VGK - Vanguard European Stock Index Fund

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Previous Close59.30
Open59.69
Bid56.41 x 200
Ask60.99 x 200
Day's Range59.43 - 59.72
52 Week Range53.49 - 63.60
Volume1,347,894
Avg. Volume4,938,208
Net Assets25.35B
NAV58.14
PE Ratio (TTM)N/A
Yield2.75%
YTD Return-1.22%
Beta (3y)0.94
Expense Ratio (net)0.10%
Inception Date2005-03-04
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  • Economic Indicators Investors Should Watch This Week
    Market Realistyesterday

    Economic Indicators Investors Should Watch This Week

    Key economic indicators that investors should watch for this week are as follows: the Eurozone consumer confidence index the German Ifo business climate index Eurozone inflation UK inflation the German ZEW economic sentiment index the Eurozone ZEW economic sentiment index

  • Central Banks Could Drive the Euro-US Dollar Rate This Week
    Market Realist3 days ago

    Central Banks Could Drive the Euro-US Dollar Rate This Week

    The euro-US dollar (FXE) exchange rate closed the week ending April 20 at 1.23. The exchange rate depreciated 0.35% against the US dollar (UUP). The US dollar appreciated last week. The euro was stuck by weaker-than-expected economic data and dovish comments from German Bundesbank Chairman Jens Weidmann and European Central Bank Chairman Mario Draghi. Weidmann said that the first quarter growth in Germany wasn’t expected to be good. Draghi said that the Eurozone’s expansion cycle might have peaked.

  • How the European Central Bank Shortened the Euro’s Rally
    Market Realist8 days ago

    How the European Central Bank Shortened the Euro’s Rally

    The euro-US dollar (FXE) exchange rate closed the week ended April 13 at 1.2, with the euro appreciating 0.39% against the dollar (UUP). The European currency, which failed to capitalize on the weaker US dollar, was impacted by soft economic data and cautious comments from the ECB (European Central Bank). The ECB keeps pushing away any talk of tightening, leaving investors wanting more as the economy seems to be on a continued path of recovery.

  • Weakness Continued in Eurozone Investor Confidence
    Market Realist9 days ago

    Weakness Continued in Eurozone Investor Confidence

    Eurozone (EZU) (VGK) investor confidence has shown continued weakness so far in April 2018. The Sentix investor confidence index stood at 19.6 in April 2018 as compared to 24.0 in March 2018 and didn’t beat the market expectation of 21.2. The index has been declining gradually since January 2018, which shows that investor confidence has been weakening.

  • Eurozone Services PMI Has Been Falling Gradually
    Market Realist10 days ago

    Eurozone Services PMI Has Been Falling Gradually

    According to a report by Markit Economics, the final Eurozone services PMI (purchasing managers’ index) showed a weaker rise in March 2018. It stood at 54.9 in March as compared to 56.2 in February 2018. The PMI figure was marginally below the preliminary market estimate of 55. It was the weakest expansion in service activity since August 2017.

  • Why Spain’s Service PMI Weakened in March 2018
    Market Realist10 days ago

    Why Spain’s Service PMI Weakened in March 2018

    According to Markit Economics, the final Spain services PMI showed a weaker rise in March as compared to February 2018. It stood at 56.2 in March as compared to 57.3 in February 2018. The PMI figure met the preliminary market estimate of 56. It was the weakest expansion in service activity since January 2018.

  • Is France’s Falling Services PMI Affecting Investor Sentiment?
    Market Realist10 days ago

    Is France’s Falling Services PMI Affecting Investor Sentiment?

    According to data provided by Markit Economics, the final Markit France services PMI (purchasing managers’ index) weakened again in March 2018. It stood at 56.9 in March 2018 as compared to 57.4 in February 2018. The reading met the initial estimate of 56.8 and was the slowest expansion in services activity since September 2017.

  • A Look at Spain’s Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index
    Market Realist14 days ago

    A Look at Spain’s Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index

    According to a report by Markit Economics, Spain’s manufacturing PMI stood at 54.8 in March as compared to 56 in February 2018. The March PMI figure met the preliminary market estimate of 54.8, but it was the lowest expansion in factory activity since October 2017.

  • What’s Affecting Germany’s Manufacturing Activity?
    Market Realist14 days ago

    What’s Affecting Germany’s Manufacturing Activity?

    According to a report by Markit Economics, Germany’s final manufacturing PMI (purchasing managers’ index) stood at 58.2 in March as compared to 60.6 in February 2018. The PMI figure was slightly below the preliminary market estimate of 58.4. Germany’s manufacturing PMI witnessed a massive drop in performance in March 2018.

  • Why Synchronous Growth Is Driving Global Demand
    Market Realist23 days ago

    Why Synchronous Growth Is Driving Global Demand

    Once again interest rates are rising along with commodity prices. This economic upturn has been the slowest post-war expansion we have experienced and is soon to become the longest. Consequently, the global economic expansion has taken longer than expected but is gaining momentum.

  • Will a Rise in Crude Oil Prices Support Russian Economic Growth?
    Market Realist23 days ago

    Will a Rise in Crude Oil Prices Support Russian Economic Growth?

    Among the various emerging economies, Russia plays an important role. The Russian economy grew at an annualized rate of 1.8% in 3Q17 compared to 2.5% in 2Q17. The Russian economy grew at a rate of 1.5% in 2017 compared to its contraction of 0.2% in 2016.

  • Is It Time for Fiscal Expansion?
    Market Realist24 days ago

    Is It Time for Fiscal Expansion?

    During his keynote at the tenth conference organized by the International Research Forum on Monetary Policy in March 2018, Boston Federal Reserve president Eric Rosengren said that the United States has been lagging behind some European economies (VGK), which are building excess fiscal policy buffers by following austerity measures. Recently, the Trump administration has announced tax cuts for businesses and individuals and proposed increased spending, adding to the fiscal deficit. Total US debt has now surpassed $21 trillion and it is expected to increase further as the government deficit is likely to balloon in the months ahead.

  • Are Tougher Days ahead for Global Equities?
    Market Realist27 days ago

    Are Tougher Days ahead for Global Equities?

    The world economy is growing, the U.S. economy is growing, and nothing seems radically out of balance in terms of government policy. A central question that one of our investing themes at VanEck looks to address is, “Do you have strategies in your portfolio that will actually adjust to bear market signals?” After 10 straight years of seeing the market going up, it may be hard to think about anything else, but the time may have come for investors to start positioning themselves for a correction. Global economic growth is expected to continue the momentum it has set in the last few quarters.

  • Are Global Interest Rate Hikes Inevitable?
    Market Realist28 days ago

    Are Global Interest Rate Hikes Inevitable?

    Interest rates globally are “normalizing”, kickstarted by the U.S. about two years ago when it stopped quantitative easing and started increasing interest rates. Europe is about two years behind the U.S. on this and is showing signs of tightening. The European Central Bank has started reducing its bond purchases, which is a sign that interest rates could turn positive, but it has a trickier market dynamic to navigate.

  • Where Are the Investment Opportunities?
    Market Realist28 days ago

    Where Are the Investment Opportunities?

    Jan van Eck, CEO, shares his investment outlook. U.S. interest rates are continuing to rise, and Europe looks almost ready to follow suit. As interest rates start to “normalize”, opportunities are opening up in emerging markets and commodities.

  • Why the Euro Failed to Rally in the Week Ended March 23
    Market Realist29 days ago

    Why the Euro Failed to Rally in the Week Ended March 23

    Why the Stormy Weather for Markets Could Continue this Week

  • Why Germany’s Economic Sentiment Index Has Fallen
    Market Realist29 days ago

    Why Germany’s Economic Sentiment Index Has Fallen

    What the Eurozone's Key Economic Indicators Signal

  • Eurozone Consumer Confidence Weakens
    Market Realistlast month

    Eurozone Consumer Confidence Weakens

    What the Eurozone's Key Economic Indicators Signal

  • How Lower Eurozone Inflation Could Affect Markets
    Market Realistlast month

    How Lower Eurozone Inflation Could Affect Markets

    What the Eurozone's Key Economic Indicators Signal

  • What Eurozone’s Key Economic Indicators Signal
    Market Realistlast month

    What Eurozone’s Key Economic Indicators Signal

    What the Eurozone's Key Economic Indicators SignalKey economic indicators

  • March Madness ETF Prediction and Sweet 16 Picks
    Zackslast month

    March Madness ETF Prediction and Sweet 16 Picks

    The excitement surrounding the tournament and its impact on the stock world has led investors to look at ETFs that could act as a proxy for the game.

  • Economic Indicators to Watch This Week
    Market Realistlast month

    Economic Indicators to Watch This Week

    What February PMI Reports Say about Emerging Markets

  • Why the Euro Was under Pressure Last Week
    Market Realistlast month

    Why the Euro Was under Pressure Last Week

    Is a Perfect Storm Brewing for the Week Ahead?

  • Eurozone’s Services PMI Fell in February
    Market Realistlast month

    Eurozone’s Services PMI Fell in February

    Developed Markets: Analyzing February’s Service PMI Report

  • Spain’s Service PMI Improved in February
    Market Realistlast month

    Spain’s Service PMI Improved in February

    Developed Markets: Analyzing February’s Service PMI Report