Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets Index Fund ETF Shares (NYSE:VWO) seeks to track the performance of a benchmark index that measures the investment return of stocks issued by companies located in emerging market countries. The fund employs an indexing investment approach designed to track the performance of the FTSE Emerging Markets All Cap China A Inclusion Index. It invests by sampling the index, meaning that it holds a broadly diversified collection of securities that, in the aggregate, approximates the index in terms of key characteristics.

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VWO provides exposure to Emerging Markets via the FTSE Emerging Markets All Cap China A Inclusion Index. VWO includes China and other developing countries like Taiwan, India, Brazil, etc. VWO has a fee of 0.10%.

VWO may be the most important fund on this list. Emerging Markets are a superior diversifier and have also conveniently paid a significant risk premium historically. They have beaten U.S. stocks historically. Emerging Markets comprise about 11% of the global stock market.

Fund Overview

  • Net Assets 117.28 Billions
  • YTD Daily Total Return 2.78%
  • Yield 1.98%
  • Annual Expense Ratio 0.10%

Performance Overview

  • 2.78% YTD Daily Total Return
  • 20.08% 1-Year Daily Total Return
  • 9.96% 3-Year Daily Total Return

Top 10 Holdings (22.92% of Total Assets)

NameSymbol% Assets
Tencent Holdings Ltd007005.29%
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd Ordinary Shares099884.73%
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd2330.TW4.58%
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd ADRTSM.TW1.70%
Reliance Industries Ltd Shs DematerialisedRELIANCE.B1.06%
Naspers Ltd Class NNPN.JO1.01%
Vale SAVALE3.SA0.92%
Infosys LtdINFY.BO0.91%
China Construction Bank Corp Class H009390.84%

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