Last Update: 31 Aug 2021

Category: Stocks
ETF: Vanguard FTSE Europe (VGK)

In the last 10 years, the Vanguard FTSE Europe (VGK) ETF obtained a 8.02% compound annual return, with a 16.30% standard deviation.

In the last 20 years, a 6.47% compound annual return, with a 18.71% standard deviation.

In 2020, the portfolio granted a 2.85% dividend yield. If you are interested in getting periodic income, please refer to the Vanguard FTSE Europe (VGK): Dividend Yield page.

The ETF is related to the following investment themes:

  • Asset Class: Equity
  • Size: Large Cap
  • Style: Blend
  • Region: Developed Europe
  • Country: Broad Developed Europe

The Vanguard FTSE Europe (VGK) ETF is present in the following Lazy Portfolios:

Portfolio Name Author ETF Weight
European Stocks 100.0%
Coward's Portfolio Bill Bernstein 5.0%
Family Taxable Portfolio Ted Aronson 5.0%
Gone Fishin' Portfolio Alexander Green 10.0%

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 Europe (VGK): Dividend Yield page.

Capital Growth:

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
Aug 2021
Standard
Deviation *
Max
Drawdown
Months
Pos - Neg
1M
+1.81%
0.00%
1 - 0
3M
+2.26%
-1.39%
Jun 2021 - Jun 2021
2 - 1
6M
+15.63%
-1.39%
Jun 2021 - Jun 2021
5 - 1
YTD
+17.55%
-1.39%
Jun 2021 - Jun 2021
6 - 2
1Y
+32.53%
18.29%
-8.35%
Sep 2020 - Oct 2020
8 - 4
3Y
+10.70%
annualized
19.39%
-25.66%
Jan 2020 - Mar 2020
23 - 13
5Y
+10.89%
annualized
16.38%
-25.66%
Jan 2020 - Mar 2020
38 - 22
10Y
+8.02%
annualized
16.30%
-25.66%
Jan 2020 - Mar 2020
73 - 47
MAX
01 Jan 1986
+9.02%
annualized
17.67%
-59.76%
Nov 2007 - Feb 2009
264 - 164

* Annualized St.Dev. of monthly returns

Drawdowns

Drawdonws Chart:

Rolling Returns ( more details)

Vanguard FTSE Europe (VGK) ETF: annualized rolling and average returns

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Return (*) Negative
Periods
Rolling Period Average Best Worst
1 Year
+9.98% +58.54%
Mar 2009 - Feb 2010
-52.96%
Mar 2008 - Feb 2009
30.94%
2 Years
+8.52% +38.87%
Mar 2009 - Feb 2011
-30.58%
Mar 2007 - Feb 2009
21.98%
3 Years
+8.19% +30.55%
Apr 2003 - Mar 2006
-18.37%
Apr 2000 - Mar 2003
21.12%
5 Years
+7.87% +25.37%
Oct 2002 - Sep 2007
-8.13%
Jun 2007 - May 2012
13.82%
7 Years
+7.73% +20.28%
Jan 1993 - Dec 1999
-1.10%
Nov 2007 - Oct 2014
1.16%
10 Years
+7.72% +16.50%
Aug 1988 - Jul 1998
-1.57%
Mar 1999 - Feb 2009
1.29%
15 Years
+7.31% +14.56%
Jan 1986 - Dec 2000
+2.90%
Apr 2005 - Mar 2020
0.00%
20 Years
+7.32% +12.20%
Dec 1987 - Nov 2007
+2.21%
Apr 2000 - 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 Europe (VGK) ETF: Rolling Returns page.

Seasonality and Yearly/Monthly Returns

In the table below, for the Vanguard FTSE Europe (VGK) 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 %
-0.15
58%
0.76
58%
1.12
67%
3.25
78%
0.03
58%
0.02
47%
1.84
69%
-0.58
53%
-0.55
57%
0.43
60%
1.05
60%
3.06
74%
Best
Year
6.7
2019
11.1
1986
8.8
1986
13.5
2003
14.3
2009
8.3
2012
14.2
2010
10.1
1986
11.3
2010
12.4
2011
16.4
2020
10.2
1999
Worst
Year
-13.8
2009
-10.4
2009
-16.7
2020
-4.3
2000
-12.0
2012
-9.0
2008
-11.1
2002
-12.5
1998
-13.1
2002
-21.8
2008
-7.8
2010
-4.8
2018

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

Investing in Vanguard FTSE Europe (VGK) ETF: detail of monthly returns

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Months
Year Return Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2021
+17.55% -0.9 2.6 3.3 4.8 4.5 -1.4 1.9 1.8
2020
+6.11% -3.1 -8.0 -16.7 6.5 5.8 3.9 3.7 4.3 -3.1 -5.4 16.4 5.7
2019
+24.86% 6.7 3.2 0.8 3.9 -5.7 6.4 -2.6 -1.7 2.6 3.8 1.3 4.5
2018
-14.91% 5.6 -6.2 -0.4 2.2 -2.4 -1.3 3.4 -2.8 0.1 -7.9 -0.7 -4.8
2017
+26.99% 3.0 0.6 4.4 3.9 4.9 -0.5 2.8 0.1 3.2 0.5 -0.1 1.5
2016
-0.37% -5.6 -3.2 7.0 2.8 -0.5 -4.0 3.5 0.7 0.8 -3.5 -2.3 4.9
2015
-1.94% 0.5 6.1 -2.4 4.2 0.3 -3.3 2.7 -7.0 -4.1 5.9 -1.3 -2.6
2014
-7.10% -4.6 7.3 -0.7 2.7 0.8 -0.1 -4.3 0.7 -4.0 -1.9 2.1 -4.7
2013
+24.38% 4.3 -3.4 0.3 4.5 0.0 -4.4 7.6 -1.5 7.2 4.2 1.0 2.9
2012
+21.57% 5.5 5.4 0.1 -2.5 -12.0 8.3 0.3 4.7 2.9 1.8 2.5 4.3
2011
-11.64% 3.7 3.1 -1.0 8.3 -2.8 -2.1 -4.6 -9.3 -12.2 12.4 -2.9 -2.3
2010
+6.05% -6.3 -0.6 6.5 -3.8 -11.8 -1.6 14.2 -4.6 11.3 4.9 -7.8 9.1
2009
+31.33% -13.8 -10.4 7.7 13.2 14.3 -2.4 11.4 5.5 4.8 -2.6 4.5 -0.2
2008
-44.71% -9.0 -0.3 1.3 4.1 0.7 -9.0 -2.9 -3.8 -12.9 -21.8 -7.4 7.1
2007
+13.24% 1.6 -1.2 3.7 5.8 2.1 -0.4 -2.8 0.3 5.2 4.7 -3.8 -2.1
2006
+33.06% 6.3 -0.3 4.0 5.2 -2.9 1.0 1.0 3.2 1.1 3.7 3.8 3.1
2005
+9.26% -1.9 4.9 -2.5 -2.0 -0.1 1.0 3.8 2.0 2.2 -3.2 1.3 3.8
2004
+20.86% 1.1 2.9 -3.1 -0.8 1.5 1.6 -2.7 0.1 4.0 3.6 7.3 4.2
2003
+38.70% -4.7 -3.3 -1.5 13.5 6.7 1.0 2.0 -0.2 2.0 6.6 4.3 8.2
2002
-17.95% -5.1 0.0 5.4 -0.7 0.1 -3.4 -11.1 -0.1 -13.1 9.6 4.9 -3.7
2001
-20.30% 0.0 -8.8 -7.5 7.1 -4.8 -3.8 0.3 -2.6 -10.0 3.1 3.5 2.6
2000
-8.21% -7.2 5.3 2.4 -4.3 -0.6 2.3 -1.7 -1.1 -4.8 -0.8 -4.0 6.9
1999
+16.66% -0.8 -2.7 1.3 3.1 -4.9 2.3 0.9 1.1 -0.8 3.6 3.0 10.2
1998
+28.86% 4.2 7.8 7.2 1.9 2.4 1.2 1.9 -12.5 -4.0 7.8 5.4 4.2
1997
+24.23% 0.2 1.3 3.4 -0.5 4.6 5.3 4.7 -5.7 9.7 -5.0 1.4 3.6
1996
+21.25% 0.6 1.7 1.4 0.6 1.2 1.4 -1.2 3.0 2.0 2.2 4.9 1.9
1995
+22.28% -0.6 2.0 3.9 4.2 2.6 1.2 5.2 -4.0 3.0 -0.6 0.6 3.1
1994
+1.88% 4.7 -3.6 -3.0 4.9 -4.1 -1.1 5.3 3.0 -4.1 4.1 -3.8 0.5
1993
+29.13% 0.0 0.9 5.1 2.1 1.6 -1.4 0.4 8.8 -0.2 3.7 -2.2 7.7
1992
-3.32% 0.1 0.5 -3.7 5.9 5.5 -0.8 -3.7 0.0 -1.6 -6.9 -0.4 2.5
1991
+12.40% 2.8 7.7 -6.8 1.0 1.5 -8.0 7.2 1.8 3.2 -2.1 -2.6 7.7
1990
-3.87% -0.1 -2.5 1.7 -2.9 7.2 4.1 5.0 -10.0 -11.4 7.9 0.4 -1.4
1989
+28.18% 4.4 -1.0 0.6 3.0 -4.5 2.5 11.7 -1.0 2.4 -6.9 5.6 9.8
1988
+13.69% -3.9 4.6 3.5 2.1 -1.5 -1.1 0.4 -4.7 5.1 8.2 1.6 -0.6
1987
+7.05% 5.4 3.7 5.5 3.7 0.5 3.6 3.4 0.6 1.2 -19.6 -4.4 6.5
1986
+40.96% 1.4 11.1 8.8 9.3 -8.8 4.2 -0.6 10.1 -6.7 0.7 4.6 3.0

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

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