Vanguard Energy Index Fund ETF Shares (NYSE:VDE) seeks to track the performance of a benchmark index. The fund employs an indexing investment approach designed to track the performance of the MSCI US Investable Market Index (IMI)/Energy 25/50, an index made up of stocks of large, mid-size, and small U.S. companies within the energy sector, as classified under the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS). The Advisor attempts to replicate the target index by seeking to invest all, or substantially all, of its assets in the stocks that make up the index, in order to hold each stock in approximately the same proportion as its weighting in the index. The fund is non-diversified.

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Fund Overview

  • Net Assets 6.7 Billions
  • YTD Daily Total Return 35.29%
  • Yield 3.29%
  • Annual Expense Ratio 0.10%

Performance Overview

  • YTD Daily Total Return 35.29%
  • 1-Year Daily Total Return 41.09%
  • 3-Year Daily Total Return -8.92%

Top 10 Holdings (67.14% of Total Assets)

NameSymbol% Assets
Exxon Mobil CorpXOM21.95%
Chevron CorpCVX16.56%
EOG Resources IncEOG4.01%
Schlumberger LtdSLB3.53%
Marathon Petroleum CorpMPC3.27%
Phillips 66PSX3.12%
Kinder Morgan Inc Class PKMI3.06%
Pioneer Natural Resources CoPXD2.81%
Williams Companies IncWMB2.66%

This ETF offers broad-based exposure to the U.S. energy industry, making it a potentially useful tool for those looking to fine tune the domestic equity portion of their portfolio or perhaps pair against another sector/region in a long/short trade. VDE is one of the most competitive energy ETFs available from a cost perspective

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