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VTWG Vanguard Russell 2000 Growth Index Fund ETF

  • ETF
  • VTWG
    Pricing Data
    Change: $2.22 (0.02%)
    Time: 05/24/16
    Previous Close: $95.89
  • Category
  • Small Cap Growth Equities
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Trading Data

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  • 52 Week Lo: $80.86
  • 52 Week Hi: $115.08
  • AUM: $142.2 M
  • Shares: 1.4 M

Investment Themes

Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume: 3,739
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume: 5,061

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Analyst Report

VTWG looks to track an index which offers exposure small cap firms that exhibit growth characteristics in the U.S. equity market. The investment thesis behind small caps is that these firms are likely to provide quality growth prospects to a portfolio and should have a much easier time growing then their large cap counterparts. However, these securities are extremely volatile and can experience large losses or gains in a very short period of time. Despite their volatility, these products should probably be in every investors' portfolio as they tend to move somewhat independently of large caps and can be a better 'pure play' on the American economy. This particular ETF, since it focuses on growth securities, has certain biases in its portfolio holdings and may not offer as much of a cross section as funds such as IWM and be more volatile as well. However, VTWG does an excellent job of dividing up assets as the fund holds close to 1,270 securities in total and doesn't give any one company more than 0.8% of the total assets. Thanks to this high level of diversification and VTWG's ultra-low expense ratio, the fund could make for a quality addition to portfolios of investors who are looking for small caps but are seeking a higher risk/reward profile. However, it should be noted that there are several other products in the space, namely IWO, SLYG, and VBK, that offer similar diversification at a similar price, potentially making them better choices for traders since they have tighter bid/ask spreads.

Realtime Rating

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Realtime Rating Summary

The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for VTWG 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 Small Cap Growth 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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VTWG Overall Realtime Rating:

A+ Overall Rated ETF:

Metric Metric Realtime Rating A+ Metric Rated ETF
Liquidity B+ IWO
Expenses A- VBK

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VTWG 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.

VTWG Holdings

Filings Data as of: May 03, 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 99.15%
International Stocks 0.77%
U.S. Bonds 0.0%
International Bonds 0.0%
Preferred Stock 0.0%
Convertibles 0.0%
Cash 0.05%
Other 0.03%

Sector Breakdown

Sector Percentage
Technology 23.29%
Health Care 21.97%
Consumer Cyclical 17.41%
Industrials 15.55%
Basic Materials 5.65%
Consumer Defensive 4.93%
Financial Services 4.81%
Real Estate 3.87%
Communication Services 1.55%
Energy 0.76%
Utilities 0.11%

Market Cap Breakdown

Market Cap Percentage
Giant 0.0%
Large 0.0%
Medium 11.84%
Small 60.42%
Micro 27.66%

Region Breakdown

Region Percentage
U.S. 99.15%
Europe 0.49%
Latin America 0.12%
Middle East 0.09%
Canada 0.08%
Australia 0.0%
Africa 0.0%
Asia (Developed) 0.0%
Japan 0.0%
Asia (Emerging) 0.0%

Market Tier Breakdown

Region Percentage
Developed 99.91%
Emerging 0.02%

Country Breakdown

Country Percentage
United States 99.15%
United Kingdom 0.37%
Puerto Rico 0.12%
Netherlands 0.1%
Israel 0.09%
Canada 0.08%
Czech Republic 0.02%
Other 0.07%

VTWG 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 7 other ETFs in the Small Cap Growth Equities ETFdb Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:

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

VTWG Valuation

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

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VTWG Dividend

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

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VTWG 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: $96.08
  • 60 Day MA: $95.54
  • MACD 15 Period: 2.71
  • MACD 100 Period: 5.14
  • Williams % Range 10 Day: n/a
  • Williams % Range 20 Day: 32.22
  • RSI 10 Day: 63
  • RSI 20 Day: 57
  • RSI 30 Day: 55
  • Ultimate Oscillator: 61

Bollinger Brands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day): $93.31
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day): $97.22
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day): $93.02
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day): $99.19
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day): $93.36
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day): $100.62

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1: $96.96
  • Support Level 2: $95.82
  • Resistance Level 1: $98.68
  • Resistance Level 2: $99.26


  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day): 50.96
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day): 69.38
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day): 38.10
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day): 50.30

Fact Sheet

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