Vanguard Growth ETF Portfolio

VGRO-T

Analysis and Opinions about VGRO-T

Signal
Opinion
Expert
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
September 30, 2019
80% stocks and 20% bonds. Perfect for your child. A great way to start investing. US exposure dominates, but it also offers international exposure.
80% stocks and 20% bonds. Perfect for your child. A great way to start investing. US exposure dominates, but it also offers international exposure.
Terry Shaunessy
President & portfolio manager, Shaunessy Investment Counsel
Price
$25.630
Owned
Yes
BUY
BUY
September 17, 2019
Invest $200K in only this? Generally not a good strategy, but VGRO is a single-ticket product, meaning it contains a wide, broad mix of equities. It's up only 3.25% this year so far, due to the European exposure. But VGRO is simple and covers the world for you.
Invest $200K in only this? Generally not a good strategy, but VGRO is a single-ticket product, meaning it contains a wide, broad mix of equities. It's up only 3.25% this year so far, due to the European exposure. But VGRO is simple and covers the world for you.
John DeGoey
Portfolio Manager, Wellington-Altus Private Wealth Inc.
Price
$25.980
Owned
Unknown
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
September 13, 2019
It had too much weight in Europe and it was doing nothing. Switched out of it a few weeks ago. It's a good product but it's not working in this market.
It had too much weight in Europe and it was doing nothing. Switched out of it a few weeks ago. It's a good product but it's not working in this market.
John Hood
President & Portfolio Manager, J. C Hood Investment.
Price
$25.960
Owned
No
BUY
BUY
August 23, 2019
Owns a broad array of stocks. A good way to invest in the world, with a growth orientation. Probably not the best for cashflow, but for those wanting broad market exposure, it's great. 41% U.S., 29% Canadian, rest elsewhere.
Owns a broad array of stocks. A good way to invest in the world, with a growth orientation. Probably not the best for cashflow, but for those wanting broad market exposure, it's great. 41% U.S., 29% Canadian, rest elsewhere.
David Cockfield
Managing Director, Northland Wealth Management
Price
$24.930
Owned
No
BUY
BUY
June 25, 2019

A good Vanguard ETF for bonds and stocks? VBAL and VGRO. VBAL is more balacned, and VGRO. Now, be more conservative so choose VBAL, but VGRO is better for growth. They both track North American stocks

A good Vanguard ETF for bonds and stocks? VBAL and VGRO. VBAL is more balacned, and VGRO. Now, be more conservative so choose VBAL, but VGRO is better for growth. They both track North American stocks

Mike Philbrick
President, ReSolve Asset Management
Price
$25.540
Owned
Unknown
BUY
BUY
June 12, 2019
Be patient. You're not buying this for yield. This is 80% stocks and 20% bonds. This will do very well over time. They just started with these growth ETFs, and VGRO is a good one. It's cheap at 20 basis points. VGRO re-balances regularly, too.
Be patient. You're not buying this for yield. This is 80% stocks and 20% bonds. This will do very well over time. They just started with these growth ETFs, and VGRO is a good one. It's cheap at 20 basis points. VGRO re-balances regularly, too.
Terry Shaunessy
President & portfolio manager, Shaunessy Investment Counsel
Price
$25.410
Owned
Unknown
COMMENT
COMMENT
April 4, 2019
It is not a growth style portfolio. Growth means here that this is 80% equities and 20% FI. Look around. There are some others with lower fees. He is not a fan of putting all in a passive portfolio. It is not a buy and forget type of portfolio.
It is not a growth style portfolio. Growth means here that this is 80% equities and 20% FI. Look around. There are some others with lower fees. He is not a fan of putting all in a passive portfolio. It is not a buy and forget type of portfolio.
Stan Wong
Director & Portfolio Manager, Private Wealth Management, ScotiaMcleod
Price
$25.475
Owned
Unknown
BUY
BUY
March 12, 2019
Good for a passive couch potato strategy? A couch potato strategy is great--a simple asset allocation using ETFs. VGRO is a one-ticket solution, bundling several Vanguard ETFs under a small fee. This holds a 80/20 stock/bond split. Loves this ETF, though more conservative investors may want a 60/40 or 40/60 mix. Compare this to XGRO and ZGRO to find the best fir for you.
Good for a passive couch potato strategy? A couch potato strategy is great--a simple asset allocation using ETFs. VGRO is a one-ticket solution, bundling several Vanguard ETFs under a small fee. This holds a 80/20 stock/bond split. Loves this ETF, though more conservative investors may want a 60/40 or 40/60 mix. Compare this to XGRO and ZGRO to find the best fir for you.
Daniel Straus
Head of ETF Research & Strategy, National Bank Financial
Price
$25.060
Owned
Yes
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
January 23, 2019
80% equities + 20% bonds. They rebalance this to maintain 80/20 regularly. MER is 25 basis points, so cheap. His concern is that it's weighted to momentum and growth stocks--how long will these move? Also, competitors like iShares have come out with similar ETFs.
80% equities + 20% bonds. They rebalance this to maintain 80/20 regularly. MER is 25 basis points, so cheap. His concern is that it's weighted to momentum and growth stocks--how long will these move? Also, competitors like iShares have come out with similar ETFs.
Stan Wong
Director & Portfolio Manager, Private Wealth Management, ScotiaMcleod
Price
$23.880
Owned
Unknown
COMMENT
COMMENT
December 17, 2018
For a self-employed investor, if I keep buying this over and over, should I be concerned about the NAV? Asset allocation is definitely a strategy. VGRO is favouring growth in an aggressive asset mix. If you're a growth investor for the next five years, this is fine. Otherwise, look at XIU; a short-term bond portfolio; a universal bond portfolio; and a Spyder to cover the S&P 500.
For a self-employed investor, if I keep buying this over and over, should I be concerned about the NAV? Asset allocation is definitely a strategy. VGRO is favouring growth in an aggressive asset mix. If you're a growth investor for the next five years, this is fine. Otherwise, look at XIU; a short-term bond portfolio; a universal bond portfolio; and a Spyder to cover the S&P 500.
Richard Croft
President, R.N. Croft Financial Group Inc.
Price
$23.190
Owned
Unknown
COMMENT
COMMENT
December 6, 2018
Clarifications: growth ETF because of the asset allocation (80% equities / 20% Fixed Income) not because it is invested in Growth oriented companies. Paying a fairly inexpensive MER. One stop shop kind of product
Clarifications: growth ETF because of the asset allocation (80% equities / 20% Fixed Income) not because it is invested in Growth oriented companies. Paying a fairly inexpensive MER. One stop shop kind of product
Stan Wong
Director & Portfolio Manager, Private Wealth Management, ScotiaMcleod
Price
$23.940
Owned
Unknown
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
November 23, 2018
This is 80/20 stocks to bonds. We have to remember that stock volatility in stocks is much greater than bonds. If the stock market falls the ETF will follow the market very closely -- .96 correlation or higher – he feels. For a long term investment this may be fine. He would wait.
This is 80/20 stocks to bonds. We have to remember that stock volatility in stocks is much greater than bonds. If the stock market falls the ETF will follow the market very closely -- .96 correlation or higher – he feels. For a long term investment this may be fine. He would wait.
Mike Philbrick
President, ReSolve Asset Management
Price
$23.670
Owned
No
BUY
BUY
October 15, 2018

VGRO-T vs. VBAL-T vs. VCNS-T. Would the three be enough for a retirement portfolio? VGRO-T is 80% equity, 20% bonds; VBAL-T is 60% equity, 40% bonds; and VCNS-T is 40% equity, 60% bonds. Don't hold them together. They hold the same thing at different proportions and equate to VBAL-T if all held equally. Move between them as market conditions dictate.

VGRO-T vs. VBAL-T vs. VCNS-T. Would the three be enough for a retirement portfolio? VGRO-T is 80% equity, 20% bonds; VBAL-T is 60% equity, 40% bonds; and VCNS-T is 40% equity, 60% bonds. Don't hold them together. They hold the same thing at different proportions and equate to VBAL-T if all held equally. Move between them as market conditions dictate.

Larry Berman CFA, CMT, CTA
Chief Investment Officer, Partner, ETF Capital Management Inc.
Price
$23.950
Owned
Unknown
COMMENT
COMMENT
October 1, 2018

VGRO-T vs. VBAL-T vs. VCNS-T. They are the total solution portfolios. If you hold all of them your blended portfolio is the same as VBAL-T, (60/40). VCNS-T gives you much more protection from the equity markets. VGRO-T is for when you don't need protection.

VGRO-T vs. VBAL-T vs. VCNS-T. They are the total solution portfolios. If you hold all of them your blended portfolio is the same as VBAL-T, (60/40). VCNS-T gives you much more protection from the equity markets. VGRO-T is for when you don't need protection.

Larry Berman CFA, CMT, CTA
Chief Investment Officer, Partner, ETF Capital Management Inc.
Price
$24.890
Owned
Unknown
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
September 21, 2018

Passively held balanced portfolio. This one is 80% equities, 20% fixed income which is pretty aggressive. Not a bad thing to have as a core part. But VBAL-T is better at this point in the cycle, with 60% equities, 40% fixed income.

Passively held balanced portfolio. This one is 80% equities, 20% fixed income which is pretty aggressive. Not a bad thing to have as a core part. But VBAL-T is better at this point in the cycle, with 60% equities, 40% fixed income.

Terry Shaunessy
President & portfolio manager, Shaunessy Investment Counsel
Price
$25.285
Owned
Unknown
BUY
BUY
August 3, 2018

For an 18-year old in a TFSA? Absolutely, really likes it. About 70% equities, 30% fixed income. US/Canada, emerging/developed markets. Cheap, and automatically rebalances every 6 months. Mini-portfolio, good for small accounts. Replaces robo-advisers. Very well diversified.

For an 18-year old in a TFSA? Absolutely, really likes it. About 70% equities, 30% fixed income. US/Canada, emerging/developed markets. Cheap, and automatically rebalances every 6 months. Mini-portfolio, good for small accounts. Replaces robo-advisers. Very well diversified.

John Hood
President & Portfolio Manager, J. C Hood Investment.
Price
$25.200
Owned
Yes
HOLD
HOLD
June 8, 2018

This is highly linked to tech companies like Alphabet, Google, etc. He likes the diversification overall, but cautions it is focused on growth companies that he expects could retrace as the cycle peaks. Yield 1%.

This is highly linked to tech companies like Alphabet, Google, etc. He likes the diversification overall, but cautions it is focused on growth companies that he expects could retrace as the cycle peaks. Yield 1%.

Cameron Hurst
Chief Investment Officer, Equium Capital Management
Price
$25.150
Owned
No
BUY
BUY
May 22, 2018

He likes the Vanguard asset allocation ETFs, including this one. They're cheap, with a 0.23% MER. They're great for smaller accounts and they automatically rebalance, so they are good competition for robo-advisors.

He likes the Vanguard asset allocation ETFs, including this one. They're cheap, with a 0.23% MER. They're great for smaller accounts and they automatically rebalance, so they are good competition for robo-advisors.

John Hood
President & Portfolio Manager, J. C Hood Investment.
Price
$24.870
Owned
Yes
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
May 16, 2018

This holds 80% equities and 20% fixed income. This is appropriate for younger investors with a long term investment horizon. It is a balanced portfolio ETF of ETFs offered at a low cost.

This holds 80% equities and 20% fixed income. This is appropriate for younger investors with a long term investment horizon. It is a balanced portfolio ETF of ETFs offered at a low cost.

Daniel Straus
Head of ETF Research & Strategy, National Bank Financial
Price
$24.810
Owned
Yes
BUY
BUY
March 22, 2018

Was one of his top picks a couple of shows before. Bonds are important for safety and makes 20% of this ETF. For a multi-asset class vehicle that rebalances this is a great instrument and for 23 basis points, it is a great deal.

Was one of his top picks a couple of shows before. Bonds are important for safety and makes 20% of this ETF. For a multi-asset class vehicle that rebalances this is a great instrument and for 23 basis points, it is a great deal.

John Hood
President & Portfolio Manager, J. C Hood Investment.
Price
$24.390
Owned
No
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
February 9, 2018

One stop shopping. A basket of other ETFs. 20% bonds on this one. Very good product for small accounts. Just bought it, hasn’t settled yet.

One stop shopping. A basket of other ETFs. 20% bonds on this one. Very good product for small accounts. Just bought it, hasn’t settled yet.

John Hood
President & Portfolio Manager, J. C Hood Investment.
Price
$23.690
Owned
Yes
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