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Vanguard S&P 500 Index ETF (CAD hedged) - VSP

ETF Overview

The fund 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 return of large-capitalization U.S. stocks, which Index is hedged to the Canadian dollar.

Currently, this Vanguard ETF seeks to track the S&P 500 Index (CAD Hedged) (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 S&P 500 Index back to the Canadian dollar.

Additional Index Information

The S&P 500 CAD-Hedged 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, CAD-hedged.

S&P 500 Currency Hedged Indices are designed to represent the returns of index strategies that involve hedging currency risk while accepting underlying equity market risk. By employing such a strategy, the index seeks to reduce the risk of downward currency fluctuations while also sacrificing potential currency gains.

Key ETF Data

Fundamentals
Category (main) American Equity - Large & Mid-Cap
Underlying Index S&P 500 CAD-Hedged Index
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 Yes
Fees
Management Fee 0.15%
Management Expense Ratio (MER) 0.18% *

* 2012

Trading Information
Ticker VSP
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 Analysis

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