Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF (VCR)

QUOTE AND NEWS
BBC News  Jul 26  Comment 
The journalist Sarfraz Manzoor mourns the end of the VHS video recorder.
Forbes  Jul 24  Comment 
Be warned, vintage videophiles: Japan?s Funai Electric, a company that claims to be the last manufacturer of videocassette recorders (VCRs), will manufacture its last VHS player this month.
The Economic Times  Jul 23  Comment 
The world's last videocassette recorder is set to roll off the factory line as a Japanese manufacturer ends production of the once booming home-theatre technology.
guardian.co.uk  Jul 22  Comment 
Last remaining VHS VCR producer will cease manufacturing recorders at the end of this month, bringing the 40-year-long analogue videotape era to an end The 40-year-war between Betamax and VHS is finally over, but while victorious 28 years ago,...
CNNMoney.com  Jul 22  Comment 
Read full story for latest details.
New York Times  Jul 21  Comment 
Yes, there was a company still manufacturing VCRs. It has decided it’s time to stop.
BBC News  Jul 21  Comment 
The last videocassette recorder (VCR) in Japan is to be produced by the end of the month, according to the Nikkei newspaper.
New York Times  May 27  Comment 
With a new streaming service aimed at broadening its customers base, the company says it can be “the Netflix of learning.”




 
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Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF (VCR)

Overview

The Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF is an exchange-traded share class of Vanguard Consumer Discretionary Index Fund. The fund employs a "passive management" - or indexing - investment approach designed to track the performance of the Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI) US Investable Market Consumer Discretionary Index, an index of stocks of large, medium, and small U.S. companies in the consumer discretionary sector, as classified under the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS). This GICS sector is made up of those manufacturing and service industries that tend to be the most sensitive to economic cycles. Its manufacturing segment includes the following industries: automotive, household durable goods, textiles and apparel, and leisure equipment. The services segment includes hotels, restaurants and other leisure facilities, media production and services, and consumer retailing. [1]

Fund Information

  • Fund Manager - Vanguard Group, Inc.
  • Inception Date - 01/26/2004
  • Exchange – NYSE Arca
  • Index Ticker – VCR
  • Intra-day NAV Ticker – VCR.IV
  • Expense Ratio - 0.25%

Top Holdings

Name Weight
Exelon Corp 9.09%
Southern Co 7.28%
Dominion Res Inc Va New 6.26%
Fpl Group Inc 6.05%
Duke Energy Corp New 5.76%
American Elec Pwr Inc 4.54%
Pg&E Corp 4.48%
Public Svc Enterprise Group 4.46%
Entergy Corp New 4.37%
Sempra Energy 3.74%

Holdings as of 12/08/2009

Other Consumer Product ETFs

ETF Name Fund Manager Expense Ratio
Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLY)State Street Global Markets, LLC0.21%
Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLP)State Street Global Markets, LLC0.21%
First Trust Consumer Discretionary AlphaDEX Fund (FXD)First Trust Portfolios L.P. 0.70%
First Trust Consumer Staples AlphaDEX Fund (FXG)First Trust Portfolios L.P. 0.70%
First Trust Utilities AlphaDEX Fund (FXU)First Trust Portfolios L.P0.70%
iShares Dow Jones U.S. Consumer Goods Sector Index Fund (IYK)ishares0.48%
iShares S&P Global Consumer Discretionary Sector Index Fund (RXI)ishares0.48%
iShares S&P Global Consumers Staples Sector Index Fund (KXI)ishares0.48%
Powershares Dynamic Consumer Discretionary Sector Portfolio ETF (PEZ)Invesco PowerShares0.60%
Powershares Dynamic Consumer Staples Sector Portfolio ETF (PSL)Invesco PowerShares0.60%
Powershares Dynamic Consumer Staples Sector Portfolio ETF (PSL)Invesco PowerShares0.60%
ProShares Ultra Consumer Goods ETF (UGE)InvescoPoweshares0.95%
ProShares Ultra Consumer Goods ETF (UGE)InvescoPoweshares0.95%
ProShares Ultra Consumer Services ETF (UCC)InvescoPoweshares0.95%
ProShares Ultra Consumer Services ETF (UCC)InvescoPoweshares0.95%
ProShares UltraShort Consumer Goods ETF (SZK)InvescoPoweshares0.95%
ProShares UltraShort Consumer Goods ETF (SZK)InvescoPoweshares0.95%
ProShares UltraShort Consumer Services ETF (SCC)InvescoPoweshares0.95%
ProShares UltraShort Consumer Services ETF (SCC)InvescoPoweshares0.95%
SPDR S&P International Consumer Discretionary Sector ETF (IPD)State Street Global Markets, LLC0.50%
SPDR S&P International Consumer Staples Sector ETF (IPS)State Street Global Markets, LLC0.50%
Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF (VCR)Vanguard Group, Inc.0.25%
Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF (VDC)Vanguard Group, Inc.0.25%
WisdomTree International Consumer Cyclical Sector Fund (DPC)WisdomTree Investments, Inc.0.58%
WisdomTree International Consumer Non-Cyclical Fund (DPN)WisdomTree Investments, Inc.0.58%


References

  1. - Overview of Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF (VCR)
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