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The ETF: Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF (VDC)
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Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF
The Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF is an exchange-traded share class of Vanguard Consumer Staples Index Fund. The fund employs a "passive management" - or indexing - investment approach designed to track the performance of the Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI) US Investable Market Consumer Staples Index, an index of stocks of large, medium, and small U.S. companies in the consumer staples sector, as classified under the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS). This GICS sector is made up of companies whose businesses are less sensitive to economic cycles. It includes manufacturers and distributors of food, beverages, and tobacco, as well as producers of nondurable household goods and personal products. It also includes food and drug retailing companies as well as hypermarkets and consumer supercenters.
The ETF Tracks This Index:
This fund is based on the MSCI US Investable Market Consumer Staples Index (MZUSI0CS). You cannot buy shares in the index directly.