Data Source: from January 1986 to April 2022
Consolidated Returns as of 30 Apr 2022
Live Update: May 27 2022
Category: Stocks
ETF: Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US (VEU)
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In the last 30 Years, the Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US (VEU) ETF obtained a 5.58% compound annual return, with a 16.86% standard deviation.

In 2021, the ETF granted a 3.26% dividend yield. If you are interested in getting periodic income, please refer to the Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US (VEU) ETF: Dividend Yield page.

The ETF is related to the following investment themes:

  • Asset Class: Equity
  • Size: Large Cap
  • Style: Blend
  • Region: Global ex-US
  • Country: Broad Global ex-US

The Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US (VEU) ETF is part of the following Lazy Portfolios:

Portfolio Name Author VEU Weight
Edge Select Aggressive Merrill Lynch 21.0%
Five Asset Roger Gibson 20.0%
Edge Select Moderately Aggressive Merrill Lynch 17.0%
Edge Select Moderate Merrill Lynch 13.0%
Rob Arnott Portfolio Rob Arnott 10.0%
Edge Select Moderately Conservative Merrill Lynch 9.0%
Edge Select Conservative Merrill Lynch 5.0%
Ivy Portfolio Mebane Faber 20.0%
No Brainer Portfolio Bill Bernstein 25.0%
Core Four Rick Ferri 24.0%
Coffee House Bill Schultheis 10.0%
Three Funds Bogleheads 30.0%
Four Funds Bogleheads 30.0%
Lazy Portfolio David Swensen 15.0%
Dimensional 2030 Retirement Income DFA 5.2%
Ideal Index Frank Armstrong 31.0%
Lifepath Fund iShares 13.7%
Margaritaville Scott Burns 33.0%
Second Grader's Starter Paul Farrell 30.0%
Sandwich Portfolio Bob Clyatt 6.0%
Big Rocks Portfolio Larry Swedroe 3.0%
Vanguard LifeStrategy Income Fund Vanguard 8.0%
Vanguard LifeStrategy Conservative Growth Vanguard 16.0%
Vanguard LifeStrategy Moderate Growth Vanguard 24.0%
Vanguard LifeStrategy Growth Fund Vanguard 32.0%

Historical Returns as of Apr 30, 2022

Historical returns and stats of Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US (VEU) ETF. Total Returns and Inflation Adjusted Returns are both mentioned.

VANGUARD FTSE ALL-WORLD EX-US (VEU) ETF
Consolidated returns as of 30 Apr 2022
Data Source: from January 1986 to April 2022
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Period Return (%)
as of Apr 2022
Return (%)
Infl.Adj.
Standard
Deviation (%)
Max
Drawdown (%)
Months
Pos - Neg
1M
Apr 2022
-6.48
-6.79
-6.48
Apr 2022 - Apr 2022
0 - 1
3M
-9.78
-11.89
-9.78
Feb 2022 - Apr 2022
0 - 3
6M
-12.62
-16.27
-12.62
Nov 2021 - Apr 2022
1 - 5
YTD
-11.95
-14.55
-11.95
Jan 2022 - Apr 2022
0 - 4
1Y
-10.84
-17.61
10.62
-13.57
Jun 2021 - Apr 2022
4 - 8
33% pos
3Y(*)
4.36
0.15
16.80
-23.43
Jan 2020 - Mar 2020
20 - 16
56% pos
5Y(*)
4.94
1.49
14.97
-24.27
Feb 2018 - Mar 2020
37 - 23
62% pos
10Y(*)
5.25
2.85
14.00
-24.27
Feb 2018 - Mar 2020
72 - 48
60% pos
15Y(*)
2.57
0.28
18.43
-58.35
Nov 2007 - Feb 2009
99 - 81
55% pos
20Y(*)
6.08
3.59
17.39
-58.35
Nov 2007 - Feb 2009
142 - 98
59% pos
25Y(*)
4.96
2.51
17.40
-58.35
Nov 2007 - Feb 2009
177 - 123
59% pos
30Y(*)
5.58
3.05
16.86
-58.35
Nov 2007 - Feb 2009
213 - 147
59% pos
MAX(*)
01 Jan 1986
6.82
4.01
17.81
-58.35
Nov 2007 - Feb 2009
256 - 180
59% pos
(*) Returns over 1 year are annualized

US Inflation is updated to Apr 2022. Current inflation (annualized) is 1Y: 8.22% , 5Y: 3.40% , 10Y: 2.33% , 30Y: 2.46%

ETF Returns, up to December 2007, are simulated. They have been calculated using the historical series of equivalent ETFs / Assets.

Capital Growth as of Apr 30, 2022

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 (VEU) ETF: Dividend Yield page.

An investment of 1000$, since May 1992, now would be worth 5104.24$, with a total return of 410.42% (5.58% annualized).

The Inflation Adjusted Capital now would be 2464.92$, with a net total return of 146.49% (3.05% annualized).
An investment of 1000$, since January 1986, now would be worth 10999.27$, with a total return of 999.93% (6.82% annualized).

The Inflation Adjusted Capital now would be 4172.41$, with a net total return of 317.24% (4.01% annualized).

Drawdowns

Worst drawdowns since May 1992.

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Drawdown period
Recovery period
Total
Drawdown Start Bottom #Months End #Months #Months
-58.35% Nov 2007 Feb 2009 16 Apr 2017 98 114
-47.30% Jan 2000 Mar 2003 39 Aug 2005 29 68
-24.27% Feb 2018 Mar 2020 26 Nov 2020 8 34
-16.13% Aug 1997 Sep 1998 14 Dec 1998 3 17
-13.57% Jun 2021 Apr 2022 11 in progress 11
-13.15% Sep 1994 Feb 1995 6 Mar 1996 13 19
-10.94% Sep 1993 Nov 1993 3 Jan 1994 2 5
-9.22% Jun 1992 Oct 1992 5 Mar 1993 5 10
-5.00% May 1999 May 1999 1 Jul 1999 2 3
-4.81% May 2006 Jun 2006 2 Oct 2006 4 6
-4.41% May 1996 Jan 1997 9 May 1997 4 13
-3.37% Oct 2005 Oct 2005 1 Dec 2005 2 3
-3.02% Mar 1994 Mar 1994 1 Apr 1994 1 2
-2.98% Jun 1993 Jun 1993 1 Jul 1993 1 2
-2.77% Jan 1999 Feb 1999 2 Mar 1999 1 3
-1.77% Jul 2007 Aug 2007 2 Sep 2007 1 3
-0.72% Feb 2006 Feb 2006 1 Mar 2006 1 2
-0.09% May 1994 May 1994 1 Jun 1994 1 2

Worst drawdowns since January 1986.

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Drawdown period
Recovery period
Total
Drawdown Start Bottom #Months End #Months #Months
-58.35% Nov 2007 Feb 2009 16 Apr 2017 98 114
-47.30% Jan 2000 Mar 2003 39 Aug 2005 29 68
-31.21% Jan 1990 Sep 1990 9 Jan 1994 40 49
-24.27% Feb 2018 Mar 2020 26 Nov 2020 8 34
-16.13% Aug 1997 Sep 1998 14 Dec 1998 3 17
-13.57% Jun 2021 Apr 2022 11 in progress 11
-13.46% Sep 1987 Oct 1987 2 Mar 1988 5 7
-13.15% Sep 1994 Feb 1995 6 Mar 1996 13 19
-9.43% May 1988 Aug 1988 4 Nov 1988 3 7
-8.70% Sep 1986 Oct 1986 2 Dec 1986 2 4
-7.94% Mar 1989 Jun 1989 4 Jul 1989 1 5
-5.00% May 1999 May 1999 1 Jul 1999 2 3
-4.81% May 2006 Jun 2006 2 Oct 2006 4 6
-4.41% May 1996 Jan 1997 9 May 1997 4 13
-3.98% Aug 1989 Aug 1989 1 Sep 1989 1 2
-3.67% Oct 1989 Oct 1989 1 Nov 1989 1 2
-3.60% Jun 1987 Jul 1987 2 Aug 1987 1 3
-3.37% Oct 2005 Oct 2005 1 Dec 2005 2 3
-3.22% May 1986 May 1986 1 Jun 1986 1 2
-3.02% Mar 1994 Mar 1994 1 Apr 1994 1 2

Rolling Returns ( more details)

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

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Rolling
Period
Return (*) Negative
Periods
Average (%) Best (%) Worst (%)
1 Year
8.32 78.27
Feb 1986 - Jan 1987
-51.47
Mar 2008 - Feb 2009
33.65%
2 Years
6.53 46.94
Feb 1986 - Jan 1988
-28.53
Mar 2007 - Feb 2009
29.30%
3 Years
5.74 38.88
Jan 1986 - Dec 1988
-19.17
Apr 2000 - Mar 2003
24.19%
5 Years
5.21 25.48
Nov 2002 - Oct 2007
-6.99
Apr 1998 - Mar 2003
18.30%
7 Years
5.10 13.78
Apr 2003 - Mar 2010
-3.15
Apr 1996 - Mar 2003
5.38%
10 Years
5.11 12.14
Jan 1986 - Dec 1995
-0.21
Mar 1999 - Feb 2009
0.32%
15 Years
5.04 9.94
Jan 1986 - Dec 2000
0.23
Apr 1988 - Mar 2003
0.00%
20 Years
5.20 9.14
Feb 1986 - Jan 2006
1.34
Mar 1989 - Feb 2009
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 (VEU) ETF: Rolling Returns page.

Seasonality

Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US (VEU) ETF: in which months is it better to invest?

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

For further information about the seasonality, check the Asset Class Seasonality page.
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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 %
0.01
51%
0.65
62%
1.24
57%
2.80
78%
0.01
44%
-0.18
42%
1.43
61%
-0.86
53%
-0.50
56%
0.58
61%
0.58
61%
2.40
78%
Best
Year
11.7
1987
11.1
1991
12.7
1986
13.2
2009
15.2
2009
7.4
1986
12.2
1989
8.4
1987
10.6
2010
17.1
1990
12.6
2020
9.4
1999
Worst
Year
-13.0
2009
-9.2
2009
-15.1
2020
-6.5
2022
-11.4
2012
-8.4
2008
-9.8
2002
-13.7
1998
-14.2
1990
-22.8
2008
-9.4
1993
-4.9
2018
Statistics calculated for the period Jan 1986 - Apr 2022

Monthly/Yearly Returns

Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US (VEU) ETF monthly and yearly returns: how is the distribution of the returns recorded so far?

MONTHLY RETURNS HISTOGRAM
256 Positive Months (59%) - 180 Negative Months (41%)
Jan 1986 - Apr 2022
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Yearly Return(%)
Monthly Return(%)
Year Total Infl.Adj Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2022
-11.95 -14.55 -2.4 -3.1 -0.5 -6.5
2021
+8.28 +1.10 0.4 2.1 1.7 2.6 3.2 -0.5 -1.4 1.5 -3.3 2.7 -4.3 3.7
2020
+11.12 +9.72 -3.4 -6.6 -15.1 6.8 4.7 4.4 3.9 4.4 -1.7 -2.1 12.6 5.7
2019
+21.83 +19.13 7.6 1.6 1.0 2.9 -5.5 5.9 -1.8 -2.4 2.8 3.4 1.0 4.2
2018
-14.19 -15.80 5.7 -5.3 -0.4 0.6 -2.0 -2.1 2.9 -2.3 0.4 -8.3 1.5 -4.9
2017
+27.39 +24.74 4.1 1.3 3.0 2.1 3.1 0.5 3.4 0.6 1.8 2.0 0.6 2.0
2016
+4.91 +2.81 -5.6 -2.4 8.3 2.1 -0.8 -0.7 4.2 0.7 1.6 -1.7 -2.1 1.9
2015
-4.78 -5.39 0.0 5.8 -1.4 4.7 -1.0 -2.8 -0.3 -7.7 -4.0 6.7 -1.3 -2.5
2014
-4.54 -5.16 -5.8 5.6 0.5 1.5 1.9 1.7 -1.5 1.0 -4.9 0.2 -0.3 -4.0
2013
+14.18 +12.48 2.4 -1.4 0.6 3.8 -3.3 -3.6 4.7 -2.0 7.6 3.3 0.3 1.5
2012
+18.90 +16.84 6.9 5.3 -0.9 -1.8 -11.4 6.5 0.5 2.6 3.5 0.8 1.8 5.1
2011
-14.02 -16.58 0.8 2.7 -0.2 5.5 -3.2 -1.1 -2.4 -8.5 -13.0 11.5 -2.6 -2.4
2010
+11.81 +10.23 -5.8 1.3 6.7 -1.8 -10.9 -1.3 10.8 -3.4 10.6 3.6 -4.1 8.1
2009
+37.59 +33.83 -13.0 -9.2 10.1 13.2 15.2 -2.1 10.6 2.9 5.7 -3.2 4.9 1.4
2008
-43.45 -43.44 -7.7 -0.2 -0.1 5.9 1.4 -8.4 -3.7 -5.1 -12.5 -22.8 -6.8 8.5
2007
+15.52 +10.96 1.0 0.1 2.8 3.9 3.1 0.6 -1.1 -0.7 6.4 5.9 -4.6 -2.3
2006
+26.64 +23.52 6.9 -0.7 3.2 5.1 -4.4 -0.4 1.2 2.5 0.2 4.0 3.7 3.1
2005
+15.57 +11.84 -1.7 4.7 -2.9 -2.1 0.1 1.3 3.7 2.9 4.7 -3.4 2.7 5.1
2004
+20.84 +16.93 1.6 2.5 0.5 -3.1 0.5 2.4 -3.3 0.7 3.0 3.2 7.2 4.4
2003
+40.34 +37.54 -3.8 -2.4 -1.9 9.7 6.2 2.7 3.2 2.5 2.8 6.5 2.1 7.8
2002
-15.08 -17.14 -4.6 0.9 5.7 0.4 1.2 -4.3 -9.8 -0.1 -10.9 5.7 4.7 -3.4
2001
-20.15 -21.41 1.1 -7.6 -7.1 7.9 -3.5 -3.8 -2.4 -2.3 -10.7 3.0 3.6 1.4
2000
-15.61 -18.42 -6.2 2.8 3.5 -5.4 -2.7 4.3 -4.5 1.0 -5.0 -3.0 -4.4 3.7
1999
+29.92 +26.53 -0.6 -2.2 5.0 5.1 -5.0 4.4 2.3 0.3 0.8 3.7 4.1 9.4
1998
+15.60 +13.77 3.0 6.9 3.2 0.5 -1.5 -0.3 1.1 -13.7 -2.1 10.8 5.3 3.3
1997
-0.77 -2.43 -2.4 1.8 -0.1 0.2 6.5 5.4 1.6 -8.6 5.5 -9.1 -1.2 0.9
1996
+4.68 +1.26 0.5 0.3 2.0 4.0 -1.3 0.4 -3.2 0.0 2.1 -1.2 3.1 -1.9
1995
+3.98 +1.42 -3.9 -5.2 6.5 3.5 -1.9 -1.8 5.7 -3.4 1.6 -2.6 2.5 3.7
1994
+9.76 +6.98 9.9 0.4 -3.0 3.3 -0.1 2.0 0.5 1.7 -2.9 2.8 -5.4 0.9
1993
+29.92 +26.37 0.0 3.5 10.1 10.0 3.6 -3.0 4.2 4.8 -3.0 1.3 -9.4 6.1
1992
-14.79 -17.25 -2.4 -3.7 -7.2 -0.8 7.1 -4.6 -3.3 7.0 -2.7 -5.3 0.8 0.5
1991
+9.48 +6.31 1.7 11.1 -4.8 1.6 -0.4 -6.6 4.0 -3.1 6.4 2.0 -5.3 4.0
1990
-24.79 -29.21 -3.6 -6.5 -10.4 -2.8 11.7 -0.3 2.3 -10.4 -14.2 17.1 -7.8 1.3
1989
+12.85 +7.85 2.3 0.6 -2.3 1.3 -4.8 -2.4 12.2 -4.0 5.5 -3.7 4.8 3.8
1988
+25.66 +20.35 3.7 6.6 6.1 1.9 -2.4 -3.0 1.7 -5.9 2.9 6.3 6.8 -0.5
1987
+30.48 +25.07 11.7 2.3 11.2 10.5 0.5 -3.1 -0.5 8.4 -1.2 -12.4 0.5 1.8
1986
+63.38 +61.46 2.3 10.4 12.7 7.2 -3.2 7.4 6.1 7.2 -1.9 -7.0 5.6 5.0

ETF Returns, up to December 2007, are simulated. They have been calculated using the historical series of equivalent ETFs / Assets.

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