Last Update: 31 Aug 2021

Category: Stocks
ETF: Vanguard Total Stock Market (VTI)

In the last 10 years, the Vanguard Total Stock Market (VTI) ETF obtained a 16.21% compound annual return, with a 13.83% standard deviation.

In the last 20 years, a 9.8% compound annual return, with a 15.10% standard deviation.

In 2020, the portfolio granted a 1.71% dividend yield. If you are interested in getting periodic income, please refer to the Vanguard Total Stock Market (VTI): 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 Total Stock Market (VTI) ETF is present in the following Lazy Portfolios:

Portfolio Name Author ETF Weight
Robo Advisor 90 Betterment 30.9%
Robo Advisor 80 Betterment 27.0%
Five Asset Roger Gibson 20.0%
US Stocks 100.0%
All Weather Portfolio Ray Dalio 30.0%
Permanent Portfolio Harry Browne 25.0%
Ivy Portfolio Mebane Faber 20.0%
Couch Potato Scott Burns 50.0%
Stocks/Bonds 60/40 60.0%
Stocks/Bonds 40/60 40.0%
Core Four Rick Ferri 48.0%
Three Funds Bogleheads 50.0%
Four Funds Bogleheads 50.0%
Lazy Portfolio David Swensen 30.0%
Yale Endowment David Swensen 30.0%
Dimensional 2030 Retirement Income DFA 17.5%
Simple Path to Wealth JL Collins 75.0%
Golden Butterfly 20.0%
Margaritaville Scott Burns 34.0%
Pinwheel 15.0%
Second Grader's Starter Paul Farrell 60.0%
Talmud Portfolio Roger Gibson 33.3%
Desert Portfolio Gyroscopic Investing 30.0%
Family Taxable Portfolio Ted Aronson 5.0%
Robo Advisor 10 Betterment 3.2%
Robo Advisor 20 Betterment 6.3%
Robo Advisor 50 Betterment 16.2%
Robo Advisor 100 Betterment 34.6%
Late Sixties and Beyond Burton Malkiel 20.0%
Late Thirties to Early Forties Burton Malkiel 32.5%
Mid-Fifties Burton Malkiel 27.0%
Mid-Twenties Burton Malkiel 35.0%
Andrew Tobias Portfolio Andrew Tobias 33.3%
Gone Fishin' Portfolio Alexander Green 15.0%
Dynamic 40/60 Income 20.0%
Dynamic 60/40 Income 20.0%
Stocks/Bonds 80/20 80.0%
Stocks/Bonds 20/80 20.0%

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 Total Stock Market (VTI): Dividend Yield page.

Capital Growth:

ETF Returns, up to December 2001, 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
+2.86%
0.00%
1 - 0
3M
+7.24%
0.00%
3 - 0
6M
+17.28%
0.00%
6 - 0
YTD
+20.56%
-0.33%
Jan 2021 - Jan 2021
7 - 1
1Y
+33.44%
12.98%
-5.42%
Sep 2020 - Oct 2020
9 - 3
3Y
+17.90%
annualized
18.98%
-20.84%
Jan 2020 - Mar 2020
26 - 10
5Y
+18.00%
annualized
15.38%
-20.84%
Jan 2020 - Mar 2020
47 - 13
10Y
+16.21%
annualized
13.83%
-20.84%
Jan 2020 - Mar 2020
88 - 32
MAX
01 Jan 1972
+10.96%
annualized
15.55%
-50.84%
Nov 2007 - Feb 2009
376 - 220

* Annualized St.Dev. of monthly returns

Drawdowns

Drawdonws Chart:

Rolling Returns ( more details)

Vanguard Total Stock Market (VTI) ETF: annualized rolling and average returns

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Return (*) Negative
Periods
Rolling Period Average Best Worst
1 Year
+12.08% +66.73%
Jul 1982 - Jun 1983
-43.33%
Mar 2008 - Feb 2009
21.03%
2 Years
+11.26% +39.52%
Mar 2009 - Feb 2011
-26.16%
Mar 2007 - Feb 2009
13.79%
3 Years
+11.24% +30.70%
Apr 1995 - Mar 1998
-16.22%
Apr 2000 - Mar 2003
12.48%
5 Years
+11.28% +27.25%
Aug 1982 - Jul 1987
-6.14%
Mar 2004 - Feb 2009
7.82%
7 Years
+11.29% +21.23%
Aug 1982 - Jul 1989
-2.98%
Mar 2002 - Feb 2009
1.17%
10 Years
+11.20% +18.89%
Oct 1990 - Sep 2000
-2.47%
Mar 1999 - Feb 2009
2.94%
15 Years
+11.03% +18.21%
Aug 1982 - Jul 1997
+4.37%
Sep 2000 - Aug 2015
0.00%
20 Years
+11.00% +17.30%
Apr 1980 - Mar 2000
+4.98%
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 Total Stock Market (VTI) ETF: Rolling Returns page.

Seasonality and Yearly/Monthly Returns

In the table below, for the Vanguard Total Stock Market (VTI) 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 %
1.50
60%
0.62
62%
0.95
66%
1.81
72%
1.03
66%
0.77
60%
0.75
48%
0.45
60%
-0.49
53%
0.76
59%
1.98
76%
1.55
76%
Best
Year
14.1
1975
7.3
1998
8.3
2009
13.1
2020
8.8
1990
7.1
2019
7.8
1997
11.9
1982
9.5
2010
16.9
1974
11.8
2020
10.6
1991
Worst
Year
-8.1
2009
-10.5
2009
-13.9
2020
-5.2
2000
-7.9
2010
-8.1
2008
-8.3
2002
-15.7
1998
-11.1
1974
-22.3
1987
-12.1
1973
-9.2
2018

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

Investing in Vanguard Total Stock Market (VTI) 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
+20.56% -0.3 3.1 3.7 5.0 0.5 2.5 1.7 2.9
2020
+21.03% -0.1 -8.0 -13.9 13.1 5.4 2.3 5.7 7.1 -3.5 -2.0 11.8 4.7
2019
+30.67% 8.5 3.6 1.4 3.9 -6.5 7.1 1.4 -2.1 1.8 2.1 3.8 2.8
2018
-5.21% 5.2 -3.8 -2.0 0.5 2.7 0.7 3.3 3.4 0.2 -7.4 2.0 -9.2
2017
+21.21% 1.9 3.7 0.1 1.1 1.0 1.0 1.9 0.2 2.4 2.2 3.0 1.2
2016
+12.83% -5.7 0.0 7.1 0.7 1.7 0.3 4.0 0.2 0.2 -2.2 4.5 2.0
2015
+0.36% -2.7 5.7 -1.2 0.6 1.3 -1.7 1.7 -6.1 -2.9 7.9 0.6 -2.1
2014
+12.54% -3.2 4.9 0.5 0.1 2.1 2.6 -2.0 4.2 -2.1 2.8 2.5 0.0
2013
+33.45% 5.4 1.3 4.0 1.6 2.4 -1.4 5.8 -3.0 3.9 4.3 2.7 2.7
2012
+16.45% 5.1 4.2 3.1 -0.6 -6.2 4.1 0.9 2.7 2.5 -1.8 0.8 1.3
2011
+0.97% 2.1 3.7 0.4 2.9 -1.1 -1.8 -2.3 -6.1 -7.6 11.4 -0.4 1.0
2010
+17.42% -3.6 3.4 6.4 2.2 -7.9 -5.8 7.0 -4.7 9.5 4.0 0.5 7.0
2009
+28.89% -8.1 -10.5 8.3 11.0 5.5 0.4 7.7 3.7 4.1 -2.6 5.7 2.9
2008
-36.98% -6.2 -2.5 -0.9 4.9 2.0 -8.1 -0.6 1.5 -9.2 -17.5 -8.0 1.8
2007
+5.37% 1.9 -1.6 1.1 4.0 3.7 -1.8 -3.5 1.5 3.9 1.8 -4.5 -0.7
2006
+15.69% 3.2 0.2 2.1 1.0 -3.2 0.1 -0.1 2.3 2.3 3.5 2.3 1.2
2005
+6.31% -2.5 2.1 -1.9 -2.2 3.9 0.8 4.4 -1.1 0.8 -2.4 4.6 0.0
2004
+12.79% 2.6 1.4 -1.0 -2.2 1.5 2.0 -3.6 0.1 1.7 1.8 4.7 3.4
2003
+30.75% -2.8 -1.5 0.8 8.6 5.8 1.6 2.3 2.4 -1.1 6.1 1.5 4.0
2002
-20.47% -0.9 -1.8 3.7 -4.5 -1.4 -6.9 -8.3 0.8 -10.1 7.5 6.0 -5.1
2001
-10.97% 3.8 -9.4 -6.7 8.2 1.0 -1.6 -1.7 -6.0 -9.0 2.5 7.6 1.8
2000
-10.57% -4.2 2.5 5.7 -5.2 -3.4 4.4 -2.0 7.3 -4.7 -2.0 -9.9 1.8
1999
+23.81% 3.7 -3.7 3.9 4.7 -2.0 5.2 -3.2 -0.9 -2.4 6.3 3.4 7.6
1998
+23.26% 0.4 7.3 5.1 1.1 -2.7 3.5 -2.3 -15.7 6.7 7.5 6.2 6.5
1997
+30.99% 5.5 -0.1 -4.5 4.5 7.1 4.4 7.8 -3.7 5.8 -3.4 3.3 1.7
1996
+20.96% 2.7 1.6 1.1 2.4 2.7 -0.8 -5.4 3.1 5.4 1.4 6.8 -1.3
1995
+35.79% 2.2 4.0 2.7 2.5 3.5 3.0 4.0 1.1 3.6 -1.2 4.2 1.5
1994
-0.17% 3.1 -2.2 -4.4 0.9 1.0 -2.7 3.1 4.4 -1.9 1.6 -3.7 1.2
1993
+10.62% 1.0 0.5 2.5 -2.8 3.0 0.6 -0.3 3.9 0.0 1.6 -1.6 1.9
1992
+9.11% 0.0 1.3 -2.4 1.4 0.5 -1.9 3.9 -2.1 1.1 1.2 4.2 1.8
1991
+32.39% 5.0 6.9 2.9 0.4 4.0 -4.5 4.8 2.7 -1.2 1.7 -3.8 10.6
1990
-6.08% -7.0 1.6 2.5 -2.8 8.8 -0.5 -1.1 -9.0 -5.2 -1.2 6.4 3.0
1989
+28.12% 6.6 -1.8 2.1 4.8 3.9 -0.2 7.6 2.3 -0.2 -2.8 1.6 1.8
1988
+17.32% 4.4 5.2 -1.4 1.1 -0.1 4.9 -0.6 -2.8 3.7 1.7 -1.6 2.0
1987
+2.61% 12.9 4.8 2.3 -1.5 0.5 4.2 4.6 3.8 -2.1 -22.3 -7.2 7.3
1986
+14.57% 0.8 7.1 5.8 -0.8 4.9 1.3 -5.9 6.4 -7.9 4.8 1.4 -2.9
1985
+31.27% 9.1 1.8 -0.4 -0.2 5.5 1.7 0.0 -0.7 -4.1 4.4 6.8 4.2
1984
+2.19% -1.5 -4.0 1.3 0.3 -5.3 2.3 -2.1 11.1 0.0 0.0 -1.3 2.3
1983
+22.66% 4.1 3.0 3.5 7.4 1.3 3.8 -3.2 0.4 1.7 -2.8 3.0 -1.0
1982
+20.50% -2.7 -5.1 -1.0 4.4 -2.8 -2.4 -2.0 11.9 1.7 11.8 5.1 1.5
1981
-4.15% -4.1 1.6 4.6 -1.2 1.4 -1.0 -0.3 -5.6 -6.4 6.0 4.6 -2.8
1980
+33.15% 6.5 0.2 -12.0 5.2 6.0 3.7 6.9 2.3 2.9 2.1 10.6 -3.5
1979
+24.25% 4.9 -2.7 6.6 0.8 -1.4 4.6 1.5 6.5 0.2 -7.2 6.4 2.8
1978
+8.45% -5.6 -1.0 3.4 8.3 2.3 -1.1 5.7 4.2 -0.7 -11.0 3.5 1.7
1977
-3.36% -3.7 -1.6 -1.0 0.5 -1.1 5.2 -1.3 -1.4 0.1 -4.0 4.5 0.8
1976
+26.47% 12.6 0.6 2.7 -1.0 -0.9 4.5 -0.7 -0.2 2.5 -2.1 0.4 6.1
1975
+37.82% 14.1 5.9 3.1 4.8 5.6 5.2 -6.1 -2.3 -3.8 5.7 3.1 -1.1
1974
-27.81% 0.3 0.3 -2.3 -4.6 -4.1 -2.2 -7.1 -8.7 -11.1 16.9 -4.1 -2.7
1973
-18.18% -2.7 -4.4 -0.7 -5.1 -2.3 -0.8 5.7 -2.9 5.4 0.0 -12.1 1.3
1972
+17.62% 2.8 3.2 0.9 0.6 1.7 -2.1 -0.4 3.7 -0.7 0.9 5.0 1.2

ETF Returns, up to December 2001, are simulated. They have been calculated using the historical series of equivalent ETFs / Assets.

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