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  • ETF
  • VWO
    Pricing Data
    $39.45
    Change: $0.76 (0.02%)
    Time: 11/15/18
    Previous Close: $38.69
  • Category
  • Emerging Markets Equities
  • ESG Score
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Vitals

Trading Data

Open: - Volume -
Day Lo - Day Hi -
  • 52 Week Lo: $36.35
  • 52 Week Hi: $49.99
  • AUM: $55,722.0 M
  • Shares: 1,421.1 M

Investment Themes

Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume: 18,853,192
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume: 17,090,990

Alternative ETFs in the Emerging Markets Equities Category

Type Ticker Expense Ratio Assets Avg. Daily Vol YTD Return
Cheapest SPEM 0.11% $1,714.4 M 702,688 -11.34%
Largest (AUM) IEMG 0.14% $47,457.3 M 16,632,070 -12.81%
Most Liquid (Volume) EEM 0.69% $28,989.2 M 82,056,328 -12.81%
Top YTD Performer QAT 0.62% $53.7 M 25,650 22.29%

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: Nov 15, 2018

Concentration Analysis

This section compares how balanced and deep this ETF is relative to the peer group ETFdb.com Category.

Number of Holdings
Rank: 2 of 81
1454
Category Low TLEH (2)
Category High IEMG (2013)
% Assets in Top 10
Rank: 24 of 81
20.04%
Category Low EWX (3.38%)
Category High HEEM (100.00%)
% Assets in Top 15
Rank: 65 of 81
24.19%
Category Low EWX (4.82%)
Category High TLEH (100.00%)
% Assets in Top 50
Rank: 73 of 81
38.52%
Category Low EWX (13.54%)
Category High ADRE (100.84%)

Asset Allocation

Asset Percentage
Common equity 96.65%
Preferred stock 3.35%

Sector Breakdown

Sector Percentage
Financials 24.3%
Communications 12.9%
Technology 10.63%
Consumer, Cyclical 10.32%
Basic Materials 8.48%
Energy 7.88%
Consumer, Non-Cyclical 6.17%
Industrials 6.03%
Real Estate 4.17%
Healthcare 3.3%
Utilities 3.28%
Other 2.5%
Non-Equity 0.05%

Market Cap Breakdown

Market Cap Percentage
Large cap 76.37%
Mid cap 17.07%
Small cap 4.26%
Micro cap 1.22%
Unknown 1.08%

Region Breakdown

Region Percentage
Asia 66.04%
Latin America 12.14%
Europe 9.26%
Africa 6.49%
Asia-Pacific 3.0%
Middle East 2.52%
North America 0.54%

Market Tier Breakdown

Region Percentage
Emerging Markets 92.85%
Developed Markets (ex-US) 5.76%
Frontier Markets 0.8%
United States 0.52%
Not-designated 0.07%

Country Breakdown

Country Percentage
China 32.38%
Taiwan 14.2%
India 10.79%
Brazil 7.97%
South Africa 6.48%
Thailand 3.81%
Russia 3.51%
Malaysia 3.04%
Mexico 2.7%
United Kingdom 2.19%
Indonesia 1.63%
Hong Kong 1.44%
Philippines 1.19%
Qatar 1.13%
United Arab Emirates 0.92%
Chile 0.89%
Turkey 0.66%
United States 0.52%
Colombia 0.46%
Belgium 0.41%
Cyprus 0.36%
Hungary 0.34%
Greece 0.33%
Spain 0.32%
France 0.3%
Japan 0.27%
Kuwait 0.26%
Egypt 0.21%
Italy 0.2%
Switzerland 0.18%
Pakistan 0.16%
Germany 0.14%
Czech Republic 0.11%
Netherlands 0.1%
Norway 0.08%
Singapore 0.08%
Peru 0.08%
Bahamas 0.03%
Canada 0.02%
Sweden 0.02%
Panama 0.02%
Australia 0.02%
Malta 0.02%
Azerbaijan 0.02%
South Korea 0.01%
Mauritius 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
0.546%
ETF Wtd. Average
0.21%
Category Average
0.54%
Expense Ratio
Rank: 3 of 81
0.14%
Category Low SPEM (0.11%)
Category High RFEM (0.95%)

Commission Free Trading

This ETF is currently available for commission free trading on the following platforms: (Vanguard, TD Ameritrade, Firstrade)

Category Commission Free Trading

There are 6 other ETFs in the Emerging Markets Equities ETFdb.com Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:

VWO ESG Themes and Scores
  • 4.33
    ESG Score
  • 14.37%
    ESG Score Global Percentile (%)
  • 28.66%
    ESG Score Peer Percentile (%)
    • Revenue Exposure to Environmental Impact (%)
      1.23%

      Higher Improves ESG Score
    • Severe Environment Controversies (%)
      2.28%

      Higher Improves ESG Score
    • Sustainable Impact Solutions (%)
      3.85%

      Higher Improves ESG Score
    • Weighted Average Carbon Intensity (Tons of CO2e / $M Sales)
      396.32

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Fossil Fuel Reserves (%)
      12.61%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • High Impact Fossil Fuel Reserves (%)
      8.44%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Water Stress High Risk Business Segment (%)
      3.62%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Water Stress High Risk Geography (%)
      29.25%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Water Stress Exposure Moderate (%)
      42.08%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Water Stress Exposure High (%)
      5.42%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Water Stress Exposure Low (%)
      48.11%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Revenue Exposure to Energy Efficiency (%)
      0.68%

      Higher Improves ESG Score
    • Revenue Exposure to Alternative Energy (%)
      0.3%

      Higher Improves ESG Score
    • Revenue Exposure to Green Building (%)
      0.1%

      Higher Improves ESG Score
    • Revenue Exposure to Pollution Prevention (%)
      0.06%

      Higher Improves ESG Score
    • Revenue Exposure to Water Sustainability (%)
      0.09%

      Higher Improves ESG Score
    • Revenue Exposure to Social Impact (%)
      2.62%

      Higher Improves ESG Score
    • Sustainable Impact Solutions (%)
      3.85%

      Higher Improves ESG Score
    • ESG Exclusion Criteria (%)
      2.84%

      Higher Improves ESG Score
    • Revenue Exposure to Affordable Real Estate (%)
      0.06%

      Higher Improves ESG Score
    • Revenue Exposure to Education (%)
      0.2%

      Higher Improves ESG Score
    • Revenue Exposure to Major Disease Treatment (%)
      0.34%

      Higher Improves ESG Score
    • Revenue Exposure to Nutrition (%)
      0.57%

      Higher Improves ESG Score
    • Revenue Exposure to Sanitation (%)
      0.36%

      Higher Improves ESG Score
    • Revenue Exposure to SME Finance (%)
      1.09%

      Higher Improves ESG Score
    • Human Rights Norms Violation (%)
      1.5%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Human Rights Norms Violation OR Watch List (%)
      4.04%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Severe Human Rights Controversies (%)
      3.78%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Labor Norms Violation (%)
      0.54%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Labor Norms Violation OR Watch List (%)
      2.66%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Severe Labor Controversies (%)
      4.35%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Severe Customer Controversies (%)
      1.68%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Global Compact Compliance Violation (%)
      2.34%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Global Compact Compliance Violation OR Watch List (%)
      4.74%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Catholic Values Fail (%)
      4.02%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Islamic Non-Compliant (%)
      67.86%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Adult Entertainment Involvement (%)
      2.06%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Alcohol Involvement (%)
      15.96%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Gambling Involvement (%)
      5.59%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Nuclear Power Involvement (%)
      1.27%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Tobacco Involvement (%)
      10.25%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Weapons Involvement (%)
      1.12%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Controversies Weapons Involvement (%)
      0.2%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Civilian Firearms Involvement (%)
      0.27%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Civilian Firearms Retailer (%)
      0.0%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Civilian Firearms Producer (%)
      0.0%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Direct Predatory Lending Involvement (%)
      2.28%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Genetic Engineering Involvement (%)
      0.16%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Severe Governance Controversies (%)
      3.23%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Board Flag (%)
      34.98%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Lack of Independent Board Majority (%)
      41.48%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Board Independence (0-25%) (%)
      5.02%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Board Independence (25-50%) (%)
      38.42%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Board Independence (50-75%) (%)
      39.17%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Board Independence (75-100%) (%)
      10.28%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • No Female Directors (%)
      27.92%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Three OR More Female Directors (%)
      14.66%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Females Represent 30% of Directors (%)
      7.03%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Entrenched Board (%)
      20.79%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Overboarding (%)
      27.32%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Negative Director Votes (%)
      21.25%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Ownership AND Control Flag (%)
      33.38%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • One Share One Vote (%)
      35.79%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • No Annual Director Elections (%)
      80.46%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Does Not Use Majority Voting (%)
      20.91%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Significant Votes Against Pay Practices (%)
      7.35%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Controlling Shareholder (%)
      65.22%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Controlling Shareholder Concerns (%)
      40.84%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Cross Shareholdings (%)
      6.68%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Poison Pill (%)
      0.41%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Pay Flag (%)
      38.22%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • No Pay Performance Link (%)
      0.2%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Lack of Internal Pay Equity (%)
      7.13%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Executive Pay Non-Disclosure (%)
      45.37%

      Lower Improves ESG Score
    • Accounting Flag (%)
      25.5%

      Lower Improves ESG Score

VWO Performance

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

1 Week Return
Rank: 18 of 78
0.84%
Category Low RNEM (-3.86%)
Category High FLZA (8.43%)
4 Week Return
Rank: 9 of 81
4.53%
Category Low EEMX (-1.77%)
Category High EZA (7.86%)
13 Week Return
Rank: 43 of 78
-2.65%
Category Low EGPT (-10.43%)
Category High TUR (18.59%)
26 Week Return
Rank: 50 of 77
-11.48%
Category Low EGPT (-21.77%)
Category High QAT (18.81%)
Year to Date Return
Rank: 41 of 76
-12.35%
Category Low TUR (-39.85%)
Category High QAT (22.29%)
1 Year Return
Rank: 37 of 75
-7.77%
Category Low TUR (-34.61%)
Category High QAT (44.82%)
3 Year Return
Rank: 23 of 53
26.09%
Category Low TUR (-34.79%)
Category High RSXJ (63.42%)
5 Year Return
Rank: 12 of 40
9.93%
Category Low GREK (-62.62%)
Category High GULF (20.37%)

VWO Fund Flows

This section compares the fund flows of this ETF to peers in the same ETFdb.com Category.

1 Week Fund Flow
Rank: 1 of 13
$117.3 M
Category Low HEEM (‑$41.2 M)
Category High VWO ($117.3 M)
4 Week Fund Flow
Rank: 3 of 38
$118.4 M
Category Low HEEM (‑$34.1 M)
Category High IEMG ($943.2 M)
13 Week Fund Flow
Rank: 4 of 61
$119.6 M
Category Low RSX (‑$110.3 M)
Category High IEMG ($1,814.7 M)
26 Week Fund Flow
Rank: 66 of 67
‑$1,788.1 M
Category Low EEM (‑$6,021.9 M)
Category High IEMG ($4,059.1 M)
Year to Date Fund Flow
Rank: 69 of 70
‑$1,294.3 M
Category Low EEM (‑$5,208.8 M)
Category High IEMG ($11,995.1 M)
1 Year Fund Flow
Rank: 68 of 69
‑$1,647.7 M
Category Low EEM (‑$4,372.2 M)
Category High IEMG ($13,444.2 M)
3 Year Fund Flow
Rank: 2 of 53
$14,737.5 M
Category Low RSX (‑$712.9 M)
Category High IEMG ($37,404.0 M)
5 Year Fund Flow
Rank: 2 of 40
$11,448.2 M
Category High IEMG ($44,614.7 M)

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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 Valuation

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

P/E Ratio
Rank: 54 of 78
13.3
Category Low RSXJ (6.07)
Category High KEMQ (18.3)

VWO Dividend

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

Dividend
$0.48
Dividend Date
2018-09-26
Annual Dividend Rate
$1.05
Annual Dividend Yield
Rank: 44 of 76
2.73%
Category Low OBOR (0.12%)
Category High SDEM (6.92%)

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: 13 of 81
142.39%
Category Low FLSA (20.58%)
Category High TUR (195.22%)
20 Day Volatility
Rank: 20 of 78
26.69%
Category Low GULF (12.38%)
Category High RNEM (62.65%)
50 Day Volatility
Rank: 28 of 77
22.97%
Category Low EWEM (13.05%)
Category High RNEM (41.37%)
200 Day Volatility
Rank: 25 of 77
21.23%
Category Low FM (14.13%)
Category High TUR (56.04%)
Beta
Rank: 19 of 77
1.0
Category Low KEMQ (-3.24)
Category High FLRU (3.41)
Standard Deviation
Rank: 18 of 72
2.91%
Category Low UAE (0.53%)
Category High TUR (7.97%)

Technicals

  • 20 Day MA: $38.42
  • 60 Day MA: $39.64
  • MACD 15 Period: 0.85
  • MACD 100 Period: -1.16
  • Williams % Range 10 Day: 30.00
  • Williams % Range 20 Day: 18.21
  • RSI 10 Day: 57
  • RSI 20 Day: 52
  • RSI 30 Day: 50
  • Ultimate Oscillator: 51

Bollinger Brands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day): $37.88
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day): $40.19
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day): $36.71
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day): $40.12
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day): $36.97
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day): $40.01

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1: $39.07
  • Support Level 2: $38.69
  • Resistance Level 1: $39.75
  • Resistance Level 2: $40.05

Stochastic

  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day): 55.66
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day): 52.43
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day): 53.33
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day): 45.11

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