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Vanguard Health Care ETF (VHT)

Overview

The Vanguard Health Care ETF is an exchange-traded share class of Vanguard Health Care Index Fund, which employs a "passive management" - or indexing - investment approach designed to track the performance of the Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI) US Investable Market Health Care Index, an index of stocks of large, medium, and small U.S. companies in the health care sector, as classified under the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS). This GICS sector is made up of two main industry groups. The first group includes companies that manufacture health care equipment and supplies or provide health care related services (such as distributors of health care products, providers of basic healthcare services, and owners and operators of health care facilities and organizations). The second group includes companies primarily involved in the research, development, production, and marketing of pharmaceuticals and biotechnology products.

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Fund Information

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

Top Holdings

Rank Holding
1Johnson & Johnson
2Pfizer Inc.
3Abbott Laboratories
4Merck & Co. Inc./NJ
5Amgen Inc.
6Schering-Plough Corp.
7Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.
8Medtronic Inc.
9Gilead Sciences Inc.
10Eli Lilly & Co.
Holdings as of 12/08/2009

Other Healthcare ETFs

ETF Name Fund Manager Expense Ratio
First Trust Health Care AlphaDEX Fund (FXH)First Trust Portfolios L.P0.70%
Health Care Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLV)State Street Global Markets, LLC0.21%
iShares Dow Jones U.S. Healthcare Providers Index Fund (IHF)ishares0.48%
iShares Dow Jones U.S. Healthcare Sector Index Fund (IYH)ishares0.48%
iShares S&P Global Healthcare Sector Index Fund (IXJ)ishares0.48%
Powershares Dynamic Healthcare Sector Portfolio ETF (PTH)Invesco PowerShares0.60%
Powershares Dynamic Healthcare Sector Portfolio ETF (PTH)Invesco PowerShares0.60%
Powershares Dynamic Healthcare Services Portfolio ETF (PTJ)Invesco PowerShares0.60%
Powershares Dynamic Healthcare Services Portfolio ETF (PTJ)Invesco PowerShares0.60%
ProShares Ultra Health Care ETF (RXL)InvescoPoweshares0.95%
ProShares Ultra Health Care ETF (RXL)InvescoPoweshares0.95%
ProShares UltraShort Health Care ETF (RXD)ProShares ETFs0.95%
ProShares UltraShort Health Care ETF (RXD)ProShares ETFs0.95%
Rydex 2x S&P Select Sector Health Care ETF (RHM)Rydex ETF Trust0.70%
Rydex 2x S&P Select Sector Health Care ETF (RHM)Rydex ETF Trust0.70%
Rydex Inverse 2x S&P Select Sector Health Care ETF (RHO)Rydex ETF Trust0.70%
Rydex Inverse 2x S&P Select Sector Health Care ETF (RHO)Rydex ETF Trust0.70%
Rydex S&P Equal Weight Health Care ETF (RYH)Rydex ETF Trust0.50%
SPDR S&P International Health Care Sector ETF (IRY)State Street Global Markets, LLC0.50%
Vanguard Health Care ETF (VHT)Vanguard Group, Inc.0.25%
WisdomTree International Health Care Sector Fund (DBR)WisdomTree Investments, Inc.0.58%

References

  1. - Overview of Vanguard Health Care ETF (VHT)
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