Vanguard US Total Mkt Ind ETF

VUN-T

Analysis and Opinions about VUN-T

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Opinion
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HOLD
HOLD
August 1, 2019

Structured nicely, low cost. Total market includes not just the top 500, but also the Russell 1000 of smaller stocks. He'd prefer it over the S&P 500. He doesn't like the crowded trades, such as Microsoft. He wants to avoid market cap at this point in the cycle.

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Structured nicely, low cost. Total market includes not just the top 500, but also the Russell 1000 of smaller stocks. He'd prefer it over the S&P 500. He doesn't like the crowded trades, such as Microsoft. He wants to avoid market cap at this point in the cycle.

COMMENT
COMMENT
July 23, 2019
The market is nearly fully valued so it's not a good time to enter. But VUN is good, offering broad US exposure at a low price.
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The market is nearly fully valued so it's not a good time to enter. But VUN is good, offering broad US exposure at a low price.
BUY
BUY
February 14, 2019

Do you prefer this one over VV? Either one is fine. The VV has 120 stocks more than the S&P 500 so it goes a little more into the mid-cap space and VUN is the total market.

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Do you prefer this one over VV? Either one is fine. The VV has 120 stocks more than the S&P 500 so it goes a little more into the mid-cap space and VUN is the total market.

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Price
$51.040
Owned
Unknown
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
January 2, 2019
(A Top Pick Dec 27/17, Down 8%) This holds small cap companies and was hurt by the recent market downturn. He is still holding it today.
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(A Top Pick Dec 27/17, Down 8%) This holds small cap companies and was hurt by the recent market downturn. He is still holding it today.
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
October 18, 2018

(A Top Pick Mar 29/18, Up 18%) There are almost 4000 securities. It has some small and mid-cap juice to it. This is the way to enter the US market.

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(A Top Pick Mar 29/18, Up 18%) There are almost 4000 securities. It has some small and mid-cap juice to it. This is the way to enter the US market.

DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
August 27, 2018

US exposure, total US market. There is no currency hedge. The US dollar has been relatively strong relative to the Canadian. The US market is the most expensive in the world and over the next 10 years it may underperform emerging markets. He would look at ZPW-T instead.

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US exposure, total US market. There is no currency hedge. The US dollar has been relatively strong relative to the Canadian. The US market is the most expensive in the world and over the next 10 years it may underperform emerging markets. He would look at ZPW-T instead.

PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
August 15, 2018

(Past Top Pick, Sept. 21, 2017, Up 23%) He's been transitioning to small- and mid-cap and this has performed well.

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(Past Top Pick, Sept. 21, 2017, Up 23%) He's been transitioning to small- and mid-cap and this has performed well.

PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
June 13, 2018

(Past Top Pick, Sept.1, 2017, Up 20%) It covers a broad swath of the U.S. market and purely benefits from a booming US economy.

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(Past Top Pick, Sept.1, 2017, Up 20%) It covers a broad swath of the U.S. market and purely benefits from a booming US economy.

COMMENT
COMMENT
May 28, 2018

VTI-N is the total market index in the US. They took that and wrapped it into a Canadian version, VUN-T and the difference in price is not relevant. It is subject to double taxation, however.

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VTI-N is the total market index in the US. They took that and wrapped it into a Canadian version, VUN-T and the difference in price is not relevant. It is subject to double taxation, however.

COMMENT
COMMENT
November 23, 2017

HXS-T vs. XUS-T vs. VUN-T. HXF is the financial swap based ETF and the swap fee has a fee of zero. It is Canadian bank that is doing the swaps. When you sell it down the line you will have compounded the yield. There are reasons to buy into Canadian financials at this time. HXF is a good idea.

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HXS-T vs. XUS-T vs. VUN-T. HXF is the financial swap based ETF and the swap fee has a fee of zero. It is Canadian bank that is doing the swaps. When you sell it down the line you will have compounded the yield. There are reasons to buy into Canadian financials at this time. HXF is a good idea.

HOLD
HOLD
September 25, 2017

Sell this and Buy the hedged version? He just took off of his Canadian hedges today. The Cdn$ has had a strong run up, and there are built-in expectations by the Bank of Canada that the Cd$ is going to go higher. Thinks Bank of Canada has gotten a little ahead of itself and the inflation and growth forecasts for next year are a little too robust. He wouldn’t be worried about the Cdn$ going up further. If you want to be long the US market, you want to stay with the unhedged version.

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Sell this and Buy the hedged version? He just took off of his Canadian hedges today. The Cdn$ has had a strong run up, and there are built-in expectations by the Bank of Canada that the Cd$ is going to go higher. Thinks Bank of Canada has gotten a little ahead of itself and the inflation and growth forecasts for next year are a little too robust. He wouldn’t be worried about the Cdn$ going up further. If you want to be long the US market, you want to stay with the unhedged version.

TOP PICK
TOP PICK
September 1, 2017

This is the total market for the US. It is much broader than the Canadian market. It is not just the S&P, it has 3600 different stocks in it.

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This is the total market for the US. It is much broader than the Canadian market. It is not just the S&P, it has 3600 different stocks in it.

PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
June 29, 2017

(Top Pick Mar 29/17, Up .90%) It is not Currency hedged. He as liked it for a very long time. 16 basis points cost. He points out VUS-T for a currency hedged version which you may want and he recommends.

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(Top Pick Mar 29/17, Up .90%) It is not Currency hedged. He as liked it for a very long time. 16 basis points cost. He points out VUS-T for a currency hedged version which you may want and he recommends.

TOP PICK
TOP PICK
March 29, 2017

A core ETF for the market in the US. This is the total market. 3500 stocks. A neutral position for the US.

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A core ETF for the market in the US. This is the total market. 3500 stocks. A neutral position for the US.

COMMENT
COMMENT
December 16, 2016

Vanguard MSCI U.S. Broad Mkt (VUS-T) or Vanguard U.S. Total Mkt Ind (VUN-T)?He owns this one. This is the total market, so it makes life a lot easier. This one is without the hedge, were the VUS has a hedge on it.

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Vanguard MSCI U.S. Broad Mkt (VUS-T) or Vanguard U.S. Total Mkt Ind (VUN-T)?He owns this one. This is the total market, so it makes life a lot easier. This one is without the hedge, were the VUS has a hedge on it.

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