16 important things you should know about Vanguard VTV ETF
Updated: August 15, 2022
Pros
3-year return above the benchmark
5-year return above the benchmark
10-year return above the benchmark
Low expense ratio
Cons
Low net assets
15-year return below the benchmark

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

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

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

  1. Describe Vanguard Value ETF - DNQ (VTV).
  2. What is VTV underlying index?
  3. What are VTV holdings?
  4. What is VTV performance? What are VTV historical returns?
  5. What is VTV dividend yield?
  6. What is VTV Finny Score? VTV buy or sell?
  7. What are the pros of investing in VTV? What are VTV buy reasons?
  8. What are the cons of investing in VTV? What are VTV sell reasons?
  9. Compare and contrast: VTV vs VYM.
  10. Compare and contrast: VTV vs VOO.
  11. Compare and contrast: VTV vs VTI.
  12. Compare and contrast: VTV vs VOOV.
  13. Compare and contrast: VTV vs SCHD.
  14. Compare and contrast: VTV vs VUG.
  15. Compare and contrast: VTV vs VIG.
  16. Compare and contrast: VTV vs MGV.

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

Fact Sheet

1. Describe Vanguard Value ETF - DNQ (VTV).

The Fund seeks to track the performance of a benchmark index that measures the investment return of large-capitalization value stocks. The Fund employs an indexing investment approach designed to track the performance of the CRSP US Large Cap Value Index by investing all of its assets in the stocks that make up the Index.

2. What is VTV underlying index?

CRSP US Large Cap Value Index.

3. What are VTV top holdings?

VTV has 349 stock holdings and 0 bond holdings .

The top 10 holdings represent 20.41% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
Berkshire Hathaway Inc Class B BRK.B 2.98%
JPMorgan Chase & Co JPM 2.82%
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 2.60%
UnitedHealth Group Inc UNH 2.27%
Procter & Gamble Co PG 1.98%
Bank of America Corp BAC 1.91%
Exxon Mobil Corp XOM 1.60%
Comcast Corp Class A CMCSA 1.57%
Intel Corp INTC 1.36%
Verizon Communications Inc VZ 1.32%

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

VTV has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is 3.26%;
  • 3-month return is -6.99%;
  • 1-year return is -0.02%;
  • 3-year return is 9.11%;
  • 5-year return is 10.13%;
  • 10-year return is 11.99%;
  • 15-year return is 6.54%.

5. What is VTV dividend yield?

VTV yield is 2.53%.

Analysis

6. What is Finny Score? buy or sell?

Finny Score is 67. Our quantitative analysis shows 4 reasons to buy and 2 reasons to sell it, resulting in the Finny Score of 67.

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

The following are VTV strengths from our perspective:

  • VTV 3-year return is 9.11%, which is in line with the 3-year return of the benchmark index (S&P 500 TR USD), 10.12%.
  • VTV 5-year return is 10.13%, which is in line with the 5-year return of the benchmark index (S&P 500 TR USD), 10.51%.
  • VTV 10-year return is 11.99%, which is in line with the 10-year return of the benchmark index (S&P 500 TR USD), 12.76%.
  • VTV expense ratio is 0.17%, which is considered low. Nice job picking a low-cost fund.

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

The following are VTV weaknesses from our perspective:

  • VTV net assets are $0.00 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
  • VTV 15-year return is 6.54%, which is lower than the 15-year return of the benchmark index (S&P 500 TR USD), 8.17%.

Alternatives

9. Compare and contrast: VTV vs VYM.

Both VTV and VYM are ETFs.

VTV has a higher 5-year return than VYM (10.13% vs 9.16%).

VTV has a higher expense ratio than VYM (0.17% vs 0.08%).

VTV VYM
Segment Equity: U.S. - Large Cap Value Equity: U.S. - High Dividend Yield
Net Assets N/A N/A
Expense Ratio 0.17% 0.08%
Management Style passive (index-based) passive (index-based)
Underlying Index CRSP US Large Cap Value Index FTSE High Dividend Yield Index Net TR US RIC
Dividend Yield 2.53% 3.04%

VYM profile: The Fund seeks to track the performance of a benchmark index that measures the investment return of common stocks of companies that are characterized by high dividend yield. The Fund attempts to replicate the FTSE High Dividend Yield Index by investing substantially all of its assets in the stocks that make up the Index.

For further information, check out VTV vs VYM comparison details.

10. Compare and contrast: VTV vs VOO.

Both VTV and VOO are ETFs.

VTV has a lower 5-year return than VOO (10.13% vs 12.52%).

VTV has a higher expense ratio than VOO (0.17% vs 0.04%).

VTV VOO
Segment Equity: U.S. - Large Cap Value Equity: U.S. - Large Cap
Net Assets N/A N/A
Expense Ratio 0.17% 0.04%
Management Style passive (index-based) passive (index-based)
Underlying Index CRSP US Large Cap Value Index S&P 500
Dividend Yield 2.53% 1.62%

VOO profile: 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.

For further information, check out VTV vs VOO comparison details.

11. Compare and contrast: VTV vs VTI.

Both VTV and VTI are ETFs.

VTV has a lower 5-year return than VTI (10.13% vs 12%).

VTV has a higher expense ratio than VTI (0.17% vs 0.14%).

VTV VTI
Segment Equity: U.S. - Large Cap Value Equity: U.S. - Total Market
Net Assets N/A N/A
Expense Ratio 0.17% 0.14%
Management Style passive (index-based) passive (index-based)
Underlying Index CRSP US Large Cap Value Index CRSP US Total Market Index
Dividend Yield 2.53% 1.56%

VTI profile: The Fund seeks to track the performance of a benchmark index that measures the investment return of the overall stock market. The Fund employs an indexing investment approach to track the performance of the CRSP US Total Market Index. The Fund invests by holding a collection of securities that approximates the Index.

For further information, check out VTV vs VTI comparison details.

12. Compare and contrast: VTV vs VOOV.

Both VTV and VOOV are ETFs.

VTV has a higher 5-year return than VOOV (10.13% vs 9.16%).

VTV has a higher expense ratio than VOOV (0.17% vs 0.08%).

VTV VOOV
Segment Equity: U.S. - Large Cap Value Equity: U.S. - Large Cap Value
Net Assets N/A N/A
Expense Ratio 0.17% 0.08%
Management Style passive (index-based) passive (index-based)
Underlying Index CRSP US Large Cap Value Index S&P 500 Value Index
Dividend Yield 2.53% 2.18%

VOOV profile: The Fund seeks to track the performance of a benchmark index that measures the investment return of large-capitalization value stocks in the United States. The Fund employs a passive management or indexing investment approach designed to track the performance of the S&P 500 Value Index.

For further information, check out VTV vs VOOV comparison details.

13. Compare and contrast: VTV vs SCHD.

Both VTV and SCHD are ETFs.

VTV has a lower 5-year return than SCHD (10.13% vs 12.52%).

VTV has a higher expense ratio than SCHD (0.17% vs 0.06%).

VTV SCHD
Segment Equity: U.S. - Large Cap Value Equity: U.S. - High Dividend Yield
Net Assets N/A $36.75B
Expense Ratio 0.17% 0.06%
Management Style passive (index-based) passive (index-based)
Underlying Index CRSP US Large Cap Value Index Dow Jones U.S. Dividend 100 Index
Dividend Yield 2.53% 3.44%

SCHD profile: The Fund seeks to track the total return of the Dow Jones U.S. Dividend 100 Index. The Index is designed to measure the stock performance of high dividend yielding U.S. companies with a record of consistently paying dividends, selected for fundamental strength relative to their peers, based on financial ratios.

For further information, check out VTV vs SCHD comparison details.

14. Compare and contrast: VTV vs VUG.

Both VTV and VUG are ETFs.

VTV has a lower 5-year return than VUG (10.13% vs 14.71%).

VTV has a higher expense ratio than VUG (0.17% vs 0.05%).

VTV VUG
Segment Equity: U.S. - Large Cap Value Equity: U.S. - Large Cap Growth
Net Assets N/A N/A
Expense Ratio 0.17% 0.05%
Management Style passive (index-based) passive (index-based)
Underlying Index CRSP US Large Cap Value Index CRSP US Large Cap Growth Index
Dividend Yield 2.53% 0.63%

VUG profile: The Fund seeks to track the performance of a benchmark index that measures the investment return of large-capitalization growth stocks. The Fund employs a "passive management"--or indexing--investment approach designed to track the performance of the MSCI US Prime Market Growth Index.

For further information, check out VTV vs VUG comparison details.

15. Compare and contrast: VTV vs VIG.

Both VTV and VIG are ETFs.

VTV has a lower 5-year return than VIG (10.13% vs 11.76%).

VTV has a higher expense ratio than VIG (0.17% vs 0.08%).

VTV VIG
Segment Equity: U.S. - Large Cap Value Equity: U.S. - Total Market
Net Assets N/A N/A
Expense Ratio 0.17% 0.08%
Management Style passive (index-based) passive (index-based)
Underlying Index CRSP US Large Cap Value Index NASDAQ US Dividend Achievers Select Index
Dividend Yield 2.53% 1.93%

For further information, check out VTV vs VIG comparison details.

16. Compare and contrast: VTV vs MGV.

Both VTV and MGV are ETFs.

VTV has a lower 5-year return than MGV (10.13% vs 10.25%).

VTV has a higher expense ratio than MGV (0.17% vs 0.07%).

VTV MGV
Segment Equity: U.S. - Large Cap Value Equity: U.S. - Large Cap Value
Net Assets N/A $5.69B
Expense Ratio 0.17% 0.07%
Management Style passive (index-based) passive (index-based)
Underlying Index CRSP US Large Cap Value Index CRSP US Mega Cap Value Index
Dividend Yield 2.53% 2.54%

MGV profile: The Fund seeks to track the performance of a benchmark index that measures the investment return of the largest-capitalization value stocks in the United States. The Fund employs an indexing investment approach designed to track the performance of the CRSP US Mega Cap Value Index.

For further information, check out VTV vs MGV comparison details.

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