Last Update: 31 Aug 2020

Category: Stocks
ETF: Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US (VEU)

In the last 10 years, the Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US (VEU) ETF obtained a 5.49% compound annual return, with a 15.32% standard deviation.

In 2019, the portfolio granted a 3.70% dividend yield. If you are interested in getting periodic income, please refer to the Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US (VEU): 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 present in the following Lazy Portfolios:

Portfolio Name Author ETF 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%

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 (VEU): Dividend Yield page.

Capital Growth:

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

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Period Returns
Aug 2020
Standard
Deviation *
Max
Drawdown
Months
Pos - Neg
1M
+4.41%
0.00%
1 - 0
3M
+13.24%
0.00%
3 - 0
6M
+7.45%
-15.13%
Mar 2020 - Mar 2020
5 - 1
YTD
-3.06%
-23.43%
Jan 2020 - Mar 2020
5 - 3
1Y
+8.52%
20.86%
-23.43%
Jan 2020 - Mar 2020
9 - 3
3Y
+2.61%
annualized
16.08%
-24.27%
Feb 2018 - Mar 2020
23 - 13
5Y
+5.93%
annualized
14.33%
-24.27%
Feb 2018 - Mar 2020
38 - 22
10Y
+5.49%
annualized
15.32%
-25.55%
May 2011 - Sep 2011
71 - 49
MAX
01 Jan 1986
+6.89%
annualized
17.98%
-58.35%
Nov 2007 - Feb 2009
246 - 170

* Annualized St.Dev. of monthly returns

Drawdowns

Drawdonws Chart:

Rolling Returns

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

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Return (*) Negative
Periods
Rolling Period Average Best Worst
1 Year
+7.84% +78.27%
Feb 1986 - Jan 1987
-51.47%
Mar 2008 - Feb 2009
34.32%
2 Years
+6.22% +46.94%
Feb 1986 - Jan 1988
-28.53%
Mar 2007 - Feb 2009
30.79%
3 Years
+5.66% +38.88%
Jan 1986 - Dec 1988
-19.17%
Apr 2000 - Mar 2003
25.46%
5 Years
+5.00% +25.48%
Nov 2002 - Oct 2007
-6.99%
Apr 1998 - Mar 2003
19.33%
7 Years
+5.08% +13.78%
Apr 2003 - Mar 2010
-3.15%
Apr 1996 - Mar 2003
5.71%
10 Years
+5.06% +12.14%
Jan 1986 - Dec 1995
-0.21%
Mar 1999 - Feb 2009
0.34%
15 Years
+5.10% +9.94%
Jan 1986 - Dec 2000
+0.23%
Apr 1988 - Mar 2003
0.00%

* Annualized rolling and average returns over full calendar month periods

Seasonality and Yearly/Monthly Returns

Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US (VEU) ETF Seasonality

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Months
Return (%) Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average 0.1 0.7 1.3 3.1 -0.1 -0.2 1.5 -0.9 -0.4 0.6 0.4 2.3
Best 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
7.2
2004
9.4
1999
Worst -13.0
2009
-9.2
2009
-15.1
2020
-5.4
2000
-11.4
2012
-8.4
2008
-9.8
2002
-13.7
1998
-14.2
1990
-22.8
2008
-9.4
1993
-4.9
2018
Gain
Frequency
51 63 57 80 43 43 63 51 59 62 62 76

Detail of Monthly Returns

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Months
Year Return Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2020
-3.06% -3.4 -6.6 -15.1 6.8 4.7 4.4 3.9 4.4
2019
+21.83% 7.6 1.6 1.0 2.9 -5.5 5.9 -1.8 -2.4 2.8 3.5 1.1 4.2
2018
-14.19% 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% 4.1 1.3 3.0 2.1 3.1 0.5 3.4 0.6 1.8 2.0 0.6 2.1
2016
+4.91% -5.6 -2.4 8.3 2.1 -0.8 -0.7 4.3 0.7 1.6 -1.7 -2.1 1.9
2015
-4.78% 0.0 5.9 -1.4 4.7 -1.0 -2.8 -0.3 -7.8 -4.0 6.7 -1.3 -2.5
2014
-4.54% -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% 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% 6.9 5.3 -0.9 -1.8 -11.4 6.5 0.5 2.7 3.5 0.8 1.8 5.1
2011
-14.02% 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% -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% -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% -7.8 -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% 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% 6.9 -0.7 3.2 5.1 -4.5 -0.4 1.2 2.5 0.3 4.0 3.7 3.1
2005
+15.57% -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% 1.6 2.5 0.5 -3.1 0.5 2.4 -3.3 0.8 3.0 3.2 7.2 4.4
2003
+40.34% -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% -4.6 0.9 5.7 0.4 1.2 -4.3 -9.8 -0.1 -10.9 5.7 4.8 -3.4
2001
-20.15% 1.1 -7.6 -7.2 7.9 -3.5 -3.8 -2.4 -2.3 -10.7 3.0 3.6 1.4
2000
-15.61% -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% -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% 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% -2.4 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% 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% -3.9 -5.2 6.5 3.5 -1.9 -1.8 5.7 -3.4 1.6 -2.6 2.6 3.7
1994
+9.76% 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% 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% -2.4 -3.7 -7.2 -0.8 7.1 -4.6 -3.4 7.0 -2.7 -5.3 0.8 0.5
1991
+9.48% 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% -3.6 -6.5 -10.4 -2.8 11.7 -0.3 2.3 -10.4 -14.2 17.1 -7.9 1.3
1989
+12.85% 2.3 0.6 -2.3 1.3 -4.8 -2.4 12.2 -4.0 5.6 -3.7 4.8 3.8
1988
+25.66% 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% 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% 2.3 10.4 12.7 7.3 -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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