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VFWAX Vanguard FTSE All-Wld ex-US Idx Admiral

  • Fund
  • VFWAX
  • Price as of: May 14, 2019
  • $30.71 + $0.25 + 0.82%
  • Category
  • Foreign Large Cap Blend Equities

VFWAX - Profile

Vitals

  • YTD Return 8.2%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Return 5.0%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Return -0.8%
  • Net Assets $38.6 B
  • Holdings in Top 10 8.9%

52 WEEK LOW AND HIGH

$30.71
$27.53
$34.22

Expenses

OPERATING RELATED FEES

  • Expense Ratio 0.11%

SALES FEES

  • Front Load N/A
  • Deferred Load N/A

BROKERAGE FEES

  • Turnover 6.00%

TRADING FEES

  • Max Redemption Fee N/A

Min Investment

STANDARD (TAXABLE)

$3,000

IRA

$10,000

Investment Themes

CATEGORY

Foreign Large Cap Blend Equities
  • Fund Type Open End Mutual Fund
  • Investment Style Foreign Large Blend

Distributions

  • YTD Total Return 8.2%
  • 3 Yr Annualized Total Return 5.0%
  • 5 Yr Annualized Total Return -0.8%
  • Capital Gain Distribution Frequency N/A
  • Net Income Ratio 2.89%
DIVIDENDS
  • Dividend Yield 0.0%
  • Dividend Distribution Frequency Quarterly

Fund Details

  • Legal Name Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US Index Fund
  • Fund Family Name Vanguard
  • Inception Date Sep 27, 2011
  • Shares Outstanding N/A
  • Share Class Inst
  • Currency USD
  • Domiciled Country United States
  • Manager Justin E. Hales

VFWAX - Performance

Return Ranking - Trailing

Period VFWAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 8.2% 1.2% 20.3% 68.92%
1 Yr -10.1% -46.9% 4.2% 26.50%
3 Yr 5.0%* -14.8% 33.1% 18.86%
5 Yr -0.8%* -13.0% 17.7% 43.71%
10 Yr N/A* -1.8% 13.1% N/A

* Annualized


Return Ranking - Calendar

Period VFWAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2018 -16.5% -50.1% 68.4% 19.34%
2017 23.7% -2.4% 37.4% 49.90%
2016 1.6% -13.9% 18.8% 14.34%
2015 -7.2% -27.8% 7.2% 84.28%
2014 -7.2% -27.8% 75.2% 41.22%

Total Return Ranking - Trailing

Period VFWAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
YTD 8.2% 1.2% 20.3% 68.92%
1 Yr -10.1% -46.8% 4.2% 38.30%
3 Yr 5.0%* -12.2% 33.1% 48.72%
5 Yr -0.8%* -11.2% 17.7% 75.45%
10 Yr N/A* -1.0% 13.1% N/A

* Annualized


Total Return Ranking - Calendar

Period VFWAX Return Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
2018 -16.5% -50.0% 68.4% 32.11%
2017 23.7% 8.9% 37.4% 72.21%
2016 1.6% -8.0% 18.8% 26.13%
2015 -7.2% -26.3% 8.4% 88.21%
2014 -7.2% -27.8% 96.0% 69.39%

NAV & Total Return History

VFWAX - Holdings

Concentration Analysis

VFWAX Category Low Category High VFWAX % Rank
Net Assets 38.6 B 1.56 M 382 B 4.44%
Number of Holdings 2781 5 9123 2.51%
Net Assets in Top 10 3.38 B -104 M 32.8 B 7.92%
Weighting of Top 10 8.94% 4.2% 551.0% 97.10%

Top 10 Holdings

  1. Nestle SA 1.35%

  2. Tencent Holdings Ltd 1.23%

  3. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd ADR 1.03%

  4. Novartis AG 0.98%

  5. Roche Holding AG Dividend Right Cert. 0.90%

  6. HSBC Holdings PLC 0.76%

  7. Toyota Motor Corp 0.69%

  8. Royal Dutch Shell PLC Class A 0.68%

  9. BP PLC 0.66%

  10. Total SA 0.66%


Asset Allocation

Weighting Return Low Return High VFWAX % Rank
Stocks
97.83% 28.05% 113.79% 44.40%
Cash
1.42% -133.56% 22.88% 69.50%
Other
0.71% -4.08% 20.28% 10.81%
Preferred Stocks
0.04% 0.00% 3.91% 8.11%
Convertible Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 4.50% 89.00%
Bonds
0.00% 0.00% 115.03% 90.15%

Stock Sector Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High VFWAX % Rank
Financial Services
19.89% 0.00% 28.31% 28.57%
Technology
11.04% 0.01% 26.73% 55.60%
Industrials
10.87% 0.00% 29.52% 59.07%
Consumer Cyclical
10.64% 0.01% 27.24% 58.69%
Consumer Defense
9.65% 0.01% 32.90% 63.13%
Healthcare
8.08% 0.00% 26.39% 76.06%
Basic Materials
7.86% 0.00% 25.82% 38.80%
Energy
7.02% 0.00% 21.29% 24.32%
Communication Services
3.88% 0.00% 14.37% 39.38%
Real Estate
3.36% 0.00% 10.73% 28.38%
Utilities
3.23% 0.00% 12.81% 34.17%

Stock Geographic Breakdown

Weighting Return Low Return High VFWAX % Rank
Non US
97.00% 0.00% 108.48% 17.95%
US
0.83% -0.04% 99.97% 92.86%

VFWAX - Expenses

Operational Fees

VFWAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Expense Ratio 0.11% 0.00% 4.65% 97.10%
Management Fee 0.08% 0.00% 1.36% 8.49%
12b-1 Fee N/A 0.00% 1.00% N/A
Administrative Fee N/A 0.01% 0.50% N/A

Sales Fees

VFWAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Front Load N/A 2.50% 5.75% N/A
Deferred Load N/A 1.00% 5.50% N/A

Trading Fees

VFWAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Max Redemption Fee N/A 0.75% 2.00% N/A

Turnover Related Fees

Turnover provides investors a proxy for the trading fees incurred by mutual fund managers who frequently adjust position allocations. Higher turnover means higher trading fees.

VFWAX Fees (% of AUM) Category Return Low Category Return High Rank in Category (%)
Turnover 6.00% 0.00% 156.00% 7.72%

VFWAX - Distributions

Dividend Yield Analysis

VFWAX Category Low Category High VFWAX % Rank
Dividend Yield 0.03% 0.00% 0.26% 11.20%

Dividend Distribution Analysis

VFWAX Category Low Category High Category Mode
Dividend Distribution Frequency Quarterly Annually Semi-Annually Annually

Dividend Payout History


Net Income Ratio Analysis

VFWAX Category Low Category High VFWAX % Rank
Net Income Ratio 2.89% -1.71% 3.47% 4.45%

Capital Gain Distribution Analysis

VFWAX Category Low Category High Capital Mode
Capital Gain Distribution Frequency Annually Semi-Annually Annually

VFWAX - Managers

Justin E. Hales

Manager

Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Feb 26, 2016

3.18

3.2%

Justin E. Hales, CFP, Portfolio Manager at Vanguard. He has been with Vanguard since 2004, has worked in investment management since 2006, has managed investment portfolios since 2014. Education: B.A., University of Maryland.


Christine D. Franquin

Manager

Start Date

Tenure

Tenure Rank

Feb 26, 2016

3.18

3.2%

Christine has been with Vanguard since 2000. She received her B.A. from Universitaire Faculteiten Sint Ignatius Antwerpen Belgium and also her Master Degree in Finance from Clark University in Massachusetts. She currently manages Vanguard European Stock Index and Switzerland Stock Index. Education: B.A., Universitaire Faculteiten Sint-Ignatius Antwerpen, Belgium; J.D., University of Liege, Belgium; M.S., Clark University.


Tenure Analysis

Category Low

0.0

Category High

27.35

Category Average

7.11

Category Mode

1.33