Published Fri, 17 Jul 2020 16:40:23 -0400 on Seeking Alpha
Seeking AlphaETF AnalysisVanguard International Dividend Appreciation ETF: Central Banks' Policies Should Support Its ValuationJul. 17, 2020 4:40 PM ET|| About: Vanguard International Dividend Appreciation ETF (VIGI), Includes: VIGby: Ploutos InvestingPloutos Investing Dividend growth investing, growth at reasonable price, value, long-term horizonSummaryVanguard International Dividend Appreciation ETF invests in large-cap and giant-cap dividend growth stocks across the world.
Countries where VIGI has higher exposure are mostly countries that have passed the peak of the pandemic.
VIGI's valuation will be supported by major central banks' monetary policies.
Vanguard International Dividend Appreciation ETF (VIGI) includes a portfolio of large and giant-cap international dividend growth stocks. Its exposure to large-cap and giant-cap stocks is beneficial because these stocks have better balance sheets to weather the storm caused by COVID-19. Most of the countries that VIGI has exposure to are markets that have passed the peak of the pandemic or have done better jobs containing COVID-19 than the U.S. Stocks in VIGI's portfolio will benefit from fiscal and monetary policies of major governments and central banks around the world. Therefore, we think this is a good fund to own especially in this time of uncertainty.
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VIGI selects stocks from the Nasdaq International Dividend Achievers Select Index. It basically includes stocks in the Nasdaq Global Ex-U.S. Index that has increased their dividends for 7 consecutive years. For a detailed discussion on this approach, its strengths and its weaknesses, please read our previous article here.
A diversified portfolio of over 400 large-cap and giant-cap stocks
As can be seen from the table below, about 61.8% and 22% of its stocks are giant-cap and large-cap stocks respectively. Large-cap and giant-cap stocks tend to have better financial resources... Read more
|Stock name||Last trade||P/E||Earnings/Share||Dividend/Share||Dividend yield|
|VANGUARD DIVIDEND APPRECIATION ETF||120.84||0.0||0.00||0.00||1.58|
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