Morningstar Rating

ETF Research and Analysis

by Michael Rawson, CFA
Suitability
IShares Core S&P 500 IVV offers investors an efficient way to get diversified exposure to U.S. large-cap stocks. In our view, it is the best S&P 500 Index exchange-traded fund because it offers both good liquidity--making   Read more 

Bull Case

With 500 individual holdings, this ETF is broadly diversified across both individual companies and sectors.
This is one of the cheapest ETFs available.
The fund hasn't made a capital gains distribution since its inception in May 2000. Read more 

Bear Case

Because it lacks exposure to small-cap stocks, this ETF may be less attractive as a stand-alone U.S. equity holding than broader alternatives such as Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF. Read more 

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