Investment Products

Exchange-traded funds (ETFs)

Our ETFs (exchange-traded funds) combine the diversification of mutual funds with real-time pricing—all with an investment minimum of just $1.

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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.

Core ETFs

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.

Short-term ETFs

These ETFs can help diversify your portfolio and save for short-term goals—like a down payment on a car or home.

What does it cost to invest at Vanguard?

#1 Most Trusted Financial Companies—ETF/Fund Companies

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Competitive long-term returns

Over the past 10 years, 83% of Vanguard ETFs® beat the returns of their peer-group averages.*

Better prices for your trades

Of all Vanguard ETF Shares bought and sold through a Vanguard account, 98% were executed at a better price than the quoted market price.**

Lower taxes

In the past 5 years, 85% of all Vanguard ETFs have had no taxable capital gains distributions.***

Lower expense ratios

Our average ETF expense ratio is 75% less than the industry average.†

Helpful resources

Investing on your own?

Check out key information you can use as you begin your successful DIY investing journey.

Get professional advice

We offer expert help at the low cost we're known for.

Other investment products

We have a variety of products to select from. See which best fits your needs.

Deciding on the mutual funds or ETFs you want
There are funds for every kind of investor. Here's how to find the ones that are right for you.
How mutual funds & ETFs are taxed
The investment tax you owe depends both on your own buying and selling and on that of your funds.
Investment portfolios: Asset allocation models
How do you choose how much you want to invest in stocks or bonds? Asset allocation models can help you understand different goal-based investment strategies. To find the asset allocation that's right for your investment portfolio, it's important to have a clear understanding of your goals, time frame, and risk tolerance.

Frequently asked questions

Vanguard's advice services are provided by Vanguard Advisers, Inc. ("VAI"), a registered investment advisor, or by Vanguard National Trust Company ("VNTC"), a federally chartered, limited-purpose trust company.

The services provided to clients will vary based upon the service selected, including management, fees, eligibility, and access to an advisor. Find VAI's Form CRS and each program's advisory brochure here for an overview.

VAI and VNTC are subsidiaries of The Vanguard Group, Inc., and affiliates of Vanguard Marketing Corporation. Neither VAI, VNTC, nor its affiliates guarantee profits or protection from losses.