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Market Intelligence Center  Jul 15  Comment 
The patented algorithms that power MarketIntelligenceCenter.com's Artificial Intelligence Center found a trading opportunity with Vanguard Europe ETF FTSE (VGK) that should provide a 2.02% return in just 67 days. Sell one Sep. '14 call at the...
Market Intelligence Center  Jun 17  Comment 
Vanguard Europe ETF FTSE (VGK) presents a trading opportunity that offers a 3.04% return in just 186 days. A covered call on Vanguard Europe ETF FTSE at the $61.00 level expiring on Dec. '14 offers an assigned return rate of 3.04% or 5.97%...
Market Intelligence Center  Jun 2  Comment 
After closing Friday at $60.98, Vanguard Europe ETF FTSE (VGK) presents an attractive opportunity to get a 2.16% return in just 201 days, which is an annualized return of 3.93% (for comparison purposes only). To enter this trade, sell one Dec. '14...
Forbes  May 15  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 4,500,000 units, or a 1.6% increase week over week. Among the largest...
Market Intelligence Center  May 8  Comment 
Vanguard Europe ETF FTSE (VGK) presents a trading opportunity that offers a 2.44% return in just 135 days. A covered call on Vanguard Europe ETF FTSE at the $60.00 level expiring on Sep. '14 offers an assigned return rate of 2.44% or 6.60%...
Forbes  May 7  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 4,000,000 units, or a 1.5% increase week over week.  Among the largest...
Benzinga  May 5  Comment 
With so much hoopla surrounding U.S. stocks and individual sectors, not everyone has noticed that many developed foreign markets have been quietly inching higher this year. The European reflation trade has continued to gain steam amid improving...
Forbes  Mar 3  Comment 
In trading on Monday, the Junior Gold Miners ETF (GDXJ) is outperforming other ETFs, up about 4.9% on the day.  Components of that ETF showing particular strength include shares of Perseus Mining (PRU.CA), up about 13.9% and shares of Dundee...
Market Intelligence Center  Jul 11  Comment 
Vanguard European (AMEX: VGK) closed Wednesday's trading session at $49.39. In the past year, the ETF has hit a 52-week low of $40.12 and 52-week high of $53.32. Vanguard European (VGK) has been showing support around $48.60 and resistance in the...
Market Intelligence Center  Jun 27  Comment 
Vanguard European (AMEX: VGK) closed Wednesday's trading session at $48.11. In the past year, the ETF has hit a 52-week low of $40.12 and 52-week high of $53.32. Vanguard European (VGK) has been showing support around $47.78 and resistance in the...




 
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Vanguard European ETF (VGK)

Overview

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.

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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
3BP PLC
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%


References

  1. - Overview of Vanguard European ETF (VGK)
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