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Market Intelligence Center  Dec 1  Comment 
The patented option-trade picking algorithms that power MarketIntelligenceCenter.com's Artificial Intelligence Center have selected a covered-call trade on Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF (VDC) that includes 3.70% downside protection. Sell one...
Market Intelligence Center  Nov 23  Comment 
After Friday's trading in Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF (VDC) the algorithms behind MarketIntelligenceCenter.com's Artifical Intelligence Center picked out a trade that offers a 2.66% or 6.74% (for comparison purposes only), while providing 3.33%...
Market Intelligence Center  Aug 7  Comment 
For a hedged play on Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF (VDC) MarketIntelligenceCenter.com's patented trade-picking algorithms recommend the Jan. '16 $131.00 covered call for a net debit in the $128.44 area. That is also the break-even price for the...
Market Intelligence Center  Jun 15  Comment 
MarketIntelligenceCenter.com's patented trade-picking algorithms have identified an attractive covered-call trade on Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF (VDC). Look at the Jan. '16 $124.00 covered call for a net debit in the $121.22 area. This trade...
Market Intelligence Center  Mar 30  Comment 
The patented option-trade picking algorithms that power MarketIntelligenceCenter.com's Artificial Intelligence Center have selected a covered-call trade on Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF (VDC) that includes 2.68% downside protection. Sell one...
Market Intelligence Center  Feb 23  Comment 
Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF (VDC) presents a trading opportunity that offers a 2.07% return in just 144 days. A covered call on Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF at the $125.00 level expiring on Jul. '15 offers an assigned return rate of 2.07% or...
Market Intelligence Center  Jan 22  Comment 
MarketIntelligenceCenter.com's patented trade-picking algorithms have identified an attractive covered-call trade on Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF (VDC). Look at the Apr. '15 $127.00 covered call for a net debit in the $124.31 area. This trade...




 
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Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF (VDC)

Overview

The Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF is an exchange-traded share class of Vanguard Consumer Staples 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 Staples Index, an index of stocks of large, medium, and small U.S. companies in the consumer staples sector, as classified under the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS). This GICS sector is made up of companies whose businesses are less sensitive to economic cycles. It includes manufacturers and distributors of food, beverages, and tobacco, as well as producers of nondurable household goods and personal products. It also includes food and drug retailing companies as well as hypermarkets and consumer supercenters. [1]

Fund Information

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

Top Holdings

Rank Holding
1Procter & Gamble Co.
2Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
3Coca-Cola Co.
4Philip Morris International Inc.
5PepsiCo Inc./NC
6CVS Caremark Corp.
7Kraft Foods Inc.
8Colgate-Palmolive Co.
9Walgreen Co.
10Altria Group Inc.
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 Staples ETF (VDC)
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