VFH

Vanguard Financials ETF
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80
*Unless otherwise stated, data provided by FactSet.

VFH Fund Description

VFH tracks the performance of the MSCI US Investable Market Financials 25/50 Index, which includes the financial stocks of the top 98% of US market by capitalization.

VFH Factset Analytics Insight

VFH is a powerhouse in the US financials sector. Its market-cap selection and weighting scheme renders it similar to our benchmark, with a portfolio that captures the broader financials market well. It holds slightly more stocks than our benchmark thanks in part to a broader definition of financials. It trades well, with excellent underlying liquidity. VFH is particularly distinguished by a low fee compared to its competitors within its segment, and efficient tracking. The lone black mark on the fund is its lack of daily disclosure, but that comes with the territory when dealing with Vanguard ETFs. It shouldn't scare investors off of VFH, which delivers excellent exposure at tiny all-in cost.Note: In September 2016, the fund sold off all of its REITs (except for mortgage REITs)—a substantial part of the portfolio. It did so to comply with a change in GICS methodology, the sector framework supporting its underlying index. It increased its allocation to remaining financial industries in accord with the revamped underlying index.

VFH MSCI ESG Analytics Insight

Vanguard Financials ETF has an MSCI ESG Fund Rating of BB based on a score of 3.72 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 Financials ETF ranks in the 16th percentile within its peer group and in the 22nd percentile within the global universe of all funds covered by MSCI ESG Fund Ratings.

VFH 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.

VFH 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
VFH -1.03% 1.23% 21.19% 7.93% 15.18% 11.74% 11.04%
VFH (NAV) -1.03% 1.18% 19.87% 6.05% 14.53% 11.37% 10.87%
MSCI US Investable Market Financials 25/50 Index -1.03% 1.20% 19.95% 6.13% 14.63% 11.46% 10.87%
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All returns over 1 year are annualized. All returns are total returns unless otherwise stated.

VFH Summary Data

Vanguard
01/26/04
Open-Ended Fund
0.10%
$7.13B
$39.03M
0.04%

VFH Portfolio Data

$124.99B
13.10
1.32
3.92%
09/24/14
422

VFH Index Data

Market Cap
Market Cap
Thomson Reuters US Financials

VFH Portfolio Management

0.10%
-0.08%
-0.06%
-0.11%

VFH Tax Exposures

20.00% / 39.60%
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Qualified dividends
No

VFH 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 -

VFH 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 VFH. VFH is rated a 5 out of 5.

VFH Tradability

569,716
$39.03M
418,476
$28.61M
0.04%
$0.02
-0.01%
0.14% / -0.11%
None
100.00%
25,000
16.74
0.06%
0.01%
1,014
$69.93
5

VFH Sector/Industry Breakdown


VFH
Segment Benchmark
48.56%
36.49%
29.11%
24.34%
16.74%
13.83%
3.61%
0.02%
1.80%
24.36%
0.13%
0.11%
0.05%
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VFH Countries


VFH
Segment Benchmark
100.00%
100.00%

VFH Regions


VFH
Segment Benchmark
100.00%
100.00%

VFH Economic Development


VFH
Segment Benchmark
100.00%
100.00%

VFH Performance Statistics

0.96
1.14
1.13
1.09
0.26%
Thomson Reuters US Financials

VFH MSCI ESG Ratings

BB
3.72 / 10
21.82
16.50
6.74%
0.28%
24.28

VFH Benchmark Comparison Holdings

422
512
320
70.67%

VFH Benchmark Comparison Summary


VFH
Segment Benchmark
422
512
$124.99B
$117.53B
13.10
15.78
1.32
1.48
2.40%
2.59%
Medium
Low

VFH Benchmark Comparison Market Cap Size


VFH
Segment Benchmark
78.82%
76.08%
15.05%
18.43%
5.40%
5.23%
0.73%
0.26%