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

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Pros
High net assets
10-year return above the benchmark
Low expense ratio
No sales load or distribution fees
Cons
3-year return below the benchmark
5-year return below the benchmark

Pros

  1. VTSAX net assets are $315.95 billion. This fund is a popular choice with retail and institutional investors.
  2. VTSAX 10-year return is 13.35%, which is higher than the 10-year return of the benchmark index (CRSP US Total Market TR USD), 13.21%.
  3. VTSAX expense ratio is 0.04%, which is considered low. Nice job picking a low-cost fund.
  4. Good news: this fund does not have 12b1, front-end or back-end sales fees.

Cons

  1. VTSAX 3-year return is 11.98%, which is lower than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (CRSP US Total Market TR USD), 16.77%.
  2. VTSAX 5-year return is 12.76%, which is lower than the 5-year return of the benchmark index (CRSP US Total Market TR USD), 16.15%.