VAWVanguard Materials ETF
VAW Fund Description
VAW tracks a very broad market-cap-weighted index of US materials companies.
VAW Factset Analytics Insight
VAW offers broad exposure to the US basic materials segment thanks to a highly representative market-cap-weighted index. The fund holds materials companies, stretching across multiple sub-industries from the broadly defined space. The fund uses GICS classification to include companies that manufacture chemicals, construction materials, glass, paper, forest products, and packaging products, as well as metals, minerals, and mining companies. Certain investment limits are applied for RICs to help ensure diversification. Like all Vanguard funds, the fund has limited transparency, as holdings are only published monthly. The index is rebalanced quarterly.
VAW MSCI ESG Analytics Insight
Vanguard Materials ETF has an MSCI ESG Fund Rating of AA based on a score of 7.49 out of 10. The MSCI ESG Fund Rating measures the resiliency of portfolios to long-term risks and opportunities arising from environmental, social, and governance factors. ESG Fund Ratings range from best (AAA) to worst (CCC). Highly rated funds consist of companies that tend to show strong and/or improving management of financially relevant environmental, social and governance issues. These companies may be more resilient to disruptions arising from ESG events.
The fund’s Peer Rank reflects the ranking of a fund’s MSCI ESG Fund Quality Score against the scores of other funds within the same peer group, as defined by the Thomson Reuters Lipper Global Classification. Vanguard Materials ETF ranks in the 83th percentile within its peer group and in the 67th percentile within the global universe of all funds covered by MSCI ESG Fund Ratings.
VAW MSCI FaCS and Factor Box
MSCI FaCS is a standard method for evaluating and reporting the Factor characteristics of equity portfolios including ETFs. The Factor Box includes 6 Factors that MSCI has identified that historically provided a return premium. On the vertical axis, the Factor Groups, are displayed and the horizontal axis displays the Factor exposure, overweight, underweight or neutral.
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VAW Factset Analytics Block Liquidity
This measurement shows how easy it is to trade a $1 million USD block of VAW. VAW is rated a 5 out of 5.
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