VB

Vanguard Small-Cap ETF
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VB Fund Description

VB tracks the CRSP US Small Cap Index. The market-cap-weighted index includes the bottom 2-15% of the investable universe.

VB Factset Analytics Insight

VB is one of the giants in the small-cap space, and for good reasons: a low expense ratio, tight tracking, deep liquidity and a broad index that captures the US small-cap space well. VB earns high marks in Fit, in part a reflection of the fund's highly diverse portfolio. Note however that both the fund and our benchmark are skewed toward midcaps, so it could overlap with existing midcaps in your portfolio. (The fund switched to CRSP index in 2013.) VB is stable, with over a decade of trading history. The only negative mark here is one common to all Vanguard funds: holdings are reported monthly, not daily. VB earns Analyst Pick for dirt-cheap all-in costs and broad, balanced exposure to US small-caps.

VB MSCI ESG Analytics Insight

Vanguard Small-Cap ETF has an MSCI ESG Fund Rating of BB based on a score of 3.80 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 Small-Cap ETF ranks in the 17th percentile within its peer group and in the 38th percentile within the global universe of all funds covered by MSCI ESG Fund Ratings.

VB 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.

VB Charts And Performance

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PERFORMANCE [as of 10/17/19] 1 MONTH 3 MONTHS YTD 1 YEAR 3 YEARS 5 YEARS 10 YEARS
VB -1.77% -0.86% 19.26% 3.93% 11.40% 9.70% 12.37%
VB (NAV) -1.71% -0.88% 18.59% 2.74% 10.98% 9.46% 12.24%
CRSP US Small Cap -1.71% -0.91% 18.59% 2.75% 10.97% 9.44% 12.24%
MSCI USA Small Cap Index -1.64% -0.23% 18.21% 1.83% 11.23% 9.75% 12.44%
All returns over 1 year are annualized. All returns are total returns unless otherwise stated.

VB Summary Data

Vanguard
01/26/04
Open-Ended Fund
0.05%
$25.06B
$68.12M
0.05%

VB Portfolio Data

$5.03B
34.78
2.20
2.48%
03/25/14
1380

VB Index Data

CRSP US Small Cap
Market Cap
Market Cap
MSCI USA Small Cap Index

VB Portfolio Management

0.05%
-0.01%
0.03%
-0.03%

VB Tax Exposures

20.00% / 39.60%
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Qualified dividends
No

VB Fund Structure

Open-Ended Fund
No
Yes
100% / 0%
N/A
N/A
Low
Monthly
Cboe Book Viewer
Top Of Book
Last 10 Trades
Bats BZX Real-time Quote -

VB Factset Analytics Block Liquidity

As of 10/18/19
5
4
3
2
1

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

VB Tradability

445,068
$68.12M
406,150
$61.79M
0.05%
$0.08
0.01%
0.11% / -0.13%
None
100.00%
25,000
16.25
0.01%
0.02%
965
$155.05
5

VB Sector/Industry Breakdown


VB
Segment Benchmark
26.39%
26.82%
17.29%
15.72%
15.26%
14.30%
13.23%
12.73%
11.65%
13.05%
4.92%
5.36%
4.17%
4.49%
3.65%
3.29%
2.71%
3.33%
0.73%
0.92%

VB Countries


VB
Segment Benchmark
99.99%
100.00%
0.01%
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VB Regions


VB
Segment Benchmark
100.00%
100.00%

VB Economic Development


VB
Segment Benchmark
100.00%
100.00%

VB Performance Statistics

1.00
0.99
1.00
1.00
0.06%
MSCI USA Small Cap Index

VB MSCI ESG Ratings

BB
3.80 / 10
38.38
17.50
4.13%
5.46%
141.31

VB Benchmark Comparison Holdings

1380
1793
1,260
83.58%

VB Benchmark Comparison Summary


VB
Segment Benchmark
1380
1793
$5.03B
$4.01B
34.78
43.40
2.20
2.10
1.64%
1.69%
Low
Low

VB Benchmark Comparison Market Cap Size


VB
Segment Benchmark
3.34%
0.03%
68.93%
61.65%
26.61%
34.52%
1.12%
3.81%