Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US Index Fund expenses

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Vanguard FTSE All-World ex-US Index Fund expenses examines the history of the fund's measurable expenses: the management fees[note 1] and the commission ratio, which measures the cost of fund brokerage commission expense.

Expense Ratios and Turnover [1]
Year Investor ER Admiral ER
[note 2]
ETF ER Turnover Fund CR
[note 3]
Benchmark tracker
2016 0.23% 0.11% 0.11% 5% xxx
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All World ex-U.S.
2015 0.26% 0.13% 0.13% 3% 0.004
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All World ex-U.S.
2014 0.29% 0.14% 0.14% 4% 0.004
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All World ex-U.S.
2013 0.30% 0.15% 0.15% 8% 0.004
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All World ex-U.S.
2012 0.30% 0.15% 0.15% 6% 0.004
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All World ex-U.S.
2011 0.35% 0.18% 0.18% 5% 0.005
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All World ex-U.S.
2010 0.35% 0.22% 6% 0.016
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All World ex-U.S.
2009 0.40% 0.25% 9% 0.026
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All World ex-U.S.
2008 0.35% 0.20% 7% 0.027
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All World ex-U.S.
2007 0.40% 0.25% 10% 0.086
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All World ex-U.S.

Transaction fee history

  • 0.25% purchase fee from inception (March 8, 2007) through June 26, 2008
  • 2.00% Short-term redemption fee for shares sold before one month holding period, from inception until the fee was rescinded on May 23, 2012.

Notes

  1. Chart:Expense ratio

    google drive spreadsheet
  2. On October 6, 2010 Vanguard reduced the minimum requirements for Admiral Shares to $10,000. Vanguard lowers the cost of investing again
  3. The Fund CR (Commission Ratio) is derived by dividing the brokerage commissions paid by the fund into a fund's average net assets Brokerage commission expense is the only transaction expense that can be quantified. Additional transaction costs, such as spread costs and market impact costs, must be estimated. See table for data, derived from annual reports and EDGAR NSAR filings:
    Passive table

    (View Google Spreadsheet in browser, then File --> Download as to download the file.)

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