The Best Investments for the Next Decade: Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US ETF (VEU)
The beauty of ETFs is it lets you spread a wide net to capture as much of the world’s stock-market capitalization without paying a lot in fees.
The Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US ETF (NYSEARCA:VEU) gets you 2,592 stocks in every part of the world except the U.S. including 19% of its $31 billion in total assets in emerging markets.
Investing primarily in large-cap stocks with an 88% weighting, investors get the world’s best companies at an annual fee of 0.11%, cheaper than 90% of VEU’s peers.
The top five countries regarding weighting are Japan (17%), U.K. (11%), France (7%), Germany (7%), and Switzerland at 7%. Year-to-date through July 12, the ETF is up 16.3%. Over the past five years, it has delivered a reasonable 8.4% total return.
There’s a reason that investors have poured more than $31 billion into VEU. It has Vanguard’s name on it, so you know it’s cheap and good giving you peace of mind with your global investing.
As of this writing, Will Ashworth did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities.