November 21, 2012 at 09:00 AM EST
Breaking Down The S&P 500 ETF Price War
The S&P 500 is one of the most widely-followed indexes in the world, offering exposure to a basket of U.S. stocks that includes many of the world’s largest corporations. As such, the S&P 500 is a core of many long-term, buy-and-hold portfolios; it isn’t uncommon for this index to make up a substantial portion of investing strategies. For investors looking to establish exposure to the S&P 500, there are a handful of ETF options available out there; State Street, iShares, and Vanguard each offer funds linked to this benchmark. Because the products are generally similar in terms of composition and holdings (the structures of each do feature some nuances), most investors will compare their options based on expenses. Below, we offer up an in-depth analysis of the total expense structure of these three exchange-traded products [sign up for the free ETFdb newsletter]: Expense Ratios This is perhaps the easiest comparison [...] Click here to read the original article on ETFdb.com. Related Posts: VelocityShares Fills Pipeline First Trust Debuts “Tail Hedge” S&P 500 ETF (VIXH) ETF Pop Quiz: Emerging Markets, Junk Bonds, And Spain The Most Successful ETFs Of All-Time How ETF Investors Can Save $415 Million (Without Breaking A Sweat)
The S&P 500 is one of the most widely-followed indexes in the world, offering exposure to a basket of U.S. stocks that includes many of the world’s largest corporations. As such, the S&P 500 is a core of many long-term, buy-and-hold portfolios; it isn’t uncommon for this index to make up a substantial portion of investing strategies. For investors looking to establish exposure to the S&P 500, there are a handful of ETF options available out there; State Street, iShares, and Vanguard each offer funds linked to this benchmark. Because the products are generally similar in terms of composition and holdings (the structures of each do feature some nuances), most investors will compare their options based on expenses. Below, we offer up an in-depth analysis of the total expense structure of these three exchange-traded products [sign up for the free ETFdb newsletter]:  Expense Ratios This is perhaps the easiest comparison [...]

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