Vanguard Index Funds: Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund; Admiral Class Shares (VTSAX)

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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
No sales load or distribution fees
Bear case

No bear case arguments.

Bull case

  1. VTSAX net assets are $341.73 billion. This fund is a popular choice with retail and institutional investors.
  2. VTSAX 3-year return is 23.98%, which is in line with the 3-year return of the benchmark index (CRSP US Total Market TR USD), 23.99%.
  3. VTSAX 5-year return is 17.04%, which is in line with the 5-year return of the benchmark index (CRSP US Total Market TR USD), 17.05%.
  4. VTSAX 10-year return is 15.83%, which is in line with the 10-year return of the benchmark index (CRSP US Total Market TR USD), 15.84%.
  5. VTSAX 15-year return is 10.58%, which is higher than the 15-year return of the benchmark index (CRSP US Total Market TR USD), 10.56%.
  6. VTSAX expense ratio is 0.04%, which is considered low. Nice job picking a low-cost fund.
  7. Good news: this fund does not have 12b1, front-end or back-end sales fees.

Bear case

No bear case arguments.