Vanguard Global ex-U.S. Real Estate Index Fund ETF Shares (NASDAQ:VNQI) seeks to track the performance of a benchmark index. The fund employs an indexing investment approach designed to track the performance of the S&P Global ex-U.S. Property Index, a float-adjusted, market-capitalization-weighted index that measures the equity market performance of international real estate stocks in both developed and emerging markets. The index is composed of stocks of publicly traded equity real estate investment trusts (known as REITs) and certain real estate management and development companies (REMDs).

finviz dynamic chart for  VNQI

The Vanguard Global ex-U.S. Estate is an ETF that invests in real estate investment trusts that purchase REITs in 30 countries other than the U.S. The goal is to offer investors exposure to a broad range of international real estate and mimic the S&P Global Ex U.S. Property NR USD performance.

With 680 holdings, assets exceeding $5.9 Billion, an impressive 1-year return of 26.27% a 5-year return of 5.87% annually, and a low expense ratio of just 0.12%, VNQI could be ideal for investors seeking international real estate exposure.

Performance Overview

  • 9.31% YTD Daily Total Return
  • 22.16% 1-Year Daily Total Return
  • 5.52% 3-Year Daily Total Return


Some of VNQI’s top holdings include:

  • Vonovia SE
  • Sun Hung Kai Properties Ltd.
  • Mitsubishi Estate Co. Ltd.
  • Mitsui Fudosan Co. Ltd.
  • Deutsche Wohnen SE

Top 10 Holdings (19.11% of Total Assets)

NameSymbol% Assets
Vonovia SEVNA.DE3.06%
Goodman GroupGMG.AX2.23%
Sun Hung Kai Properties Ltd00016.HK1.91%
Mitsubishi Estate Co Ltd88021.88%
Mitsui Fudosan Co Ltd88011.87%
Deutsche Wohnen SEDWNI.DE1.84%
Link Real Estate Investment Trust00823.HK1.69%
Daiwa House Industry Co Ltd19251.68%
Segro PLCSGRO.L1.52%
Sumitomo Realty & Development Co Ltd88301.43%

VNQI offers investors an international ETF with exposure to real estate. Also, VNQI’s dividend yield is currently 0.88%, and has some room to grow in the future.

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