VWO Emerging Markets ETF
- Emerging Markets Equities
VWO - Profile
- Issuer: Vanguard
- Structure: ETF
- Expense Ratio: 0.15%
- ETF Home Page: VWO
- Inception: Mar 04, 2005
- Tax Form: 1099
- VWO Tracks This Index: FTSE Emerging Index
- 52 Week Lo: $36.56
- 52 Week Hi: $45.81
- AUM: $47,003.8 M
- Shares: 1,127.7 M
Alternative ETFs in the Emerging Markets Equities Category
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.
VWO - Realtime Rating
Realtime Rating Summary
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.
The adjacent table shows a VWO 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.
VWO - 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.
VWO In-Depth Analysis
The following tables and charts contain in-depth metrics for VWO and compare it to similar peer ETFs within its ETFdb Category.
VWO - HoldingsFilings Data as of: Feb 03, 2015
Top Ten Holdings
TCTZF 1.98%Tencent Holdings Ltd
CHLKF 1.82%China Mobile Ltd
2330 1.78%Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd
CICHF 1.76%China Construction Bank Corp H Shares
IDCBF 1.57%Industrial And Commercial Bank Of China Ltd H Shares
NAPRF 1.39%Naspers Ltd Class N
TSM 1.39%Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd ADR
BACHF 1.26%Bank Of China Ltd. H Shares
HNHAF 1.04%Hon Hai Precision Ind Co Ltd
MTNOF 0.99%Mtn Group Ltd
This section compares how balanced and deep VWO is relative to the peer group ETFdb Category.
VWO Asset Allocation
VWO Sector Breakdown
VWO Market Cap Breakdown
VWO Region Breakdown
VWO Market Tier Breakdown
VWO Country Breakdown
VWO - Expenses & Fees
This section compares the cost efficiency of VWO to peers in the same ETFdb Category.
Expenses Ratio Analysis
Commission Free Trading in VWO
Category Commission Free Trading
There are 31 other ETFs in the Emerging Markets Equities ETFdb Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:
VWO - Performance
This section shows how VWO has performed relative to its peer group ETFdb Category.
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 - Technicals
VWO Volatility Analysis
This section shows how the volatility of VWO compares to the peer group ETFdb Category.
- 20 Day MA: $41.36
- 60 Day MA: $40.49
- MACD 15 Period: 0.28
- MACD 100 Period: 0.80
- Williams % Range 10 Day: 38.46
- Williams % Range 20 Day: 15.31
- RSI 10 Day: 57
- RSI 20 Day: 55
- RSI 30 Day: 53
- Ultimate Oscillator: 63
VWO Bollinger Bands
- Lower Bollinger (10 Day): $41.41
- Upper Bollinger (10 Day): $41.93
- Lower Bollinger (20 Day): $40.37
- Upper Bollinger (20 Day): $42.25
- Lower Bollinger (30 Day): $40.13
- Upper Bollinger (30 Day): $42.30
VWO Support & Resistance
- Support Level 1: $41.62
- Support Level 2: $41.51
- Resistance Level 1: $41.80
- Resistance Level 2: $41.87
- Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day): 59.23
- Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day): 64.56
- Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day): 56.19
- Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day): 67.61
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