VEA Total Return (19 insightful charts)



This page includes 19 unique total return charts for Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF (VEA).

Tip: It’s not polite to stare. Except with ETFvest charts. Staring at a chart may help you uncover some unique insights.


To provide a sense of the near-term trend, the following chart illustrates the daily total return for Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF (VEA) over the past year.

VEA 1-year total return chart


For a longer-term perspective, the following chart presents total return performance since 2000 (or since inception) for Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF (VEA).

VEA total return chart


It’s been said that investors should not fight the Fed. To that end, the following chart presents the daily total return performance for Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF (VEA) (blue line) as well as the S&P 500 (gray line) from the last close before the Federal Reserve began increasing the benchmark fed funds rate (March 15, 2022) to today.

VEA Event C total return chart


War can certainly impact people’s lives, the global order, and a fund’s performance. The following chart presents the daily total return performance for Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF (VEA) (blue line) as well as the S&P 500 (gray line) from the last close before Russia fully invaded Ukraine (February 24, 2022) to today.

VEA Event A total return chart


The S&P 500 peaked (and entered a bear market) on January 3, 2022. So how has Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF (VEA) (blue line) and the S&P 500 (gray line) performed from that significant S&P 500 peak? The following post-S&P 500 peak chart answers that question.

VEA Event 4 total return chart


So how has Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF (VEA) (blue line) and the S&P 500 (gray line) performed from the day before inflation picked up on Febuary 10, 2021 until today? The following post-inflation total return chart illustrates the answer.

VEA Event 2 total return chart


The following chart presents the year-to-date total return performance of Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF (VEA) relative to six major asset types.

VEA vs assets total return chart


The following chart presents the year-to-date total return performance of Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF (VEA) relative to six major U.S. stock market indexes.

VEA vs US stock market indexes chart


The following chart presents the year-to-date total return performance of Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF (VEA) relative to stocks of six major countries plus emerging markets.

VEA vs major countries chart


So how much has Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF (VEA) declined from its peak? When the blue line is at 0%, the ETF is (or was) at its peak. Otherwise, it is (or was) below its peak by the amount indicated on the y-axis. Like all other charts on this page, this chart uses total return data.

VEA total return drawdown chart


The toal return chart below illustrates the performance of Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF (VEA) (blue line) and S&P 500 (gray line) during the Covid bear market.

VEA covid bear market total return chart


The total return chart below illustrates the performance of Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF (VEA) (blue line) and S&P 500 (gray line) during the financial crisis bear market.

VEA financial crisis bear market total return chart



The total return chart below presents the relative strength of Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF (VEA) as compared to the benchmark S&P 500. When the blue line in the chart is trending up, the ETF is outperforming the S&P 500 and when it is moving down it is underperforming.

VEA relative strength total return chart


The following total return chart illustrates the relative strength of Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF (VEA) as compared to the popular/tech-laden Nasdaq 100. When the blue line in the chart is moving up, the ETF is outperforming the Nasdaq 100 and when it is trending down — underperforming.

VEA relative strength vs nasdaq 100 total return chart


The total return chart below presents the relative strength of Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF (VEA) as compared to the Russell 2000 (i.e., small-cap stock index). When the blue line in the chart is working its way higher, the ETF is outperforming the Russell 2000 and when it is headed lower it is underperforming.

VEA relative strength vs russell 2000 total return chart


The following total return chart illustrates the inflation-adjusted performance for Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF (VEA). The U.S. dollar tends to lose purchasing power over time. The following chart adjusts for the ever shrinking dollar so you can see what real total return gains the ETF is actually providing.

VEA inflation-adjusted total return chart


So how is Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF (VEA) performing when priced in that other world currency — gold? The following gold-adjusted chart answers that question.

VEA vs gold total return chart


The following total return chart presents the average year performance for Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF (VEA). There is a season for all things. Well, at least some things.

VEA average year total return chart


The total return chart below provides a slightly differnet perspective to seasonality. It illustrates the average year for Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF (VEA) divided by the S&P 500. When the blue line is trending higher, the ETF has outperformed the S&P 500 on average during that part of the year. When the blue line is moving lower, the ETF has underperformed the S&P 500 — on average.

VEA relative strength average year total return chart