The VTI ETF is a total market fund that tracks the performance of the CRSP U.S. Total Market Index. VTI measures the entire investable U.S. equity market, making it a well-diversified fund that holds over 3,600 stocks.

With a 0.03% expense ratio, VTI is an extremely low-cost way to get exposure to the U.S. equity market. This is one of the most popular long-term investment securities and is highly recommended for anyone looking to steadily grow their account over an extended timeframe. VTI is a true one-stop-shop for any passive investor.

VTI Annual Performance
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
17.26% 1.06% 16.41% 33.51% 12.56% 0.40% 12.68% 21.16% -5.13% 30.80%

VTI is an excellent choice for investors or traders looking for inexpensive, comprehensive, total-market equity exposure. The fund offers neutral coverage, making no industry or size bets to speak of. Moreover, VTI can be traded easily in any size, and true holding costs are typically even lower than its microscopic fee. In short, it’s incredibly cheap to access and to own. This makes it a sound choice for long-term investors.

ETF Expense Ratio 10yr Performance
VTI 0.03% 11.56%
ITOT 0.03% 12.02%
IWV 0.20% 11.10%