SeekingAlpha  Jun 9  Comment 
Forbes  May 8  Comment 
Comparing units outstanding versus one week ago at the coverage universe of ETFs at ETF Channel, the biggest inflow was seen in the Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (VWO), which added 6,010,572 units, or a 0.5% increase week over week. Among the...
Market Intelligence Center  May 4  Comment 
Friday's trading in Vanguard Emrg Mkts ETF MSCI (VWO) gives options traders an opportunity for a 7.38% return. By selling the Jul. '15 $44.00 call and buying the Jan. '16 call at the $36.00 level for a net debit of $7.45, traders will book a...
Market Intelligence Center  May 1  Comment 
After closing Thursday at $43.90, Vanguard Emrg Mkts ETF MSCI (VWO) presents an attractive opportunity to get a 3.49% return in just 140 days, which is an annualized return of 9.10% (for comparison purposes only). To enter this trade, sell one...
Market Intelligence Center  Feb 13  Comment 
The option-trade picking algorithms behind MarketIntelligenceCenter.com's Artifical Intelligence Center have selected a covered-call trade on Vanguard Emrg Mkts ETF MSCI (VWO) that includes 6.04% downside protection. Sell one contract of the Jun....
Market Intelligence Center  Jan 27  Comment 
Vanguard Emrg Mkts ETF MSCI (VWO) was identified by MarketIntelligenceCenter.com's patented algorithms today after trading between $41.45 and $41.85 on Monday before closing at $41.71. A diagonal spread using a long position in the Jan. '16 $30.00...
Forbes  Jan 26  Comment 
Looking at units outstanding versus one week prior within the universe of ETFs covered at ETF Channel, the biggest outflow was seen in the Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (VWO), where 6,987,878 units were destroyed, or a 0.6% decrease week over...
Market Intelligence Center  Jan 16  Comment 
MarketIntelligenceCenter.com's option-trade picking algorithms have identified an attractive covered-call trade on Vanguard Emrg Mkts ETF MSCI (VWO). Look at the Mar. '15 $39.00 covered call for a net debit in the $38.04 area. This trade has a...



The Vanguard Emerging Markets ETF is an exchange-traded share class of Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock Index Fund, which employs a "passive management" - or indexing - investment approach by investing substantially all (normally about 95%), of its assets in the common stocks included in the MSCI Emerging Markets Index. The MSCI Emerging Markets Index is made up of common stocks of companies located in emerging markets around the world.[1]

Fund Information

  • Fund Manager - Vanguard Group, Inc.
  • Inception Date - 03/04/2005
  • Exchange – NYSE Arca
  • Index Ticker – VWO
  • Intra-day NAV Ticker – VWO.IV
  • Expense Ratio - 0.27%

Fund Characteristics


Top Holdings

Current as of 7/19/2010. Ten largest holdings = 14.1% of total net assets.[2]

Holding Percentage
China Mobile (Hong Kong) (CHL)2.0%
Petroleo Brasileiro Ads (PBRA)1.6%
America Movil, S.A.B. de C.V. (AMX)1.5%
Vale S.A. (VALE)1.5%
Gazprom (GZPFY)1.5%
Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (601398-SH)1.3%
China Construction Bank Corporation (0939-HK)1.2%
Samsung Electronics (SEO:005930)1.2%
Samsung Climate (SEO:A006660)1.2%
China Life Insurance Company (LFC)1.1%

Other Emerging Market ETFs

ETF Name Fund Manager Expense Ratio
BLDRS Asia 50 ADR Index ETF (ADRA)Invesco PowerShares0.30%
BLDRS Emerging Markets 50 ADR Index ETF (ADRE)Invesco PowerShares0.30%
Claymore/BNY BRIC ETF (EEB)Claymore Advisors0.60%
DWA Emerging Markets Technical Leaders Portfolio ETF (PIE)Invesco PowerShares0.90%
FTSE RAFI Emerging Markets Portfolio ETF (PXH)Invesco PowerShares0.85%
iShares MSCI Brazil Index Fund (EWZ)ishares0.63%
iShares MSCI BRIC Index Fund (BKF)ishares0.72%
iShares MSCI Chile Index Fund (ECH)ishares0.63%
iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index Fund (EEM)ishares0.72%
ProShares Short MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (EUM)InvescoPoweshares0.95%
ProShares UltraShort MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (EEV)ProShares ETFs0.95%
SPDR S&P BRIC 40 ETF (BIK)State Street Global Markets, LLC0.50%
SPDR S&P Emerging Asia Pacific ETF (GMF)State Street Global Markets, LLC0.59%
SPDR S&P Emerging Europe ETF (GUR)State Street Global Markets, LLC0.59%
SPDR S&P Emerging Latin America ETF (GML)State Street Global Markets, LLC0.59%
SPDR S&P Emerging Markets ETF (GMM)State Street Global Markets, LLC0.59%
SPDR S&P Emerging Markets Small Cap ETF (EWX)State Street Global Markets, LLC0.65%
SPDR S&P Emerging Middle East & Africa ETF (GAF)State Street Global Markets, LLC0.59%
Vanguard Emerging Markets ETF (VWO)Vanguard Group, Inc.0.27%
WisdomTree Emerging Markets High-Yielding Equity Fund (DEM)WisdomTree Investments, Inc.0.63%
WisdomTree Emerging Markets SmallCap Dividend Fund (DGS)WisdomTree Investments, Inc.0.63%
Emerging Markets Sovereign Debt Portfolio ETF (PCY)InvescoPowerShares0.50%
iShares JPMorgan USD Emerging Markets Bond Fund (EMB)iShares0.60%
First Trust ISE Chindia Index Fund (FNI)First Trust Portfolios L.P0.60%
iShares FTSE BRIC 50 ETF (BRIC-LSE)iShares0.74%
iShares JP Morgan US Dollar Emerging Markets Bond ETF (IEMB-LSE)iShares0.40%
iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (IEEM-LSE)iShares0.75%
iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Islamic/Shariah ETF (ISEM-LSE)iShares0.85%


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  2. Vanguard Emerging Markets ETF (VWO)
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