Vanguard Value ETF (NYSE:VTV) employs an indexing investment approach designed to track the performance of the CRSP US Large Cap Value Index, a broadly diversified index predominantly made up of value 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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The Vanguard Value ETF is the overall best option for investors who want diversified portfolio exposure to value stocks. With more assets under management than any other ETF in the sector, the Vanguard Value ETF tracks the CRSP Large Cap Value Index by investing directly in its component companies. This ETF holds shares of the companies in the index in close proportion to their index weighting.

Fund Overview

  • Net Assets: 139.17B
  • NAV: 132.31
  • PE Ratio: 67.07
  • Yield: 2.53%
  • Expense Ratio: 0.04%

The top holding in the ETF is Berkshire Hathaway. The holding company, whose CEO is Warren Buffet, holds several positions in value stocks and occasionally acquires companies Buffett and his team identify as undervalued. As such, it typically presents good value for investors.

Top 10 Holdings (20.41% of Total Assets)

NameSymbol% Assets
Berkshire Hathaway Inc Class BBRK.B2.98%
JPMorgan Chase & CoJPM2.82%
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ2.60%
UnitedHealth Group IncUNH2.27%
Procter & Gamble CoPG1.98%
Bank of America CorpBAC1.91%
Exxon Mobil CorpXOM1.60%
Comcast Corp Class ACMCSA1.57%
Intel CorpINTC1.36%
Verizon Communications IncVZ1.32%

With a best-in-class expense ratio of only 0.04%, investors don’t pay much in fees either. That makes the Vanguard Value ETF one of the least expensive and most efficient ways to invest in more than 300 value stocks.

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