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.

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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)

NameSymbol% Assets
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd005930.KS1.47%
Nestle SANESN1.39%
ASML Holding NVASML1.09%
Roche Holding AGROG1.01%
Toyota Motor Corp72030.86%
Novartis AGNOVN0.81%
LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SEMC.PA0.74%
AIA Group Ltd01299.HK0.66%
Unilever PLCULVR.L0.63%

Performance Overview

  • 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.

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