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Build a fully diversified portfolio with just 4 ETFs
Although we have dozens of ETFs to choose from, these 4 total market ETFs—when used in combination—cover nearly all aspects of the U.S. and international stock and bond markets. This level of diversification can help reduce your overall investment risk while making it easier to manage your portfolio.
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Start with a short list of broadly diversified, low-cost ETFs that give you everything you need to create a well-balanced portfolio.
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Select from dozens of U.S. and international ETFs—all of which come at a low cost you'd expect from Vanguard.
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See how bond, stock, international, sector, and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) screened ETFs might fit into your portfolio.
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An ETF that invests in the U.S. or international bond or stock market at the broadest level.
"Total bond" ETFs invest in a combination of short-, intermediate-, and long-term bonds with varying degrees of credit quality and risk.
"Total stock" ETFs invest in a combination of small, mid-size, and large companies with varying degrees of value (meaning they focus on paying dividends) and growth (meaning they focus on increasing the price of their stock).
They typically do this by following an indexing strategy—choosing a broad market index that tracks the entire bond or stock market and investing in all or a representative sample of the bonds or stocks in that index.
A strategy intended to lower your chances of losing money on your investments.
Diversification can be achieved in many ways, including spreading your investments across:
- Multiple asset classes, by buying a combination of cash, bonds, and stocks.
- Multiple holdings, by buying many bonds and stocks (which you can do through a single ETF) instead of just one or a few.
- Multiple geographic regions, by buying a combination of U.S. and international investments.
Consider breaking down your bond and stock allocations into U.S. and international investments to further diversify your portfolio.
U.S. & international bond ETFs
You might split your bond allocation to about:
- 70% U.S. bonds. For example, Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF (BND) offers the broadest exposure to U.S. bonds.
- 30% international bonds. For example, Vanguard Total lntemational Bond ETF (BNDX) offers the broadest exposure to international bonds.
U.S. & international stock ETFs
You might split your stock allocation to about:
- 60% U.S. stocks. For example, Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF (VTI) offers the broadest exposure to U.S. stocks.
- 40% international stocks. For example, Vanguard Total International Stock ETF (VXUS) offers the broadest exposure to international stocks.
Are you part of the growing community of investors who want to invest in companies with strong environmental, social, and governance (ESG) track records?
We offer a lineup of ESG investments that can help you achieve your financial goals and match your dollars with what matters to you.
Commission-free trading of Vanguard ETFs applies to trades placed both online and by phone. Commission-free trading of non-Vanguard ETFs applies only to trades placed online; most clients will pay a commission to buy or sell non-Vanguard ETFs by phone. It also excludes leveraged and inverse ETFs, which can't be purchased through Vanguard but can be sold with a commission. Commission-free trading of non-Vanguard ETFs also excludes 401(k) participants using the Self-Directed Brokerage Option; see your plan's current commission schedule. Vanguard Brokerage reserves the right to change the non-Vanguard ETFs included in these offers at any time. All ETFs are subject to management fees and expenses; refer to each ETF's prospectus for more information. Account service fees may also apply. All ETF sales are subject to a securities transaction fee. See the Vanguard Brokerage Services commission and fee schedules for full details.