Last Update: 31 Aug 2021

Category: Stocks
ETF: Vanguard Total World Stock (VT)

In the last 10 years, the Vanguard Total World Stock (VT) ETF obtained a 11.52% compound annual return, with a 13.97% standard deviation.

In the last 20 years, a 7.17% compound annual return, with a 15.94% standard deviation.

In 2020, the portfolio granted a 1.91% dividend yield. If you are interested in getting periodic income, please refer to the Vanguard Total World Stock (VT): Dividend Yield page.

The ETF is related to the following investment themes:

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

The Vanguard Total World Stock (VT) ETF is present in the following Lazy Portfolios:

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 World Stock (VT): Dividend Yield page.

Capital Growth:

ETF Returns, up to December 2008, 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
+2.26%
0.00%
1 - 0
3M
+4.10%
0.00%
3 - 0
6M
+13.26%
0.00%
6 - 0
YTD
+16.02%
-0.23%
Jan 2021 - Jan 2021
7 - 1
1Y
+30.09%
13.01%
-4.91%
Sep 2020 - Oct 2020
9 - 3
3Y
+14.32%
annualized
17.97%
-22.15%
Jan 2020 - Mar 2020
26 - 10
5Y
+14.43%
annualized
14.52%
-22.15%
Jan 2020 - Mar 2020
46 - 14
10Y
+11.52%
annualized
13.97%
-22.15%
Jan 2020 - Mar 2020
82 - 38
MAX
01 Jan 1988
+6.98%
annualized
15.27%
-57.05%
Nov 2007 - Feb 2009
249 - 155

* Annualized St.Dev. of monthly returns

Drawdowns

Drawdonws Chart:

Rolling Returns ( more details)

Vanguard Total World Stock (VT) ETF: annualized rolling and average returns

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Return (*) Negative
Periods
Rolling Period Average Best Worst
1 Year
+7.86% +59.32%
Mar 2009 - Feb 2010
-50.42%
Mar 2008 - Feb 2009
27.48%
2 Years
+6.66% +39.32%
Mar 2009 - Feb 2011
-29.43%
Mar 2007 - Feb 2009
20.21%
3 Years
+6.33% +23.87%
Mar 2009 - Feb 2012
-19.43%
Apr 2000 - Mar 2003
22.22%
5 Years
+6.20% +20.02%
Mar 2009 - Feb 2014
-6.95%
Apr 1998 - Mar 2003
19.71%
7 Years
+5.97% +15.59%
Jan 1993 - Dec 1999
-3.24%
Mar 2002 - Feb 2009
2.80%
10 Years
+5.61% +13.05%
Mar 2009 - Feb 2019
-3.82%
Mar 1999 - Feb 2009
8.07%
15 Years
+5.05% +8.84%
Feb 2003 - Jan 2018
+0.99%
Mar 1994 - Feb 2009
0.00%
20 Years
+4.89% +7.22%
Jan 1988 - Dec 2007
+1.97%
Mar 1989 - Feb 2009
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 World Stock (VT) ETF: Rolling Returns page.

Seasonality and Yearly/Monthly Returns

In the table below, for the Vanguard Total World Stock (VT) 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 %
0.01
56%
0.43
56%
0.54
56%
2.40
79%
0.39
59%
-0.19
41%
1.46
68%
-1.02
53%
-0.41
61%
1.20
64%
1.29
70%
1.89
79%
Best
Year
8.0
2019
9.2
1991
8.8
2009
12.1
2009
10.6
2009
6.4
2019
11.1
1989
6.0
2020
10.1
2010
11.3
2011
12.4
2020
8.2
1999
Worst
Year
-10.9
2009
-9.5
2009
-14.8
2020
-4.6
2000
-9.9
2010
-8.3
2008
-8.5
2002
-14.2
1998
-12.7
2008
-19.9
2008
-6.8
2008
-7.2
2018

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

Investing in Vanguard Total World Stock (VT) 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
+16.02% -0.2 2.7 2.9 4.1 1.6 1.2 0.6 2.3
2020
+16.61% -1.6 -7.2 -14.8 10.4 5.2 3.1 5.3 6.0 -2.9 -2.1 12.4 4.9
2019
+26.82% 8.0 2.8 1.1 3.5 -6.0 6.4 0.0 -2.1 2.3 2.8 2.6 3.5
2018
-9.76% 5.5 -4.4 -1.3 0.4 0.6 -0.6 2.9 0.9 0.1 -7.8 1.7 -7.2
2017
+24.49% 3.0 2.7 1.5 1.6 2.0 0.6 2.7 0.4 2.1 2.1 1.9 1.6
2016
+8.51% -5.9 -1.1 8.0 1.0 0.7 -0.2 4.2 0.4 0.8 -2.0 1.2 1.8
2015
-1.86% -1.6 6.0 -1.2 2.6 0.3 -2.2 0.5 -6.6 -3.7 7.3 -0.1 -2.2
2014
+3.67% -4.4 5.2 0.5 0.7 2.1 2.2 -1.8 2.7 -3.3 0.9 1.3 -2.0
2013
+22.95% 4.0 -0.3 2.4 2.7 -0.6 -2.7 5.2 -2.5 5.6 3.7 1.5 2.2
2012
+17.12% 5.5 4.8 1.2 -1.2 -8.9 5.1 0.7 2.5 3.1 -0.6 1.5 3.1
2011
-7.50% 1.4 2.9 -0.1 4.4 -2.3 -1.3 -2.2 -7.3 -10.7 11.3 -1.2 -1.0
2010
+13.08% -5.1 2.1 6.7 -0.5 -9.9 -2.8 9.2 -4.0 10.1 3.8 -2.7 7.7
2009
+32.65% -10.9 -9.5 8.8 12.1 10.6 -1.7 10.1 2.7 5.2 -2.5 5.3 1.6
2008
-43.54% -8.3 0.1 -1.7 5.3 1.2 -8.3 -2.7 -2.4 -12.7 -19.9 -6.8 3.5
2007
+9.64% 0.9 -0.7 1.8 4.2 2.6 -0.4 -1.6 -0.5 5.2 3.8 -4.6 -1.2
2006
+18.78% 4.9 -0.3 1.9 3.2 -4.3 -0.2 0.6 2.4 1.0 3.7 2.7 2.2
2005
+8.83% -2.2 3.3 -2.4 -2.4 1.6 0.9 3.6 0.6 2.9 -2.8 3.5 2.4
2004
+13.30% 1.6 1.7 -0.8 -2.5 0.5 1.8 -3.3 0.4 2.0 2.4 5.3 3.8
2003
+31.62% -3.0 -2.0 -0.7 8.6 5.5 1.7 2.1 2.2 0.5 5.9 1.4 6.2
2002
-20.51% -2.8 -0.9 4.3 -3.3 -0.1 -6.3 -8.5 0.1 -11.1 7.2 5.3 -4.9
2001
-17.26% 2.5 -8.5 -6.9 7.1 -1.4 -3.2 -1.7 -4.8 -9.3 2.1 6.0 0.9
2000
-15.08% -5.5 0.2 6.5 -4.6 -2.7 3.3 -3.0 3.0 -5.6 -2.1 -6.3 1.6
1999
+25.00% 1.9 -2.6 4.4 4.2 -3.7 4.9 -0.5 -0.2 -1.2 4.9 3.0 8.2
1998
+19.93% 2.1 6.7 4.1 0.8 -2.0 1.7 -0.1 -14.2 1.8 9.0 5.9 4.5
1997
+12.93% 1.5 1.2 -2.2 3.0 5.8 5.0 4.4 -7.2 5.2 -6.1 1.4 1.2
1996
+10.93% 2.1 0.2 1.4 2.3 -0.1 0.4 -3.9 1.1 3.5 0.2 5.2 -1.6
1995
+16.90% -2.2 0.9 4.4 3.5 0.9 -0.2 4.7 -2.4 2.6 -1.8 3.0 2.8
1994
+2.85% 6.5 -1.6 -4.7 2.5 0.4 -0.7 2.0 3.4 -2.5 2.4 -4.5 0.2
1993
+22.12% 0.2 2.2 5.5 4.3 2.2 -0.8 1.9 4.6 -1.9 2.8 -5.4 5.2
1992
-6.70% -1.7 -1.7 -4.7 1.1 3.6 -3.8 0.1 2.0 -1.1 -2.7 1.5 0.7
1991
+16.92% 3.5 9.2 -3.0 0.6 2.2 -6.3 4.6 -0.4 2.3 1.5 -4.5 7.2
1990
-18.63% -4.8 -4.4 -6.4 -1.5 10.2 -0.9 0.8 -9.6 -10.7 9.0 -1.9 1.9
1989
+15.15% 3.4 -0.8 -0.7 2.3 -2.5 -1.6 11.1 -2.5 2.9 -3.4 3.8 3.1
1988
+21.20% 2.3 5.6 2.9 1.1 -2.1 -0.3 1.7 -5.7 4.1 6.4 3.2 0.7

ETF Returns, up to December 2008, are simulated. They have been calculated using the historical series of equivalent ETFs / Assets.

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