VSS

Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US Small-Cap ETF

Vanguard FTSE All World ex-US Small-Cap ETF seeks to track the performance of a benchmark index that measures the investment return of both developed and emerging international small cap companies.


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Fund Basics
Fund sponsorVanguard Group Inc/The
CategoryInternational Equities
Asset classEquity
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Inception dateApr 02, 2009
Assets (mns)$7,570
Expense ratio7 bp
CurrencyUSD
Sector Breakdown
Fund Structure
RegulationOpen-Ended Fund
DistributionsQuarterly
Taxation1099
Stock selectionMarket Cap
WeightingMarket Cap
Holdings TransparencyDelayed
Derivatives-basedNo
Options availableYes
Currency hedgedNo
Fund of fundsNo
Top 10 Holdings Complete list  + 
GENIVAR INC 0.6 %
FIRST QUANTUM MINERALS LTD 0.5 %
EMERA INC 0.4 %
CAMECO CORP 0.4 %
TFI INTERNATIONAL INC. 0.3 %
ARC RESOURCES LTD 0.3 %
OPEN TEXT CORP 0.3 %
CCL INDUSTRIES INC - CL B 0.3 %
NORTHLAND POWER INC 0.3 %
WEST FRASER TIMBER CO LTD 0.3 %
Constituent Breakdown
Number of holdings4251
Herfindahl-Hirschman Index 7
Wgt avg mkt cap (mns)$2,049
Large cap (>$10bn)1.9%
Mid cap ($2-10bn)35.1%
Small cap (<$2bn)62.7%
Developed mkts.72.9%
Emerging mkts.27.0%
Country Exposure
CANADA 15.7 %
JAPAN 12.0 %
BRITAIN 8.5 %
TAIWAN 7.0 %
AUSTRALIA 4.7 %
INDIA 4.5 %
SOUTH KOREA 3.6 %
CHINA 3.1 %
SWEDEN 2.9 %
SWITZERLAND 2.7 %
Historical Performance


Standardized Annual Returns (as of 10/31/2022)
YTD1 YR2 YR3 YR5 YR10 YRIncep.
-27.8% -28.4% -0.7% -0.7% -1.2% 3.8% 6.8%
Market Correlations
versus...BetaR-squared
S&P 5001.0287%
MSCI EAFE1.1194%
MSCI Emg Mkts0.9774%
Liquidity Measures
Avg. volume (000)494
Turnover0.7%
Avg. Bid/Ask (% of price)0.08%
ADV of underlying (mns)$21,326
Technical Indicators
Recent close$104.96
30d moving avg.$99.93
Annualized volatility22.8%
Relative strength (RSI)66
Short interest (ETF)1.0%
Short interest (underlying)0.0%
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Risk and Returns: VSS vs. Comps (1 YR)

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Results & Estimates
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Valuation Metrics
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ETF Research Center Fund Rating

Our measure of an ETF's overall investment merit

ALTAR Score™

VSS

6.2%

Cat. Avg

7.5%

Fund Category: International Equities

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Less: Expenses-- bp
Equals: ALTAR Score™6.2%
Recommendation

UNDERWEIGHT

Below average appreciation potential. A rating of UNDERWEIGHT is assigned to ETFs with ALTAR Scores in the 2nd quintile (ranking higher than only 20%-40%) of their category. Typically, funds in this category consist of stocks trading at relatively expensive valuations and/or having below-average fundamentals.

Category Overview
There are 272 funds in the International Equities category, with an average ALTAR Score™ of 7.5% and a standard deviation of 2.6%. VSS's ALTAR Score™ is approximately 0.5 standard deviations below the category average. This places VSS in the 31st percentile among funds in the category.
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Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) Comparison
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VSS 7.0 7.6 14.6
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