Russell 2000 ETF (VTWO)


Options Expense ratio Minimum
Inst 0.08% $5.0 Million
ETF 0.15%

Vanguard ETF Shares can be bought and sold only through a broker (who may charge a commission) and cannot be redeemed with the issuing fund. The market price of Vanguard ETF Shares may be more or less than net asset value.

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Product type: Domestic Small Blend
 inception on 09/20/2010
$2.2 billion

This represents the total net assets for all share classes of Vanguard's U.S. funds, as well as any collective trust that shares the same investment strategy, management and holdings.

 as of 12/31/2018
$1.4 billion net assets for
 as of 12/31/2018
2,041 holdings as of 12/31/2018
Indexed to the Russell 2000 Index (RU20INTR)
Turnover rate (Fiscal year-end  08/31/2018) 19.40%
CUSIP: 92206C664


Intraday Optimized Value Ticker
Intraday Optimized Value (IOV), also known as the Intraday Indicative Value (IIV), is the calculated per share price of the ETF which is published every 15 seconds based on the last sale price of each of the underlying securities in the portfolio basket, plus any estimated cash amounts associated with the creation unit.

Outstanding shares: 12,875,000 as of 12/31/2018
ETF exchange: NASDAQ Stock Exchange



Index portfolio of small-capitalization stocks diversified across investment styles.

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Investment approach

  • Seeks to track the performance of the Russell 2000 Index.
  • U.S. small-cap equity diversified across growth and value styles.
  • Employs a passively managed, full-replication strategy.
  • The fund remains fully invested.
  • Low expenses minimize net tracking error.

Total returns

as of 12/31/2018

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as of 12/31/2018

  1 year 3 year 5 year 10 year


Market price  – 11.08% 7.39% 4.44% 10.30%
– 10.98% 7.40% 4.44% 10.31%

Russell 2000 Index

– 11.01% 7.36% 4.41%

* Measures the performance of the 2,000 smallest companies in the Russell 3000 Index.

The performance data shown represent past performance, which is not a guarantee of future results. Investment returns and principal value will fluctuate, so investors' shares, when sold, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data cited.

Sector weightings

  Sector  VTWO
as of 12/31/2018

Russell 2000 Index

as of 09/30/2018
Financial Services 25.7% 24.4%
Consumer Discretionary 15.2% 15.1%
Health Care 15.2% 16.2%
Technology 13.5% 12.8%
Producer Durables 13.4% 13.5%
Materials & Processing 6.2% 6.8%
Utilities 4.8% 4.1%
Energy 3.5% 4.7%
Consumer Staples 2.5% 2.4%
Other 0.0% 0.0%
Total 100.0% 100.0%

Sector categories are based on the Russell Global Sectors, except for the "Other" category (if applicable), which includes securities that have not been provided a Russell Global Sectors as of the effective reporting period.

Top 10 Equity Holdings as of 12/31/2018

Rank Holding
1 Integrated Device Technology Inc.
2 Etsy Inc.
3 Five Below Inc.
4 Haemonetics Corp.
5 Ciena Corp.
6 Planet Fitness Inc.
8 HubSpot Inc.
9 LivaNova plc
10 Cree Inc.
Top 10 equals 2.8% of net assets

Portfolio holdings may exclude any temporary cash investments and equity index products.



as of 12/31/2018

Russell 2000 Index

Number of stock 2,041 2,032
Avg market cap $2.0 billion $2.0 billion
Median market cap $1.8 billion $1.8 billion
P/E ratio 14.3x 14.3x
P/B ratio 1.8x 1.8x
Turnover rate 19.4% Fiscal year end 8/2018 N/A

Risk and volatility as of 12/31/2018


Russell 2000 Index

R-squared N/A 1.00
Beta N/A 1.00
Alpha 0.00 N/A
Standard deviation 16.00% 16.01%
Sharpe ratio 0.40 0.40

Risk and volatility are based on the share class with the earliest inception date.

Risk measures are calculated from trailing 36-month fund returns relative to the associated benchmarks.

An investment in the fund could lose money over short or even long periods. You should expect the fund’s share price and total return to fluctuate within a wide range, like the fluctuations of the overall stock market. Although Vanguard Russell 2000 ETF is listed for trading on the Nasdaq, it is possible that an active trading market may not be maintained. Trading of Russell 2000 ETF on the Nasdaq may be halted if Nasdaq officials deem such action appropriate, if Russell 2000 ETF is delisted from the Nasdaq, or if the activation of marketwide “circuit breakers” halts stock trading generally. Performance could be hurt by:

  • Stock market risk: The chance that stock prices overall will decline. Stock markets tend to move in cycles, with periods of rising stock prices and periods of falling stock prices. The fund’s target index may, at times, become focused in stocks of a particular sector, category, or group of companies. Because the fund seeks to track its target index, the fund may underperform the overall stock market.
  • Investment style risk: The chance that returns from small-capitalization stocks will trail returns from the overall stock market. Historically, small-cap stocks have been more volatile in price than the large-cap stocks that dominate the overall market, and they often perform quite differently.

Vanguard ETF Shares can be bought and sold only through a broker (who may charge a commission) and cannot be redeemed with the issuing fund. The market price of Vanguard ETF Shares may be more or less than net asset value. Investments are subject to market risk. Go to the performance page to read more about risk and volatility.