Vanguard Telecommunication Services ETF (VOX)

Forbes  Jun 12  Comment 
The Vanguard Telecommunication Services ETF (VOX) is seeing unusually high volume in afternoon trading Thursday, with over 220,000 shares traded versus three month average volume of about 54,000.  Shares of VOX were off about 1% on the day.
Forbes  Jan 4  Comment 
A look at the weighted underlying holdings of the Vanguard Telecommunication Services ETF (VOX) shows an impressive 26.5% of holdings on a weighted basis have experienced insider buying within the past six months.


Vanguard Telecommunication Services ETF (VOX)


The Vanguard Telecommunication Services ETF is an exchange-traded share class of Vanguard Telecommunication Services 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 Telecommunication Services Index, an index of stocks of large, medium, and small U.S. companies in the telecommunication services sector, as classified under the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS). This GICS sector is made up of companies that provide communications services primarily through a fixed-line, cellular, wireless, high bandwidth, and/or fiber-optic cable network.


Fund Information

  • Fund Manager - Vanguard Group, Inc.
  • Inception Date - 09/23/2004
  • Exchange – NYSE Arca
  • Index Ticker – VOX
  • Intra-day NAV Ticker – VOX.IV
  • Expense Ratio - 0.25%

Top Holdings

Rank Holding
1AT&T Inc.
2Verizon Communications Inc.
3American Tower Corp. Class A
4Crown Castle International Corp.
5CenturyTel Inc.
6Sprint Nextel Corp.
7NII Holdings Inc.
8Qwest Communications International Inc.
9SBA Communications Corp. Class A
10Windstream Corp.
Holdings as of 12/17/2009

Other Telecommunication ETFs

ETF Name Fund Manager Expense Ratio
iShares Dow Jones U.S. Telecommunications Sector Index Fund (IYZ)ishares0.48%
iShares S&P Global Telecommunications Sector Index Fund (IXP)ishares0.48%
Powershares Dynamic Telecommunications & Wireless Portfolio ETF (PTE)Invesco PowerShares0.60%
ProShares Ultra Telecommunications ETF (LTL)InvescoPoweshares0.95%
ProShares UltraShort Telecommunications ETF (TLL)ProShares ETFs0.95%
SPDR S&P International Telecommunications Sector ETF (IST)State Street Global Markets, LLC0.50%
Vanguard Telecommunication Services ETF (VOX)Vanguard Group, Inc.0.25%
WisdomTree International Communications Sector Fund (DGG)WisdomTree Investments, Inc.0.58%


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