Forbes  Aug 12  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 12,600,573 units, or a 4.6% increase week over week.
Market Intelligence Center  Jul 24  Comment 
After closing Thursday at $55.27, Vanguard Europe ETF FTSE (VGK) presents an attractive opportunity to get a 2.10% return in just 56 days, which is an annualized return of 13.67% (for comparison purposes only). To enter this trade, sell one Sep....
Market Intelligence Center  Jul 6  Comment 
Vanguard Europe ETF FTSE (VGK) was identified by MarketIntelligenceCenter.com's patented algorithms today after trading between $54.13 and $54.46 on Thursday before closing at $54.27. A diagonal spread using a long position in the Jan. '17 $42.00...
Market Intelligence Center  Jun 24  Comment 
MarketIntelligenceCenter.com's patented algorithms have identified an attractive covered-call trade on Vanguard Europe ETF FTSE (VGK). Look at the Dec. '15 $57.00 covered call for a net debit in the $55.27 area. This trade has a duration of 177...
Market Intelligence Center  Jun 19  Comment 
The patented option-trade picking algorithms that power MarketIntelligenceCenter.com's Artifical Intelligence Center found a trading opportunity with Vanguard Europe ETF FTSE (VGK) that should provide a 2.21% return in just 91 days. Buy one Sep....
Market Intelligence Center  May 4  Comment 
After closing Friday at $56.97, Vanguard Europe ETF FTSE (VGK) presents an attractive opportunity to get a 2.53% return in just 137 days, which is an annualized return of 6.73% (for comparison purposes only). To enter this trade, sell one Sep. '15...
Market Intelligence Center  Apr 30  Comment 
The patented option-trade picking algorithms that power MarketIntelligenceCenter.com's Artificial Intelligence Center are highlighting two trades on Vanguard Europe ETF FTSE (VGK) today after it closed at $56.66 on Wednesday. For more...
Market Intelligence Center  Apr 21  Comment 
Vanguard Europe ETF FTSE (VGK) traded between $55.62 and $55.97 before closing at $55.75 Monday and presents some attractive trading opportunities today according to MarketIntelligenceCenter.com's patented algorithms. The computer program that...


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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