Vanguard Total World Stock Index Fund expenses

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

Expense Ratios and Turnover [1]
Year Investor ER ETF ER Turnover Fund CR
[note 2]
Benchmark tracker
[note 3]
2016 0.21% 0.11% 15% xxx
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All Cap Index
2015 0.25% 0.14% 7% 0.004
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All Cap Index
2014 0.27% 0.17% 7% 0.005
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All Cap Index
2013 0.30% 0.18% 12% 0.006
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All Cap Index
2012 0.35% 0.19% 16% 0.009
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All Cap Index
2011 0.40% 0.22% 10% 0.008
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All-World Index
2010 0.45% 0.25% 7% 0.008
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All World Index
2009 0.50% 0.30% 18% 0.022
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All World Index
2008 0.46% 0.29% 5% 0.013
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All World Index

Transaction fee history

  • 0.25% purchase fee from inception (June 26, 2008) through February 20, 2012.
  • 0.25% Short-term redemption fee for shares sold before one month holding period, from inception until the fee was rescinded on May 23, 2012.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. 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.)
  3. The fund has tracked two indexes in its history:
    • FTSE All-World Index through December 18, 2011,
    • FTSE Global All Cap Index thereafter.

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