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The Vanguard Australian Shares Index ETF is an exchange traded fund listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). Its last market close was $93.94 – a decrease of 0.65% over the previous week. All prices are listed in Australian Dollars.
How to buy Vanguard Australian Shares Index ETF units
Compare online brokers. To invest in exchange traded funds (ETFs) listed in Australia, you'll need to sign up to an ETF broker platform with access to the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). Our table below can help you choose.
Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, PayPal or debit card.
Search for the Vanguard Australian Shares Index ETF. Find the ETF by name or ticker symbol: VAS. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the Vanguard Australian Shares Index ETF reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
Decide on how many to buy. At today's price of $93.94, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs.
Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you've invested in the Vanguard Australian Shares Index ETF. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.
Vanguard Australian Shares Index ETF price performance over time
Historical closes compared with the last close of A$93.94
1 week (2022-01-13)
1 month (2021-12-21)
3 months (2021-10-21)
6 months (2021-07-21)
1 year (2021-01-21)
2 years (2020-01-20)
3 years (2019-01-18)
5 years (2017-01-20)
How has coronavirus impacted the Vanguard Australian Shares Index ETF unit price?
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, the Vanguard Australian Shares Index ETF unit price has had significant positive movement.
Its last market close was $93.94, which is 3.61% up on its pre-crash value of $90.55 and 66.92% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the unit price fell as low as $56.28.
If you had bought $1,000 worth of Vanguard Australian Shares Index ETF units at the start of February 2020, those units would have been worth $665.77 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth $1,071.86.
Vanguard Australian Shares Index ETF unit price
Use our graph to track the performance of VAS stocks over time.
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Vanguard Australian Shares Index ETF unit price volatility
Over the last 12 months, the Vanguard Australian Shares Index ETF's units have ranged in value from as little as $73.8 up to $95.16. A popular way to gauge an ETF's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of volatility in relation to the market. The market (AU average) beta is 1, while Vanguard Australian Shares Index ETF's is 1.01. This would suggest that the Vanguard Australian Shares Index ETF is a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
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