¿Que os parece el cambio?, del caserio me fio dice el anuncio, vanguard parece imposible que nos la juegue pero......... por eso es conveniente añadir acciones a la cartera.
Small-caps added to Total World Stock Index Fund
Vanguard | 12/19/2011
Vanguard Total World Stock Index Fund has changed its target benchmark to add exposure to U.S. and international small-capitalization stocks.
"The fund now offers even broader exposure to the world's equity markets in a single, low-cost vehicle," Vanguard Chief Investment Officer Gus Sauter said.
FTSE® Global All Cap Index has replaced the FTSE® All-World Index as the target benchmark for the $1.4 billion fund. The new benchmark is a float-adjusted, market-capitalization-weighted index designed to measure the performance of large-, mid-, and small-cap stocks worldwide.
The fund invests in a broadly diversified sampling of securities from the benchmark, which comprises nearly 7,400 securities in 47 countries and captures 98% of the world's investable stock market capitalization. Approximately 56% of the index is made up of stocks from outside the United States.
The transition to the new benchmark was recently completed for the conventional Investor and Institutional share classes and for ETF Shares. The fund is not expected to generate any capital gains as a result of the change.
Vanguard expects the expense ratios to remain at their low levels:
Investor Shares Institutional Shares ETF Shares
Ticker symbol Expense ratio Ticker symbol Expense ratio Ticker symbol Expense ratio
VTWSX 0.45% VTWIX 0.23% VT 0.25%
Fund drops purchase fee
Effective today, the Total World Stock Index Fund also eliminated its purchase fee on Investor and Institutional Shares. Previously, the fund had imposed a 0.25% purchase fee on Investor and Institutional Shares. No purchase fee applies to Total World Stock ETF Shares.
Unlike a load or sales commission, a purchase fee is paid directly to the fund to cover the costs of purchasing stocks in illiquid markets and in markets that have higher transaction costs. Given the fund's level of assets and transaction activity, new share purchases can now be offset with shareholder redemptions. This offset reduces net purchasing activity and results in lower transaction costs, thereby eliminating the need for the purchase fee.
Our "Total" lineup
Vanguard Total World Stock Index Fund is one of four Vanguard funds designed to provide low-cost exposure to a broadly diversified stock or bond market. The other funds are:
Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund, with exposure to the entire U.S. stock market, including large-, mid-, and small-cap stocks.
Vanguard Total International Stock Index Fund, which covers 98% of the world's non-U.S. stock markets, including the European and Pacific regions, emerging markets, and Canada.
Vanguard Total Bond Market Index Fund, with broad exposure to the U.S. investment-grade bond market.
Vanguard also has filed registration statements with the Securities and Exchange Commission for Vanguard Total International Bond Index Fund, which is expected to track the investment performance of the broad international bond market as represented by the Barclays Capital Global Aggregate ex-USD Float Adjusted Index (Hedged).
All asset figures are as of November 30, 2011.
A registration statement relating to Vanguard Total International Bond Index Fund has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission but has not yet become effective. These securities may not be sold nor may offers to buy be accepted prior to the time the registration statement becomes effective. This communication shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of, these securities in any state in which such offer, solicitation, or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state.
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El dividendo con respecto al año pasado ha subido un 11%, no esta mal.
Distribution Type Most Recent
Distribution Record Date Ex-Dividend Date Payable Date Distribution Yield SEC Yield
Dividend $1.01800 12/23/2011 12/21/2011 12/28/2011 — —
Dividend $0.91800 12/27/2010 12/22/2010 12/29/2010
Yo no digo que sea mejor o peor. Tal vez lo hayan pedido los clientes... En cualquier caso si vas muy cargado de smalls puedes infraponerdar un poco, tampoco es algo que te perjudique gravemente ni a la rentabilidad esperada, ni a la volatilidad, ni la diversificación.
Yo también pienso igual que tu en que los cambios deben ser para mejor. Pero demostrar que se ha hecho un cambio para mejor en este caso concreto... es un poco dificil.