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Market Intelligence Center  Nov 5  Comment 
The patented option trade-picking algorithms behind MarketIntelligenceCenter.com's Artificial Intelligence Center have selected a covered call trade on Vanguard Materials ETF (VAW) that includes 3.84% downside protection. Sell one contract of the...
Market Intelligence Center  Nov 4  Comment 
A covered call identified by MarketIntelligececenter.com's patented algorithm on Vanguard Materials ETF (VAW) could yield about 2.66% (9.08% annualized, for comparison purposes only) in 107 days. Pair a long position in the ETF with a sold Feb....
Market Intelligence Center  May 18  Comment 
After closing Friday at $113.43, Vanguard Materials ETF (VAW) presents an attractive opportunity to get a 2.79% return in just 95 days, which is an annualized return of 10.73% (for comparison purposes only). To enter this trade, sell one Aug. '15...
Market Intelligence Center  Feb 18  Comment 
After Tuesday's trading in Vanguard Materials ETF (VAW) the option-trade picking algorithms that power MarketIntelligenceCenter.com's Artificial Intelligence Center uncovered a trade that offers a 3.02% return, or 12.80% annualized (for comparison...
Market Intelligence Center  Dec 30  Comment 
The patented option-trade picking algorithms that power MarketIntelligenceCenter.com's Artificial Intelligence Center have selected a covered-call trade on Vanguard Materials ETF (VAW) that includes 5.71% downside protection. Sell one contract of...
Market Intelligence Center  Dec 22  Comment 
A covered call identified by MarketIntelligececenter.com's patented algorithm on Vanguard Materials ETF (VAW) could yield about 2.58% (15.69% annualized, for comparison purposes only) in 60 days. Pair a long position in the ETF with a sold Feb....
Market Intelligence Center  Dec 10  Comment 
A covered call identified by MarketIntelligececenter.com's patented algorithm on Vanguard Materials ETF (VAW) could yield about 3.19% (7.46% annualized, for comparison purposes only) in 156 days. Pair a long position in the ETF with a sold May....




 
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Vanguard Materials ETF (VAW)

Overview

The Vanguard Materials ETF is an exchange-traded share class of Vanguard Materials 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 Materials Index, an index of stocks of large, medium, and small U.S. companies in the materials sector, as classified under the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS). This GICS sector is made up of companies in a wide range of commodity-related manufacturing industries. Included within this sector are companies that manufacture chemicals, construction materials, glass, paper, forest products, and related packaging products, as well as metals, minerals, and mining companies, including producers of steel.

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Fund Information

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

Top Holdings

Rank Holding
1Monsanto Co.
2Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.
3Dow Chemical Co.
4EI du Pont de Nemours & Co.
5Newmont Mining Corp.
6Praxair Inc.
7Air Products & Chemicals Inc.
8Nucor Corp.
9Alcoa Inc.
10Ecolab Inc.
Holdings as of 12/17/2009

Other Materials ETFs

ETF Name Fund Manager Expense Ratio
SPDR S&P International Materials Sector ETF (IRV)State Street Global Markets, LLC0.50%
Vanguard Materials ETF (VAW)Vanguard Group, Inc.0.25%
WisdomTree International Basic Materials Sector Fund (DBN)WisdomTree Investments, Inc.0.58%

References

  1. [ https://personal.vanguard.com/us/FundsSnapshot?FundId=0952&FundIntExt=INT - Overview of Vanguard Materials ETF (VAW)]
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