VOO vs. VTI–S&P 500 Index versus Total Stock Market Index Fund⛱ [ATF Text]: [ATF URL] Click "Show More" to see Ad Disclosure
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1:20 VOO vs VTI
8:40 S&P 500 vs Total Stock Market Returns
13:43 How to Choose
I've been investing for over 30 years and writing about investing for the past over 15 years. One of the questions I get quite a lot is in a portfolio, should you invest in an s&p 500 index fund, or a total stock market index fund? And it's a good question. And it's one that sort of torments folks. I don't think it needs to; actually I think the answer is really, really simple. But the explanation takes a little time. We're going to walk through that today. And what we're going to do is we're going to compare two Vanguard ETFs, we're gonna first compare the s&p 500 index ETF, which is ticker VOO. And then the vanguard ETF that covers the total US stock market, and that's ticker VTI.
They're good representations of the two markets that they cover. And it's interesting, because what we're going to learn is there are a lot of significant differences between the two funds, the two types of investment strategies, s&p 500 versus total stock market.
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While still working as a trial attorney in the securities field, I started writing about personal finance and investing In 2007. In 2013 I started the Doughroller Money Podcast, which has been downloaded millions of times. Today I'm the Deputy Editor of Forbes Advisor, managing a growing team of editors and writers that produce content to help readers make the most of their money.
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