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  • Donate through PayPal Vanguard’s Active ETFs Underperform 09-30-20

Contains comparison of Vanguard's VFLQ, VFMF, VFMO, VFMV, VFQY and VFVA with other ETFs with 'similar' strategies.
More than two years ago, Vanguard rolled out a group of six actively managed ETFs targeting factor strategies. The move was almost shocking, as the company’s founder basically pioneered passive investing...

[Vanguard's] active ETFs have languished in terms of both assets and performance compared to the rest of Vanguard’s offering...

Vanguard ETFs are underweight in the technology sector, which has outperformed significantly in recent years. Similarly, many of the Vanguard funds have strong exposures to the low size factor, and small caps have been underperforming recently.
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