Data Source: from January 1972 to December 2021

Last Update: 31 Dec 2021

Category: Stocks
ETF: Vanguard Large-Cap (VV)

In the last 10 years, the Vanguard Large-Cap (VV) ETF obtained a 16.63% compound annual return, with a 13.12% standard deviation.

In the last 25 years, a 9.88% compound annual return, with a 15.38% standard deviation.

In 2021, the ETF granted a 1.50% dividend yield. If you are interested in getting periodic income, please refer to the Vanguard Large-Cap (VV) ETF: Dividend Yield page.

The ETF is related to the following investment themes:

  • Asset Class: Equity
  • Size: Large Cap
  • Style: Blend
  • Region: North America
  • Country: U.S.

The Vanguard Large-Cap (VV) ETF is present in the following Lazy Portfolios:

Portfolio Name Author VV Weight
Rob Arnott Portfolio Rob Arnott 10.0%
Ultimate Buy&Hold FundAdvice 6.0%
No Brainer Portfolio Bill Bernstein 25.0%
Coffee House Bill Schultheis 10.0%
Warren Buffett Portfolio Warren Buffett 90.0%
Dimensional 2030 Retirement Income DFA 17.5%
Ideal Index Frank Armstrong 6.3%
Lifepath Fund iShares 22.1%
Coward's Portfolio Bill Bernstein 15.0%
Sandwich Portfolio Bob Clyatt 20.0%
7Twelve Portfolio Craig Israelsen 8.3%
Simple Money Portfolio Tim Maurer 7.5%
Family Taxable Portfolio Ted Aronson 15.0%
Big Rocks Portfolio Larry Swedroe 9.0%
GAA Global Asset Allocation Mebane Faber 18.0%
Marc Faber Portfolio Marc Faber 13.0%

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 Large-Cap (VV) ETF: Dividend Yield page.

Time Range:

An investment of 1000$, since January 1997, now would be worth 10549.38$, with a total return of 954.94% (9.88% annualized).

The Inflation Adjusted Capital now would be 5990.20$, with a net total return of 499.02% (7.42% annualized).

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Period Return
Dec 2021
update
Return
Inflation
Adjusted
Standard
Deviation(*)
Max
Drawdown
Months
Pos - Neg
1M
Dec 2021
+4.17%
+3.68%
0.00%
1 - 0
3M
+10.38%
+7.99%
-1.02%
Nov 2021 - Nov 2021
2 - 1
6M
+10.81%
+7.17%
-4.71%
Sep 2021 - Sep 2021
4 - 2
YTD
+27.40%
+18.93%
10.58%
-4.71%
Sep 2021 - Sep 2021
9 - 3
75% pos
1Y
+27.40%
+18.93%
10.58%
-4.71%
Sep 2021 - Sep 2021
9 - 3
75% pos
3Y
+26.47%
annualized
+22.16%
annualized
17.35%
-19.68%
Feb 2020 - Mar 2020
27 - 9
75% pos
5Y
+18.72%
annualized
+15.35%
annualized
15.35%
-19.68%
Feb 2020 - Mar 2020
47 - 13
78% pos
10Y
+16.63%
annualized
+14.21%
annualized
13.12%
-19.68%
Feb 2020 - Mar 2020
89 - 31
74% pos
20Y
+9.69%
annualized
+7.21%
annualized
14.73%
-50.39%
Nov 2007 - Feb 2009
163 - 77
68% pos
25Y
+9.88%
annualized
+7.42%
annualized
15.38%
-50.39%
Nov 2007 - Feb 2009
198 - 102
66% pos
MAX
01 Jan 1972
+11.00%
annualized
+6.82%
annualized
15.26%
-50.39%
Nov 2007 - Feb 2009
382 - 218
64% pos
(*)Annualized St.Dev. of monthly returns

Inflation is updated to Dec 2021. Current inflation (annualized) is 1Y: 7.12% , 5Y: 2.92% , 10Y: 2.12% , 25Y: 2.29%

ETF Returns, up to December 2004, are simulated. They have been calculated using the historical series of equivalent ETFs / Assets.

Drawdowns

Drawdonws Chart:

Worst drawdowns since January 1997.

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Drawdown period
Recovery period
Total
Drawdown Start Bottom #Months End #Months #Months
-50.39% Nov 2007 Feb 2009 16 Mar 2012 37 53
-44.82% Sep 2000 Sep 2002 25 Oct 2006 49 74
-19.68% Feb 2020 Mar 2020 2 Jul 2020 4 6
-15.38% Jul 1998 Aug 1998 2 Nov 1998 3 5
-13.44% Oct 2018 Dec 2018 3 Apr 2019 4 7
-8.59% Aug 2015 Sep 2015 2 May 2016 8 10
-6.84% Jan 2000 Feb 2000 2 Mar 2000 1 3
-6.72% Apr 2012 May 2012 2 Aug 2012 3 5
-6.34% May 2019 May 2019 1 Jun 2019 1 2
-6.25% Jul 1999 Sep 1999 3 Nov 1999 2 5
-6.10% Sep 2020 Oct 2020 2 Nov 2020 1 3
-6.06% Feb 2018 Mar 2018 2 Jul 2018 4 6
-5.61% Aug 1997 Aug 1997 1 Nov 1997 3 4
-4.98% Apr 2000 May 2000 2 Aug 2000 3 5
-4.97% Jun 2007 Jul 2007 2 Sep 2007 2 4
-4.71% Sep 2021 Sep 2021 1 Oct 2021 1 2
-4.14% Mar 1997 Mar 1997 1 Apr 1997 1 2
-3.33% Jan 2014 Jan 2014 1 Feb 2014 1 2
-3.23% Dec 2014 Jan 2015 2 Feb 2015 1 3
-3.12% Feb 1999 Feb 1999 1 Mar 1999 1 2

Rolling Returns ( more details)

Vanguard Large-Cap (VV) ETF: annualized rolling and average returns

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Return (*) Negative
Periods
Rolling Period Average Best Worst
1 Year
+12.17% +58.93%
Apr 2020 - Mar 2021
-42.98%
Mar 2008 - Feb 2009
20.03%
2 Years
+11.35% +37.82%
Mar 2009 - Feb 2011
-25.62%
Mar 2007 - Feb 2009
14.90%
3 Years
+11.29% +32.80%
Aug 1984 - Jul 1987
-16.14%
Apr 2000 - Mar 2003
12.92%
5 Years
+11.28% +28.95%
Aug 1982 - Jul 1987
-6.19%
Mar 2004 - Feb 2009
9.43%
7 Years
+11.28% +22.44%
Aug 1982 - Jul 1989
-3.55%
Mar 2002 - Feb 2009
1.16%
10 Years
+11.29% +19.37%
Sep 1990 - Aug 2000
-3.23%
Mar 1999 - Feb 2009
4.37%
15 Years
+11.15% +19.30%
Aug 1982 - Jul 1997
+3.93%
Sep 2000 - Aug 2015
0.00%
20 Years
+11.13% +17.94%
Apr 1980 - Mar 2000
+4.89%
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 Large-Cap (VV) ETF: Rolling Returns page.

Seasonality

In the table below, for the Vanguard Large-Cap (VV) 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 %
1.32
60%
0.46
58%
1.04
68%
1.85
72%
1.09
66%
0.69
62%
0.85
52%
0.41
62%
-0.61
52%
1.18
62%
1.86
74%
1.52
76%
Best
Year
13.3
1987
7.6
1986
9.8
2000
13.0
2020
9.7
1990
7.0
2019
9.0
1989
12.4
1982
9.2
2010
18.3
1974
11.1
2020
11.4
1991
Worst
Year
-8.0
2009
-10.6
2009
-12.6
2020
-6.1
2002
-8.0
2010
-8.1
2008
-8.0
1974
-14.5
1998
-11.5
1974
-21.7
1987
-10.9
1973
-8.8
2018
Statistics calculated for the period Jan 1972 - Dec 2021

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

Monthly/Yearly Returns

Vanguard Large-Cap (VV) ETF monthly and yearly returns: how is the distribution of the returns recorded so far?

MONTHLY RETURNS HISTOGRAM
382 Positive Months (64%) - 218 Negative Months (36%)
Jan 1972 - Dec 2021
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Yearly Return(%)
Monthly Return(%)
Year Total Infl.Adj Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2021
+27.40 +18.93 -0.8 2.6 4.0 5.4 0.5 2.7 2.4 2.9 -4.7 7.1 -1.0 4.2
2020
+20.99 +19.43 0.3 -8.1 -12.6 13.0 5.2 2.1 6.0 7.6 -3.7 -2.5 11.1 4.1
2019
+31.25 +28.35 8.1 3.3 1.9 4.0 -6.3 7.0 1.5 -1.8 1.9 2.2 3.7 2.9
2018
-4.43 -6.23 5.7 -3.7 -2.4 0.3 2.4 0.6 3.6 3.3 0.5 -6.9 1.9 -8.8
2017
+22.00 +19.49 1.9 4.0 0.1 1.1 1.4 0.6 2.1 0.3 2.1 2.4 3.0 1.3
2016
+11.78 +9.53 -5.4 -0.1 6.9 0.4 1.7 0.3 3.8 0.2 0.1 -1.8 3.7 2.0
2015
+1.02 +0.38 -3.0 5.8 -1.3 0.7 1.3 -2.0 2.1 -6.0 -2.7 8.3 0.3 -1.7
2014
+13.37 +12.64 -3.3 4.6 0.7 0.5 2.4 2.2 -1.4 4.0 -1.6 2.4 2.8 -0.3
2013
+32.69 +30.71 5.3 1.4 3.6 2.0 2.2 -1.4 5.4 -2.9 3.4 4.4 2.8 2.7
2012
+16.18 +14.18 4.9 4.2 3.3 -0.6 -6.2 3.9 1.1 2.5 2.5 -1.8 0.6 1.1
2011
+1.42 -1.59 2.3 3.4 0.1 3.0 -1.0 -1.8 -2.0 -5.7 -7.3 11.0 -0.4 0.9
2010
+15.91 +14.27 -3.5 3.1 6.1 1.6 -8.0 -5.4 7.1 -4.5 9.2 4.0 0.1 6.8
2009
+27.36 +23.88 -8.0 -10.6 8.2 10.1 5.7 0.0 7.5 3.7 3.8 -2.1 6.0 2.3
2008
-36.68 -36.66 -6.2 -2.6 -0.4 4.7 1.7 -8.1 -0.9 1.1 -8.9 -17.2 -7.6 1.9
2007
+6.18 +1.99 1.8 -1.8 1.0 4.4 3.6 -1.8 -3.2 1.8 3.9 1.6 -4.0 -0.8
2006
+15.48 +12.64 2.5 0.2 1.7 0.8 -2.8 0.3 0.3 2.2 2.6 3.2 2.2 1.2
2005
+6.03 +2.60 -2.9 2.3 -1.7 -2.2 4.0 0.5 3.5 -0.9 1.0 -1.6 3.9 0.4
2004
+10.74 +7.16 1.8 1.4 -1.5 -1.6 1.4 1.9 -3.3 0.4 1.1 1.5 4.0 3.4
2003
+28.50 +25.94 -2.6 -1.5 1.0 8.3 5.3 1.3 1.7 1.9 -1.1 5.6 0.9 5.2
2002
-22.15 -24.03 -1.5 -1.9 3.7 -6.1 -0.8 -7.1 -7.7 0.7 -10.9 8.8 5.9 -5.9
2001
-12.02 -13.41 3.5 -9.1 -6.4 7.8 0.7 -2.4 -1.0 -6.3 -8.1 1.9 7.7 0.9
2000
-9.06 -12.08 -5.0 -1.9 9.8 -3.0 -2.0 2.5 -1.5 6.2 -5.3 -0.4 -7.9 0.5
1999
+21.07 +17.91 4.2 -3.1 4.0 3.9 -2.4 5.6 -3.1 -0.5 -2.7 6.3 2.0 6.0
1998
+28.62 +26.58 1.1 7.2 5.1 1.0 -1.7 4.1 -1.1 -14.5 6.4 8.2 6.1 5.8
1997
+33.19 +30.97 6.2 0.8 -4.1 6.0 6.1 4.5 8.0 -5.6 5.5 -3.4 4.6 1.7
1996
+22.88 +18.86 3.4 0.9 1.0 1.5 2.5 0.4 -4.4 2.1 5.6 2.8 7.6 -2.0
1995
+37.45 +34.05 2.6 3.9 3.0 2.9 4.0 2.3 3.3 0.3 4.2 -0.4 4.4 1.9
1994
+1.18 -1.39 3.4 -2.7 -4.4 1.3 1.6 -2.4 3.3 4.1 -2.4 2.2 -3.7 1.5
1993
+9.89 +6.89 0.8 1.4 2.1 -2.4 2.7 0.3 -0.4 3.8 -0.8 2.1 -1.0 1.2
1992
+7.42 +4.33 -1.9 1.2 -1.9 2.9 0.5 -1.5 4.0 -2.1 1.2 0.3 3.4 1.2
1991
+30.22 +26.45 4.4 7.1 2.4 0.2 4.3 -4.6 4.6 2.3 -1.7 1.3 -4.0 11.4
1990
-3.32 -9.02 -6.7 1.3 2.6 -2.5 9.7 -0.7 -0.4 -9.0 -4.9 -0.4 6.4 2.7
1989
+31.36 +25.54 7.3 -2.5 2.3 5.2 4.0 -0.6 9.0 1.9 -0.4 -2.3 2.0 2.4
1988
+16.22 +11.31 4.2 4.6 -3.0 1.0 0.8 4.6 -0.4 -3.4 4.3 2.7 -1.5 1.7
1987
+4.71 +0.36 13.3 4.0 2.9 -1.0 1.0 5.0 4.9 3.8 -2.3 -21.7 -8.2 7.6
1986
+18.06 +16.68 0.4 7.6 5.5 -1.3 5.5 1.7 -5.7 7.5 -8.3 5.6 2.6 -2.6
1985
+31.23 +26.43 7.6 1.4 0.0 -0.3 6.0 1.4 -0.2 -0.7 -3.1 4.4 6.9 4.7
1984
+6.21 +2.08 -0.5 -3.3 1.6 0.7 -5.4 2.2 -1.5 11.2 0.0 0.3 -1.0 2.6
1983
+21.29 +16.87 3.4 2.5 3.5 7.6 -0.9 3.7 -3.2 1.8 1.3 -1.4 2.3 -0.6
1982
+20.97 +16.51 -1.5 -5.1 -0.7 4.1 -2.8 -1.6 -2.2 12.4 1.0 11.1 4.2 1.7
1981
-5.21 -12.96 -4.4 2.1 3.7 -2.2 0.6 -0.9 0.0 -5.4 -5.0 5.2 4.4 -2.8
1980
+31.92 +17.41 5.9 0.4 -9.8 4.3 5.5 2.8 6.6 1.3 2.7 2.0 11.0 -3.1
1979
+18.05 +4.23 4.1 -2.9 5.7 0.4 -1.7 4.0 1.1 6.1 0.2 -6.5 5.1 1.8
1978
+5.87 -2.86 -6.0 -1.7 2.6 8.5 1.3 -1.6 5.7 3.4 -0.6 -8.9 2.6 1.7
1977
-7.84 -13.61 -5.0 -1.4 -1.3 0.0 -1.5 4.5 -1.5 -1.4 0.0 -4.2 3.5 0.5
1976
+24.18 +18.23 12.2 -0.8 2.7 -1.0 -1.0 5.0 -0.7 0.2 2.5 -2.1 0.3 5.4
1975
+36.95 +27.83 12.3 6.5 2.6 5.2 5.7 5.0 -6.7 -2.0 -3.6 6.5 3.2 -1.3
1974
-26.93 -34.81 -1.1 -0.3 -2.3 -4.0 -2.4 -1.9 -8.0 -8.7 -11.5 18.3 -4.0 -2.2
1973
-16.18 -23.06 -2.0 -3.7 -0.4 -4.6 -1.4 -0.8 4.6 -3.1 4.5 -0.2 -10.9 1.5
1972
+18.95 +15.04 2.2 3.0 0.8 0.7 1.9 -1.9 0.0 3.9 -0.4 1.2 4.9 1.4

ETF Returns, up to December 2004, are simulated. They have been calculated using the historical series of equivalent ETFs / Assets.

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