Vanguard Financials Index Fund
ALTAR
Score™
9.0% info Recommen-
dation
SPECULATIVE
2020E    2021E
P/E
ratio
16.3x P/Sales
ratio
2.0x
P/BV
ratio
1.1x Div.
yield
3.1%


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Vanguard Financials ETF seeks to track the performance of the MSCI US Investable Market Financials Index.

FUND BASICS
Category US Equities
Fund Sponsor Vanguard Group Inc/The
Website www.vanguard.com
Inception date Jan 26, 2004
Assets (mns) $5,840
Currency USD
Expense ratio 10 bp
Distributions Quarterly

FUND STRUCTURE
Regulation Open-Ended Fund
Custodian Brown Brothers Harriman & Co
Weighting Market Cap
Index replication Full
Uses derivatives No
Options available Yes

SECTOR BREAKDOWN

 


CONSTITUENT BREAKDOWN
No. of constituents 428
Wgt avg mkt cap (mns) $108,112
Large cap (>$10bn) 81.0%
Mid cap ($2-10bn) 13.6%
Small cap (<$2bn) 5.4%
Developed mkts 100.0%
Emerging mkts 0.0%

TOP TEN HOLDINGS
JPMORGAN CHASE & CO 9.3 %
BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY INC-CL B 8.0 %
BANK OF AMERICA CORP 6.0 %
CITIGROUP INC 3.5 %
WELLS FARGO & CO 3.2 %
BLACKROCK INC 2.7 %
S&P GLOBAL, INC. 2.6 %
AMERICAN EXPRESS CO 2.1 %
GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP INC 2.1 %
CME GROUP INC 1.9 %
Total 41.4 %

TOP COUNTRY EXPOSURE
UNITED STATES 95.4 %
BRITAIN 2.4 %
SWITZERLAND 1.8 %
BERMUDA 1.5 %
PUERTO RICO 0.2 %
CAYMAN ISLANDS 0.1 %





HISTORICAL PERFORMANCE info

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Standardized Annual Returns (thru June 30)
Year-to-date 1 year 5 years 10 years Since Incep.
-23.9% -14.8% 5.1% 9.5% 3.0%

Market Correlations
versus... Beta R-squared
S&P500 1.21 86%
MSCI EAFE 1.26 81%
MSCI Emg. Mkts. 0.90 66%

Technical Indicators
Recent close $56.49
30d moving avg. $58.78
Annualized volatility 22.1%
Short interest (ETF) 0.3%
Short interest (Underlying) 2.2%
Relative strength (RSI) 53

Liquidity measures
Avg. volume (thou.) 1,132
Turnover 1.1%
Bid/Ask (% of price) 0.04%
ADV underlying (mns) $31,996

Distributions


FINDING ALTERNATIVE FUNDS

Below is a list of 100 potential alternatives to the Vanguard Financials Index Fund ETF based on the alternatives' overlap in portfolio holdings with VFH. Consider funds with lower expense ratios and/or higher ALTAR Score™ ratings as possible alternatives.

Benchmark ticker: VFH Expense: 10 bp ALTAR Score™: 9.0%


ALTERNATIVE ETFs BASED ON OVERLAP WITH VFH
Ticker Fund
Name
Overlap1
vs VFH
(%)
Expense
ratio
(bp)
Savings
vs VFH
(bp)
ALTAR
Score™
(%)
ALTAR
vs VFH
(%)
FNCL Fidelity MSCI Financials Index ETF 99.2 8 2 9.0 +0.0
XLF Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund 80.4 13 -3 8.5 -0.5
IEFN iShares Evolved U.S. Financials ETF 70.8 18 -8 9.5 +0.5
IYG iShares US Financial Services ETF 65.6 42 -32 7.0 -2.0
IYF iShares U.S. Financials ETF 64.5 42 -32 7.2 -1.8
JHMF John Hancock Multifactor Financials ETF 63.8 40 -30 7.9 -1.1
RYF Invesco S&P 500 Equal Weight Financials ETF 53.2 40 -30 9.9 +0.9
IXG iShares Global Financials ETF 46.9 46 -36 10.1 +1.0
DFNL Davis Select Financial ETF 34.2 64 -54 8.6 -0.4
KBWB Invesco KBW Bank ETF 31.9 35 -25 10.5 +1.5
FXO First Trust Financials AlphaDEX Fund 30.8 63 -53 11.8 +2.8
SPVU Invesco S&P 500 Enhanced Value ETF 30.1 13 -3 11.5 +2.5
PKW Invesco Buyback Achievers ETF 28.9 62 -52 6.9 -2.2
FTXO First Trust Nasdaq Bank ETF 26.5 60 -50 9.1 +0.1
KCE SPDR S&P Capital Markets ETF 25.7 35 -25 9.0 -0.1
PWV Invesco Dynamic Large Cap Value ETF 25.1 55 -45 8.9 -0.1
DUSA Davis Select U.S. Equity ETF 21.7 63 -53 5.8 -3.2
KBE SPDR S&P Bank ETF 21.6 35 -25 11.7 +2.7
RAFE PIMCO RAFI ESG U.S. ETF 21.4 29 -19 7.9 -1.1
REVS Columbia Research Enhanced Value ETF 21.0 19 -9 7.8 -1.2
RPV Invesco S&P 500 Pure Value ETF 20.7 35 -25 11.3 +2.3
VONV Vanguard Russell 1000 Value Index Fund 20.6 8 2 7.4 -1.7
VLU SPDR S&P 1500 Value Tilt ETF 20.6 12 -2 7.5 -1.5
VFVA Vanguard U.S. Value Factor ETF 20.4 14 -4 11.7 +2.7
KIE SPDR S&P Insurance ETF 20.1 35 -25 10.3 +1.3
IWX iShares Russell Top 200 Value ETF 19.7 20 -10 7.2 -1.8
DIVB iShares U.S. Dividend & Buyback ETF 19.6 25 -15 6.7 -2.3
MGV Vanguard Mega Cap Value ETF 19.2 7 3 7.3 -1.7
VTV Vanguard Value Index Fund 19.0 4 6 7.5 -1.5
AMCA iShares Russell 1000 Pure U.S. Revenue ETF 18.9 15 -5 6.9 -2.1
DGRO iShares Core Dividend Growth ETF 18.9 8 2 6.7 -2.3
JKF iShares Morningstar Large Cap Value ETF 18.4 25 -15 7.6 -1.4
VOOV Vanguard S&P 500 Value ETF 18.3 15 -5 7.4 -1.6
FTA First Trust Large Cap Value AlphaDEX Fund 18.3 60 -50 9.3 +0.3
IUSV iShares Core S&P U.S. Value ETF 18.2 4 6 7.6 -1.5
IWD iShares Russell 1000 Value ETF 18.2 19 -9 7.2 -1.8
VFLQ Vanguard U.S. Liquidity Factor ETF 18.0 14 -4 4.7 -4.3
SPYV SPDR Portfolio S&P 500 Value ETF 18.0 4 6 7.5 -1.5
IVE iShares S&P 500 Value ETF 18.0 18 -8 7.3 -1.7
FAB First Trust Multi Cap Value AlphaDEX Fund 17.9 71 -61 9.7 +0.7
SPYB SPDR S&P 500 Buyback ETF 17.6 0 10 0.0 -9.0
LVHB Innovator Lunt Low Vol/High Beta Tactical ETF 17.5 49 -39 9.4 +0.4
SPHB Invesco S&P 500 High Beta ETF 17.5 25 -15 9.6 +0.5
SPVM Invesco S&P 500 Value with Momentum ETF 17.3 39 -29 9.2 +0.2
TUSA First Trust Total US Market AlphaDEX ETF 16.4 70 -60 6.0 -3.0
FDL First Trust Morningstar Dividend Leaders Index Fund 16.0 45 -35 10.3 +1.3
CFA VictoryShares US 500 Volatility Weighted Index ETF 16.0 35 -25 6.0 -3.1
SCHV Schwab U.S. Large-Cap Value ETF 15.8 4 6 7.2 -1.8
PRF Invesco FTSE RAFI US 1000 ETF 15.8 39 -29 6.9 -2.1
CVY Invesco Zacks Multi-Asset Income ETF 15.7 97 -87 11.6 +2.6
IAK iShares U.S. Insurance ETF 15.7 43 -33 9.9 +0.9
TILT Flexshares Morningstar US Market Factors Tilt Index Fund 15.6 25 -15 6.7 -2.4
VYM Vanguard High Dividend Yield Index ETF 15.5 6 4 7.4 -1.6
FEX First Trust Large Cap Core AlphaDEX Fund 15.5 60 -50 6.0 -3.0
TTFS AdvisorShares Wilshire Buyback ETF 15.4 91 -81 6.2 -2.8
PY Principal Shareholder Yield Index ETF 15.3 29 -19 9.6 +0.6
EPS WisdomTree U.S. Earnings 500 Fund 15.3 8 2 6.5 -2.5
FLV American Century Focused Large Cap Value ETF 15.3 42 -32 6.8 -2.2
USDY Pacific Global US Equity Income ETF 15.3 29 -19 7.3 -1.7
NULV Nuveen ESG Large-Cap Value ETF 15.2 35 -25 7.4 -1.6
VETS Pacer Military Times Best Employers ETF 15.1 60 -50 7.0 -2.1
IWS iShares Russell Mid-Cap Value ETF 15.0 24 -14 7.3 -1.7
LGLV SPDR Russell 1000 Low Volatility ETF 14.8 12 -2 5.7 -3.3
SIZE iShares Edge MSCI USA Size Factor ETF 14.7 15 -5 6.4 -2.7
USEQ Invesco Russell 1000 Enhanced Equal Weight ETF 14.7 29 -19 6.8 -2.2
EUSA iShares MSCI USA Equal Weighted ETF 14.6 15 -5 6.3 -2.7
SYV SPDR MFS Systematic Value Equity ETF 14.2 60 -50 7.5 -1.5
RDVY First Trust Rising Dividend Achievers ETF 14.2 50 -40 8.0 -1.0
EQWL Invesco Russell Top 200 Equal Weight ETF 14.1 25 -15 6.2 -2.9
FMK First Trust Mega Cap AlphaDEX Fund 14.0 70 -60 5.2 -3.8
MOAT VanEck Vectors Morningstar Wide Moat ETF 13.9 49 -39 6.4 -2.6
PFI Invesco DWA Financial Momentum ETF 13.6 60 -50 3.6 -5.4
SPXT ProShares S&P 500 Ex-Technology ETF 13.6 27 -17 5.7 -3.3
AVUS Avantis U.S. Equity ETF 13.6 15 -5 5.8 -3.2
DTD WisdomTree U.S.Total Dividend Fund 13.5 28 -18 6.7 -2.3
DURA VanEck Vectors Morningstar Durable Dividend ETF 13.4 29 -19 7.2 -1.8
SCIU Global X Scientific Beta US ETF 13.2 19 -9 5.8 -3.2
PBSM Invesco PureBeta MSCI USA Small Cap ETF 13.1 6 4 5.4 -3.6
FNDB Schwab Fundamental U.S. Broad Market Index ETF 13.1 25 -15 6.6 -2.4
FNDX Schwab Fundamental U.S. Large Co. Index ETF 13.1 25 -15 6.6 -2.4
RWL Invesco S&P 500 Revenue ETF 13.0 39 -29 7.3 -1.7
VXF Vanguard Extended Market Index Fund 13.0 7 3 3.8 -5.2
AUSF Global X Adaptive U.S. Factor ETF 13.0 27 -17 8.0 -1.0
VFQY Vanguard U.S. Quality Factor ETF 12.9 13 -3 6.1 -2.9
GSEW Goldman Sachs Equal Weight U.S. Large Cap Equity ETF 12.7 9 1 5.9 -3.1
SCHD Schwab U.S. Dividend Equity ETF 12.6 6 4 8.3 -0.7
KRE SPDR S&P Regional Banking ETF 12.6 35 -25 11.5 +2.5
TTAC TrimTabs All Cap U.S. Free-Cash-Flow ETF 12.5 59 -49 3.7 -5.4
RSP Invesco S&P 500 Equal Weight ETF 12.5 20 -10 6.8 -2.2
QUS SPDR MSCI USA StrategicFactors ETF 12.5 15 -5 5.9 -3.1
DLN WisdomTree U.S. LargeCap Dividend Fund 12.4 28 -18 6.4 -2.6
JHMM John Hancock Multifactor Mid Cap ETF 12.3 42 -32 5.8 -3.2
VFMF Vanguard U.S. Multifactor ETF 12.3 19 -9 7.3 -1.7
SCHA Schwab U.S. Small-Cap ETF 12.0 4 6 4.7 -4.3
IAI iShares U.S. Broker-Dealers ETF 12.0 42 -32 6.9 -2.1
JKI iShares Morningstar Mid-Cap Value ETF 11.9 30 -20 9.3 +0.3
IAT iShares U.S. Regional Banks ETF 11.8 42 -32 11.2 +2.1
EQRR ProShares Equities for Rising Rates ETF 11.8 35 -25 6.1 -2.9
ETHO Etho Climate Leadership U.S. ETF 11.8 47 -37 4.4 -4.6
FDVV Fidelity Core Dividend ETF 11.8 29 -19 7.2 -1.9

1Overlap is the percentage of holdings by weight that are identical. For example, if Fund A has a 2% position in Apple, Inc. (AAPL) and Fund B has a 5% position, their overlapping position in AAPL is 2%.

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RESULTS & ESTIMATES

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Return on equity

Revision activity*
*Six months ago = 100

Net margins

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VALUATION METRICS
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Historical valuation trends

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Vanguard Financials Index Fund
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S&P500 MSCI EAFE MSCI Emg. Mkts. Other ETF:

SPECULATIVE

Deeply undervalued but risky. A rating of SPECULATIVE is assigned to ETFs with ALTAR Scores in the top quintile (the top 20%) of their category, indicating exceptional appreciation potential. However, often these are narrowly-focused funds or in industries with structural issues, which may also make them very risky. Nonetheless they may still be useful as part of a well-diversified portfolio.

ALTAR Score™


Calculation of ALTAR Score™
Avg. Return on Equity 9.4 %
Divided by: Fwd. P/BV 1.0 x
Less: Expense ratio 10 bp
Equals: ALTAR Score 9.0 %
info More information on ALTAR Score™

MODERN PORTFOLIO THEORY info

CONSENSUS RECOMMENDATIONS: FUND CONSTITUENTS
COMPOSITE
RATING
1.56 CATEGORY
AVERAGE
1.52
 
The composite rating is a weighted average of analysts' consensus recommendations for individual ETF constituents, based on the following scale:

BUY = 1; OVERWEIGHT = 1.5, HOLD = 2; UNDERWEIGHT = 2.5; and SELL = 3.

Readers are cautioned that because analyst ratings tend to be inflated, the composite score may be more useful as a relative measure of sentiment between funds rather than as a stand-alone recommendation.
 

 

See RATING tab for calculation of ALTAR Score™
Risk & reward. Uses std. dev. as proxy for risk, ALTAR Score™ for return forecast.
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