Vanguard Ethically Conscious Australian Shares ETF (ASX: VETH)

The VETH ETF tracks the FTSE Australia 300 Choice Index and attempts to provide low-cost exposure to Australian shares, with an ethical filtering process to exclude shares of companies from particular industries and those which have demonstrated ‘severe controversies’.

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ASX: VETH share price and fees

ASX ticker code: VETH
Yearly fee (MER): 0.17%
FUM: $273.49 million
Monthly spread: 0.11%

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Range: 1 mth | 3 mths | 6 mths | 1 yr | 2 yrs | 5 yrs | 10 yrs

ETF share prices are updated using end of day data from the ASX. FUM, fee and spread data is updated monthly, with a delay. Refer to the ETF’s PDS and the ASX website for up-to-date information.

Data Last Updated: October 2021

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What does the VETH ASX ETF invest in?

The VETH ETF invests in Australian shares but will exclude shares of companies which do a “significant” amount of business involving fossil fuels, nuclear power, weapons, alcohol and tobacco, gambling, weapons, adult entertainment, as well as those with a record of ‘severe controversies’. The ETF also adds a diversification component which means it won’t invest 5% more or less than the ‘non-ethical’ version of the FTSE Australia 300 Index. In our opinion, this diversification filter attempts to ensure the VETH closely resembles a ‘normal’ or ‘non-ethical’ version of an Australian shares index ETF.

What do investors use the VETH ETF for?

Investors could use the VETH ETF to get exposure to Australian shares, in a similar way to the Vanguard Australian Shares ETF (ASX: VAF), but with an ethical ‘overlay’ or ‘screen’ to avoid certain companies which might exhibit ‘unethical’ or ‘unsustainable’ tendendancies.

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VETH PDS

The Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) explains the fees, tax status and some of the risks.

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ASX: VETH’s dividend 2021

VETH dividend yield

Last 12m yield: 2.60%

When does VETH pay a dividend?

VETH dividend reinvestment plan (DRP)

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ASX: VETH technical analysis

The Best ETFs technical analysis chart pack shows the 12-month share price movements, Stochastic bands and traded volume (for both up and down days). This chart uses end-of-day data, so it’s for illustrative purposes only.

VETH ETF performance

This chart shows the return of VETH shares up to a maximum of one year (12 months). Data in this chart is based on end-of-day pricing and NOT including dividends/distributions. Past performance is not indicative of future performance.

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