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  • ETF
  • VWO
    Pricing Data
    Change: $0.13 (-0.0%)
    Time: 04/27/17
    Previous Close: $40.30
  • Category
  • Emerging Markets Equities
Last Updated:



Trading Data

Open: - Volume -
Day Lo - Day Hi -
  • 52 Week Lo: $31.45
  • 52 Week Hi: $40.56
  • AUM: $52,802.3 M
  • Shares: 1,310.9 M

Investment Themes

Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume: 11,218,521
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume: 11,921,896

Alternative ETFs in the Emerging Markets Equities Category

Type Ticker Expense Ratio Assets Avg. Daily Vol YTD Return
Cheapest SCHE 0.13% $3,205.5 M 882,413 12.80%
Largest (AUM) EEM 0.72% $30,527.5 M 52,218,136 14.25%
Most Liquid (Volume) EEM 0.72% $30,527.5 M 52,218,136 14.25%
Top YTD Performer SCIF 0.78% $291.0 M 83,897 40.03%

Analyst Report

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.

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 Emerging Markets Equities category for each metric. To view information on how the ETFdb Realtime Ratings work, click here.

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VWO Overall Realtime Rating: A

A+ Overall Rated ETF: EEMX

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

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VWO 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.

VWO Holdings

Filings Data as of: Apr 24, 2017

Asset Allocation

Asset Percentage
Common equity 96.17%
Preferred stock 3.82%
ETF Cash Component 0.01%

Sector Breakdown

Sector Percentage
Financials 25.75%
Technology 15.75%
Consumer, Cyclical 9.47%
Energy 8.51%
Basic Materials 8.18%
Industrials 7.73%
Consumer, Non-Cyclical 7.24%
Telecommunications 5.5%
Real Estate 4.32%
Utilities 3.67%
Healthcare 3.09%
Other 0.78%
Non-Equity 0.02%
ETF Cash Component 0.01%

Market Cap Breakdown

Market Cap Percentage
Large cap 76.83%
Mid cap 16.97%
Small cap 4.81%
Micro cap 1.38%
ETF Cash Component 0.01%

Region Breakdown

Region Percentage
Asia 61.89%
Latin America 13.13%
Europe 11.06%
Africa 7.14%
Asia-Pacific 4.19%
Middle East 1.91%
North America 0.67%

Market Tier Breakdown

Region Percentage
Emerging Markets 91.85%
Developed Markets (ex-US) 6.71%
United States 0.67%
Frontier Markets 0.47%
Not-designated 0.29%

Country Breakdown

Country Percentage
China 25.29%
Taiwan 15.47%
India 11.69%
Brazil 7.48%
South Africa 7.11%
Russia 3.82%
Thailand 3.75%
Mexico 3.68%
Malaysia 3.44%
Hong Kong 2.38%
Indonesia 1.98%
Philippines 1.49%
United Kingdom 1.34%
Turkey 1.15%
Poland 1.1%
Chile 1.0%
United Arab Emirates 0.85%
Qatar 0.81%
United States 0.67%
Belgium 0.64%
Spain 0.46%
Colombia 0.45%
Greece 0.42%
Italy 0.38%
Netherlands 0.31%
Peru 0.3%
Hungary 0.29%
Japan 0.26%
Germany 0.26%
France 0.25%
Pakistan 0.23%
Switzerland 0.22%
Bahamas 0.2%
Egypt 0.17%
Czech Republic 0.1%
Cyprus 0.08%
Israel 0.06%
Romania 0.06%
Portugal 0.06%
Malta 0.05%
Singapore 0.04%
Mauritius 0.03%
Sweden 0.02%
Azerbaijan 0.02%
Luxembourg 0.02%
Saudi Arabia 0.02%
Ukraine 0.02%
Samoa 0.02%
Panama 0.02%
Bolivia 0.01%

VWO Expenses & Fees

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

Expenses Ratio Analysis

ETF Average
ETF Wtd. Average
Category Average
Expense Ratio
Rank: 2 of 98
Category Low SCHE (0.13%)
Category High NGE (1.10%)

VWO Performance

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

1 Week Return
Rank: 69 of 97
Category Low QAT (-1.95%)
Category High PLND (6.21%)
4 Week Return
Rank: 59 of 96
Category Low EGPT (-4.27%)
Category High TUR (10.33%)
13 Week Return
Rank: 53 of 98
Category Low QAT (-5.34%)
Category High SCIN (26.32%)
26 Week Return
Rank: 49 of 97
Category Low EGPT (-26.64%)
Category High EPOL (33.07%)
Year to Date Return
Rank: 47 of 98
Category Low ERUS (-4.62%)
Category High SCIF (40.03%)
1 Year Return
Rank: 45 of 92
Category Low NGE (-32.49%)
Category High RSXJ (72.06%)
3 Year Return
Rank: 21 of 66
Category Low NGE (-70.25%)
Category High SMIN (92.69%)
5 Year Return
Rank: 21 of 54
Category Low EGPT (-38.30%)
Category High SMIN (95.63%)

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

VWO Valuation

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

P/E Ratio
Rank: 89 of 96
Category Low NGE (6.19)
Category High SMIN (21.92)

As of Jul 21 2016

VWO Dividend

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

Dividend Date
Annual Dividend Rate
Annual Dividend Yield
Rank: 32 of 97
Category Low ESGE (0.23%)
Category High KEMP (5.95%)

As of Jul 21, 2016

VWO Technicals

Volatility Analysis

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

5 Day Volatility
Rank: 31 of 97
Category Low CEZ (2.48%)
Category High EGPT (265.46%)
20 Day Volatility
Rank: 68 of 98
Category Low KEMP (6.30%)
Category High EEMO (26.44%)
50 Day Volatility
Rank: 61 of 98
Category Low EWM (7.92%)
Category High EZA (25.81%)
200 Day Volatility
Rank: 71 of 97
Category Low EWM (9.02%)
Category High GHE (28.60%)
Rank: 49 of 98
Category Low HDEE (0.27)
Category High GHE (5.08)
Standard Deviation
Rank: 32 of 86
Category Low BBRC (0.50%)
Category High RSXJ (6.16%)


  • 20 Day MA: $39.94
  • 60 Day MA: $39.41
  • MACD 15 Period: 0.25
  • MACD 100 Period: 1.95
  • Williams % Range 10 Day: 28.35
  • Williams % Range 20 Day: 28.35
  • RSI 10 Day: 55
  • RSI 20 Day: 56
  • RSI 30 Day: 56
  • Ultimate Oscillator: 59

Bollinger Brands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day): $39.31
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day): $40.58
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day): $39.45
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day): $40.43
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day): $39.55
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day): $40.45

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1: $40.04
  • Support Level 2: $39.92
  • Resistance Level 1: $40.32
  • Resistance Level 2: $40.48


  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day): 41.67
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day): 69.13
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day): 49.16
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day): 64.82

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