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This ETF is offers broad exposure to equity markets outside of the U.S., including both developed and emerging markets. As such, VXUS may be useful as a core holding in a long-term portfolio, potentially functioning as one stop exposure for international equity allocations. It should be noted, however, that the split between developed and emerging markets may require some fine tuning based on individual risk tolerance and investment objectives. Moreover, VXUS is heavy on large cap companies; there is little in the way of mid cap or small cap exposure (VSS can be a nice complementary holding in this regard). For investors seeking ex-U.S. equity exposure, VXUS scores well in terms of both balance of holdings and cost efficiency; this fund has thousands of individual stocks from dozens of different countries, and is among the cheapest options on the market. VXUS is likely most appealing to long-term buy-and-holders, but could also potentially be useful as a short-term "risk on" play or as part of a long/short pairs trade. Other options for similar exposure include VEU and ACWX.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for VXUS 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 Global 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.View the Category Report
The following tables and charts contain in-depth metrics for this ETF and compare it to similar peer ETFs within its ETFdb Category.
This ETF is currently available for commission free trading on the following platforms: (Vanguard)
There are 15 other ETFs in the Global Equities ETFdb Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:
This section shows how this ETF has performed relative to its peer group ETFdb Category.
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The following chart also includes the option to compare the performance of VXUS relative to other ETFs and benchmarks or to include indicators such as Bollinger Bands, relative strength, and moving averages.
This section shows how the volatility of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb Category.
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