12 important things you should know about Vanguard VGT ETF
Updated: November 29, 2021
Bull case
3-year return above the benchmark
5-year return above the benchmark
10-year return above the benchmark
15-year return above the benchmark
Low expense ratio
Bear case

No bear case arguments.

Before we start: if you’re looking for VGT “stock” price, you can quickly find it out by visiting Finny and typing "VGT quote". If you’re looking for a quick scoop on VGT "stock" (price chart, key stats, buy or sell analysis and holdings), go to Finny and look for "VGT". You’ll get all this info in one place.

Are you looking to buy or sell VGT? Or perhaps you’re looking for VGT fact sheet, and learn about its alternatives? If so, you came to the right place.

In this VGT ETF review, we’ll address key questions our readers have been asking us about this fund, above and beyond what you can find in its prospectus, and on Morningstar or Yahoo Finance.

Here is what you’ll be able to find in this review:

  • Fact Sheet: VGT performance, returns, expense ratio, holdings and dividend yield;
  • Analysis: VGT buy or sell; the pros and cons of investing in VGT ETF;
  • Alternatives: other ETFs and mutual funds you should consider as alternatives to VGT.

And here is the list of questions we’ll answer:

  1. Describe Vanguard Information Tech ETF - DNQ (VGT).
  2. What is VGT underlying index?
  3. What are VGT holdings?
  4. What is VGT performance? What are VGT historical returns?
  5. What is VGT dividend yield?
  6. What is VGT Finny Score? VGT buy or sell?
  7. What are the pros of investing in VGT? What are VGT buy reasons?
  8. What are the cons of investing in VGT? What are VGT sell reasons?
  9. Compare and contrast: VGT vs QQQ.
  10. Compare and contrast: VGT vs FDN.
  11. Compare and contrast: VGT vs IGM.
  12. Compare and contrast: VGT vs IGV.

So let’s start. Scroll down to the question that interests you the most.

Fact Sheet

1. Describe Vanguard Information Tech ETF - DNQ (VGT).

The Fund seeks to track the performance of a benchmark index that measures the investment return of information technology stocks. Specifically the MSCI US Investable Market Information Technology Index an index made up of stocks of large, mid-size, and small U.S. companies within the information technology sector.

2. What is VGT underlying index?

MSCI US Investable Market Information Technology 25/50 Index.

3. What are VGT top holdings?

VGT has 338 stock holdings and 0 bond holdings.

The top 10 holdings represent 59.20% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
Apple Inc AAPL 21.61%
Microsoft Corp MSFT 16.70%
NVIDIA Corp NVDA 3.53%
Visa Inc Class A V 3.28%
Mastercard Inc A MA 2.95%
Adobe Inc ADBE 2.47%
Salesforce.com Inc CRM 2.39%
PayPal Holdings Inc PYPL 2.38%
Intel Corp INTC 2.15%
Cisco Systems Inc CSCO 1.74%

4. What is VGT performance? What are VGT historical returns?

VGT has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is 2.95%;
  • 3-month return is 5.43%;
  • 1-year return is 34.71%;
  • 3-year return is 37.39%;
  • 5-year return is 30.87%;
  • 10-year return is 23.92%;
  • 15-year return is 16.15%.

5. What is VGT dividend yield?

VGT yield is 0.66%.

Analysis

6. What is Finny Score? buy or sell?

Finny Score is 100. Our quantitative analysis shows 5 reasons to buy and 0 reasons to sell it, resulting in the Finny Score of 100.

7. What are the pros of investing in VGT? What are VGT buy reasons?

The following are VGT strengths from our perspective:

  • VGT 3-year return is 37.39%, which is higher than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI ACWI NR USD), 18.48%.
  • VGT 5-year return is 30.87%, which is higher than the 5-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI ACWI NR USD), 14.64%.
  • VGT 10-year return is 23.92%, which is higher than the 10-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI ACWI NR USD), 12.58%.
  • VGT 15-year return is 16.15%, which is higher than the 15-year return of the benchmark index (MSCI ACWI NR USD), 7.2%.
  • VGT expense ratio is 0.1%, which is considered low. Nice job picking a low-cost fund.

8. What are the cons of investing in VGT? What are VGT negatives?

There are no visible red flags.

Alternatives

9. Compare and contrast: VGT vs QQQ.

Both VGT and QQQ are ETFs.

VGT has a higher 5-year return than QQQ (30.87% vs 27.92%).

VGT has a lower expense ratio than QQQ (0.1% vs 0.2%).

VGT QQQ
Segment Equity: U.S. Technology Equity: U.S. - Large Cap
Net Assets $53.43B $201.39B
Expense Ratio 0.1% 0.2%
Management Style passive (index-based) passive (index-based)
Underlying Index MSCI US Investable Market Information Technology 25/50 Index NASDAQ-100 Index
Dividend Yield 0.66% 0.49%

QQQ profile: The Fund seeks to provide investment results that generally correspond to the price and yield performance of the Nasdaq-100 Index. The Index measures the average performance of a broadly diversified group of equity securities issued by 100 of the largest non-financial companies listed on The NASDAQ Stock Market, Inc.

For further information, check out VGT vs QQQ comparison details.

10. Compare and contrast: VGT vs FDN.

Both VGT and FDN are ETFs.

VGT has a higher 5-year return than FDN (30.87% vs 23.67%).

VGT has a lower expense ratio than FDN (0.1% vs 0.51%).

VGT FDN
Segment Equity: U.S. Technology Equity: U.S. Internet
Net Assets $53.43B $10.94B
Expense Ratio 0.1% 0.51%
Management Style passive (index-based) passive (index-based)
Underlying Index MSCI US Investable Market Information Technology 25/50 Index Dow Jones Internet Composite Index
Dividend Yield 0.66% N/A

FDN profile: The Fund seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield of an equity index called the Dow Jones Internet Composite Index. The Fund invests at least 90% of its total assets in common stocks that comprise the Index. The Index is composed of Internet commerce and services companies.

For further information, check out VGT vs FDN comparison details.

11. Compare and contrast: VGT vs IGM.

Both VGT and IGM are ETFs.

VGT has a higher 5-year return than IGM (30.87% vs 30.41%).

VGT has a lower expense ratio than IGM (0.1% vs 0.43%).

VGT IGM
Segment Equity: U.S. Technology Equity: North America Technology
Net Assets $53.43B $3.89B
Expense Ratio 0.1% 0.43%
Management Style passive (index-based) passive (index-based)
Underlying Index MSCI US Investable Market Information Technology 25/50 Index S&P North American Technology Sector Index
Dividend Yield 0.66% 0.19%

IGM profile: The Fund seeks to track the investment results of the S&P North American Expanded Technology Sector Index, which measures the performance of U.S.-traded stocks from the technology sector and select technology-related companies from the communication services and consumer discretionary sectors in the U.S. and Canada.

For further information, check out VGT vs IGM comparison details.

12. Compare and contrast: VGT vs IGV.

Both VGT and IGV are ETFs.

VGT has a higher 5-year return than IGV (30.87% vs 30.02%).

VGT has a lower expense ratio than IGV (0.1% vs 0.43%).

VGT IGV
Segment Equity: U.S. Technology Equity: North America Software
Net Assets $53.43B $6.59B
Expense Ratio 0.1% 0.43%
Management Style passive (index-based) passive (index-based)
Underlying Index MSCI US Investable Market Information Technology 25/50 Index S&P North American Technology - Software Index
Dividend Yield 0.66% N/A

IGV profile: The Fund seeks to track the investment results of the S&P North American Expanded Technology Software Index, which measures the performance of U.S.-traded stocks from the software industry and select companies from the interactive home entertainment and interactive media and services sub-industries in the U.S. and Canada.

For further information, check out VGT vs IGV comparison details.

In the VGT review, we covered VGT key stats (return, performance, yield, expense ratio, and holdings), buy and sell analysis, and alternative investments. If this review was helpful to you, feel free to check out other mutual fund and ETF reviews.