Forbes  Feb 26  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 Europe ETF (VGK), which added 6,401,863 units, or a 2.9% increase week over week. 
Market Intelligence Center  Feb 9  Comment 
After closing Friday at $53.69, Vanguard Europe ETF FTSE (VGK) presents an attractive opportunity to get a 3.03% return in just 130 days, which is an annualized return of 8.51% (for comparison purposes only). To enter this trade, sell one Jun. '15...
Market Intelligence Center  Feb 3  Comment 
Vanguard Europe ETF FTSE (VGK) is an excellent choice for either a diagonal spread or a covered call expiring in Jun. '15 at the $53.00 level according to MarketIntelligenceCenter.com's patented algorithms. A covered call on Vanguard Europe ETF...
SeekingAlpha  Jan 26  Comment 
Market Intelligence Center  Dec 5  Comment 
For a hedged play on Vanguard Europe ETF FTSE (VGK) MarketIntelligenceCenter.com's option-trade picking algorithms recommend the Jun. '15 $54.00 covered call for a net debit in the $52.72 area. That is also the break-even price for the covered...
Forbes  Oct 20  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 Europe ETF (VGK), where 33,597,988 units were destroyed, or a 13.4% decrease week over week. ...
Market Intelligence Center  Oct 16  Comment 
Option-trade picking algorithms patented by MarketIntelligenceCenter.com found a trading opportunity with Vanguard Europe ETF FTSE (VGK) that should provide a 3.39% return in just 65 days. Buy one Dec. '14 call at the $51.00 level for each 100...
Market Intelligence Center  Oct 14  Comment 
The patented option trade-picking algorithms behind MarketIntelligenceCenter.com's Artificial Intelligence Center have selected a covered call trade on Vanguard Europe ETF FTSE (VGK) that includes 3.87% downside protection. Sell one contract of...


Vanguard European ETF (VGK)


The Vanguard European ETF is an exchange-traded share class of Vanguard European Stock Index Fund, which employs a "passive management" - or indexing - investment approach by investing all, or substantially all, of its assets in the common stocks included in the MSCI Europe Index. The index is made up of common stocks of companies located in 16 European countries. The countries with the largest capitalization weightings in the index are the United Kingdom, France, Switzerland, and Germany; others represented are Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, and Sweden.


Fund Information

  • Fund Manager - Vanguard Group, Inc.
  • Inception Date - 03/04/2005
  • Exchange – NYSE Arca
  • Index Ticker – VGK
  • Intra-day NAV Ticker – VGK.IV
  • Expense Ratio - 0.18%

Top Holdings

Rank Holding
1HSBC Holdings PLC
2Nestle SA
4Banco Santander SA
5Total SA
6Telefonica SA
7Roche Holdings AG
8Novartis AG
9Vodafone Group PLC
10GlaxoSmithKline PLC
Holdings as of 12/08/2009

Other Investing in Europe ETFs

ETF Name Fund Manager Expense Ratio
BLDRS Europe 100 ADR Index ETF (ADRU)Invesco PowerShares0.30%
Europe Pacific ETF (VEA)Vanguard Group, Inc.0.16%
iShares MSCI Austria Index Fund (EWO)ishares0.52%
iShares MSCI Belgium Index Fund (EWK)ishares0.52%
iShares MSCI France Index Fund (EWQ)ishares0.52%
iShares MSCI Germany Index Fund (EWG)ishares0.52%
iShares MSCI Italy Index Fund (EWI)ishares0.52%
iShares MSCI Netherlands Index Fund (EWN)ishares0.52%
iShares MSCI Spain Index Fund (EWP)ishares0.52%
iShares MSCI Sweden Index Fund (EWD)ishares0.51%
iShares MSCI Switzerland Index Fund (EWL)ishares0.52%
iShares MSCI United Kingdom Index Fund (EWU)ishares0.52%
iShares S&P Europe 350 Index Fund (IEV)ishares0.60%
Vanguard European ETF (VGK)Vanguard Group, Inc.0.18%
FTSE RAFI Europe Portfolio ETF (PEF)Invesco PowerShares0.75%
iShares FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Europe Index Fund (IFEU)ishares0.48%


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