VFINX - Vanguard 500 Index Fund Investor Shares

Nasdaq - Nasdaq Delayed Price. Currency in USD
307.51
+1.19 (+0.39%)
At close: 8:00PM EST
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Previous Close306.32
YTD Return31.33%
Expense Ratio (net)0.14%
CategoryLarge Blend
Last Cap Gain0.00
Morningstar Rating★★★★
Morningstar Risk RatingAverage
Sustainability Rating
Net Assets536.16B
Beta (5Y Monthly)1.00
Yield1.77%
5y Average ReturnN/A
Holdings Turnover4.00%
Last Dividend0.03
Average for CategoryN/A
Inception DateAug 30, 1976
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    The 20 Best ETFs to Buy for a Prosperous 2020

    All bets are off for 2020. We could talk about any number of potential growth catalysts or looming hurdles for the new year, but overshadowing them all is the chaos machine of the presidential election. The best ETFs to buy for 2020, as a result, are designed to take advantage of feasible political outcomes, calmly weather the storm or barrel forward regardless of what the new year brings.That's no prophecy of utter doom and gloom, mind you. Indeed, there are plenty of pockets of optimism to be found.2019's slowdown in worldwide economic growth might have kept stocks from roaring even louder than they did, but Morgan Stanley believes global GDP growth will rebound in 2020 - a potential driver for the market. FactSet, meanwhile, reports that the new year's estimated earnings growth rate for the S&P; 500 Index should come in at 9.6%, which is above the 10-year average. (Analysts are even more confident, looking for profit growth "just over 10%," according to Kiplinger's 2020 investing outlook.)That said, even the most hopeful of S&P; 500 targets for 2020 call for roughly 10%-11% returns - most are closer to the 5%-7% range, and a few are calling for flat performance or worse. So while you do want to anchor your portfolio with a few broad, go-anywhere funds, many of the best ETFs for the year ahead will have to attack specific slices of the market.Here are the 20 best ETFs to buy for 2020. This is an intentionally wide selection of ETFs that meet a number of different objectives. We don't suggest investors go out and stash each and every one of these funds in their portfolio; instead, read on and discover which well-built funds best match what you're trying to accomplish, from buy-and-hold income plays to high-risk, high-reward shots. SEE ALSO: The 30 Best Mutual Funds in 401(k) Retirement Plans

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    Is the Stock Market Open on New Year's Eve?

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  • 2020 Stock Market Holidays and Bond Market Holidays
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    2020 Stock Market Holidays and Bond Market Holidays

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  • Is the Stock Market Open on Black Friday After Thanksgiving?
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    Is the Stock Market Open on Black Friday After Thanksgiving?

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    Is the Stock Market Open on Veterans Day?

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    Stock Market Trading Hours: What Time Is the Stock Market Open on Veterans Day?

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  • Does the Stock Market Close Early the Friday Before Labor Day?
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  • Does the Stock Market Close Early for the Fourth of July?
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    Does the Stock Market Close Early for the Fourth of July?

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    Does the Stock Market Close Early for Memorial Day?

    The stock market is closed on Memorial Day, but it's open as usual the Friday before Memorial Day. However, the bond market closes early ahead of the holiday weekend.

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  • Gundlach’s Advice to Investors during 2020 Elections
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    Both stock traders and bond traders have the day off on Monday to celebrate the birthday of George Washington.