Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets Index Fund ETF Shares (VEA) seeks to track the performance of the FTSE Developed All Cap ex US Index. The fund employs an indexing investment approach designed to track the performance of the FTSE Developed All Cap ex US Index, a market-capitalization-weighted index that is made up of approximately 3873 common stocks of large-, mid-, and small-cap companies located in Canada and the major markets of Europe and the Pacific region.
The Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF has more than $91 billion in assets under management and regularly trades more than 8 million shares daily. As a passive index fund, VEA is also incredibly cost-effective with its annual expense ratio of just 0.05%. With a portfolio of almost 4,000 stocks from around the world, including South Korea’s Samsung (SSNLF) and Switzerland’s Nestle (NESN), this ETF gives investors a simple way to play dominant companies that just happen to be located outside the U.S.
Sector Weightings (%)
- Basic Materials 8.26%
- Consumer Cyclical 11.06%
- Financial Services 17.81%
- Real Estate 3.84%
- Consumer Defensive 8.44%
- Healthcare 10.34%
- Utilities 3.31%
- Communication Services 5.48%
- Energy 4.13%
- Industrials 15.80%
- Technology 11.54%
Top 10 Holdings (9.27% of Total Assets)
|Samsung Electronics Co Ltd||005930.KS||1.47%|
|ASML Holding NV||ASML||1.09%|
|Roche Holding AG||ROG||1.01%|
|Toyota Motor Corp||7203||0.86%|
|LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE||MC.PA||0.74%|
|AIA Group Ltd||01299.HK||0.66%|
- 8.40% YTD Daily Total Return
- 48.57% 1-Year Daily Total Return
- 7.42% 3-Year Daily Total Return
This ETF is best for investors who want to hold global stocks with low expense ratio.
VEA is a top fund. Own for a long time.