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26 important things you should know about BlackRock IVV ETF

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Bull Case
  • High net assets
  • 3-year return above the benchmark
  • 5-year return above the benchmark
  • 10-year return above the benchmark
  • 15-year return above the benchmark
  • Low expense ratio
Bear Case
  • No Bear case arguments for now!

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Are you looking to buy or sell IVV? Or perhaps you’re looking for IVV fact sheet, and learn about its alternatives? If so, you came to the right place.

In this IVV ETF review, we’ll address key questions our readers have been asking us about this fund, above and beyond what you can find in its prospectus, and on Morningstar or Yahoo Finance.

Here is what you’ll be able to find in this review:

  • Fact Sheet: IVV performance, returns, expense ratio, holdings and dividend yield;
  • Analysis: IVV buy or sell; the pros and cons of investing in IVV ETF;
  • Alternatives: other ETFs and mutual funds you should consider as alternatives to IVV.

And here is the list of questions we’ll answer:

  1. Describe iShares Core S&P 500 ETF (IVV).
  2. What is IVV underlying index?
  3. What are IVV holdings?
  4. What is IVV performance? What are IVV historical returns?
  5. How many up and down years did IVV have historically?
  6. What is IVV dividend yield?
  7. What is IVV expense ratio?
  8. What is IVV tax efficiency (tax-cost ratio)?
  9. What is IVV beta? How would you assess IVV risk?
  10. What is IVV Sharpe ratio?
  11. What is IVV Finny Score? IVV buy or sell?
  12. What are the pros of investing in IVV? What are IVV buy reasons?
  13. What are the cons of investing in IVV? What are IVV sell reasons?
  14. Compare and contrast: IVV vs VOO.
  15. Compare and contrast: IVV vs SPY.
  16. Compare and contrast: IVV vs ITOT.
  17. Compare and contrast: IVV vs VTI.
  18. Compare and contrast: IVV vs FXAIX.
  19. Compare and contrast: IVV vs QQQ.
  20. Compare and contrast: IVV vs IVW.
  21. Compare and contrast: IVV vs VV.
  22. Compare and contrast: IVV vs VIG.
  23. Compare and contrast: IVV vs VYM.
  24. Compare and contrast: IVV vs SPLG.
  25. Compare and contrast: IVV vs IWF.

So let’s start. Scroll down to the question that interests you the most.

Fact Sheet

1. Describe iShares Core S&P 500 ETF (IVV).

The Fund seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the S&P 500 Index. Uses a replication strategy to try to track the Index, which includes approximately 77% of the market capitalization of all publicly traded US equity securities.

2. What is IVV underlying index?

S&P 500.

3. What are IVV top holdings?

IVV has 505 stock holdings and 0 bond holdings.

The top 10 holdings represent 26.91% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
Microsoft Corp MSFT 6.01%
Apple Inc AAPL 5.79%
Amazon.com Inc AMZN 4.50%
Facebook Inc A FB 2.13%
Alphabet Inc A GOOGL 1.66%
Alphabet Inc Class C GOOG 1.61%
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 1.44%
Berkshire Hathaway Inc Class B BRK.B 1.35%
Visa Inc Class A V 1.27%
Procter & Gamble Co PG 1.15%

4. What is IVV performance? What are IVV historical returns?

IVV has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is -1.96%;
  • 3-month return is 6.97%;
  • 1-year return is 12.44%;
  • 3-year return is 11.96%;
  • 5-year return is 13.37%;
  • 10-year return is 13.69%;
  • 15-year return is 9.00%.

5. How many up and down years did IVV have historically?

In the last 10 years, IVV had 9 up years and 1 down year.

IVV up and down years

6. What is IVV dividend yield?

IVV yield is 2.34%.

7. What is IVV expense ratio?

IVV expense ratio is 0.04%. The expense ratio of a fund is the total percentage of fund assets used for administrative, management, and all other expenses.

IVV expenses

8. What is IVV tax efficiency (tax-cost ratio)?

  • 1-year ax cost ratio is 0.69%;
  • 3-year ax cost ratio is 0.56%.
IVV tax costs

9. What is IVV beta? How would you assess IVV risk?

  • 3-year beta is 1.00;
  • 5-year beta is 1.00;
  • 10-year beta is 1.00;
  • 15-year beta is 1.00.
IVV Beta

10. What is IVV Sharpe ratio?

  • 3-year Sharpe ratio is 0.59;
  • 5-year Sharpe ratio is 0.68;
  • 10-year Sharpe ratio is 1.00;
  • 15-year Sharpe ratio is 0.57.
IVV Sharpe ratio

Analysis

11. What is Finny Score? buy or sell?

Finny Score is 100. Our quantitative analysis shows 6 reasons to buy and 0 reasons to sell it, resulting in the Finny Score of 100.

12. What are the pros of investing in IVV? What are IVV buy reasons?

The following are IVV strengths from our perspective:

  • <strong>IVV net assets</strong> are $175.29 billion. This fund is a popular choice with retail and institutional investors.
  • <strong>IVV 3-year return</strong> is 11.96%, which is in line with the 3-year return of the benchmark index (S&P 500 TR USD), 12.02%.
  • <strong>IVV 5-year return</strong> is 13.37%, which is in line with the 5-year return of the benchmark index (S&P 500 TR USD), 13.41%.
  • <strong>IVV 10-year return</strong> is 13.69%, which is in line with the 10-year return of the benchmark index (S&P 500 TR USD), 13.75%.
  • <strong>IVV 15-year return</strong> is 9%, which is in line with the 15-year return of the benchmark index (S&P 500 TR USD), 9.05%.
  • <strong>IVV expense ratio</strong> is 0.04%, which is considered low. Nice job picking a low-cost fund.

13. What are the cons of investing in IVV? What are IVV negatives?

There are no visible red flags.

Alternatives

14. Compare and contrast: IVV vs VOO.

Both IVV and VOO are ETFs. IVV has a higher 5-year return than VOO (13.37% vs 13.36%). IVV has a higher expense ratio than VOO (0.04% vs 0.03%). Below is the comparison between IVV and VOO.

IVV VOO
Segment Equity: U.S. - Large Cap Equity: U.S. - Large Cap
Net Assets $175.29B $127.99B
Expense Ratio 0.04% 0.03%
Management Style passive (index-based) passive (index-based)
Underlying Index S&P 500 S&P 500
YTD Return 4.19% 4.1%
1-Year Return 12.44% 12.4%
3-Year Return 11.96% 11.96%
5-Year Return 13.37% 13.36%
10-Year Return 13.69% 13.71%
Dividend Yield 2.34% 1.98%

VOO profile: The Fund seeks to track the performance of its benchmark index, the S&P 500. The Fund employs an indexing investment approach. The Fund attempts to replicate the target index by investing all of its assets in the stocks that make up the Index with the same approximate weightings as the Index.

For further information, check out IVV vs VOO comparison details.

15. Compare and contrast: IVV vs SPY.

Both IVV and SPY are ETFs. IVV has a higher 5-year return than SPY (13.37% vs 13.3%). IVV has a lower expense ratio than SPY (0.04% vs 0.09%). Below is the comparison between IVV and SPY.

IVV SPY
Segment Equity: U.S. - Large Cap Equity: U.S. - Large Cap
Net Assets $175.29B $252.39B
Expense Ratio 0.04% 0.09%
Management Style passive (index-based) passive (index-based)
Underlying Index S&P 500 S&P 500
YTD Return 4.19% 4.24%
1-Year Return 12.44% 12.49%
3-Year Return 11.96% 11.93%
5-Year Return 13.37% 13.3%
10-Year Return 13.69% 13.64%
Dividend Yield 2.34% 1.99%

SPY profile: 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.

For further information, check out IVV vs SPY comparison details.

16. Compare and contrast: IVV vs ITOT.

Both IVV and ITOT are ETFs. IVV has a higher 5-year return than ITOT (13.37% vs 12.95%). IVV has a higher expense ratio than ITOT (0.04% vs 0.03%). Below is the comparison between IVV and ITOT.

IVV ITOT
Segment Equity: U.S. - Large Cap Equity: U.S. - Total Market
Net Assets $175.29B $22.63B
Expense Ratio 0.04% 0.03%
Management Style passive (index-based) passive (index-based)
Underlying Index S&P 500 S&P Total Market Index
YTD Return 4.19% 4.06%
1-Year Return 12.44% 12.05%
3-Year Return 11.96% 11.43%
5-Year Return 13.37% 12.95%
10-Year Return 13.69% 13.49%
Dividend Yield 2.34% 2.15%

ITOT profile: The Fund seeks investment results that correspond to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of its Underlying Index. The Fund Advisor uses a "passive" approach to try to achieve this. The Fund will invest at least 90% of its total assets in the securities of its Underlying Index.

For further information, check out IVV vs ITOT comparison details.

17. Compare and contrast: IVV vs VTI.

Both IVV and VTI are ETFs. IVV has a higher 5-year return than VTI (13.37% vs 12.83%). IVV has a higher expense ratio than VTI (0.04% vs 0.03%). Below is the comparison between IVV and VTI.

IVV VTI
Segment Equity: U.S. - Large Cap Equity: U.S. - Total Market
Net Assets $175.29B $128.53B
Expense Ratio 0.04% 0.03%
Management Style passive (index-based) passive (index-based)
Underlying Index S&P 500 CRSP US Total Market Index
YTD Return 4.19% 4.29%
1-Year Return 12.44% 12.28%
3-Year Return 11.96% 11.55%
5-Year Return 13.37% 12.83%
10-Year Return 13.69% 13.56%
Dividend Yield 2.34% 1.88%

VTI profile: The Fund seeks to track the performance of a benchmark index that measures the investment return of the overall stock market. The Fund employs an indexing investment approach to track the performance of the CRSP US Total Market Index. The Fund invests by holding a collection of securities that approximates the Index.

For further information, check out IVV vs VTI comparison details.

18. Compare and contrast: IVV vs FXAIX.

IVV is an ETF, whereas FXAIX is a mutual fund. IVV has a higher 5-year return than FXAIX (13.37% vs 13.03%). IVV has a higher expense ratio than FXAIX (0.04% vs 0.02%). Below is the comparison between IVV and FXAIX.

IVV FXAIX
Segment Equity: U.S. - Large Cap
Net Assets $175.29B $233.48B
Expense Ratio 0.04% 0.02%
Management Style passive (index-based) N/A
Underlying Index S&P 500 N/A
YTD Return 4.19% 2.97%
1-Year Return 12.44% 11.76%
3-Year Return 11.96% 11.63%
5-Year Return 13.37% 13.03%
10-Year Return 13.69% 13.57%
Dividend Yield 2.34% 1.95%

FXAIX profile: The Fund seeks a total return which corresponds to that of the S&P 500 Index. The Fund invests at least 80% of its assets in common stocks included in the Index. The Fund may lend securities to earn income and uses statistical sampling techniques in stock selection.

For further information, check out IVV vs FXAIX comparison details.

19. Compare and contrast: IVV vs QQQ.

Both IVV and QQQ are ETFs. IVV has a lower 5-year return than QQQ (13.37% vs 21.49%). IVV has a lower expense ratio than QQQ (0.04% vs 0.2%). Below is the comparison between IVV and QQQ.

IVV QQQ
Segment Equity: U.S. - Large Cap Equity: U.S. - Large Cap
Net Assets $175.29B $100.58B
Expense Ratio 0.04% 0.2%
Management Style passive (index-based) passive (index-based)
Underlying Index S&P 500 NASDAQ-100 Index
YTD Return 4.19% 26%
1-Year Return 12.44% 39.74%
3-Year Return 11.96% 23.32%
5-Year Return 13.37% 21.49%
10-Year Return 13.69% 19.92%
Dividend Yield 2.34% 0.74%

QQQ profile: The Fund seeks to provide investment results that generally correspond to the price and yield performance of the Nasdaq-100 Index. The Index measures the average performance of a broadly diversified group of equity securities issued by 100 of the largest non-financial companies listed on The NASDAQ Stock Market, Inc.

For further information, check out IVV vs QQQ comparison details.

20. Compare and contrast: IVV vs IVW.

Both IVV and IVW are ETFs. IVV has a lower 5-year return than IVW (13.37% vs 16.88%). IVV has a lower expense ratio than IVW (0.04% vs 0.18%). Below is the comparison between IVV and IVW.

IVV IVW
Segment Equity: U.S. - Large Cap Equity: U.S. - Large Cap Growth
Net Assets $175.29B $25.30B
Expense Ratio 0.04% 0.18%
Management Style passive (index-based) passive (index-based)
Underlying Index S&P 500 S&P 500 Growth Index
YTD Return 4.19% 17.02%
1-Year Return 12.44% 25.26%
3-Year Return 11.96% 17.83%
5-Year Return 13.37% 16.88%
10-Year Return 13.69% 16.2%
Dividend Yield 2.34% 1.62%

IVW profile: The Fund seeks investment results corresponding generally to price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the S&P 500/BARRA Growth Index. Uses a replication strategy to track the Index. The Index is a subset of the S&P 500 Index and consists of firms with the highest price-to-book ratios in the Index.

For further information, check out IVV vs IVW comparison details.

21. Compare and contrast: IVV vs VV.

Both IVV and VV are ETFs. IVV has a lower 5-year return than VV (13.37% vs 13.58%). IVV and VV have the same expense ratio (0.04%). Below is the comparison between IVV and VV.

IVV VV
Segment Equity: U.S. - Large Cap Equity: U.S. - Large Cap
Net Assets $175.29B $15.72B
Expense Ratio 0.04% 0.04%
Management Style passive (index-based) passive (index-based)
Underlying Index S&P 500 CRSP US Large Cap Index
YTD Return 4.19% 5.77%
1-Year Return 12.44% 14.13%
3-Year Return 11.96% 12.52%
5-Year Return 13.37% 13.58%
10-Year Return 13.69% 13.86%
Dividend Yield 2.34% 1.91%

VV profile: The Fund seeks to track the performance of a benchmark index that measures the investment return of large capitalization, U.S. stocks.

For further information, check out IVV vs VV comparison details.

22. Compare and contrast: IVV vs VIG.

Both IVV and VIG are ETFs. IVV has a lower 5-year return than VIG (13.37% vs 13.7%). IVV has a lower expense ratio than VIG (0.04% vs 0.06%). Below is the comparison between IVV and VIG.

IVV VIG
Segment Equity: U.S. - Large Cap Equity: U.S. - Total Market
Net Assets $175.29B $39.98B
Expense Ratio 0.04% 0.06%
Management Style passive (index-based) passive (index-based)
Underlying Index S&P 500 NASDAQ US Dividend Achievers Select Index
YTD Return 4.19% 3.95%
1-Year Return 12.44% 8.61%
3-Year Return 11.96% 12.75%
5-Year Return 13.37% 13.7%
10-Year Return 13.69% 12.67%
Dividend Yield 2.34% 1.85%

VIG profile: The Fund seeks to track the performance of a benchmark index that measures the investment return of common stocks of companies that have a record of increasing dividends over time. The Fund attempts to replicate the Nasdaq US Dividend Achievers Select Index by investing its assets in the stocks that make up the Index.

For further information, check out IVV vs VIG comparison details.

23. Compare and contrast: IVV vs VYM.

Both IVV and VYM are ETFs. IVV has a higher 5-year return than VYM (13.37% vs 8.78%). IVV has a lower expense ratio than VYM (0.04% vs 0.06%). Below is the comparison between IVV and VYM.

IVV VYM
Segment Equity: U.S. - Large Cap Equity: U.S. - High Dividend Yield
Net Assets $175.29B $23.93B
Expense Ratio 0.04% 0.06%
Management Style passive (index-based) passive (index-based)
Underlying Index S&P 500 FTSE High Dividend Yield Index Net TR US RIC
YTD Return 4.19% -10.39%
1-Year Return 12.44% -4.58%
3-Year Return 11.96% 3.84%
5-Year Return 13.37% 8.78%
10-Year Return 13.69% 11.25%
Dividend Yield 2.34% 3.52%

VYM profile: The Fund seeks to track the performance of a benchmark index that measures the investment return of common stocks of companies that are characterized by high dividend yield. The Fund attempts to replicate the FTSE High Dividend Yield Index by investing substantially all of its assets in the stocks that make up the Index.

For further information, check out IVV vs VYM comparison details.

24. Compare and contrast: IVV vs SPLG.

IVV is an ETF, whereas SPLG is a mutual fund. IVV has a higher 5-year return than SPLG (13.37% vs 12.88%). IVV has a higher expense ratio than SPLG (0.04% vs 0.03%). Below is the comparison between IVV and SPLG.

IVV SPLG
Segment Equity: U.S. - Large Cap
Net Assets $175.29B $3.49B
Expense Ratio 0.04% 0.03%
Management Style passive (index-based) N/A
Underlying Index S&P 500 N/A
YTD Return 4.19% 3.18%
1-Year Return 12.44% 11.98%
3-Year Return 11.96% 11.69%
5-Year Return 13.37% 12.88%
10-Year Return 13.69% 13.37%
Dividend Yield 2.34% 1.74%

SPLG profile: The Fund seeks to provide investment results that correspond generally to the total return performance of an index that tracks the performance of large capitalization exchange traded U.S. equity securities. The Fund generally invests at least 80% of its total assets in the securities comprising the Russell 1000 Index.

For further information, check out IVV vs SPLG comparison details.

25. Compare and contrast: IVV vs IWF.

Both IVV and IWF are ETFs. IVV has a lower 5-year return than IWF (13.37% vs 18.22%). IVV has a lower expense ratio than IWF (0.04% vs 0.19%). Below is the comparison between IVV and IWF.

IVV IWF
Segment Equity: U.S. - Large Cap Equity: U.S. - Large Cap Growth
Net Assets $175.29B $49.46B
Expense Ratio 0.04% 0.19%
Management Style passive (index-based) passive (index-based)
Underlying Index S&P 500 Russell 1000 Growth Index
YTD Return 4.19% 19.77%
1-Year Return 12.44% 30.57%
3-Year Return 11.96% 20.11%
5-Year Return 13.37% 18.22%
10-Year Return 13.69% 16.87%
Dividend Yield 2.34% 1.01%

IWF profile: The Fund seeks investment returns that correspond generally to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the Index. Uses a replication strategy. The Index measures the performance of the large-capitalization growth sector of the US equity market.

For further information, check out IVV vs IWF comparison details.

In the IVV review, we covered IVV key stats (return, performance, yield, expense ratio, and holdings), buy and sell analysis, and alternative investments. If this review was helpful to you, feel free to check out other mutual fund and ETF reviews.
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