Data Source: from May 2009 to October 2021

Last Update: 31 Oct 2021

Category: Stocks
ETF: Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US Small-Cap ETF (VSS)

In the last 10 years, the Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US Small-Cap ETF (VSS) ETF obtained a 7.94% compound annual return, with a 15.38% standard deviation.

In 2020, the portfolio granted a 2.08% dividend yield. If you are interested in getting periodic income, please refer to the Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US Small-Cap ETF (VSS) ETF: Dividend Yield page.

The ETF is related to the following investment themes:

  • Asset Class: Equity
  • Size: Multi Cap
  • Style: Blend
  • Region: Developed Markets
  • Country: Broad Developed Markets

Capital Growth and Historical Returns

Capital growth, returns, stats are calculated assuming a reinvestment of dividends.

If you are interested in getting periodic income, please refer to the Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US Small-Cap ETF (VSS) ETF: Dividend Yield page.

Time Range:
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Period Returns
Oct 2021
Standard
Deviation *
Max
Drawdown
Months
Pos - Neg
1M
+3.21%
0.00%
1 - 0
3M
+0.64%
-4.12%
Sep 2021 - Sep 2021
2 - 1
6M
+3.97%
-4.12%
Sep 2021 - Sep 2021
4 - 2
YTD
+14.22%
-4.12%
Sep 2021 - Sep 2021
7 - 3
1Y
+38.11%
14.15%
-4.12%
Sep 2021 - Sep 2021
9 - 3
3Y
+13.97%
annualized
20.12%
-29.56%
Jan 2020 - Mar 2020
24 - 12
5Y
+10.29%
annualized
17.07%
-33.26%
Feb 2018 - Mar 2020
41 - 19
10Y
+7.94%
annualized
15.38%
-33.26%
Feb 2018 - Mar 2020
71 - 49
MAX
01 May 2009
+10.25%
annualized
17.43%
-33.26%
Feb 2018 - Mar 2020
88 - 62
* Annualized St.Dev. of monthly returns

Drawdowns

Drawdonws Chart:

Rolling Returns ( more details)

Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US Small-Cap ETF (VSS) ETF: annualized rolling and average returns

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Return (*) Negative
Periods
Rolling Period Average Best Worst
1 Year
+9.22% +67.31%
Apr 2020 - Mar 2021
-23.15%
Jun 2011 - May 2012
35.97%
2 Years
+6.51% +40.40%
May 2009 - Apr 2011
-16.54%
Apr 2018 - Mar 2020
28.35%
3 Years
+5.79% +18.54%
May 2009 - Apr 2012
-5.91%
Apr 2017 - Mar 2020
6.96%
5 Years
+6.06% +16.80%
May 2009 - Apr 2014
-1.86%
Apr 2015 - Mar 2020
3.30%
7 Years
+5.74% +10.71%
May 2009 - Apr 2016
+0.15%
Apr 2013 - Mar 2020
0.00%
10 Years
+5.75% +9.43%
May 2009 - Apr 2019
+2.04%
Apr 2010 - Mar 2020
0.00%

* Annualized rolling and average returns over full calendar month periods

If you need a deeper detail about rolling returns, please refer to the Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US Small-Cap ETF (VSS) ETF: Rolling Returns page.

Seasonality and Yearly/Monthly Returns

In the table below, for the Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US Small-Cap ETF (VSS) ETF, the average monthly return is represented.

Below each return, it's also mentioned the probability of obtaining a positive monthly result (Win %).

Both the Average Return and the Gain Frequency are useful to get an idea of what happened in the past.

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Monthly Average Return (%) and Gain Frequency
Return (%) Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average
Win %
0.88
42%
1.48
75%
-0.11
67%
3.19
92%
-0.32
46%
0.06
38%
2.35
69%
-0.33
46%
0.58
54%
0.81
54%
1.06
58%
1.90
67%
Best
Year
9.0
2012
7.2
2014
7.6
2010
11.6
2020
16.8
2009
5.0
2019
10.4
2010
5.9
2020
12.3
2010
9.3
2011
13.1
2020
9.9
2010
Worst
Year
-6.7
2016
-7.8
2020
-20.6
2020
-1.4
2012
-12.0
2010
-4.5
2013
-3.0
2014
-9.0
2011
-14.9
2011
-10.1
2018
-2.8
2011
-5.6
2018
Statistics calculated for the period May 2009 - Oct 2021

For further information about the seasonality, check the Asset Class Seasonality page.

Monthly Returns of Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US Small-Cap ETF (VSS) ETF:

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Months
Year Return Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2021
+14.22% -0.6 4.0 2.0 4.3 2.5 -0.2 0.9 1.7 -4.1 3.2
2020
+11.84% -3.8 -7.8 -20.6 11.6 6.4 4.0 5.3 5.9 -1.9 -2.7 13.1 6.9
2019
+21.36% 7.5 2.1 0.3 2.5 -5.3 5.0 -2.2 -2.6 2.2 3.7 1.8 5.3
2018
-18.47% 4.4 -4.4 0.2 0.3 -0.1 -2.8 1.0 -1.7 -1.7 -10.1 1.1 -5.6
2017
+30.60% 4.8 1.6 2.6 2.8 2.1 1.2 3.6 0.9 2.1 1.5 0.9 3.1
2016
+4.26% -6.7 0.5 7.3 3.0 -0.4 -2.0 5.0 -0.5 2.9 -3.0 -2.2 1.1
2015
-0.01% -0.6 6.3 -1.3 5.6 0.2 -2.3 -2.9 -5.7 -2.3 4.7 0.2 -1.1
2014
-5.06% -2.6 7.2 -0.6 1.0 1.3 2.3 -3.0 1.5 -6.3 -1.5 -1.9 -2.0
2013
+16.60% 3.0 -0.2 1.1 2.5 -2.5 -4.5 5.2 -1.0 7.3 3.6 -0.5 2.2
2012
+20.73% 9.0 6.4 -1.1 -1.4 -11.0 4.2 0.0 3.1 5.1 -0.2 1.3 5.0
2011
-19.63% -0.8 1.7 1.3 5.2 -2.1 -2.1 -1.4 -9.0 -14.9 9.3 -2.8 -3.9
2010
+25.60% -3.1 0.5 7.6 1.0 -12.0 -0.8 10.4 -1.9 12.3 4.7 -2.7 9.9
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