What's an ETF?
An ETF is a collection of hundreds or thousands of stocks or bonds, managed by experts, in a single fund that trades on major stock exchanges, like the New York Stock Exchange, Nasdaq, and Chicago Board Options Exchange.
Build a fully diversified portfolio with our 4 total-market ETFs that cover nearly all aspects of the U.S. and international stock and bond markets.
Explore funds that reflect your personal preferences and consider environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues.
These ETFs can help diversify your portfolio and save for short-term goals—like a down payment on a car or home.
Get access to a variety of ETFs from other companies in your Vanguard Brokerage Account
Competitive, long-term returns
Over the past 10 years, 80% of Vanguard ETFs beat the returns of their peer-group averages.*
In the past 5 years, 82% of all Vanguard ETFs have had no taxable capital gains distributions.**
Lower expense ratios
Our average ETF expense ratio is 80% less than the industry average.***
Better prices for your trades
Of all Vanguard ETF Shares bought and sold through a Vanguard account, 99% of the trades were executed at a better price than the quoted market price.†
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#1 Most Trusted Financial Companies—ETF/Fund Companies
Awarded August 2022 based on data as of June and July 2022.1
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