Data Source: from January 1995 to October 2021

Last Update: 31 Oct 2021

Category: Stocks
ETF: Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets (VWO)

In the last 10 years, the Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets (VWO) ETF obtained a 4.9% compound annual return, with a 16.26% standard deviation.

In the last 25 years, a 6.52% compound annual return, with a 22.87% standard deviation.

In 2020, the portfolio granted a 2.17% dividend yield. If you are interested in getting periodic income, please refer to the Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets (VWO) ETF: Dividend Yield page.

The ETF is related to the following investment themes:

  • Asset Class: Equity
  • Size: Large Cap
  • Style: Blend
  • Region: Emerging Markets
  • Country: Broad Emerging 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 Emerging Markets (VWO) ETF: Dividend Yield page.

Time Range:

ETF Returns, up to December 2005, are simulated. They have been calculated using the historical series of equivalent ETFs / Assets.

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Period Returns
Oct 2021
Standard
Deviation *
Max
Drawdown
Months
Pos - Neg
1M
+1.30%
0.00%
1 - 0
3M
+0.06%
-3.34%
Sep 2021 - Sep 2021
2 - 1
6M
-2.96%
-7.04%
Jul 2021 - Sep 2021
4 - 2
YTD
+2.73%
-7.04%
Jul 2021 - Sep 2021
7 - 3
1Y
+18.22%
12.51%
-7.04%
Jul 2021 - Sep 2021
9 - 3
3Y
+13.14%
annualized
17.82%
-24.41%
Jan 2020 - Mar 2020
24 - 12
5Y
+8.81%
annualized
16.24%
-28.33%
Feb 2018 - Mar 2020
36 - 24
10Y
+4.90%
annualized
16.26%
-29.24%
Sep 2014 - Feb 2016
67 - 53
20Y
+10.28%
annualized
21.04%
-61.73%
Nov 2007 - Feb 2009
139 - 101
25Y
+6.52%
annualized
22.87%
-61.73%
Nov 2007 - Feb 2009
169 - 131
MAX
01 Jan 1995
+6.50%
annualized
22.43%
-61.73%
Nov 2007 - Feb 2009
183 - 139
* Annualized St.Dev. of monthly returns

Drawdowns

Drawdonws Chart:

Rolling Returns ( more details)

Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets (VWO) ETF: annualized rolling and average returns

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Return (*) Negative
Periods
Rolling Period Average Best Worst
1 Year
+10.15% +88.37%
Mar 2009 - Feb 2010
-56.27%
Dec 2007 - Nov 2008
35.05%
2 Years
+7.63% +51.09%
Mar 2009 - Feb 2011
-25.91%
Sep 1996 - Aug 1998
39.80%
3 Years
+6.93% +45.41%
Apr 2003 - Mar 2006
-15.31%
Sep 1995 - Aug 1998
32.06%
5 Years
+7.36% +39.76%
Nov 2002 - Oct 2007
-8.82%
Aug 1997 - Jul 2002
21.67%
7 Years
+7.51% +23.91%
Dec 2000 - Nov 2007
-4.75%
Apr 1996 - Mar 2003
10.88%
10 Years
+8.35% +17.52%
Sep 1998 - Aug 2008
+0.02%
Nov 2007 - Oct 2017
0.00%
15 Years
+8.42% +12.42%
Apr 2003 - Mar 2018
+4.93%
Apr 2005 - Mar 2020
0.00%
20 Years
+7.24% +10.56%
Oct 2001 - Sep 2021
+4.82%
Feb 1996 - Jan 2016
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 Emerging Markets (VWO) ETF: Rolling Returns page.

Seasonality and Yearly/Monthly Returns

In the table below, for the Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets (VWO) 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 %
0.31
52%
0.95
56%
0.89
52%
3.00
70%
-0.65
48%
0.45
52%
0.75
59%
-2.03
48%
-0.13
56%
0.97
67%
1.62
58%
2.90
65%
Best
Year
11.8
2001
11.9
1998
12.7
2016
17.4
2009
17.9
2009
7.9
1999
10.9
2009
6.4
2003
11.4
2010
15.9
2011
10.2
2004
14.3
1999
Worst
Year
-10.7
1995
-8.7
2001
-17.0
2020
-7.9
2004
-12.5
1998
-9.8
2008
-8.5
2002
-26.1
1998
-18.4
2011
-27.3
2008
-9.8
2000
-4.7
2014
Statistics calculated for the period Jan 1995 - Oct 2021

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

Monthly Returns of Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets (VWO) ETF:

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Months
Year Return Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2021
+2.73% 3.1 1.6 -0.7 1.8 1.7 1.3 -5.9 2.2 -3.3 1.3
2020
+15.19% -5.5 -3.6 -17.0 7.8 3.3 6.5 8.6 2.7 -1.2 1.3 8.6 6.0
2019
+20.76% 9.7 -0.4 2.3 2.1 -6.4 5.4 -1.8 -3.3 0.9 4.0 0.5 7.1
2018
-14.77% 8.6 -5.4 -0.2 -2.8 -2.3 -4.8 4.0 -4.2 -1.4 -7.7 4.8 -3.3
2017
+31.48% 5.8 2.3 2.8 1.6 1.0 0.9 5.3 3.0 -0.5 2.4 -0.3 3.7
2016
+12.21% -5.8 -0.3 12.7 1.0 -3.2 4.9 5.1 0.8 2.1 0.3 -4.1 -0.7
2015
-15.81% -0.2 4.7 -2.1 7.4 -3.6 -2.5 -6.3 -9.9 -2.9 5.3 -2.3 -3.4
2014
-0.07% -8.4 3.2 4.6 0.9 3.1 3.2 1.4 3.8 -7.2 2.2 -1.1 -4.7
2013
-4.92% 0.1 -2.4 -1.3 2.0 -5.1 -5.3 0.7 -3.4 7.3 4.3 -0.9 -0.3
2012
+19.20% 10.8 5.4 -2.6 -2.1 -10.7 5.0 0.2 0.3 5.3 -0.6 1.3 7.1
2011
-18.76% -3.5 -0.2 5.5 3.4 -2.9 -1.0 -0.6 -9.1 -18.4 15.9 -1.7 -4.2
2010
+19.47% -6.7 1.9 8.2 -0.2 -9.2 -0.6 10.2 -2.6 11.4 3.1 -2.8 7.6
2009
+76.28% -8.9 -2.4 12.4 17.4 17.9 -2.5 10.9 -0.7 10.0 -2.4 7.2 3.1
2008
-52.49% -9.0 2.9 -3.7 8.4 1.8 -9.8 -4.7 -7.9 -15.6 -27.3 -8.7 7.6
2007
+37.26% 0.1 -2.3 4.3 3.8 6.7 4.6 3.5 0.0 9.8 13.0 -8.5 -1.0
2006
+29.36% 11.6 -2.2 1.2 7.8 -11.3 -0.1 1.9 1.5 1.1 5.1 7.3 4.0
2005
+32.05% -0.1 8.9 -6.7 -2.9 3.4 3.3 6.9 1.0 8.6 -6.6 8.0 6.2
2004
+26.12% 3.1 4.2 0.4 -7.9 -0.9 -0.1 -1.8 4.1 5.6 2.3 10.2 5.3
2003
+57.65% 0.1 -3.8 -2.0 8.8 6.4 5.9 7.0 6.4 0.8 9.1 1.1 7.8
2002
-7.43% 2.9 2.7 4.5 0.3 -0.4 -8.2 -8.5 1.4 -10.7 6.6 7.1 -3.3
2001
-2.88% 11.8 -8.7 -10.4 9.3 1.5 -2.1 -6.7 -1.0 -15.6 6.6 9.3 7.7
2000
-27.56% -4.9 3.5 -0.9 -7.5 -5.3 6.3 -5.2 1.5 -6.1 -7.6 -9.8 6.0
1999
+61.57% -2.9 2.2 11.7 15.4 -4.2 7.9 -3.4 -1.0 -0.5 3.8 8.1 14.3
1998
-18.12% -8.0 11.9 3.6 -1.0 -12.5 -9.3 1.8 -26.1 9.4 15.4 6.3 -3.1
1997
-16.82% 5.1 3.0 -3.2 -1.6 4.5 3.9 1.5 -15.1 5.2 -18.1 -1.4 1.3
1996
+15.83% 10.2 -1.6 1.5 2.7 1.5 0.0 -6.7 3.1 2.3 -1.5 3.5 0.6
1995
+0.56% -10.7 0.4 -1.0 5.2 7.7 -0.6 2.9 -2.4 0.2 -4.3 0.4 4.1

ETF Returns, up to December 2005, are simulated. They have been calculated using the historical series of equivalent ETFs / Assets.

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