The Materials fund is an exchange traded fund (ETF) within the Vanguard family. There are at least 2 funds that are incredibly highly correlated with VAW.

Within the Vanguard family of funds, the most positively correlated other funds are Total World Stock, Mid-Cap Growth, Extended Market, Small-Cap Growth, Industrials.

Outside of the Vanguard family, the most positively correlated other funds are Vanguard Mutual Funds - Materials Index Admiral Shares, SPDR - Materials Select Sector Fund, iShares - MSCI ACWI ETF, Vanguard Mutual Funds - Total World Stock Index, PowerShares - DWA Basic Materials Momentum Portfolio.

Extremely Similar Funds

There are multiple other funds which have extremely high correlation to Vanguard's Materials fund.
99.9% VMIAX Vanguard Mutual Funds Materials Index Admiral Shares
99.7% XLB SPDR Materials Select Sector Fund

Performance for the previous 2 years


Positively Correlated Vanguard ETFs
VT Vanguard Total World Stock 98.8%
VOT Vanguard Mid-Cap Growth 96.3%
VXF Vanguard Extended Market 96.1%
VBK Vanguard Small-Cap Growth 96.1%
VIS Vanguard Industrials 96.0%
Negatively Correlated Vanguard funds
VTIP Vanguard Short-Term Inflation-Protected Securities -23.3%
BNDX Vanguard Total International Bond 25.5%
VFH Vanguard Financials 36.4%
VWOB Vanguard Emerging Markets Government Bond 53.9%
BSV Vanguard Short-Term Bond 63.2%

Positively Correlated Non-Vanguard funds
VMIAX Vanguard Mutual Funds Materials Index Admiral Shares 99.9%
XLB SPDR Materials Select Sector Fund 99.7%
ACWI iShares MSCI ACWI ETF 98.9%
VTWSX Vanguard Mutual Funds Total World Stock Index 98.9%
PYZ PowerShares DWA Basic Materials Momentum Portfolio 98.8%
Negatively Correlated Non-Vanguard funds
RING iShares MSCI Global Gold Miners ETF -73.8%
SLVP iShares MSCI Global Silver Miners ETF -68.9%
KME SPDR S&P Mortgage Finance -66.4%
EWZS iShares MSCI Brazil Small-Cap ETF -62.5%
VRD SPDR Nuveen S&P VRDO Municipal Bond -60.6%

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