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ETF full name: Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF

Segment: US Consumer Discretionary

ETF provider: Vanguard

VCR key details
Issuer Vanguard
Inception date January 26, 2004
Expense ratio 0.10%
Average Daily $ Volume $35.27 M
Investment objective Replication Strategy
Investment geography US Consumer Discretionary Equities
Benchmark MSCI US Investable Market Consumer Discretionary Index
Net assets under management $6.1 billion

About the VCR ETF

There are those products essential to the everyday running of our chores, and there are those not necessary, commonly referred to as leisure products. Despite the latter group being optional, the consumer discretionary sector, the investment segment to which equities providing such products and services belong, has a history of outperforming the markets.

If considering an investment in this sector, you cannot overlook the Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF, an exchange-traded fund full of traditional brick and mortar equities and the new age of online equities.

VCR fact-set analytics insight

Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF tracks the yield performance and total returns of the MSCI US Investable Market Consumer Discretionary Index, net of expenses and fees. It invests all of its assets in the holdings of its composite index in the exact weighting, exposing investors to US large, small and mid-cap equities, preying their trade in the consumer discretionary sector; hotel operators, cruise line companies, apparel retailers, automakers.

VCR annual performance analysis

performance analysis

Having been in existence since 2004, the VCR ETF is a mainstay for investors seeking broad exposure to the consumer discretionary with a view of consistent returns. At its launch, an investment of $10000 would now be worth $54061, not even accounting for an annual dividend yield of 1.03%.


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IPO rating A+ Quantile 3 Quantile 3 ***** Rank 1
IPO ESG rating 6.69/10 A N/A 22.41/50 6.9/10

VCR key holdings

Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF comprises upwards of 200 equities in the consumer discretionary segment, making it one of the most diversified ETFs in the space. It tries to replicate its composite index by investing all of its assets in assets making up the tracked index in the same weighting.

The top ten holdings of this fund are.

Ticker Holding % assets 
AMZN, Inc. 22.8%
TSLA Tesla Inc. 13.3%
HD Home Depot, Inc. 6.2%
MCD McDonald’s Corporation 3.5%
NKE NIKE, Inc. Class B 3.3%
LOW Lowe’s Companies, Inc. 2.8%
SBUX Starbucks Corporation 2.1%
TGT Target Corporation 1.8%
BKNG Booking Holdings Inc. 1.7%
TJX TJX Companies Inc 1.5%

Industry outlook

A low expense ratio, Vanguard accounts that allow for zero commission trading, and a mix of traditional brick and mortar organizations and online consumer giants such as Amazon provide consistency. The result is a fund capable of withstanding market downturn and one that is relevant to the technological world we live in currently.

Despite rising inflation, the labor market wages are also on an upward trajectory. Consumers can still indulge despite the harsh economic times, setting the stage for the VCR ETF to keep churning returns for investors.


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