VWO
Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF

Price: $51.45
Change: $0.2 (-0.0%)
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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.

ETF Database Themes

FactSet Classifications

  • Segment Equity: Emerging Markets - Total Market
  • Category Size and Style
  • Focus Total Market
  • Niche Broad-based
  • Strategy Vanilla
  • Weighting Scheme Market Cap

Trading Data

Open - Volume -
Day Lo - Day Hi -
  • Open
  • Volume
  • Day Lo
  • Day Hi
  • 52 Week Lo $41.01
  • 52 Week Hi $56.29
  • AUM $82,062.4 M
  • Shares 1,578.7 M

Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume 10,879,709
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume 9,497,760

Alternative ETFs in the ETF Database Emerging Markets Equities Category

Type Symbol Expense Ratio Assets Avg. Daily Vol YTD Return
Cheapest IEMG 0.11% $80.8 B 9 M 2.21%
Largest (AUM) IEMG 0.11% $80.8 B 9 M 2.21%
Most Liquid (Volume) EEM 0.70% $30.7 B 34 M -0.15%
Top YTD Performer FLSA 0.39% $3.5 M 412 35.30%

Alternative ETFs in the FactSet Equity: Emerging Markets - Total Market Segment

Type Symbol Expense Ratio Assets Avg. Daily Vol YTD Return
Cheapest SCHE 0.11% $9.5 B 1 M 1.80%
Largest (AUM) IEMG 0.11% $80.8 B 9 M 2.21%
Most Liquid (Volume) EEM 0.70% $30.7 B 34 M -0.15%
Top YTD Performer EELV 0.30% $339.8 M 47,108 13.53%

Top 15 Holdings

Concentration Analysis

This section compares how balanced and deep this ETF is relative to its peers.

Holdings Comparison

VWO ETF Database Category Average FactSet Segment Average
Number of Holdings 4294 456 707
% of Assets in Top 10 22.15% 33.74% 29.04%
% of Assets in Top 15 25.40% 41.49% 33.98%
% of Assets in Top 50 38.66% 67.71% 55.65%

Size Comparison

VWO ETF Database Category Average FactSet Segment Average
Large (>12.9B) 63.68% 53.21% 58.03%
Mid (>2.7B) 25.22% 31.57% 30.18%
Small (>600M) 10.00% 12.81% 5.59%
Micro (<600M) 1.09% 2.42% 0.75%

VWO Valuation

This section compares the P/E ratio of this ETF to its peers.

VWO
P/E Ratio
11.00
ETF Database Category Average
P/E Ratio
15.00
FactSet Segment Average
P/E Ratio
15.54

VWO Dividend

This section compares the dividend yield of this ETF to its peers.

VWO ETF Database Category Average FactSet Segment Average
Dividend $ 0.28 $ 0.37 $ 0.27
Dividend Date 2021-06-21 N/A N/A
Annual Dividend Rate $ 1.08 $ 0.85 $ 0.75
Annual Dividend Yield 2.09% 2.44% 1.80%

VWO Fund Flows

View charts featuring ETF fund flow data.

5 Day Net Flows: 406.34 M 1 Month Net Flows: 965.51 M 3 Month Net Flows: 2.03 B 6 Month Net Flows: 4.94 B 1 Year Net Flows: 9.49 B 3 Year Net Flows: 9.39 B 5 Year Net Flows: 20.02 B 10 Year Net Flows: 25.75 B

Realtime Rating

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.

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

A+ Overall Rated ETF: EEMO

VWO Expenses & Fees

This section compares the cost efficiency of this ETF to its peers.

Expenses Ratio Analysis

VWO
Expense Ratio
0.10%
ETF Database Category Average
Expense Ratio
0.50%
FactSet Segment Average
Expense Ratio
0.46%

Tax Analysis

Max ST Capital Gains Rate 39.60%
Max LT Capital Gains Rate 20.00%
Tax On Distributions Qualified dividends
Distributes K1 No
ESG Themes and Scores
4.8/10
ESG Score
23.87%
Global Percentile
17.01%
Peer Percentile
    • Revenue Exposure to Environmental Impact (%)
      3.32%
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Severe Environment Controversies (%)
      1.9%
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Sustainable Impact Solutions (%)
      5.56%
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Weighted Average Carbon Intensity (Tons of CO2e / $M Sales)
      331.28
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Fossil Fuel Reserves (%)
      8.83%
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • High Impact Fossil Fuel Reserves (%)
      6.37%
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Water Stress High Risk Business Segment (%)
      11.85%
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Water Stress High Risk Geography (%)
      24.6%
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Water Stress Exposure Moderate (%)
      32.44%
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Water Stress Exposure High (%)
      10.33%
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Water Stress Exposure Low (%)
      52.94%
      Higher improves ESG score
    • Revenue Exposure to Energy Efficiency (%)
      2.43%
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to Alternative Energy (%)
      0.54%
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to Green Building (%)
      0.14%
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to Pollution Prevention (%)
      0.08%
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to Water Sustainability (%)
      0.06%
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to Social Impact (%)
      2.26%
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Sustainable Impact Solutions (%)
      5.56%
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • SRI Exclusion Criteria (%)
      2.64%
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to Affordable Real Estate (%)
      0.03%
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to Education (%)
      0.04%
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to Major Disease Treatment (%)
      0.37%
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to Nutrition (%)
      0.64%
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to Sanitation (%)
      0.32%
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Revenue Exposure to SME Finance (%)
      0.81%
      Higher is better, no ESG score impact
    • Human Rights Norms Violation (%)
      1.42%
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Human Rights Norms Violation OR Watch List (%)
      3.25%
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Severe Human Rights Controversies (%)
      8.49%
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Labor Norms Violation (%)
      1.3%
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Labor Norms Violation OR Watch List (%)
      2.34%
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Severe Labor Controversies (%)
      3.67%
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Severe Customer Controversies (%)
      1.58%
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Global Compact Compliance Violation (%)
      2.27%
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Global Compact Compliance Violation OR Watch List (%)
      3.69%
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Catholic Values Fail (%)
      4.48%
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Islamic Non-Compliant (%)
      70.19%
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Adult Entertainment Involvement (%)
      1.0%
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Alcohol Involvement (%)
      14.24%
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Gambling Involvement (%)
      5.74%
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Nuclear Power Involvement (%)
      0.84%
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Tobacco Involvement (%)
      9.82%
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Weapons Involvement (%)
      1.06%
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Controversies Weapons Involvement (%)
      0.22%
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Civilian Firearms Involvement (%)
      0.0%
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Civilian Firearms Retailer (%)
      0.0%
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Civilian Firearms Producer (%)
      0.0%
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Direct Predatory Lending Involvement (%)
      0.73%
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Genetic Engineering Involvement (%)
      0.11%
      Higher is worse, no ESG score impact
    • Severe Governance Controversies (%)
      2.6%
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Board Flag (%)
      36.67%
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Lack of Independent Board Majority (%)
      41.15%
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Board Independence (0-25%) (%)
      2.68%
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Board Independence (25-50%) (%)
      39.36%
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Board Independence (50-75%) (%)
      40.81%
      Higher improves ESG score
    • Board Independence (75-100%) (%)
      12.92%
      Higher improves ESG score
    • No Female Directors (%)
      19.94%
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Three OR More Female Directors (%)
      14.91%
      Higher improves ESG score
    • Females Represent 30% of Directors (%)
      8.5%
      Higher improves ESG score
    • Entrenched Board (%)
      21.93%
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Overboarding (%)
      39.8%
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Negative Director Votes (%)
      20.38%
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Ownership AND Control Flag (%)
      32.39%
      Lower improves ESG score
    • One Share One Vote (%)
      34.71%
      Lower improves ESG score
    • No Annual Director Elections (%)
      88.45%
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Does Not Use Majority Voting (%)
      21.47%
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Significant Votes Against Pay Practices (%)
      4.97%
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Controlling Shareholder (%)
      61.43%
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Controlling Shareholder Concerns (%)
      34.9%
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Cross Shareholdings (%)
      3.65%
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Poison Pill (%)
      0.23%
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Pay Flag (%)
      27.57%
      Lower improves ESG score
    • No Pay Performance Link (%)
      0.74%
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Lack of Internal Pay Equity (%)
      5.95%
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Executive Pay Non-Disclosure (%)
      46.94%
      Lower improves ESG score
    • Accounting Flag (%)
      22.11%
      Lower improves ESG score

VWO Performance

This section shows how this ETF has performed relative to its peers.

VWO ETF Database
Category Average
Factset Segment
Average
1 Month Return 4.26% 3.38% 3.23%
3 Month Return -3.62% -2.02% -2.96%
YTD Return 3.34% 6.52% 4.20%
1 Year Return 18.29% 22.29% 18.69%
3 Year Return 36.90% 24.59% 20.41%
5 Year Return 57.37% 31.75% 29.09%

VWO Price and Volume Chart

Geographic Exposure

The following charts reflect the geographic spread of VWO's underlying holdings.

Sector Breakdown

Asset Percentage
Share/Common/Ordinary 82.79%
American Depositary Receipt 7.3%
Alien/Foreign 2.26%
CASH 2.23%
Preferred Equity 1.38%
Unit 0.75%
Global Depositary Receipt 0.31%
Non-Voting Depositary Receipt 0.17%
Closed-ended Fund 0.04%
Temporary 0.02%
Other 0.01%
Open-ended Fund 0.01%
Sector Percentage
Finance 21.27%
Electronic Technology 13.87%
Technology Services 11.37%
Retail Trade 7.18%
Non-Energy Minerals 5.38%
Consumer Non-Durables 5.14%
Energy Minerals 5.06%
Process Industries 4.97%
Consumer Durables 3.71%
Health Technology 3.26%
Communications 2.84%
Utilities 2.72%
Producer Manufacturing 2.36%
CASH 2.23%
Transportation 1.8%
Consumer Services 1.08%
Industrial Services 0.92%
Health Services 0.86%
Distribution Services 0.69%
Commercial Services 0.36%
Miscellaneous 0.19%
Other 0.01%
Market Cap Percentage
Large 63.68%
Mid 25.22%
Small 10.0%
Micro 1.09%
Region Percentage
Asia Pacific 65.78%
North, Central and South America 15.55%
Europe 13.7%
Other 2.24%
Region Percentage
Country Percentage
China 30.88%
Taiwan 17.77%
India 14.25%
Brazil 5.9%
South Africa 3.6%
Saudi Arabia 3.53%
Russia 2.96%
Hong Kong 2.8%
Thailand 2.45%
Mexico 2.29%
Other 2.26%
Malaysia 1.91%
Indonesia 1.35%
Philippines 0.82%
United Arab Emirates 0.78%
Qatar 0.78%
Kuwait 0.65%
Chile 0.52%
Turkey 0.45%
Greece 0.29%
Hungary 0.27%
Colombia 0.22%
Czechia 0.12%
Egypt 0.1%
Bahrain 0.07%
Pakistan 0.06%
United Kingdom 0.05%
Singapore 0.05%
Romania 0.03%
Luxembourg 0.03%
Canada 0.02%
Australia 0.01%
Poland 0.0%
Belgium 0.0%
Netherlands 0.0%
Cayman Islands 0.0%
Malta 0.0%
Asset Percentage
Share/Common/Ordinary 82.79%
American Depositary Receipt 7.3%
Alien/Foreign 2.26%
CASH 2.23%
Preferred Equity 1.38%
Unit 0.75%
Global Depositary Receipt 0.31%
Non-Voting Depositary Receipt 0.17%
Closed-ended Fund 0.04%
Temporary 0.02%
Other 0.01%
Open-ended Fund 0.01%

VWO Technicals

Volatility Analysis

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

5 Day Volatility
71.89%
Rank
33 of 69

20 Day Volatility
14.53%
Rank
35 of 69

50 Day Volatility
16.26%
Rank
27 of 69

200 Day Volatility
15.76%
Rank
28 of 69

Beta
0.79
Rank
46 of 68

Standard Deviation
3.51%
Rank
23 of 66

Technicals

  • 20 Day MA $51.88
  • 60 Day MA $52.12
  • MACD 15 Period -0.88
  • MACD 100 Period -1.09
  • Williams % Range 10 Day 92.76
  • Williams % Range 20 Day 43.89
  • RSI 10 Day 41
  • RSI 20 Day 46
  • RSI 30 Day 47
  • Ultimate Oscillator 46

Bollinger Bands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day) $51.33
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day) $53.50
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day) $49.82
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day) $53.89
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day) $49.49
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day) $53.62

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1 $51.26
  • Support Level 2 $51.08
  • Resistance Level 1 $51.67
  • Resistance Level 2 $51.89

Stochastic

  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day) 57.55
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day) 20.23
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day) 55.94
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day) 29.44

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