Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US Small-Cap ETF (VSS): Rolling Returns

Data Source: from May 2009 to January 2024 (~15 years)
Consolidated Returns as of 31 January 2024

Holding the Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US Small-Cap ETF (VSS) ETF, how long should you stay invested to have high probability to obtain a positive return?

Considering all the available data source (~15 years), the longest period with a negative return lasted 108 months (from April 2011 to March 2020).

This means that every rolling period of 109 months or above has always granted a positive return.

To obtain comprehensive information, please consult the Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US Small-Cap ETF (VSS) ETF: Historical Returns page.

Rolling Returns

A rolling return is a measure of investment performance that calculates the return of an investment over a set period of time, with the starting date rolling forward. This approach can provide a more accurate representation of the investment's historical performance and helps investors to evaluate the investment's consistency over time.

VANGUARD FTSE ALL-WORLD EX-US SMALL-CAP ETF (VSS) ETF
Annualized Rolling Returns
Annualized Rolling Returns - Inflation Adjusted
Data Source: 1 February 2014 - 31 January 2024 (10 Years)
Data Source: 1 May 2009 - 31 January 2024 (~15 years)
Inflation Adjusted:
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Rolling
Period
Worst Period
15th Percentile
50th Percentile
85th Percentile
Best Period
Latest Negative
Periods
Ann.
Return
From
To
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
From
To
Growth
of 1$
1Y -28.85 10/2021
09/2022
0.71$ -11.27 0.88$ 1.50 1.01$ 19.60 1.19$ 67.31 04/2020
03/2021
1.67$ 2.92 46.79%
2Y -16.54 04/2018
03/2020
0.69$ -5.77 0.88$ 3.13 1.06$ 14.97 1.32$ 28.86 04/2020
03/2022
1.66$ -3.40 42.27%
3Y -5.91 04/2017
03/2020
0.83$ 0.86 1.02$ 5.24 1.16$ 8.97 1.29$ 15.35 01/2019
12/2021
1.53$ 0.01 11.76%
4Y -2.13 10/2018
09/2022
0.91$ 1.88 1.07$ 4.12 1.17$ 8.09 1.36$ 9.64 01/2017
12/2020
1.44$ 3.67 4.11%
5Y -1.86 04/2015
03/2020
0.91$ 0.72 1.03$ 3.06 1.16$ 9.76 1.59$ 10.87 07/2016
06/2021
1.67$ 4.65 8.20%
6Y -2.34 04/2014
03/2020
0.86$ 1.39 1.08$ 4.05 1.26$ 8.43 1.62$ 9.91 09/2015
08/2021
1.76$ 0.87 4.08%
7Y 2.87 11/2015
10/2022
1.21$ 4.11 1.32$ 5.28 1.43$ 6.40 1.54$ 7.91 01/2015
12/2021
1.70$ 4.61 0.00%
8Y 1.47 10/2014
09/2022
1.12$ 2.11 1.18$ 3.74 1.34$ 4.88 1.46$ 6.09 02/2016
01/2024
1.60$ 6.09 0.00%
9Y 2.46 06/2014
05/2023
1.24$ 2.66 1.26$ 3.02 1.30$ 4.04 1.42$ 4.96 01/2015
12/2023
1.54$ 4.66 0.00%
10Y 3.85 02/2014
01/2024
1.45$ 3.85 1.45$ 3.85 1.45$ 3.85 1.45$ 3.85 02/2014
01/2024
1.45$ 3.85 0.00%
Annualized rolling and percentiles/median returns over full calendar month periods
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Rolling
Period
Worst Period
15th Percentile
50th Percentile
85th Percentile
Best Period
Latest Negative
Periods
Ann.
Return
From
To
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
From
To
Growth
of 1$
1Y -34.24 10/2021
09/2022
0.65$ -14.65 0.85$ -0.18 0.99$ 17.47 1.17$ 63.04 04/2020
03/2021
1.63$ -0.18 50.46%
2Y -17.94 04/2018
03/2020
0.67$ -9.86 0.81$ 0.69 1.01$ 12.23 1.25$ 22.09 04/2020
03/2022
1.49$ -7.76 48.45%
3Y -7.67 04/2017
03/2020
0.78$ -2.71 0.92$ 2.72 1.08$ 6.66 1.21$ 11.37 01/2019
12/2021
1.38$ -5.35 28.24%
4Y -6.00 10/2018
09/2022
0.78$ -1.17 0.95$ 2.01 1.08$ 5.45 1.23$ 7.56 01/2017
12/2020
1.33$ -0.87 30.14%
5Y -5.23 10/2017
09/2022
0.76$ -2.90 0.86$ 0.73 1.03$ 7.14 1.41$ 8.38 03/2016
02/2021
1.49$ 0.47 36.07%
6Y -3.78 04/2014
03/2020
0.79$ -1.95 0.88$ 1.13 1.06$ 5.61 1.38$ 7.44 09/2015
08/2021
1.53$ -2.74 34.69%
7Y -0.39 11/2015
10/2022
0.97$ 0.90 1.06$ 1.81 1.13$ 4.30 1.34$ 5.28 01/2015
12/2021
1.43$ 1.08 10.81%
8Y -1.30 10/2014
09/2022
0.90$ -0.65 0.94$ 0.81 1.06$ 2.12 1.18$ 3.37 02/2014
01/2022
1.30$ 2.64 20.00%
9Y -0.31 06/2014
05/2023
0.97$ -0.13 0.98$ 0.22 1.02$ 1.18 1.11$ 1.88 01/2015
12/2023
1.18$ 1.49 23.08%
10Y 1.04 02/2014
01/2024
1.10$ 1.04 1.10$ 1.04 1.10$ 1.04 1.10$ 1.04 02/2014
01/2024
1.10$ 1.04 0.00%
Annualized rolling and percentiles/median returns over full calendar month periods
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Rolling
Period
Worst Period
15th Percentile
50th Percentile
85th Percentile
Best Period
Latest Negative
Periods
Ann.
Return
From
To
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
From
To
Growth
of 1$
1Y -28.85 10/2021
09/2022
0.71$ -10.99 0.89$ 7.19 1.07$ 22.38 1.22$ 67.31 04/2020
03/2021
1.67$ 2.92 39.16%
2Y -16.54 04/2018
03/2020
0.69$ -4.03 0.92$ 4.10 1.08$ 15.72 1.33$ 40.40 05/2009
04/2011
1.97$ -3.40 34.42%
3Y -5.91 04/2017
03/2020
0.83$ 1.37 1.04$ 5.93 1.18$ 9.35 1.30$ 18.54 05/2009
04/2012
1.66$ 0.01 7.75%
4Y -2.13 10/2018
09/2022
0.91$ 2.81 1.11$ 5.09 1.21$ 8.81 1.40$ 17.30 05/2009
04/2013
1.89$ 3.67 2.31%
5Y -1.86 04/2015
03/2020
0.91$ 1.05 1.05$ 5.76 1.32$ 9.56 1.57$ 16.80 05/2009
04/2014
2.17$ 4.65 5.08%
6Y -2.34 04/2014
03/2020
0.86$ 2.60 1.16$ 4.66 1.31$ 8.60 1.64$ 13.74 05/2009
04/2015
2.16$ 0.87 1.89%
7Y 0.15 04/2013
03/2020
1.01$ 4.11 1.32$ 5.58 1.46$ 6.74 1.57$ 10.71 05/2009
04/2016
2.03$ 4.61 0.00%
8Y 1.26 04/2012
03/2020
1.10$ 3.16 1.28$ 5.60 1.54$ 7.90 1.83$ 10.99 05/2009
04/2017
2.30$ 6.09 0.00%
9Y -0.04 04/2011
03/2020
0.99$ 2.79 1.28$ 5.03 1.55$ 7.81 1.96$ 11.62 05/2009
04/2018
2.68$ 4.66 1.43%
10Y 2.04 04/2010
03/2020
1.22$ 3.85 1.45$ 5.18 1.65$ 6.91 1.95$ 9.43 05/2009
04/2019
2.46$ 3.85 0.00%
11Y 2.92 07/2011
06/2022
1.37$ 4.18 1.56$ 5.43 1.78$ 6.90 2.08$ 8.60 07/2010
06/2021
2.47$ 4.42 0.00%
12Y 2.92 11/2010
10/2022
1.41$ 3.09 1.44$ 5.32 1.86$ 7.83 2.47$ 10.34 05/2009
04/2021
3.25$ 5.19 0.00%
13Y 3.33 11/2010
10/2023
1.53$ 3.96 1.65$ 4.99 1.88$ 6.21 2.18$ 8.45 05/2009
04/2022
2.87$ 3.79 0.00%
14Y 4.75 11/2009
10/2023
1.91$ 4.92 1.95$ 5.39 2.08$ 6.69 2.47$ 7.74 05/2009
04/2023
2.84$ 5.39 0.00%
Annualized rolling and percentiles/median returns over full calendar month periods
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Rolling
Period
Worst Period
15th Percentile
50th Percentile
85th Percentile
Best Period
Latest Negative
Periods
Ann.
Return
From
To
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
Growth
of 1$
Ann.
Return
From
To
Growth
of 1$
1Y -34.24 10/2021
09/2022
0.65$ -13.38 0.86$ 4.96 1.04$ 19.69 1.19$ 63.04 04/2020
03/2021
1.63$ -0.18 42.17%
2Y -17.94 04/2018
03/2020
0.67$ -7.11 0.86$ 1.90 1.03$ 12.86 1.27$ 36.79 05/2009
04/2011
1.87$ -7.76 42.21%
3Y -7.67 04/2017
03/2020
0.78$ -1.09 0.96$ 3.60 1.11$ 7.31 1.23$ 15.63 05/2009
04/2012
1.54$ -5.35 20.42%
4Y -6.00 10/2018
09/2022
0.78$ -0.28 0.98$ 3.37 1.14$ 6.67 1.29$ 14.80 05/2009
04/2013
1.73$ -0.87 16.92%
5Y -5.23 10/2017
09/2022
0.76$ -1.39 0.93$ 3.66 1.19$ 7.44 1.43$ 14.35 05/2009
04/2014
1.95$ 0.47 25.42%
6Y -3.78 04/2014
03/2020
0.79$ -0.20 0.98$ 2.85 1.18$ 6.60 1.46$ 11.77 05/2009
04/2015
1.94$ -2.74 16.04%
7Y -1.35 04/2013
03/2020
0.90$ 1.17 1.08$ 3.63 1.28$ 4.78 1.38$ 8.89 05/2009
04/2016
1.81$ 1.08 6.38%
8Y -1.30 10/2014
09/2022
0.90$ 0.64 1.05$ 3.60 1.32$ 6.02 1.59$ 9.09 05/2009
04/2017
2.00$ 2.64 7.32%
9Y -1.65 04/2011
03/2020
0.86$ 0.11 1.00$ 3.14 1.32$ 5.96 1.68$ 9.62 05/2009
04/2018
2.28$ 1.49 11.43%
10Y -0.23 11/2013
10/2023
0.97$ 1.28 1.13$ 3.33 1.38$ 4.73 1.58$ 7.46 05/2009
04/2019
2.05$ 1.04 1.72%
11Y 0.41 07/2011
06/2022
1.04$ 1.53 1.18$ 3.03 1.38$ 5.06 1.72$ 6.47 06/2010
05/2021
1.99$ 1.70 0.00%
12Y 0.32 11/2010
10/2022
1.03$ 0.53 1.06$ 2.72 1.38$ 5.66 1.93$ 8.28 05/2009
04/2021
2.59$ 2.54 0.00%
13Y 0.67 11/2010
10/2023
1.09$ 1.32 1.18$ 2.45 1.36$ 3.65 1.59$ 5.93 05/2009
04/2022
2.11$ 1.13 0.00%
14Y 2.15 11/2009
10/2023
1.34$ 2.30 1.37$ 2.78 1.46$ 4.07 1.74$ 5.06 05/2009
04/2023
1.99$ 2.76 0.00%
Annualized rolling and percentiles/median returns over full calendar month periods

Annualized Rolling Returns - 1 Year (12 months)

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Median Best Worst Negative Periods
Annualized Rolling Return +7.19% +67.31%
Apr 2020 - Mar 2021
-28.85%
Oct 2021 - Sep 2022
39.16%
65 out of 166
US Inflation Adjusted +4.96% +63.04%
Apr 2020 - Mar 2021
-34.24%
Oct 2021 - Sep 2022
42.17%
70 out of 166
1 Year Annualized Rolling Returns
Timeframes ending in every month
1 Year Annualized Rolling Returns
Annualized Rolling Return Distribution

Annualized Rolling Returns - 2 Years (24 months)

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Median Best Worst Negative Periods
Annualized Rolling Return +4.10% +40.40%
May 2009 - Apr 2011
-16.54%
Apr 2018 - Mar 2020
34.42%
53 out of 154
US Inflation Adjusted +1.90% +36.79%
May 2009 - Apr 2011
-17.94%
Apr 2018 - Mar 2020
42.21%
65 out of 154
2 Years Annualized Rolling Returns
Timeframes ending in every month
2 Years Annualized Rolling Returns
Annualized Rolling Return Distribution

Annualized Rolling Returns - 3 Years (36 months)

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Median Best Worst Negative Periods
Annualized Rolling Return +5.93% +18.54%
May 2009 - Apr 2012
-5.91%
Apr 2017 - Mar 2020
7.75%
11 out of 142
US Inflation Adjusted +3.60% +15.63%
May 2009 - Apr 2012
-7.67%
Apr 2017 - Mar 2020
20.42%
29 out of 142
3 Years Annualized Rolling Returns
Timeframes ending in every month
3 Years Annualized Rolling Returns
Annualized Rolling Return Distribution

Annualized Rolling Returns - 4 Years (48 months)

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Median Best Worst Negative Periods
Annualized Rolling Return +5.09% +17.30%
May 2009 - Apr 2013
-2.13%
Oct 2018 - Sep 2022
2.31%
3 out of 130
US Inflation Adjusted +3.37% +14.80%
May 2009 - Apr 2013
-6.00%
Oct 2018 - Sep 2022
16.92%
22 out of 130
4 Years Annualized Rolling Returns
Timeframes ending in every month
4 Years Annualized Rolling Returns
Annualized Rolling Return Distribution

Annualized Rolling Returns - 5 Years (60 months)

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Median Best Worst Negative Periods
Annualized Rolling Return +5.76% +16.80%
May 2009 - Apr 2014
-1.86%
Apr 2015 - Mar 2020
5.08%
6 out of 118
US Inflation Adjusted +3.66% +14.35%
May 2009 - Apr 2014
-5.23%
Oct 2017 - Sep 2022
25.42%
30 out of 118
5 Years Annualized Rolling Returns
Timeframes ending in every month
5 Years Annualized Rolling Returns
Annualized Rolling Return Distribution

Annualized Rolling Returns - 6 Years (72 months)

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Median Best Worst Negative Periods
Annualized Rolling Return +4.66% +13.74%
May 2009 - Apr 2015
-2.34%
Apr 2014 - Mar 2020
1.89%
2 out of 106
US Inflation Adjusted +2.85% +11.77%
May 2009 - Apr 2015
-3.78%
Apr 2014 - Mar 2020
16.04%
17 out of 106
6 Years Annualized Rolling Returns
Timeframes ending in every month
6 Years Annualized Rolling Returns
Annualized Rolling Return Distribution

Annualized Rolling Returns - 7 Years (84 months)

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Median Best Worst Negative Periods
Annualized Rolling Return +5.58% +10.71%
May 2009 - Apr 2016
+0.15%
Apr 2013 - Mar 2020
0.00%
0 out of 94
US Inflation Adjusted +3.63% +8.89%
May 2009 - Apr 2016
-1.35%
Apr 2013 - Mar 2020
6.38%
6 out of 94
7 Years Annualized Rolling Returns
Timeframes ending in every month
7 Years Annualized Rolling Returns
Annualized Rolling Return Distribution

Annualized Rolling Returns - 8 Years (96 months)

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Median Best Worst Negative Periods
Annualized Rolling Return +5.60% +10.99%
May 2009 - Apr 2017
+1.26%
Apr 2012 - Mar 2020
0.00%
0 out of 82
US Inflation Adjusted +3.60% +9.09%
May 2009 - Apr 2017
-1.30%
Oct 2014 - Sep 2022
7.32%
6 out of 82
8 Years Annualized Rolling Returns
Timeframes ending in every month
8 Years Annualized Rolling Returns
Annualized Rolling Return Distribution

Annualized Rolling Returns - 9 Years (108 months)

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Median Best Worst Negative Periods
Annualized Rolling Return +5.03% +11.62%
May 2009 - Apr 2018
-0.04%
Apr 2011 - Mar 2020
1.43%
1 out of 70
US Inflation Adjusted +3.14% +9.62%
May 2009 - Apr 2018
-1.65%
Apr 2011 - Mar 2020
11.43%
8 out of 70
9 Years Annualized Rolling Returns
Timeframes ending in every month
9 Years Annualized Rolling Returns
Annualized Rolling Return Distribution

Annualized Rolling Returns - 10 Years (120 months)

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Median Best Worst Negative Periods
Annualized Rolling Return +5.18% +9.43%
May 2009 - Apr 2019
+2.04%
Apr 2010 - Mar 2020
0.00%
0 out of 58
US Inflation Adjusted +3.33% +7.46%
May 2009 - Apr 2019
-0.23%
Nov 2013 - Oct 2023
1.72%
1 out of 58
10 Years Annualized Rolling Returns
Timeframes ending in every month
10 Years Annualized Rolling Returns
Annualized Rolling Return Distribution

Annualized Rolling Returns - 11 Years (132 months)

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Median Best Worst Negative Periods
Annualized Rolling Return +5.43% +8.60%
Jul 2010 - Jun 2021
+2.92%
Jul 2011 - Jun 2022
0.00%
0 out of 46
US Inflation Adjusted +3.03% +6.47%
Jun 2010 - May 2021
+0.41%
Jul 2011 - Jun 2022
0.00%
0 out of 46
11 Years Annualized Rolling Returns
Timeframes ending in every month
11 Years Annualized Rolling Returns
Annualized Rolling Return Distribution

Annualized Rolling Returns - 12 Years (144 months)

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Median Best Worst Negative Periods
Annualized Rolling Return +5.32% +10.34%
May 2009 - Apr 2021
+2.92%
Nov 2010 - Oct 2022
0.00%
0 out of 34
US Inflation Adjusted +2.72% +8.28%
May 2009 - Apr 2021
+0.32%
Nov 2010 - Oct 2022
0.00%
0 out of 34
12 Years Annualized Rolling Returns
Timeframes ending in every month
12 Years Annualized Rolling Returns
Annualized Rolling Return Distribution

Annualized Rolling Returns - 13 Years (156 months)

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Median Best Worst Negative Periods
Annualized Rolling Return +4.99% +8.45%
May 2009 - Apr 2022
+3.33%
Nov 2010 - Oct 2023
0.00%
0 out of 22
US Inflation Adjusted +2.45% +5.93%
May 2009 - Apr 2022
+0.67%
Nov 2010 - Oct 2023
0.00%
0 out of 22
13 Years Annualized Rolling Returns
Timeframes ending in every month
13 Years Annualized Rolling Returns
Annualized Rolling Return Distribution

Annualized Rolling Returns - 14 Years (168 months)

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Median Best Worst Negative Periods
Annualized Rolling Return +5.39% +7.74%
May 2009 - Apr 2023
+4.75%
Nov 2009 - Oct 2023
0.00%
0 out of 10
US Inflation Adjusted +2.78% +5.06%
May 2009 - Apr 2023
+2.15%
Nov 2009 - Oct 2023
0.00%
0 out of 10
14 Years Annualized Rolling Returns
Timeframes ending in every month
14 Years Annualized Rolling Returns
Annualized Rolling Return Distribution

To obtain comprehensive information, please consult the Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US Small-Cap ETF (VSS) ETF: Historical Returns page.