Vanguard Growth Index Fund ETF Shares (NYSE:VUG) seeks to track the performance of the CRSP US Large Cap Growth Index that measures the investment return of large-capitalization growth stocks. The fund employs an indexing investment approach designed to track the performance of the index, a broadly diversified index predominantly made up of growth stocks of large U.S. companies. The advisor attempts to replicate the target index by investing all, or substantially all, of its assets in the stocks that make up the index, holding each stock in approximately the same proportion as its weighting in the index.

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Fund Overview

  • Net Assets 165.53 Billions
  • YTD Daily Total Return 17.92%
  • Yield 0.57%
  • Annual Report Expense Ratio (net) 0.04%

Performance Overview

  • 17.92% YTD Daily Total Return
  • 40.26% 1-Year Daily Total Return
  • 25.68% 3-Year Daily Total Return

Vanguard categorizes its stock holdings by their size. Its top companies include some of the world’s popular Big Tech, such as Facebook, Microsoft, and Apple. 45.10% of Vanguard’s total assets come from the Top 10 major holdings. This ETF provides investors with a straightforward, low-cost index fund with a focus on growth trends. As of February 2021, Vanguard Growth ETF approximately has 260 stocks, filtering the biggest companies/organizations on Wall Street with growth metrics.

Top 10 Holdings (45.10% of Total Assets)

NameSymbol% Assets
Apple IncAAPL10.13%
Microsoft CorpMSFT9.52% IncAMZN6.88%
Facebook Inc Class AFB3.89%
Alphabet Inc Class AGOOGL3.43%
Alphabet Inc Class CGOOG3.22%
Tesla IncTSLA2.44%
Visa Inc Class AV1.78%
PayPal Holdings IncPYPL1.60%

If investors planning to invest in affordable yet larger funds on a simplified platform, Vanguard Growth ETF is one of the best fintech ETFs for purchasing for 2021 and foreseeable future.

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