Both VNQ and VOO are ETFs. VNQ has a lower 5-year return than VOO (8.16% vs 10.06%). VNQ has a higher expense ratio than VOO (0.12% vs 0.03%). Below is the comparison between VNQ and VOO.

Segment Equity: U.S. Real Estate Equity: U.S. - Large Cap
Issuer Vanguard Vanguard
Net Assets $35.29B $116.78B
Expense Ratio 0.12% 0.03%
Management Style passive (index-based) passive (index-based)
Dividend Yield 3.41% 1.95%
Underlying Index MSCI US REIT Index S&P 500
YTD Return 25.73% 18.14%
1-Year Return 14.48% 2.82%
3-Year Return 5.74% 12.64%
5-Year Return 8.16% 10.06%
10-Year Return 13.40% 13.31%

VNQ description

The Fund seeks to provide a high level of income and moderate long-term capital appreciation. The Fund employs an indexing investment approach designed to track the performance of the MSCI US REIT Index. The Index is composed of stocks of publicly traded equity real estate investment trusts (known as REITs).

VNQ returns

YTD Return 25.73%
1-Month Return 3.75%
3-Month Return 7.14%
1-Year Return 14.48%
3-Year Return 5.74%
5-Year Return 8.16%
10-Year Return 13.40%
VNQ expense ratio is 0.12%.

VNQ holdings

Top 10 Holdings (41.79% of Total Assets)

Name Symbol % Assets
Vanguard Real Estate II Index VRTPX 11.1%
American Tower Corp AMT 6.75%
Crown Castle International Corp CCI 4.06%
Prologis Inc PLD 3.78%
Simon Property Group Inc SPG 3.69%
Equinix Inc EQIX 3.05%
Public Storage PSA 2.8%
Welltower Inc WELL 2.36%
AvalonBay Communities Inc AVB 2.1%
Equity Residential EQR 2.1%

VOO description

The Fund seeks to track the performance of its benchmark index, the S&P 500. The Fund employs an indexing investment approach. The Fund attempts to replicate the target index by investing all of its assets in the stocks that make up the Index with the same approximate weightings as the Index.

VOO returns

YTD Return 18.14%
1-Month Return -1.64%
3-Month Return 6.77%
1-Year Return 2.82%
3-Year Return 12.64%
5-Year Return 10.06%
10-Year Return 13.31%
VOO expense ratio is 0.03%.

VOO holdings

Top 10 Holdings (21.39% of Total Assets)

Name Symbol % Assets
Microsoft Corp MSFT 4.18%
Apple Inc AAPL 3.52% Inc AMZN 3.19%
Facebook Inc A FB 1.89%
Berkshire Hathaway Inc B BRK.B 1.63%
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 1.51%
JPMorgan Chase & Co JPM 1.48%
Alphabet Inc Class C GOOG 1.35%
Exxon Mobil Corp XOM 1.32%
Alphabet Inc A GOOGL 1.32%
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