Complete Market Coverage With This Vanguard ETF

Technology is VXF’s largest sector allocation at 18.80% followed by consumer discretionary at 14.20%, indicating the fund is home to a fair amount of growth stocks though it is classified as a blend fund. Financial services and industrial stocks combine for over 30% of VXF’s weight.

“The fund further reduces its turnover by using representative sampling to effectively track its underlying index. Smaller, less-liquid stocks are usually more expensive to trade than large-cap stocks. The fund keeps costs down by sampling among the smallest stocks in the index while accurately maintaining an accurate representation of its characteristics,” according to Morningstar.

VXF earns a Gold rating from Morningstar.

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