VAW

Vanguard Materials ETF
*Unless otherwise stated, data provided by FactSet.

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 7.70 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 89th percentile within its peer group and in the 68th 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.

PERFORMANCE [as of 06/10/21] 1 MONTH 3 MONTHS YTD 1 YEAR 3 YEARS 5 YEARS 10 YEARS
VAW -1.65% 13.18% 21.33% 51.74% 13.46% 14.48% 10.79%
VAW (NAV) -1.70% 10.58% 20.50% 52.92% 13.22% 14.48% 10.88%
MSCI US Investable Market Materials 25/50 Index -1.70% 10.61% 20.53% 53.08% 13.34% 14.56% 10.98%
Thomson Reuters US Basic Materials -1.71% 10.82% 20.01% 52.99% 14.01% 15.03% 11.01%
All returns over 1 year are annualized. All returns are total returns unless otherwise stated.

VAW Summary Data

Vanguard
01/26/04
Open-Ended Fund
0.10%
$3.91B
$31.51M
0.04%

VAW Portfolio Data

$46.81B
42.85
3.38
1.39%
N/A
115

VAW Index Data

Market Cap
Market Cap
Thomson Reuters US Basic Materials

VAW Portfolio Management

0.10%
-0.12%
-0.07%
-0.20%

VAW Tax Exposures

20.00% / 39.60%
--
Qualified dividends
No

VAW Fund Structure

Open-Ended Fund
No
Yes
-- / --
N/A
N/A
Low
Monthly

VAW Factset Analytics Block Liquidity

As of 06/11/21
5
4
3
2
1

This measurement shows how easy it is to trade a $1 million USD block of VAW. VAW is rated a 5 out of 5.

VAW Tradability

168,803
$31.51M
150,146
$27.14M
0.04%
$0.07
0.02%
0.14% / -0.18%
None
100.00%
25,000
6.01
0.02%
0.07%
475
$188.70
5

VAW Sector/Industry Breakdown


VAW
Segment Benchmark
40.20%
43.00%
9.65%
9.84%
8.54%
9.19%
6.03%
5.88%
5.39%
5.71%
4.91%
5.06%
4.61%
4.84%
4.61%
5.75%
4.49%
4.32%
2.95%
--

VAW Top 10 Holdings[View All]

Linde plc 12.15%
Ecolab Inc. 4.66%
Dow, Inc. 3.75%
Corteva Inc 2.94%
49.23%

VAW Countries


VAW
Segment Benchmark
100.00%
100.00%

VAW Regions


VAW
Segment Benchmark
100.00%
100.00%

VAW Economic Development


VAW
Segment Benchmark
100.00%
100.00%

VAW Performance Statistics

1.00
1.00
1.00
0.99
0.07%
Thomson Reuters US Basic Materials

VAW MSCI ESG Ratings

7.70 / 10
67.61
89.26
4.48%
5.01%
686.77

VAW Benchmark Comparison Holdings

115
116
101
91.61%

VAW Benchmark Comparison Summary


VAW
Segment Benchmark
115
116
$46.81B
$48.85B
42.85
40.86
3.38
3.60
1.50%
1.46%
Medium
High

VAW Benchmark Comparison Market Cap Size


VAW
Segment Benchmark
76.88%
76.13%
19.26%
19.77%
3.56%
3.93%
0.30%
0.18%