Vanguard VGS ETF (ASX:VGS)

The Vanguard VGS ETF provides exposure to listed companies from developed markets around the world, excluding Australia. This ETF is not hedged so it is exposed to currency fluctuations.

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VGS ETF share price and fees

Ticker code: VGS
Yearly fee (MER): 0.18%
FUM: $2624.20 million
Monthly spread: 0.04%

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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: December 2020

What does the VGS ASX ETF invest in?

The VGS ETF invests in a portfolio of large-cap companies from developed economies around the world, mainly the US. This ETF also provides exposure to economies including Japan, the UK, Switzerland, France and Canada. VGAD invests across many industries and avoids being overweight in any one particular industry.

What do investors use the VGS ETF for?

The VGS ETF could be used to build out the core of a portfolio and to diversify away from Australian equities. It may also be suitable for investors wanting exposure to the US market, as the majority of the companies in the ETF are US-based.

VGS's dividend information

VGS dividend yield

Last 12m yield: 2.24%

Dividend yield information is recorded based on the last 12-month returns. Refer to the Issuer’s website before choosing this ETF for its dividend yield.

When does VGS pay a dividend?

A quarterly distribution means the ETF or managed fund expects to return income (generated by the fund) or excess capital gains back to you, the investor, every three months.

VGS dividend reinvestment plan (DRP)

A full Distribution Reinvestment Plan (DRP) means the ETF or managed fund allows you, the investor, to take all of your monthly, quarterly, half-yearly or yearly distributions as new units in the ETF/fund. 

Fund issuer

Vanguard Australia is one of Australia’s largest ETF providers, both by number of ETFs and total money invested (called ‘funds under management’).

Warnings we apply to the VGS ETF

The following warnings are applied by our ETF research team. Please know that these warnings are based on quantitative metrics and our internal methodology. These risks are not exhaustive and therefore they should not be relied upon. Always read the PDS of the function and speak to your financial adviser before acting on this information.

VGS tax domicile

When a fund/ETF has a “domicile” of Australia it means it is a registered fund in Australia for tax purposes. This means investors who buy into this fund or ETF, and are Australian residents for tax purposes, will be subject to Australian taxes and regulation. 

VGS ETF registry

Computershare is not only the largest share registry in Australia but also the world. The company was founded in 1978 as one of Melbourne’s first start-up technology companies, initially providing computer services to businesses.

Sector Information

The Best ETFs global or international shares sector includes ETFs, managed funds and index funds which cover international equities/share markets.

International shares sector data

Average 1Y return: 15.83%

Average FUM: $474.60

Average fee (MER): 0.56%

How VGS compares:

1Y return: 16.83%

FUM: $2624.20

Fee (MER): 0.18%

Sector information is recorded based on the last 12-month returns to December 2020. Refer to the Issuer’s website, speak to your financial adviser and always the fund’s Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) before choosing an ETF for its dividend yield, past returns or fees. Past performance can be a poor indicator of future performance. 

VGS ETF technical analysis chart

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.

VGS ETF performance

This chart shows the return of VGS 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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