Vanguard Russell 2000 Index Fund ETF Shares company info

What does Vanguard Russell 2000 Index Fund ETF Shares do?
Vanguard Russell 2000 Index Fund ETF Shares (NASDAQ:VTWO) focuses on replicating the performance of the Russell 2000 Index, which represents the small-cap segment of the U.S. equity market. By investing in stocks that make up the Russell 2000 Index, VTWO aims to offer investors diversified exposure to small-cap companies across various sectors of the economy. The objective of VTWO is to closely match the index's return, which is considered a barometer of the small-cap sector's performance in the United States. Managed by Vanguard, one of the world's largest investment management companies, VTWO emphasizes low costs and efficient tracking of the index, making it a potentially attractive option for investors seeking to tap into the growth potential of small-cap companies.
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Is Vanguard Russell 2000 Index Fund ETF Shares a public or private company?

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Ownership
Public

How many people does Vanguard Russell 2000 Index Fund ETF Shares employ?

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Employees
25,254

What sector is Vanguard Russell 2000 Index Fund ETF Shares in?

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Sector
ETF

Where is the head office for Vanguard Russell 2000 Index Fund ETF Shares?

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Head Office
Malvern, United States

What year was Vanguard Russell 2000 Index Fund ETF Shares founded?

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Year Founded
2010
What does Vanguard Russell 2000 Index Fund ETF Shares specialise in?
/Exchange Traded Fund /Small-Cap Stocks /Equity Investment /Asset Management /Portfolio Diversification /Market Index

What are the products and/or services of Vanguard Russell 2000 Index Fund ETF Shares?

Overview of Vanguard Russell 2000 Index Fund ETF Shares offerings
Exposure to U.S. Small-Cap Stocks: VTWO primarily invests in companies with a small market capitalization, typically ranging from $300 million to $2 billion. These companies are generally younger and have the potential for higher growth compared to larger, more established companies in the U.S. market.
Diversification: VTWO holds shares of around 2,000 small-cap companies across various sectors and industries within the U.S. This diversification helps spread investment risk and potentially reduce portfolio volatility compared to holding individual small-cap stocks.
Passive Management: VTWO employs a passive management strategy, meaning it tracks the underlying Russell 2000 Index instead of actively selecting individual stocks. This approach generally results in lower fees compared to actively managed funds.
Growth Potential: Small-cap companies often have the potential for significant future growth as they establish themselves and expand their operations. VTWO allows investors to participate in this potential growth across a diversified basket of small-cap stocks in the U.S. market.
Higher Volatility: Compared to large-cap stocks, small-cap stocks are generally considered more volatile, meaning their share prices can experience larger fluctuations. This can be both a risk and a potential opportunity for investors, as higher volatility can also translate to higher potential returns.
Lower Liquidity: Due to their smaller size and trading volume, small-cap stocks may be less liquid compared to large-cap stocks. This means it might be easier to buy and sell shares of large-cap companies compared to those of small-cap companies held within VTWO.