Last Update: 31 Aug 2021

Category: Stocks
ETF: Vanguard Small-Cap (VB)

In the last 10 years, the Vanguard Small-Cap (VB) ETF obtained a 14.36% compound annual return, with a 17.42% standard deviation.

In 2020, the portfolio granted a 1.35% dividend yield. If you are interested in getting periodic income, please refer to the Vanguard Small-Cap (VB): Dividend Yield page.

The ETF is related to the following investment themes:

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

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 Small-Cap (VB): Dividend Yield page.

Capital Growth:
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Period Returns
Aug 2021
Standard
Deviation *
Max
Drawdown
Months
Pos - Neg
1M
+1.96%
0.00%
1 - 0
3M
+1.93%
-1.48%
Jul 2021 - Jul 2021
2 - 1
6M
+7.89%
-1.48%
Jul 2021 - Jul 2021
5 - 1
YTD
+16.84%
-1.48%
Jul 2021 - Jul 2021
7 - 1
1Y
+44.73%
16.14%
-2.59%
Sep 2020 - Sep 2020
10 - 2
3Y
+12.57%
annualized
24.18%
-30.07%
Jan 2020 - Mar 2020
25 - 11
5Y
+14.77%
annualized
19.61%
-30.07%
Jan 2020 - Mar 2020
44 - 16
10Y
+14.36%
annualized
17.42%
-30.07%
Jan 2020 - Mar 2020
83 - 37
MAX
01 Jan 2005
+10.27%
annualized
19.09%
-53.72%
Jun 2007 - Feb 2009
130 - 70

* Annualized St.Dev. of monthly returns

Drawdowns

Drawdonws Chart:

Rolling Returns ( more details)

Vanguard Small-Cap (VB) ETF: annualized rolling and average returns

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Return (*) Negative
Periods
Rolling Period Average Best Worst
1 Year
+11.94% +87.88%
Apr 2020 - Mar 2021
-44.49%
Mar 2008 - Feb 2009
24.34%
2 Years
+9.83% +52.94%
Mar 2009 - Feb 2011
-29.16%
Mar 2007 - Feb 2009
19.21%
3 Years
+9.17% +33.21%
Mar 2009 - Feb 2012
-17.97%
Mar 2006 - Feb 2009
15.76%
5 Years
+10.38% +29.11%
Mar 2009 - Feb 2014
+0.36%
Apr 2015 - Mar 2020
0.00%
7 Years
+10.76% +18.92%
Mar 2009 - Feb 2016
+4.56%
Jan 2005 - Dec 2011
0.00%
10 Years
+10.63% +18.10%
Mar 2009 - Feb 2019
+6.32%
Feb 2006 - Jan 2016
0.00%
15 Years
+9.08% +10.57%
Aug 2006 - Jul 2021
+6.77%
Apr 2005 - 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 Small-Cap (VB) ETF: Rolling Returns page.

Seasonality and Yearly/Monthly Returns

In the table below, for the Vanguard Small-Cap (VB) 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
53%
0.89
71%
1.05
65%
3.01
76%
0.76
65%
0.31
59%
1.44
59%
0.01
59%
0.21
63%
-0.12
63%
2.34
81%
1.48
69%
Best
Year
11.7
2019
6.2
2021
8.5
2009
18.7
2009
7.7
2020
7.0
2019
9.6
2009
5.1
2014
12.0
2010
15.3
2011
15.8
2020
7.9
2009
Worst
Year
-9.7
2009
-12.0
2009
-22.0
2020
-4.4
2005
-7.8
2010
-8.5
2008
-6.2
2007
-8.4
2011
-11.0
2011
-21.9
2008
-11.4
2008
-11.1
2018

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

Investing in Vanguard Small-Cap (VB) 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
+16.84% 2.0 6.2 1.8 3.9 0.0 1.5 -1.5 2.0
2020
+19.16% -2.0 -8.5 -22.0 14.6 7.7 2.6 4.6 4.0 -2.6 2.2 15.8 7.5
2019
+27.32% 11.7 4.9 -0.9 3.6 -7.2 7.0 1.2 -4.0 1.4 1.7 4.2 2.2
2018
-9.33% 2.7 -4.0 1.1 0.4 5.1 0.7 1.8 4.5 -1.5 -10.1 2.2 -11.1
2017
+16.26% 1.5 2.3 -0.2 0.9 -1.1 2.2 1.2 -0.9 4.4 1.6 3.1 0.5
2016
+18.44% -7.6 0.8 8.5 1.8 1.9 0.3 5.0 0.7 0.4 -4.1 8.6 1.9
2015
-3.76% -2.1 5.8 1.5 -2.0 2.0 -0.8 -0.3 -5.8 -4.5 5.7 1.8 -4.2
2014
+7.63% -2.1 5.1 -0.2 -2.4 1.3 5.0 -5.0 5.1 -5.3 4.5 1.1 1.3
2013
+37.70% 6.4 1.3 4.7 0.3 3.6 -1.1 6.8 -3.2 5.9 3.2 2.7 2.5
2012
+18.29% 7.0 3.3 2.3 -1.0 -6.7 4.6 -1.0 3.6 2.8 -1.4 1.3 3.0
2011
-2.78% 0.7 5.5 2.4 2.9 -2.0 -2.1 -3.6 -8.4 -11.0 15.3 -0.4 0.2
2010
+28.11% -3.4 4.8 8.5 5.6 -7.8 -7.7 7.2 -6.6 12.0 4.1 3.2 7.8
2009
+36.59% -9.7 -12.0 8.5 18.7 5.6 -0.3 9.6 4.3 6.3 -6.4 3.3 7.9
2008
-36.19% -6.4 -2.4 -0.8 5.7 4.8 -8.5 1.5 3.2 -8.9 -21.9 -11.4 5.2
2007
+1.35% 2.5 -0.1 1.1 2.7 4.5 -1.4 -6.2 1.5 2.3 2.5 -6.7 -0.8
2006
+15.77% 7.6 0.2 4.1 0.1 -5.1 0.0 -3.1 2.3 0.8 5.1 3.3 -0.1
2005
+7.25% -3.6 2.0 -2.5 -4.4 6.2 3.3 6.4 -1.9 0.9 -3.9 5.5 -0.2
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