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21 important things you should know about BlackRock IVV ETF

Updated: July 06, 2021
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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!

Before we start: if you’re looking for IVV “stock” price, you can quickly find it out by visiting Finny and typing "IVV quote". If you’re looking for a quick scoop on IVV "stock" (price chart, key stats, buy or sell analysis and holdings), go to Finny and look for "IVV". You’ll get all this info in one place.

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 tax efficiency (tax-cost ratio)?
  8. What is IVV beta? How would you assess IVV risk?
  9. What is IVV Sharpe ratio?
  10. What is IVV Finny Score? IVV buy or sell?
  11. What are the pros of investing in IVV? What are IVV buy reasons?
  12. What are the cons of investing in IVV? What are IVV sell reasons?
  13. Compare and contrast: IVV vs VV.
  14. Compare and contrast: IVV vs IVW.
  15. Compare and contrast: IVV vs QQQ.
  16. Compare and contrast: IVV vs RSP.
  17. Compare and contrast: IVV vs VIG.
  18. Compare and contrast: IVV vs VTI.
  19. Compare and contrast: IVV vs VUG.

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 27.91% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
Apple Inc AAPL 6.44%
Microsoft Corp MSFT 5.64%
Amazon.com Inc AMZN 4.76%
Facebook Inc A FB 2.33%
Alphabet Inc A GOOGL 1.79%
Alphabet Inc Class C GOOG 1.75%
Berkshire Hathaway Inc Class B BRK.B 1.47%
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 1.33%
Procter & Gamble Co PG 1.26%
NVIDIA Corp NVDA 1.14%

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

IVV has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is 3.53%;
  • 3-month return is 8.66%;
  • 1-year return is 41.12%;
  • 3-year return is 19.03%;
  • 5-year return is 17.86%;
  • 10-year return is 14.77%;
  • 15-year return is 10.76%.

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 1.35%.

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

  • 1-year ax cost ratio is 0.62%;
  • 3-year ax cost ratio is 0.61%.
IVV tax costs

8. 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

9. What is IVV Sharpe ratio?

  • 3-year Sharpe ratio is 0.95;
  • 5-year Sharpe ratio is 1.08;
  • 10-year Sharpe ratio is 1.04;
  • 15-year Sharpe ratio is 0.68.
IVV Sharpe ratio

Analysis

10. 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.

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

The following are IVV strengths from our perspective:

  • IVV net assets are $286.99 billion. This fund is a popular choice with retail and institutional investors.
  • IVV 3-year return is 19.03%, which is in line with the 3-year return of the benchmark index (S&P 500 TR USD), 19.06%.
  • IVV 5-year return is 17.86%, which is in line with the 5-year return of the benchmark index (S&P 500 TR USD), 17.9%.
  • IVV 10-year return is 14.77%, which is in line with the 10-year return of the benchmark index (S&P 500 TR USD), 14.82%.
  • IVV 15-year return is 10.76%, which is in line with the 15-year return of the benchmark index (S&P 500 TR USD), 10.82%.
  • IVV expense ratio is 0.03%, which is considered low. Nice job picking a low-cost fund.

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

There are no visible red flags.

Alternatives

13. Compare and contrast: IVV vs VV.

Both IVV and VV are ETFs. IVV has a lower 5-year return than VV (17.86% vs 18.35%). IVV has a lower expense ratio than VV (0.03% vs 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 $286.99B $24.63B
Expense Ratio 0.03% 0.04%
Management Style passive (index-based) passive (index-based)
Underlying Index S&P 500 CRSP US Large Cap Index
YTD Return 16.78% 16.36%
1-Year Return 41.12% 42.38%
3-Year Return 19.03% 19.7%
5-Year Return 17.86% 18.35%
10-Year Return 14.77% 14.89%
Dividend Yield 1.35% 1.29%

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.

14. Compare and contrast: IVV vs IVW.

Both IVV and IVW are ETFs. IVV has a lower 5-year return than IVW (17.86% vs 21.93%). IVV has a lower expense ratio than IVW (0.03% 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 $286.99B $34.19B
Expense Ratio 0.03% 0.18%
Management Style passive (index-based) passive (index-based)
Underlying Index S&P 500 S&P 500 Growth Index
YTD Return 16.78% 16.1%
1-Year Return 41.12% 41.39%
3-Year Return 19.03% 23.28%
5-Year Return 17.86% 21.93%
10-Year Return 14.77% 17.09%
Dividend Yield 1.35% 0.72%

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.

15. Compare and contrast: IVV vs QQQ.

Both IVV and QQQ are ETFs. IVV has a lower 5-year return than QQQ (17.86% vs 28.15%). IVV has a lower expense ratio than QQQ (0.03% 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 $286.99B $177.01B
Expense Ratio 0.03% 0.2%
Management Style passive (index-based) passive (index-based)
Underlying Index S&P 500 NASDAQ-100 Index
YTD Return 16.78% 14.58%
1-Year Return 41.12% 43.02%
3-Year Return 19.03% 28.51%
5-Year Return 17.86% 28.15%
10-Year Return 14.77% 21.22%
Dividend Yield 1.35% 0.53%

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.

16. Compare and contrast: IVV vs RSP.

Both IVV and RSP are ETFs. IVV has a higher 5-year return than RSP (17.86% vs 15.58%). IVV has a lower expense ratio than RSP (0.03% vs 0.2%). Below is the comparison between IVV and RSP.

IVV RSP
Segment Equity: U.S. - Large Cap Equity: U.S. - Large Cap
Net Assets $286.99B $28.55B
Expense Ratio 0.03% 0.2%
Management Style passive (index-based) passive (index-based)
Underlying Index S&P 500 S&P 500 Equal Weight Index
YTD Return 16.78% 20.25%
1-Year Return 41.12% 51.25%
3-Year Return 19.03% 16.59%
5-Year Return 17.86% 15.58%
10-Year Return 14.77% 13.34%
Dividend Yield 1.35% 1.36%

RSP profile: The Fund seeks to replicate as closely as possible, before fees and expenses, the performance of the equal-weighted S&P 500 Index. The Fund uses a passive management strategy to track the performance of the underlying index.

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

17. Compare and contrast: IVV vs VIG.

Both IVV and VIG are ETFs. IVV has a higher 5-year return than VIG (17.86% vs 15.69%). IVV has a lower expense ratio than VIG (0.03% 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 $286.99B $59.71B
Expense Ratio 0.03% 0.06%
Management Style passive (index-based) passive (index-based)
Underlying Index S&P 500 NASDAQ US Dividend Achievers Select Index
YTD Return 16.78% 11.9%
1-Year Return 41.12% 35.28%
3-Year Return 19.03% 17.66%
5-Year Return 17.86% 15.69%
10-Year Return 14.77% 13%
Dividend Yield 1.35% 1.5%

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.

18. Compare and contrast: IVV vs VTI.

Both IVV and VTI are ETFs. IVV has a lower 5-year return than VTI (17.86% vs 18.11%). IVV and VTI have the same expense ratio (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 $286.99B $252.63B
Expense Ratio 0.03% 0.03%
Management Style passive (index-based) passive (index-based)
Underlying Index S&P 500 CRSP US Total Market Index
YTD Return 16.78% 16.47%
1-Year Return 41.12% 44.58%
3-Year Return 19.03% 19.07%
5-Year Return 17.86% 18.11%
10-Year Return 14.77% 14.66%
Dividend Yield 1.35% 1.3%

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.

19. Compare and contrast: IVV vs VUG.

Both IVV and VUG are ETFs. IVV has a lower 5-year return than VUG (17.86% vs 23.3%). IVV has a lower expense ratio than VUG (0.03% vs 0.04%). Below is the comparison between IVV and VUG.

IVV VUG
Segment Equity: U.S. - Large Cap Equity: U.S. - Large Cap Growth
Net Assets $286.99B $78.86B
Expense Ratio 0.03% 0.04%
Management Style passive (index-based) passive (index-based)
Underlying Index S&P 500 CRSP US Large Cap Growth Index
YTD Return 16.78% 15%
1-Year Return 41.12% 42.45%
3-Year Return 19.03% 25.74%
5-Year Return 17.86% 23.3%
10-Year Return 14.77% 17.45%
Dividend Yield 1.35% 0.62%

VUG profile: 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.

For further information, check out IVV vs VUG 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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