VTI : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Stocks Set to Start Week Strong (SPY, TNA)

    October 24, 2016
    U.S. stocks are set to start the week higher as investors anticipate upcoming GDP data.
  2. Funds with the Largest Inflows for September, 2016 (VTI, XLRE)

    October 18, 2016
    As the third quarter drew to a close, investors continued to pour money into passive funds, while active funds battled heavy ...
  3. Stronger Dollar, Rising Yields in Focus (VTI, SPY)

    October 17, 2016
    Expectations of a rate increase in December are solidifying, and stocks are feeling the pressure.
  4. Markets Await Federal Reserve (SPY, VTI)

    October 12, 2016
    Stocks opened flat on Wednesday before the Federal Reserve’s release of the minutes from its September meeting.
  5. Will the Fed Raise Rates in 2016? (SPY, VTI)

    October 10, 2016
    The market is expecting an interest rate hike in December, and the probability of a Fed move is rising.
  6. Rising Jobless Rate Hits Stocks (SPY, VTI)

    October 7, 2016
    A disappointing job report has caught stocks unawares, and all equity indices are dropping as a result.
  7. Markets Slump Despite GDP Upgrade (SPY, VTI)

    September 29, 2016
    America’s economy grew more than expected, but investors aren’t rejoicing.
  8. Markets Rejoice on Low Jobless Claims (SPY, TNA)

    September 22, 2016
    Stocks are rallying after jobless claims show an unexpected decline.
  9. Inflation Surges, Stocks Slump (SPY, VTI)

    September 19, 2016
    Inflation is going up a lot faster than analysts expected.
  10. Top 5 ETFs for Long-Term Investors (SPY, VTI)

    July 29, 2016
    ETFs that are appropriate for long-term portfolio holdings, including those focused on stocks, bonds, international markets ...
  11. Utilities Aren’t Just For Yield (Opinion)

    July 22, 2016
    Investopedia columnist Michael Gayed explains a surprising correlation: When utilities are leading, stock market volatility ...
  12. Is Your Financial Advisor Not Using ETFs? Beware!

    July 14, 2016
    Discover why financial advisors should be offering low-cost ETFs to clients, and learn why it is considered concerning if ...
  13. A Look Inside the Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF (VTI, GOOGL)

    July 7, 2016
    The Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF, which has $434.1 billion in net assets, is designed to track the performance of the ...
  14. 10 Markets Where Vanguard Offers the Cheapest Option (VTI, VV)

    April 29, 2016
    Discover the markets where Vanguard offers the cheapest ETFs. Vanguard is the market leader in providing low-cost diversified ...
  15. The 5 Largest Total Market ETFs (EFA, VTI)

    April 26, 2016
    Learn about the five largest total market ETFs by assets under management. Explore the tracking indexes, yields, expense ...
  16. VTI: An ETF Performance Case Study

    April 24, 2016
    Evaluate the performance of the Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF from 2012 to present, and identify seasonal trends in the ...
  17. VTI vs. IWV: Comparing Total Market ETFs

    April 9, 2016
    Find out how the Vanguard Total Stock Market Index ETF compares with the iShares Russell 3000 ETF in terms of portfolio composition, ...
  18. The 10 Cheapest Vanguard ETFs (VOO, VTI)

    April 4, 2016
    Find out the 10 cheapest Vanguard exchange-traded funds ETFs going into 2016 and how the large investment company is able ...
  19. The 3 Fastest Growing Vanguard ETFs (VOO)

    March 27, 2016
    Discover three exchange-traded funds managed by the Vanguard Group that witnessed their assets under management grow most ...
  20. The 5 Lowest Expense Ratio ETFs (SCHB, SCHX)

    March 23, 2016
    Discover why some ETFs are able to charge next to nothing in fees, and learn about the five ETFs that have the marketplace's ...
  21. The 20 Cheapest ETFs to Date in 2016 (ITOT, SCHB)

    March 22, 2016
    Discover how expense ratios affect the performances of exchange traded funds (ETFs), and learn about 20 of the cheapest ETFs ...
  22. 5 Popular U.S. Equity ETFs for 2016 (SPY, AAPL)

    March 16, 2016
    Discover 5 ETFs that investors might use to obtain exposure to portions of the U.S. stock market.
  23. The Top 5 ETFs for 2016 (VTI, SCHG)

    January 14, 2016
    Discover the top five ETFs to include in your portfolio for 2016, including large-cap growth and dividend funds, foreign ...
  24. The Top 5 Large-Cap ETFs for 2016 (VTI, IVV)

    January 7, 2016
    Take a look at five ETFs that could break out in 2016, or at least help a portfolio stay afloat if the global markets are ...
  25. The Top 10 Core Equity ETFs for 2016 (SCHD, EFV)

    January 7, 2016
    Read about 10 ETFs that investors should consider as core holdings in a well-balanced investment portfolio heading into 2 ...
  26. VTI: Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF

    December 23, 2015
    Learn how the Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF provides an extremely diversified exposure to the entire universe of US securities ...
  27. 4 Roth IRAs with the Lowest Expense Ratios (SCHB, VTI)

    December 1, 2015
    Discover why funds with low expense ratios are important for retirement portfolios, and find out about some of the lowest ...
  28. The 3 Best and Most Popular Vanguard Index Funds (VTI, VXUS)

    November 12, 2015
    Learn about three popular Vanguard Index Funds. See how index funds provide an easy way for investors to gain exposure to ...
  29. 7 Very Affordable ETFs: Should You Invest?

    September 10, 2015
    If you prefer low-cost ETFs, here are seven that should be good bets in a bull market.
  30. Top 3 Vanguard Managed ETFs (VTI, VIG)

    August 17, 2015
    Find out which three Vanguard exchange-traded funds made into the list of best Vanguard products for new and established ...
  31. Computer-Based Financial Planning: How it Works

    August 11, 2015
    Computer-based financial planning is on the rise. Here's a look at the different services and what they have to offer.
  32. Debunking 5 Robo-Advisor Myths (VTI)

    June 9, 2015
    Robo-advisors are not going to replace their flesh and blood counterparts. Here's how their future will likely play out.
  33. Should You Hire an Advisor or DIY Your Savings?

    June 5, 2015
    Investors should consider index funds and robo-advisors before committing to a costly professional money manager.
  34. Top 4 ETFs That Will Help Diversify Your Portfolio

    May 27, 2015
    Seeking low cost diversification to high quality stocks and bonds? Consider these 4 ETFs.
  35. The Stock Market's Uptrend Is Set To Continue (VTI, WFC)

    May 20, 2015
    The most common debate amongst traders is when the prolonged uptrend across the financial markets will come to an end.
  36. Which ETF is the Best Bet: VTI or IWV?

    March 24, 2015
    A look at two quality ETFs that offer diversification, low expense ratios, and exposure to the total market.
  37. A Total Stock Market ETF For Any Portfolio

    November 28, 2014
    Utilizing index funds and ETFs, such as Vanguard's VTI, is one of the best ways for the average investor to track the broad ...
  38. How To Start Saving For Retirement

    September 13, 2014
    If you establish these money-saving habits and patiently allow your wealth to build, you will be taking some huge steps forward ...
  39. Is It Time For A Permanent Strategy?

    May 11, 2012
    Harry Browne's Permanent Portfolio could help you create a steady core portfolio regardless of the market environment.
  40. Should Retirees Avoid ETFs?

    July 20, 2011
    For many investors, exchange traded funds are a new investment tool…and it’s uncertain whether they make any sense for conservative, ...
  41. The Lazy Man's ETF Portfolio

    April 30, 2010
    How will a lazy man's portfolio of four ETFs fare against four selected holdings?
  42. ETFs For A Low-Cost, Long-Term Portfolio

    October 28, 2009
    While ETFs are a great tool for exploring sectors, they can form the basis of a great long term portfolio.
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