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ETF Research and Analysis

by Michael Rawson, CFA
Vanguard S&P 500 ETF VOO offers investors an efficient way to get diversified exposure to U.S. large-cap stocks. It has the lowest expense ratio of any exchange-traded fund tracking the S&P 500 and is the only one   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. Read more 

Bear Case

Because it lacks exposure to small-cap stocks, this ETF may be less attractive as a core U.S. equity holding than broader alternatives such as Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF.
This fund does not yet have the assets or trading volume of its rivals. For buy-and-hold investors, this should not be a problem, but traders may prefer the more liquid alternatives. Read more 

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