VWO - Emerging Markets ETF

Description: The index includes large and mid cap securities from advanced and secondary emerging markets, classified in accordance with FTSE's transparent Country Classification Review Process. Click to read our 'Analyst Take' for VWO »

Analyst Take: VWO is one of the largest ETFs in the world, having been embraced by investors as an efficient way to establish exposure to emerging markets. Given the opportunity to establish broad-based exposure to the developing economies of the world, VWO may appeal to a number of different investors; this fund can be used as a short-term trading vehicle or as a core holding in a long-term, buy-and-hold portfolio. It should be noted, however, that VWO tends to attract longer-term investors; those with short time horizons gravitate towards EEM, which boasts a deep and active options market and generally experiences greater trading volumes. VWO has become incredibly popular for a reason; the extremely low expense ratio charged by this ETF makes it a cheap way to access an asset class that is a critical component of any growth-oriented long-term strategy. The fact that VWO is available for commission-free trading on multiple platforms further enhances the appeal to cost-conscious investors. There's a lot to like about the balance of the portfolio as well; VWO invests in hundreds of stocks across dozens of different emerging markets in all corners of the globe, ensuring that no one market or sector has too significant an impact on performance. There are, of course, plenty of intriguing alternatives to VWO. An equal-weighted fund from Rydex (EWEM) includes the same holdings as VWO but assigns an equivalent weight to each, making it potentially appealing for those seeking to avoid cap-weighted methodologies. WisdomTree's dividend-weighted DEM is another option for those who prefer alternative weightings strategies, as is PXH from PowerShares. Overall, VWO is a great option for long-term investors, offering balanced exposure at a low fee. « Collapse

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VWO - Profile


Summary Data for VWO

52 Week Lo: $35.83 52 Week Hi: $46.01
AUM: $48,065.0 M Shares: 1,130.7 M
Avg. Volume (1 month) 10,309,079 Avg. Volume (3 month) 11,931,665
Filings Data as of:

VWO - Holdings

Top Ten Holdings

  1. Tencent Holdings Ltd. TCTZF: 1.97%
  2. China Mobile Ltd CHLKF: 1.76%
  3. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd 2330: 1.54%
  4. China Construction Bank Corp H Shares CICHF: 1.46%
  5. Industrial And Commercial Bank Of China Ltd H Shares IDCBF: 1.31%
  6. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd ADR TSM: 1.21%
  7. Hon Hai Precision Ind Co Ltd HNHAF: 1.14%
  8. Naspers Ltd Class N NAPRF: 1.13%
  9. America Movil SAB de CV Class L AMXVF: 1.08%
  10. Mtn Group Ltd MTNOF: 1.06%
%Assets in Top 10: 13.66%
Total Holdings: 980.0

VWO Asset Allocation


Asset Percentage
U.S. Stocks 0.31%
International Stocks 97.33%
U.S. Bonds 0.0%
International Bonds 0.0%
Preferred Stock 2.03%
Convertibles 0.0%
Cash 0.34%
Other 0.0%

VWO Sector Breakdown


Sector Percentage
Financial Services 25.46%
Technology 13.75%
Energy 9.48%
Basic Materials 8.84%
Communication Services 8.48%
Consumer Defensive 8.03%
Consumer Cyclical 7.19%
Industrials 4.8%
Utilities 3.86%
Real Estate 2.45%
Health Care 2.33%

VWO Market Cap Breakdown


Market Cap Percentage
Giant 45.77%
Large 34.32%
Medium 10.9%
Small 0.88%
Micro 0.03%

VWO Region Breakdown


Region Percentage
Asia (Emerging) 44.53%
Latin America 19.21%
Asia (Developed) 13.69%
Europe 9.09%
Africa 9.03%
Middle East 1.05%
U.S. 0.31%
Australia 0.0%
Canada 0.0%
Japan 0.0%
Region Percentage
Emerging 81.75%
Developed 15.21%

VWO Country Breakdown


Country Percentage
China 21.01%
Indonesia 2.78%
Taiwan 13.63%
Brazil 11.7%
India 11.09%
South Africa 8.89%
Russia 5.14%
Mexico 4.91%
Malaysia 4.87%
Thailand 3.04%
Other 12.94%
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VWO - Fact Sheet

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

VWO - Fundamentals

VWO Performance

1 Week Return: 2.51%
2 Week Return: 2.75%
4 Week Return: 2.68%
13 Week Return: -5.37%
26 Week Return: 2.57%
YTD Return: 6.77%
1 Year Return: 8.03%
3 Year Return: 27.90%
5 Year Return: 17.79%

VWO Expenses & Fees

VWO Valuation

P/E Ratio: 11.71
Beta: 1.33
20 Day Moving Average: $42.15
60 Day Moving Average: $42.39

VWO Dividend

Annual Dividend Rate: $1.19
Dividend Date: 2014-09-24
Dividend: $0.45
Annual Dividend Yield %: 2.79%

VWO Volatility

5 Day Volatility: 75.67%
20 Day Volatility: 15.62%
50 Day Volatility: 18.48%
200 Day Volatility: 16.30%
Standard Deviation: 2.36%

VWO - Technicals

VWO Technicals

20 Day MA: $42.15
60 Day MA: $42.39
MACD 15 Period: 0.86
MACD 100 Period: -0.17
Williams % Range 10 Day: 11.95
Williams % Range 20 Day: 11.88
RSI 10 Day: 62
RSI 20 Day: 56
RSI 30 Day: 53
Ultimate Oscillator: 63

VWO Bollinger Bands

Lower Bollinger (10 Day): $41.17
Upper Bollinger (10 Day): $43.25
Lower Bollinger (20 Day): $41.29
Upper Bollinger (20 Day): $42.99
Lower Bollinger (30 Day): $40.67
Upper Bollinger (30 Day): $43.02

VWO Support & Resistance

Support Level 1: $42.82
Support Level 2: $42.70
Resistance Level 1: $43.03
Resistance Level 2: $43.12

VWO Stochastic

Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day): 49.09
Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day): 72.41
Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day): 49.94
Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day): 63.93

VWO Volatility

5 Day Volatility: 75.67%
20 Day Volatility: 15.62%
50 Day Volatility: 18.48%
200 Day Volatility: 16.30%
Standard Deviation: 2.36%

VWO - ETFdb Realtime Rating & Analyst Report

VWO is a passive ETF that seeks to replicate FTSE Emerging Index. The index includes large and mid cap securities from advanced and secondary emerging markets, classified in accordance with FTSE's transparent Country Classification Review Process.

ETFdb Category Expense Ratio Inception Date Issuer Structure YTD Return *
Emerging Markets Equities 0.15 2005-03-04 Vanguard ETF +6.77%

VWO Realtime Rating: By Metric

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

The first adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for VWO on several different metrics, including liquidity, expenses, performance, volatility, dividend, and concentration of holdings. The "A+ Metric Rated ETF" field, available to ETFdb Pro members, shows the ETF in the Emerging Markets Equities ETFdb Category with the highest Metric Realtime Rating for each individual field.

VWO Realtime Rating: Overall

ETFdb Rating Type Overall Rating A+ Overall Rated ETF
Realtime Rating (Overall) A SCHE

The second table shows the overall Realtime Rating for VWO, as well as the A+ Overall Rated ETF in VWO's Category. To view information on how the ETFdb Realtime Ratings work, click here.

VWO In-Depth

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

Expense Analysis

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

VWO ETF Average ETF Wtd. Average
0.15 0.61% 0.33%

Comparative Analysis: Emerging Markets Equities ETFdb Category

Lo Average Hi VWO Rank
SCHE : 0.14% 0.63% EGPT : 0.98% 2 of 87

Commission Free Trading in VWO

VWO is currently available for commission free trading on the following platforms: Vanguard, TD Ameritrade, Firstrade There are 30 other ETFs in the Emerging Markets Equities ETFdb Category that are also eligible for commission free trading ASEA (Interactive Brokers, E*TRADE) BIK (Charles Schwab) BKF (TD Ameritrade, Fidelity) DBEM (E*TRADE) DEM (E*TRADE) DGRE (Charles Schwab) DGS (E*TRADE) DVYE (Fidelity) EDIV (Charles Schwab) EDOG (Charles Schwab) EEB (Charles Schwab) EELV (Charles Schwab) EEME (Fidelity) EEMS (Fidelity) EEMV (Fidelity) EMBB (Charles Schwab) EPI (TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE) EWEM (Charles Schwab) EWX (Charles Schwab, TD Ameritrade) FM (Fidelity) FNDE (Charles Schwab) FRN (Charles Schwab) GAF (Charles Schwab) GULF (E*TRADE) GUR (TD Ameritrade) IEMG (Fidelity) INDY (Fidelity) PIN (Charles Schwab) RSX (TD Ameritrade) SCHE (Charles Schwab)

Performance Analysis

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

  VWO Category Lo Category Hi VWO Rank
1 Week* 2.51% ASDR: -6.59% BICK: 4.44% 18 of 85
4 Week* 2.68% NGE: -14.15% SCIN: 6.00% 28 of 83
13 Week* -5.37% NGE: -23.66% ASDR: 22.15% 30 of 85
26 Week* 2.57% NGE: -24.69% ASDR: 28.96% 19 of 84
YTD* 6.77% RSXJ: -37.29% SMIN: 53.90% 27 of 79
1 Year* 8.03% RSXJ: -32.70% SCIF: 70.42% 25 of 78
3 Year* 27.90% RSXJ: -41.83% EGPT: 88.99% 25 of 51
5 Year* 17.79% RSX: -28.40% THD: 135.43% 15 of 32

Volatility Analysis

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

  VWO Category Lo Category Hi VWO Rank
5 Day* 75.67% AZIA: 5.61% SCIN: 140.07% 26 of 86
20 Day* 15.62% ASEA: 8.93% ASDR: 118.59% 41 of 85
50 Day* 18.48% ASEA: 10.61% ASDR: 107.62% 43 of 85
200 Day* 16.30% ASEA: 9.86% ERUS: 30.67% 44 of 82
Beta* 1.33 NGE: -2.6 ASDR: 7.95 18 of 85
Standart Deviation* 2.36% EWM: 0.48% SCIF: 7.75% 23 of 74

Technical Analysis

This section highlights technical strength metrics for VWO.

Moving Averages * Support & Resistance * Williams & Rel. Strength *
20 Day MA $42.15 Lower Bolinger (10Day) $41.17 Williams % (10) 11.95
60 Day MA $42.39 Upper Bolinger (10Day) $43.25 Williams % (20) 11.88
MACD 15 Day 0.86 Lower Bolinger (30Day) $40.67 Rel. Strength (10) 62
MACD 100 Day -0.17 Upper Bolinger (30Day) $43.02 Rel. Strength (20) 56
    Support Level $55.54 Rel. Strength (30) 53
    Resistance Level $43.03    

Dividend & Valuation Analysis

This section shows how the dividend yield and P/E multiple of VWO compare to the peer group ETFdb Category.

  VWO Category Lo Category Hi VWO Rank
Annual Dividend Yield* 2.79% QEMM: 0.02% EMHD: 5.98% 20 of 83
P/E Ratio* 11.71 RSXJ: 4.85 RBL: 20.47 20 of 43
* As of 2014-11-26

Concentration Analysis

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

  VWO Category Lo Category Hi VWO Rank
Number of Holdings** 980 INP: n/a TLTE: 2221 3 of 86
% Assets in Top 10** 13.66% INP: n/a ERUS: 71.95% 77 of 86
** As of 2014-11-04

Alternative ETFs

Other ETFs in the Emerging Markets Equities ETFdb Category include:

Type Ticker Expense Ratio Assets Avg. Daily Vol YTD Return
Cheapest SCHE 0.14% $1,235.9 M 326,579 6.26%
Largest (AUM) EEM 0.67% $36,755.8 M 62,079,140 2.11%
Most Liquid (Volume) EEM 0.67% $36,755.8 M 62,079,140 2.11%
Top YTD Performer SMIN 0.74% $21.6 M 17,694 53.90%

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