Vanguard Emerging Markets Government Bond ETF (VWOB)

NASDAQ: VWOB · IEX Real-Time Price · USD
+0.22 (0.37%)
Sep 22, 2023, 4:00 PM EDT - Market closed
Assets $3.32B
Expense Ratio 0.20%
PE Ratio n/a
Shares Out n/a
Dividend (ttm) $3.43
Dividend Yield 5.71%
Ex-Dividend Date Sep 1, 2023
Payout Ratio n/a
1-Year Return +0.62%
Volume 23
Open 60.09
Previous Close 59.91
Day's Range 60.08 - 60.33
52-Week Low 55.45
52-Week High 64.66
Beta n/a
Holdings 694
Inception Date May 31, 2013

About VWOB

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The Vanguard Emerging Markets Government Bond ETF (VWOB) is an exchange-traded fund that mostly invests in broad credit fixed income. The fund tracks a market value weighted index of emerging market sovereign debt, denominated in USD. VWOB was launched on May 31, 2013 and is issued by Vanguard.

Asset Class Fixed Income
Category Emerging Markets Bond
Region Emerging Markets
Stock Exchange NASDAQ
Ticker Symbol VWOB
Issuer Vanguard
Index Tracked Bloomberg USD Emerging Markets Government RIC Capped Bond


Ex-Dividend Amount Pay Date
2023-09-01 $0.2984 2023-09-07
2023-08-01 $0.3024 2023-08-04
2023-07-03 $0.2923 2023-07-07
2023-06-01 $0.2931 2023-06-06
2023-05-01 $0.2895 2023-05-04
2023-04-03 $0.2882 2023-04-06
Full Dividend History


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