Vanguard FTSE Pacific VPL provides broad, cap-weighted exposure to Japan, Australia, South Korea, Hong Kong, and Singapore. Many Japanese and South Korean firms are global cyclicals in the industrial, consumer, and technology Read more
Many of the fund's largest holdings are high-quality multinational firms that are positioned to capitalize on growth in emerging markets.
Investors can use this ETF, along with Vanguard's other regional ETFs, to customize their exposure to international equities.
This fund has grown less correlated to the U.S. market since the 2008 financial crisis and may provide some diversification benefits in the coming years. Read more
Many of the companies in this fund are export-dependent. A slow global growth environment could weigh on the performance of this fund's holdings.
Japanese companies, which accounts for 50% of this fund, face a challenging domestic macro environment. While aggressive quantitative easing has provided an initial boost, many key structural changes needed for the economy have yet to be addressed. Read more