VOO: One Of The Best S&P 500 ETFs, But Far From Truly Passive
January 4, 2023
- The S&P 500 Index is probably the most important equity index in the world.
- For many investors, an ETF that tracks the S&P 500 became synonymous with passive investing.
- In this article, I will compare the three largest ETFs on the index (SPY, IVV, and VOO) and challenge the passiveness of the S&P 500.
- Based on historical performance, current expense ratios, scale, and the underlying manager profile, I would personally use the Vanguard S&P 500 ETF to track the index.
- Within the US, the S&P 500 is a reasonable passive benchmark. From a global perspective, however, it is an active bet on US large caps.
- SA #18: RPV – ‘Pure Value’ Is Indeed More Value Than ‘Value’
- SA #17: IUSV – Transparent Value With Modest Active Risk
- SA #16: IWD – Low Growth Is Not Necessarily Value – Also For Large Caps
- SA #15: VLUE – Transparent Value With Little Industry Bets
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