The way an investment portfolio is divided among various asset classes, such as stocks, bonds, and cash. Also known as investment mix.
Create a well-balanced, globally diversified portfolio
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Gain access to more than 25,000 U.S. and international stocks and bonds. This global diversification gives you even more opportunities for growth while helping to reduce your overall risk.
Buy an ETF for as little as $50 per share vs. $3,000 for a typical Vanguard mutual fund.
Easy to manage
Save time vs. spending hours researching and choosing individual stocks and bonds.
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Here's a hypothetical example if you were aiming for a portfolio of 70% stocks and 30% bonds.
*Source: Vanguard, The Global Case for Strategic Asset Allocation and an Examination of Home Bias (Scott et al., 2017).
You must buy and sell Vanguard ETF Shares through Vanguard Brokerage Services (we offer them commission-free) or through another broker (which may charge commissions). See the Vanguard Brokerage Services commission and fee schedules for full details. Vanguard ETF Shares are not redeemable directly with the issuing fund other than in very large aggregations worth millions of dollars. ETFs are subject to market volatility. When buying or selling an ETF, you will pay or receive the current market price, which may be more or less than net asset value.
All investing is subject to risk, including the possible loss of the money you invest. Diversification does not ensure a profit or protect against a loss. Investments in bonds are subject to interest rate, credit, and inflation risk. Investments in stocks and bonds issued by non-U.S. companies are subject to risks including country/regional risk and currency risk.