Vanguard’s Total Stock Market Index Fund ETF Shares (NYSE:VTI) seeks to track the performance of the CRSP US Total Market Index that measures the investment return of the overall stock market. The fund employs an indexing investment approach designed to track the performance of the index, which represents approximately 100% of the investable U.S. stock market and includes large-, mid-, small-, and micro-cap stocks regularly traded on the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq. It invests by sampling the index, meaning that it holds a broadly diversified collection of securities that, in the aggregate, approximates the full index in terms of key characteristics.

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Performance Overview

  • 12.29% YTD Daily Total Return
  • 44.00% 1-Year Daily Total Return
  • 17.83% 3-Year Daily Total Return

Fund Overview

  • Net Assets 1.21Trillion
  • YTD Daily Total Return 12.29%
  • Yield 1.30%

Fund Operations

  • Annual Report Expense Ratio (net) 0.03%
  • Holdings Turnover 8.00%
  • Total Net Assets 106,539.03

For a paltry 0.03% a year, investors get effective exposure to all the publicly traded companies in the U.S. stock market, including mid-cap and small-cap companies. 

Top 10 Holdings (22.12% of Total Assets)

NameSymbol% Assets
Apple IncAAPL4.64%
Microsoft CorpMSFT4.44% IncAMZN3.47%
Facebook Inc AFB1.83%
Alphabet Inc AGOOGL1.65%
Alphabet Inc Class CGOOG1.57%
Tesla IncTSLA1.27%
Berkshire Hathaway Inc Class BBRK.B1.15%
JPMorgan Chase & CoJPM1.10%
Johnson & JohnsonJNJ1.00%

Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund ETF is best held in portfolios as the only holding or paired with an international stock fund. This ETF is the quintessential low-cost, set-it-and-forget-it market tracker. Over long periods of time, this ETF has vastly outperformed large swaths of expensive fund managers and other active traders.

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