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17 important things you should know about Vanguard VTV ETF

Updated: September 09, 2021
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Bull Case
  • Low expense ratio
Bear Case
  • 3-year return below the benchmark
  • 5-year return below the benchmark
  • 10-year return below the benchmark
  • 15-year return below the benchmark

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

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 VV.
  10. Compare and contrast: VTV vs DVY.
  11. Compare and contrast: VTV vs IVE.
  12. Compare and contrast: VTV vs IWX.
  13. Compare and contrast: VTV vs MGV.
  14. Compare and contrast: VTV vs VGT.
  15. Compare and contrast: VTV vs VIG.
  16. Compare and contrast: VTV vs VTI.

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 351 stock holdings and 0 bond holdings.

The top 10 holdings represent 22.17% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
Berkshire Hathaway Inc Class B BRK.B 3.16%
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 2.94%
Procter & Gamble Co PG 2.78%
JPMorgan Chase & Co JPM 2.44%
UnitedHealth Group Inc UNH 2.36%
Verizon Communications Inc VZ 1.92%
The Walt Disney Co DIS 1.79%
Pfizer Inc PFE 1.61%
Walmart Inc WMT 1.60%
Comcast Corp Class A CMCSA 1.57%

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

VTV has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is 1.23%;
  • 3-month return is 1.37%;
  • 1-year return is 35.21%;
  • 3-year return is 11.60%;
  • 5-year return is 12.87%;
  • 10-year return is 14.15%;
  • 15-year return is 8.43%.

5. What is VTV dividend yield?

VTV yield is 2.15%.

Analysis

6. What is Finny Score? buy or sell?

Finny Score is 20. Our quantitative analysis shows 1 reason to buy and 4 reasons to sell it, resulting in the Finny Score of 20.

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

The following are VTV strengths from our perspective:

  • VTV expense ratio is 0.04%, 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 3-year return is 11.6%, which is lower than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (S&P 500 TR USD), 18.21%.
  • VTV 5-year return is 12.87%, which is lower than the 5-year return of the benchmark index (S&P 500 TR USD), 18%.
  • VTV 10-year return is 14.15%, which is lower than the 10-year return of the benchmark index (S&P 500 TR USD), 16.82%.
  • VTV 15-year return is 8.43%, which is lower than the 15-year return of the benchmark index (S&P 500 TR USD), 10.89%.

Alternatives

9. Compare and contrast: VTV vs VV.

Both VTV and VV are ETFs. VTV has a lower 5-year return than VV (12.87% vs 18.41%). VTV and VV have the same expense ratio (0.04%). Below is the comparison between VTV and VV.

VTV VV
Segment Equity: U.S. - Large Cap Value Equity: U.S. - Large Cap
Net Assets $85.53B $26.29B
Expense Ratio 0.04% 0.04%
Management Style passive (index-based) passive (index-based)
Underlying Index CRSP US Large Cap Value Index CRSP US Large Cap Index
YTD Return 20.56% 21.58%
1-Year Return 35.21% 33.88%
3-Year Return 11.6% 18.87%
5-Year Return 12.87% 18.41%
10-Year Return 14.15% 16.92%
Dividend Yield 2.15% 1.26%

VV profile: The Fund seeks to track the performance of a benchmark index that measures the investment return of large capitalization, U.S. stocks.

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

10. Compare and contrast: VTV vs DVY.

Both VTV and DVY are ETFs. VTV has a higher 5-year return than DVY (12.87% vs 10.43%). VTV has a lower expense ratio than DVY (0.04% vs 0.39%). Below is the comparison between VTV and DVY.

VTV DVY
Segment Equity: U.S. - Large Cap Value Equity: U.S. - High Dividend Yield
Net Assets $85.53B $18.39B
Expense Ratio 0.04% 0.39%
Management Style passive (index-based) passive (index-based)
Underlying Index CRSP US Large Cap Value Index Dow Jones U.S. Select Dividend
YTD Return 20.56% 26.16%
1-Year Return 35.21% 45.36%
3-Year Return 11.6% 9.77%
5-Year Return 12.87% 10.43%
10-Year Return 14.15% 13.07%
Dividend Yield 2.15% 2.99%

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

11. Compare and contrast: VTV vs IVE.

Both VTV and IVE are ETFs. VTV has a higher 5-year return than IVE (12.87% vs 12.13%). VTV has a lower expense ratio than IVE (0.04% vs 0.18%). Below is the comparison between VTV and IVE.

VTV IVE
Segment Equity: U.S. - Large Cap Value Equity: U.S. - Large Cap Value
Net Assets $85.53B $23.07B
Expense Ratio 0.04% 0.18%
Management Style passive (index-based) passive (index-based)
Underlying Index CRSP US Large Cap Value Index S&P 500 Value Index
YTD Return 20.56% 19.28%
1-Year Return 35.21% 33.49%
3-Year Return 11.6% 11.95%
5-Year Return 12.87% 12.13%
10-Year Return 14.15% 13.55%
Dividend Yield 2.15% 1.9%

IVE profile: The Fund seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the S&P 500/BARRA Value Index. The Index measures the performance of the large capitalization value sector of the US equity market. Uses a replication strategy.

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

12. Compare and contrast: VTV vs IWX.

Both VTV and IWX are ETFs. VTV has a higher 5-year return than IWX (12.87% vs 11.47%). VTV has a lower expense ratio than IWX (0.04% vs 0.2%). Below is the comparison between VTV and IWX.

VTV IWX
Segment Equity: U.S. - Large Cap Value Equity: U.S. - Large Cap Value
Net Assets $85.53B $1.19B
Expense Ratio 0.04% 0.2%
Management Style passive (index-based) passive (index-based)
Underlying Index CRSP US Large Cap Value Index Russell Top 200 Value Index
YTD Return 20.56% 19.24%
1-Year Return 35.21% 33.06%
3-Year Return 11.6% 11.28%
5-Year Return 12.87% 11.47%
10-Year Return 14.15% 13.11%
Dividend Yield 2.15% 1.78%

IWX profile: The Fund seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance of the Russell Top 200 Value Index. The Underlying Index is a style factor weighted index that measures the performance of the largest capitalization value sector of the U.S. equity market.

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

13. Compare and contrast: VTV vs MGV.

Both VTV and MGV are ETFs. VTV has a lower 5-year return than MGV (12.87% vs 12.98%). VTV has a lower expense ratio than MGV (0.04% vs 0.07%). Below is the comparison between VTV and MGV.

VTV MGV
Segment Equity: U.S. - Large Cap Value Equity: U.S. - Large Cap Value
Net Assets $85.53B $4.58B
Expense Ratio 0.04% 0.07%
Management Style passive (index-based) passive (index-based)
Underlying Index CRSP US Large Cap Value Index CRSP US Mega Cap Value Index
YTD Return 20.56% 19.57%
1-Year Return 35.21% 33.54%
3-Year Return 11.6% 11.73%
5-Year Return 12.87% 12.98%
10-Year Return 14.15% 14.13%
Dividend Yield 2.15% 2.16%

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.

14. Compare and contrast: VTV vs VGT.

Both VTV and VGT are ETFs. VTV has a lower 5-year return than VGT (12.87% vs 30.74%). VTV has a lower expense ratio than VGT (0.04% vs 0.1%). Below is the comparison between VTV and VGT.

VTV VGT
Segment Equity: U.S. - Large Cap Value Equity: U.S. Technology
Net Assets $85.53B $51.21B
Expense Ratio 0.04% 0.1%
Management Style passive (index-based) passive (index-based)
Underlying Index CRSP US Large Cap Value Index MSCI US Investable Market Information Technology 25/50 Index
YTD Return 20.56% 21.75%
1-Year Return 35.21% 35.89%
3-Year Return 11.6% 29.82%
5-Year Return 12.87% 30.74%
10-Year Return 14.15% 23.83%
Dividend Yield 2.15% N/A

VGT profile: 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.

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

15. Compare and contrast: VTV vs VIG.

Both VTV and VIG are ETFs. VTV has a lower 5-year return than VIG (12.87% vs 15.93%). VTV has a lower expense ratio than VIG (0.04% vs 0.06%). Below is the comparison between VTV and VIG.

VTV VIG
Segment Equity: U.S. - Large Cap Value Equity: U.S. - Total Market
Net Assets $85.53B $63.75B
Expense Ratio 0.04% 0.06%
Management Style passive (index-based) passive (index-based)
Underlying Index CRSP US Large Cap Value Index NASDAQ US Dividend Achievers Select Index
YTD Return 20.56% 16.3%
1-Year Return 35.21% 27.45%
3-Year Return 11.6% 16.33%
5-Year Return 12.87% 15.93%
10-Year Return 14.15% 14.75%
Dividend Yield 2.15% N/A

VIG profile: The Fund seeks to track the performance of a benchmark index that measures the investment return of common stocks of companies that have a record of increasing dividends over time. The Fund attempts to replicate the Nasdaq US Dividend Achievers Select Index by investing its assets in the stocks that make up the Index.

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

16. Compare and contrast: VTV vs VTI.

Both VTV and VTI are ETFs. VTV has a lower 5-year return than VTI (12.87% vs 17.98%). VTV has a higher expense ratio than VTI (0.04% vs 0.03%). Below is the comparison between VTV and VTI.

VTV VTI
Segment Equity: U.S. - Large Cap Value Equity: U.S. - Total Market
Net Assets $85.53B $272.20B
Expense Ratio 0.04% 0.03%
Management Style passive (index-based) passive (index-based)
Underlying Index CRSP US Large Cap Value Index CRSP US Total Market Index
YTD Return 20.56% 21.14%
1-Year Return 35.21% 35.87%
3-Year Return 11.6% 18.09%
5-Year Return 12.87% 17.98%
10-Year Return 14.15% 16.72%
Dividend Yield 2.15% N/A

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.

In the VTV review, we covered VTV 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.
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