Category High PEY (52.36%)
5 Year Return
Rank: 8 of 23
Category Low DWAQ (38.46%)
Category High FPX (109.22%)


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

VTI Valuation

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

P/E Ratio
Rank: 37 of 51
Category Low FAB (12.32)
Category High HUSE (37.0)

VTI Dividend

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

Dividend Date
Annual Dividend Rate
Annual Dividend Yield
Rank: 16 of 48
Category Low DWAQ (0.08%)
Category High PEY (3.62%)

VTI Technicals

Volatility Analysis

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

5 Day Volatility
Rank: 15 of 55
Category Low UDBI (3.78%)
Category High CSD (199.93%)
20 Day Volatility
Rank: 45 of 55
Category Low TUTT (6.45%)
Category High RORO (40.94%)
50 Day Volatility
Rank: 45 of 53
Category Low TUTT (6.07%)
Category High RORO (43.79%)
200 Day Volatility
Rank: 39 of 51
Category Low TUTT (6.17%)
Category High ACTX (32.81%)
Rank: 37 of 54
Category Low PWC (-1.25)
Category High RORO (4.03)
Standard Deviation
Rank: 5 of 46
Category Low PEY (0.71%)
Category High ONEQ (8.15%)


  • 20 Day MA: $105.27
  • 60 Day MA: $104.46
  • MACD 15 Period: 1.15
  • MACD 100 Period: 4.78
  • Williams % Range 10 Day: 7.00
  • Williams % Range 20 Day: 29.55
  • RSI 10 Day: 59
  • RSI 20 Day: 56
  • RSI 30 Day: 55
  • Ultimate Oscillator: 59

Bollinger Brands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day): $103.87
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day): $106.06
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day): $103.81
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day): $106.69
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day): $103.92
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day): $107.43

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1: $105.46
  • Support Level 2: $104.77
  • Resistance Level 1: $106.61
  • Resistance Level 2: $107.07


  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day): 57.69
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day): 65.22
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day): 52.65
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day): 51.07

Fact Sheet

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Artificial Intelligence Analyzes VTI

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Published March 1, 2016

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The Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF (VTI A+) employs a passive management or indexing investment approach designed to track the performance of the of the MSCI U.S. Broad Market Index. The index represents 99.5% or more of the total market capitalization of all United States common stocks traded on the New York and American Stock Exchanges and the Nasdaq over-­the-­counter market. The ETF typically holds the largest 1,200 to 1,300 stocks in its target index, covering nearly 95% of the index’s total market cap as well as a representative sample of the remaining stocks. This year, the ETF is down ­2.06%,which is in line with the MSCI U.S. BMI.

Heavy Exposure to Corporate Earnings and Economy

In terms of historical performance, VTI has performed in line with the MSCI U.S. BMI. In percentage terms, the fund is up 55.6% over five years, which is also in line with the index. Over the last one year, however, VTI is down ­5.36%. The fund is heavily exposed to corporate earnings and the global economy, which is evident from the constituents of the index it tracks. Significant headwinds in the form of slowing demand in China, rising interest rates in the U.S., a strong dollar, and a negative interest rate policy adopted by the ECB and the Japanese central bank have all been a drag on worldwide corporate earnings.

In addition, companies in the energy and commodities sectors, which together account for over 10% of the MSCI U.S. Broad Market Index, have seen massive deleveraging in the face of historic lows for oil, copper and other metals. This has meant that only select companies in the technology, consumer cyclicals/staples, and telecom sectors have performed better than the overall market. Recently, however, as oil has come significantly off its lows and with the commodity sector no longer capitulating, there have been some positive events in sectors that have been laggards in the broader market. This has helped VTI and its tracking index come off of YTD lows of ­12% to ­2.06% as of this writing.

VTI Looking Good

The macro picture for VTI is positive. There are several points worth considering. It appears that the energy and commodities sectors have already seen the worst, with oil rising from historic lows in the mid-20s to the high 30s. Technology names such as Facebook (FB) and Google (GOOG) continue to do well and outperform their peers in earnings. Technology companies constitute more than 15% of the MSCI U.S. Broad Market Index. Further, dollar-sensitive names such as Microsoft (MSFT) and Apple (AAPL) have outperformed with strong earnings, despite the strength in the greenback. Health care, which accounts for just over 10% of the MSCI U.S. BMI, has performed in line with market expectations as well and will continue to do well this election year. Finally, financials constitute over 15% of the index; headline risks from the Fed seem to be diminishing and monetary policy is on the journey towards a new normal. Even so, volatility in the bond markets and an extremely tough regulatory environment will challenge both existing and new income streams.

That takes us to VTI’s financial ratios. VTI is exceptionally large with $57.5 billion in assets under management and a yield of 2.10%. VTI is close to its all-time high of $110.90, trading as of this writing at $103.19. Its all-time low, hit in 2009 during the financial crisis, and the historic lows of March 2009, is $34.11. VTI’s expense ratio is 0.05%, which is significantly lower than other funds in its category. The fund has a turnover ratio of 3%.

A fundamental downside risk to an otherwise healthy outlook for VTI is that it tracks the MSCI U.S. Broad Market Index, making it extremely sensitive to headline risks, especially those from emerging markets such as China. In addition, since VTI tracks such as a broad basket of stocks, it also relies heavily on corporate earnings and monetary policy movements. This means that the strength of the greenback vis-à-vis other currencies and central bank policy moves in and out of the U.S. could be a negative factor in the short term, given that technology, consumer cyclicals and financials constitute more than 45% of VTI’s holdings.

Weak Buy

I believe there are other opportunities in specific companies to play the market, but for investors wanting broad exposure, or for those wanting to park their money and have safe market exposure, VTI is a great option. Given the recent rally, I believe it would be prudent to start accumulating VTI at lower levels of between $95 to $98. I believe VTI, which trades right now for $103.20, is a Weak Buy with a price target of $106.50.

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