How to buy Vanguard S&P 500 ETF

Want to invest in VUSA? Here's how.

How to buy Vanguard S&P 500 ETF units Step-by-step instructions

Vanguard S&P 500 UCITS ETF (VUSA) is an exchange traded fund (ETF) that is provided by Vanguard and listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE). The real time open price is £78.8125. Find out how to buy this ETF below.

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How to buy the Vanguard S&P 500 ETF

  1. Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share-dealing table below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search for the ETF ticker: VUSA in this case.
  5. Research VUSA. Make sure it fits your investing strategy.
  6. Buy your VUSA ETF. It's that simple.

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VUSA share price

Use our graph to track the performance of Vanguard S&P 500 UCITS ETF over time.

Vanguard S&P 500 ETF price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of £78.9975 from 2024-05-24

1 week (2024-05-17) -0.15%
1 month (2024-04-26) 1.83%
3 months (2024-02-27) 4.20%
6 months (2023-11-27) 15.12%
1 year (2023-05-26) 22.38%
2 years (2022-05-27) -98.73%
3 years (2021-05-27) 40.30%
5 years (2019-05-24) 86.58%

Vanguard S&P 500 ETF share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Vanguard S&P 500 UCITS ETF ETF's units have ranged in value from as little as £62.3132 up to £80.2. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of volatility in relation to the market. The market (LSE average) beta is 1, while Vanguard S&P 500 ETF ETF's is 0. This would suggest that the Vanguard S&P 500 ETF is less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Vanguard S&P 500 UCITS ETF quick overview

Information updated at 2024-05-25.
Dividend paying frequency Quarterly
Dividend yield 1.82%
Maximum annual management charge 0.00
Ongoing charge 0.0700
Date ongoing charge 16 February 2023
Net expense ratio 0.00000
Annual holdings turnover 0.06000
Total assets 40482260000.00
Average market capitalisation 266032.04436

ETFs similar to VUSA

Vanguard S&P 500 ETF is a S&P 500 ETF. S&P 500 is a market capitalization-weighted stock market index of over 500 leading US companies in the most prominent industries of the US economy, traded on either the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) or Nasdaq.

If you want to invest in ETFs within the same sector, visit our S&P 500 guide to find out more.

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All investing should be regarded as longer term. The value of your investments can go up and down, and you may get back less than you invest. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. If you’re not sure which investments are right for you, please seek out a financial adviser. Capital at risk.

Frequently asked questions

Does Vanguard S&P 500 UCITS ETF pay dividends?
Yes. The current dividend payout for VUSA as of 24 May 2024 is 1.82%.
Is Vanguard S&P 500 UCITS ETF an index-tracking ETF?
Yes, Vanguard S&P 500 UCITS ETF (VUSA) is a S&P 500 ETF.

All investing should be regarded as longer term. The value of your investments can go up and down, and you may get back less than you invest. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. If you’re not sure which investments are right for you, please seek out a financial adviser. Capital at risk.

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