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Vanguard S&P 500 Index ETF - VFV

ETF Overview

This is the non-currency hedged version of VSP.

Unlike VSP, this fund does not employ USD/CAD currency hedging.

Vanguard S&P 500 Index ETF seeks to track, to the extent reasonably possible and before fees and expenses, the performance of a broad U.S. equity index that measures the investment returns of large-capitalization U.S. stocks, which Index is hedged to the Canadian dollar.

Currently, this Vanguard ETF seeks to track the MSCI U.S. Broad Market 100% Hedged to CAD Index (or any successor thereto).

It invests directly or indirectly primarily in stocks of U.S. companies and uses derivative instruments to seek to hedge the U.S. dollar exposure of the securities included in the MSCI U.S. Broad Market Index back to the Canadian dollar.

Additional Index Information

The S&P 500 Index is a leading barometer for the U.S. equity market. It consists of 500 of the largest (measured by market capitalization) and most liquid (heavily traded) stocks listed in the U.S.

Key ETF Data

Fundamentals
Category (main) USA Equity - Large & Mid-Cap
Underlying Index S&P 500
ETF Structure Passive type. Endeavours to return the Index return before fees/costs
Asset Class Equity - USA Large & Mid-Cap
Region USA
Issuer Vanguard Investments Canada
ETF Home Page Available here
Fund Facts
Inception Date Nov 29, 2011
Total Holdings 503
Distribution Frequency Quarterly
Leverage None
Significant Currency Exposure Yes
Currency Hedging No *

* VFV does not employ currency hedging. VSP employs currency hedging

Fees
Management Fee 0.15%
Management Expense Ratio (MER) 0.18% *

* 2012

Trading Information
Ticker VFV
Exchange TSX (Toronto Stock Exchange)
Currency CAD
Eligibility
Eligibility * RRSP, RRIF, RESP, TFSA, DPSP, RDSP
DRIP available ** Yes
PACC Plan available ** No
SWP available ** No

* Always check eligibility with your plan operator as plans and accounts can differ

** Not all brokers can facilitate these plans. Check with your broker.

Current Price, Fund Performance, Yield, NAV, Charts etc

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ETF at TMX ETF at Morningstar

ETF Analysis

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