Data Source: from January 1972 to December 2021

Last Update: 31 Dec 2021

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

In the last 10 years, the Vanguard Total Stock Market (VTI) ETF obtained a 16.29% compound annual return, with a 13.44% standard deviation.

In the last 25 years, a 9.88% compound annual return, with a 15.71% standard deviation.

In 2021, the ETF granted a 1.51% dividend yield. If you are interested in getting periodic income, please refer to the Vanguard Total Stock Market (VTI) 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 Total Stock Market (VTI) ETF is present in the following Lazy Portfolios:

Portfolio Name Author VTI 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%
Stocks/Bonds 60/40 with Bitcoin 59.0%
Stocks/Bonds 40/60 with Bitcoin 39.0%
All Weather Portfolio with Bitcoin Ray Dalio 30.0%
Permanent Portfolio with Bitcoin Harry Browne 25.0%
Golden Butterfly with Bitcoin 20.0%
Simplified Permanent Portfolio 25.0%
Desert Portfolio with Bitcoin Gyroscopic Investing 30.0%
Jane Bryant Quinn's Portfolio Jane Bryant Quinn 40.0%
Vanguard LifeStrategy Income Fund Vanguard 12.0%
Vanguard LifeStrategy Conservative Growth Vanguard 24.0%
Vanguard LifeStrategy Moderate Growth Vanguard 36.0%
Vanguard LifeStrategy Growth Fund Vanguard 48.0%

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) ETF: Dividend Yield page.

Time Range:

An investment of 1000$, since January 1997, now would be worth 10536.53$, with a total return of 953.65% (9.88% annualized).

The Inflation Adjusted Capital now would be 5982.90$, with a net total return of 498.29% (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
+3.79%
+3.30%
0.00%
1 - 0
3M
+9.11%
+6.75%
-1.46%
Nov 2021 - Nov 2021
2 - 1
6M
+9.08%
+5.50%
-4.46%
Sep 2021 - Sep 2021
4 - 2
YTD
+25.67%
+17.31%
10.05%
-4.46%
Sep 2021 - Sep 2021
9 - 3
75% pos
1Y
+25.67%
+17.31%
10.05%
-4.46%
Sep 2021 - Sep 2021
9 - 3
75% pos
3Y
+25.73%
annualized
+21.44%
annualized
17.80%
-20.84%
Jan 2020 - Mar 2020
26 - 10
72% pos
5Y
+17.96%
annualized
+14.61%
annualized
15.71%
-20.84%
Jan 2020 - Mar 2020
46 - 14
77% pos
10Y
+16.29%
annualized
+13.88%
annualized
13.44%
-20.84%
Jan 2020 - Mar 2020
88 - 32
73% pos
20Y
+9.91%
annualized
+7.43%
annualized
14.98%
-50.84%
Nov 2007 - Feb 2009
161 - 79
67% pos
25Y
+9.88%
annualized
+7.42%
annualized
15.71%
-50.84%
Nov 2007 - Feb 2009
196 - 104
65% pos
MAX
01 Jan 1972
+10.98%
annualized
+6.80%
annualized
15.55%
-50.84%
Nov 2007 - Feb 2009
378 - 222
63% 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 2001, 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
-50.84% Nov 2007 Feb 2009 16 Mar 2012 37 53
-43.94% Sep 2000 Sep 2002 25 Mar 2006 42 67
-20.84% Jan 2020 Mar 2020 3 Jul 2020 4 7
-17.57% Jul 1998 Aug 1998 2 Nov 1998 3 5
-14.20% Oct 2018 Dec 2018 3 Apr 2019 4 7
-8.84% Jun 2015 Sep 2015 4 May 2016 8 12
-8.44% Apr 2000 May 2000 2 Aug 2000 3 5
-6.82% Apr 2012 May 2012 2 Aug 2012 3 5
-6.45% May 2019 May 2019 1 Jun 2019 1 2
-6.42% Jul 1999 Sep 1999 3 Nov 1999 2 5
-5.64% Feb 2018 Mar 2018 2 Jul 2018 4 6
-5.42% Sep 2020 Oct 2020 2 Nov 2020 1 3
-5.23% Jun 2007 Jul 2007 2 Oct 2007 3 5
-4.56% Feb 1997 Mar 1997 2 May 1997 2 4
-4.46% Sep 2021 Sep 2021 1 Oct 2021 1 2
-4.18% Jan 2000 Jan 2000 1 Mar 2000 2 3
-3.73% Feb 1999 Feb 1999 1 Mar 1999 1 2
-3.72% Aug 1997 Aug 1997 1 Sep 1997 1 2
-3.40% Oct 1997 Oct 1997 1 Dec 1997 2 3
-3.22% May 2006 May 2006 1 Sep 2006 4 5

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
+12.21% +66.73%
Jul 1982 - Jun 1983
-43.33%
Mar 2008 - Feb 2009
20.88%
2 Years
+11.35% +39.52%
Mar 2009 - Feb 2011
-26.16%
Mar 2007 - Feb 2009
13.69%
3 Years
+11.31% +30.70%
Apr 1995 - Mar 1998
-16.22%
Apr 2000 - Mar 2003
12.39%
5 Years
+11.33% +27.25%
Aug 1982 - Jul 1987
-6.14%
Mar 2004 - Feb 2009
7.76%
7 Years
+11.31% +21.23%
Aug 1982 - Jul 1989
-2.98%
Mar 2002 - Feb 2009
1.16%
10 Years
+11.25% +18.89%
Oct 1990 - Sep 2000
-2.47%
Mar 1999 - Feb 2009
2.91%
15 Years
+11.02% +18.21%
Aug 1982 - Jul 1997
+4.37%
Sep 2000 - Aug 2015
0.00%
20 Years
+10.99% +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

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%
-0.57
52%
0.88
60%
1.91
74%
1.59
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
-8.0
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
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 Total Stock Market (VTI) ETF monthly and yearly returns: how is the distribution of the returns recorded so far?

MONTHLY RETURNS HISTOGRAM
378 Positive Months (63%) - 222 Negative Months (37%)
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
+25.67 +17.31 -0.3 3.1 3.6 5.0 0.5 2.5 1.7 2.9 -4.5 6.7 -1.5 3.8
2020
+21.03 +19.47 -0.1 -8.0 -13.9 13.1 5.4 2.3 5.7 7.1 -3.5 -1.9 11.8 4.7
2019
+30.67 +27.78 8.5 3.6 1.4 3.9 -6.4 7.1 1.4 -2.1 1.8 2.1 3.8 2.8
2018
-5.21 -7.00 5.2 -3.8 -2.0 0.4 2.7 0.7 3.3 3.4 0.2 -7.4 2.0 -9.2
2017
+21.21 +18.72 1.9 3.7 0.1 1.1 1.0 0.9 1.9 0.1 2.4 2.2 3.0 1.2
2016
+12.83 +10.56 -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 -0.28 -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 +11.81 -3.2 4.9 0.5 0.1 2.1 2.6 -2.0 4.2 -2.1 2.7 2.5 0.0
2013
+33.45 +31.46 5.4 1.3 3.9 1.6 2.4 -1.4 5.7 -3.0 3.9 4.3 2.7 2.7
2012
+16.45 +14.44 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 -2.03 2.0 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 +15.76 -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 +25.36 -8.0 -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 -36.96 -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 +1.21 1.9 -1.6 1.1 4.0 3.7 -1.8 -3.5 1.5 3.8 1.8 -4.5 -0.7
2006
+15.69 +12.85 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 +2.87 -2.5 2.1 -1.9 -2.2 3.9 0.8 4.4 -1.1 0.8 -2.3 4.6 0.0
2004
+12.79 +9.14 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 +28.14 -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 -22.40 -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 -12.37 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 -13.55 -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 +20.59 3.6 -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 +21.31 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 +28.81 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 +17.01 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 +32.43 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 -2.70 3.1 -2.2 -4.4 0.9 1.0 -2.7 3.1 4.4 -1.8 1.6 -3.7 1.2
1993
+10.62 +7.60 1.0 0.5 2.5 -2.8 3.0 0.5 -0.3 3.9 0.0 1.6 -1.6 1.9
1992
+9.11 +5.96 0.0 1.3 -2.4 1.4 0.5 -1.8 3.9 -2.1 1.1 1.2 4.2 1.8
1991
+32.39 +28.56 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 -11.61 -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 +22.44 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 +12.36 4.4 5.2 -1.4 1.1 -0.1 4.9 -0.6 -2.8 3.7 1.6 -1.6 2.0
1987
+2.61 -1.65 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 +13.23 0.8 7.1 5.8 -0.8 4.9 1.3 -5.9 6.4 -7.9 4.7 1.4 -2.9
1985
+31.27 +26.48 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 -1.79 -1.4 -4.0 1.2 0.3 -5.3 2.3 -2.1 11.1 0.0 0.0 -1.3 2.3
1983
+22.66 +18.18 4.1 3.0 3.5 7.4 1.3 3.8 -3.2 0.3 1.7 -2.8 3.0 -1.0
1982
+20.50 +16.06 -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 -11.99 -4.1 1.6 4.6 -1.2 1.3 -1.0 -0.3 -5.6 -6.4 5.9 4.6 -2.8
1980
+33.15 +18.51 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 +9.71 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 -0.49 -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 -9.41 -3.7 -1.6 -0.9 0.5 -1.1 5.2 -1.3 -1.4 0.1 -4.0 4.5 0.8
1976
+26.47 +20.41 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 +28.65 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 -35.60 0.2 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 -24.90 -2.7 -4.4 -0.7 -5.1 -2.3 -0.8 5.7 -2.9 5.3 0.0 -12.1 1.3
1972
+17.62 +13.75 2.8 3.2 0.9 0.6 1.7 -2.1 -0.4 3.6 -0.7 0.9 5.0 1.1

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

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