Both VUG and SPY are ETFs. VUG has a higher 5-year return than SPY (11.71% vs 9.98%). VUG has a lower expense ratio than SPY (0.04% vs 0.09%). Below is the comparison between VUG and SPY.

Segment Equity: U.S. - Large Cap Equity: U.S. - Large Cap Growth
Issuer State Street Global Advisors Vanguard
Net Assets $256.72B $40.93B
Expense Ratio 0.09% 0.04%
Management Style passive (index-based) passive (index-based)
Dividend Yield 1.82% 1.10%
Underlying Index S&P 500 CRSP US Large Cap Growth Index
YTD Return 18.10% 24.37%
1-Year Return 2.74% 4.68%
3-Year Return 12.56% 15.52%
5-Year Return 9.98% 11.71%
10-Year Return 13.31% 14.85%

VUG description

The Fund seeks to track the performance of a benchmark index that measures the investment return of large-capitalization growth stocks. The Fund employs a "passive management"--or indexing--investment approach designed to track the performance of the MSCI US Prime Market Growth Index.

VUG returns

YTD Return 24.37%
1-Month Return -0.57%
3-Month Return 8.61%
1-Year Return 4.68%
3-Year Return 15.52%
5-Year Return 11.71%
10-Year Return 14.85%
VUG expense ratio is 0.04%.

VUG holdings

Top 10 Holdings (37.13% of Total Assets)

Name Symbol % Assets
Microsoft Corp MSFT 8.09%
Apple Inc AAPL 6.46% Inc AMZN 6.25%
Facebook Inc A FB 3.65%
Alphabet Inc A GOOGL 2.56%
Alphabet Inc Class C GOOG 2.52%
Visa Inc Class A V 2.38%
Mastercard Inc A MA 1.89%
The Home Depot Inc HD 1.8%
Boeing Co BA 1.53%

SPY description

The Trust seeks investment results that, before expenses, generally correspond to the price and yield performance of the component common stocks of the S&P 500 Index.

SPY returns

YTD Return 18.10%
1-Month Return -1.67%
3-Month Return 6.76%
1-Year Return 2.74%
3-Year Return 12.56%
5-Year Return 9.98%
10-Year Return 13.31%
SPY expense ratio is 0.09%.

SPY holdings

Top 10 Holdings (21.61% of Total Assets)

Name Symbol % Assets
Microsoft Corp MSFT 4.28%
Apple Inc AAPL 3.63% Inc AMZN 3.12%
Facebook Inc A FB 1.88%
Berkshire Hathaway Inc B BRK.B 1.6%
Alphabet Inc Class C GOOG 1.49%
JPMorgan Chase & Co JPM 1.49%
Alphabet Inc A GOOGL 1.46%
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 1.39%
Exxon Mobil Corp XOM 1.27%
Follow Us