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VWO Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF

  • ETF
  • VWO
    Pricing Data
    Change: $0.07 (-0.0%)
    Time: 04/29/16
    Previous Close: $35.00
  • Category
  • Emerging Markets Equities
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Trading Data

Open: - Volume -
Day Lo - Day Hi -
  • 52 Week Lo: $27.93
  • 52 Week Hi: $43.14
  • AUM: $36,169.4 M
  • Shares: 1,034.6 M

Investment Themes

Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume: 14,174,250
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume: 17,288,224

Alternative ETFs in the Emerging Markets Equities Category

Type Ticker Expense Ratio Assets Avg. Daily Vol YTD Return
Cheapest SCHE 0.14% $1,719.4 M 621,916 7.59%
Largest (AUM) EEM 0.67% $25,924.6 M 66,121,516 6.83%
Most Liquid (Volume) EEM 0.67% $25,924.6 M 66,121,516 6.83%
Top YTD Performer RSXJ 0.68% $44.7 M 31,123 28.80%


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.

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 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: EEMV

Metric Metric Realtime Rating A+ Metric Rated ETF
Liquidity A EEM
Expenses A SCHE
Performance B+ ERUS
Volatility B FM
Dividend B+ SDEM
Concentration A+ VWO

Knowledge Centers

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 this ETF and compare it to similar peer ETFs within its ETFdb Category.

VWO Holdings

Filings Data as of: Apr 04, 2016

Asset Allocation

Asset Percentage
U.S. Stocks 0.42%
International Stocks 98.77%
U.S. Bonds 0.0%
International Bonds 0.0%
Preferred Stock 0.54%
Convertibles 0.0%
Cash 0.13%
Other 0.15%

Sector Breakdown

Sector Percentage
Financial Services 23.23%
Technology 17.57%
Consumer Cyclical 7.88%
Basic Materials 7.88%
Consumer Defensive 7.75%
Communication Services 7.2%
Energy 6.98%
Industrials 5.71%
Utilities 3.71%
Real Estate 3.47%
Health Care 2.94%

Market Cap Breakdown

Market Cap Percentage
Giant 46.83%
Large 30.12%
Medium 12.38%
Small 2.71%
Micro 0.47%

Region Breakdown

Region Percentage
Asia (Emerging) 49.88%
Asia (Developed) 16.72%
Latin America 13.83%
Africa 8.4%
Europe 7.38%
Middle East 1.03%
U.S. 0.41%
Australia 0.0%
Canada 0.0%
Japan 0.0%

Market Tier Breakdown

Region Percentage
Emerging 79.38%
Developed 18.3%

Country Breakdown

Country Percentage
China 25.45%
Indonesia 2.87%
Taiwan 15.87%
India 11.99%
South Africa 8.01%
Brazil 6.23%
Mexico 5.33%
Malaysia 4.62%
Russia 3.72%
Thailand 2.95%
Other 12.96%

VWO 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 99
Category Low SCHE (0.14%)
Category High MES (0.99%)

VWO Performance

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

1 Week Return
Rank: 39 of 97
Category Low ASEA (-3.14%)
Category High EEHB (17.68%)
4 Week Return
Rank: 58 of 95
Category Low EPOL (-5.82%)
Category High EEHB (16.50%)
13 Week Return
Rank: 46 of 94
Category Low SCIN (0.87%)
Category High RSXJ (41.14%)
26 Week Return
Rank: 39 of 89
Category Low NGE (-14.91%)
Category High RSXJ (16.97%)
Year to Date Return
Rank: 45 of 92
Category Low SCIN (-11.79%)
Category High RSXJ (28.80%)
1 Year Return
Rank: 57 of 83
Category Low NGE (-34.76%)
Category High RSXJ (1.62%)
3 Year Return
Rank: 27 of 65
Category Low IDXJ (-53.53%)
Category High SMIN (44.52%)
5 Year Return
Rank: 18 of 46
Category Low RSXJ (-63.98%)
Category High EPHE (47.51%)


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 Category.

P/E Ratio
Rank: 59 of 91
Category Low GEM (2.0)
Category High SCIN (75.34)

VWO 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: 29 of 91
Category Low IDXJ (0.02%)
Category High SDEM (6.93%)

VWO Technicals

Volatility Analysis

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

5 Day Volatility
Rank: 30 of 98
Category Low EMFM (6.22%)
Category High SCIF (277.18%)
20 Day Volatility
Rank: 44 of 96
Category Low FRN (8.24%)
Category High EEHB (72.12%)
50 Day Volatility
Rank: 57 of 92
Category Low FRN (10.72%)
Category High EEHB (52.39%)
200 Day Volatility
Rank: 49 of 87
Category Low FM (14.75%)
Category High EEHB (52.71%)
Rank: 56 of 94
Category Low EEHB (-6.38)
Category High IDXJ (4.62)
Standard Deviation
Rank: 21 of 80
Category Low FRN (1.13%)
Category High EZA (7.28%)


  • 20 Day MA: $34.80
  • 60 Day MA: $33.06
  • MACD 15 Period: -0.20
  • MACD 100 Period: 2.64
  • Williams % Range 10 Day: 76.27
  • Williams % Range 20 Day: 34.22
  • RSI 10 Day: 52
  • RSI 20 Day: 56
  • RSI 30 Day: 56
  • Ultimate Oscillator: 51

Bollinger Brands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day): $34.68
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day): $35.69
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day): $33.50
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day): $36.10
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day): $33.38
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day): $35.86

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1: $34.69
  • Support Level 2: $34.44
  • Resistance Level 1: $35.14
  • Resistance Level 2: $35.34


  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day): 51.04
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day): 44.06
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day): 49.69
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day): 47.11

Fact Sheet

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