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4 Best Vanguard Index Funds For Building a Long Term Portfolio

Investing can always seem like a daunting task. There are so many options to invest in; which one is the best? Those is the thoughts that roll through our heads as we think about investing. It is hard.

One thing that makes it easy is the invention of the index fund. Vanguard created the index funds, so I want to explore what are the best Vanguard Index funds.



It is truly one of the best index funds out there. The expense ratio is 0.04%, and it has a great ETF. VTI is the ETF of VTSAX.

1. VTSAX: The Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund

This is a great fund to get started in. It invests in the top 500 companies in the U.S. so that you will have a large-cap exposure within the U.S. economy.

2. VFIAX: The Vanguard S&P 500 Fund

VBTLX offers an index fund that has a broad range of bonds. There are stipulations. This index fund does not hold any junk bonds or any C-graded bonds, and this is a way to keep the bond index fund from fluctuation.

3. VBTLX: The Vanguard Total Bond Index Fund

This index fund consists of thousands of companies worldwide. There are about 7000 different companies that help make up VTIAX.

4. VTIAX: The Vanguard International Index Fund

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