Vanguard US Total Mkt Ind ETF

VUN-T

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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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$51.040
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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.

COMMENT
COMMENT
September 27, 2016

(Market Call Minute.) US indices or ETF’s makes sense, depending on the size of your portfolio. If you are a newer investor or have a smaller amount of capital to invest, this is a great way to do it because of the low cost. If you have enough capital to diversify property, you are better off cherry picking and building a portfolio that is diversified in individual US stocks.

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(Market Call Minute.) US indices or ETF’s makes sense, depending on the size of your portfolio. If you are a newer investor or have a smaller amount of capital to invest, this is a great way to do it because of the low cost. If you have enough capital to diversify property, you are better off cherry picking and building a portfolio that is diversified in individual US stocks.

PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
December 21, 2015

(A Top Pick Dec 18/14. Up 19.16%.) This is the small and mid-cap US market. It is unhedged. The reason it has done so well is because of the currency. Having exposure to the total market versus one sector gives you more exposure to small companies in particular. Historically small and mid-cap markets have outperformed the large cap market.

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(A Top Pick Dec 18/14. Up 19.16%.) This is the small and mid-cap US market. It is unhedged. The reason it has done so well is because of the currency. Having exposure to the total market versus one sector gives you more exposure to small companies in particular. Historically small and mid-cap markets have outperformed the large cap market.

TOP PICK
TOP PICK
December 2, 2015

Continues to look at the US market in a bullish sense. We have low energy costs and low interest rates. What is not to like out there. He is Bullish on the US and sees that there will be wage demands and a little bit of inflation. That recovery is going to continue throughout the economy. This also drills down into mid-caps and small-caps, so it is a much more broad coverage.

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Continues to look at the US market in a bullish sense. We have low energy costs and low interest rates. What is not to like out there. He is Bullish on the US and sees that there will be wage demands and a little bit of inflation. That recovery is going to continue throughout the economy. This also drills down into mid-caps and small-caps, so it is a much more broad coverage.

PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
September 23, 2015

(A Top Pick July 22/14. Up 23.93%.) This has everything in it, S&P 500, midcaps, etc. along with small cap stocks that tend to be more domestically oriented.

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(A Top Pick July 22/14. Up 23.93%.) This has everything in it, S&P 500, midcaps, etc. along with small cap stocks that tend to be more domestically oriented.

PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
March 17, 2015

(A Top Pick Feb 25/14. Up 30.73%.) The US market has done so well in the last little while, partially just because the US stock market has done well. This percent gain has been magnified because of the currency doing so well. This is not sustainable, so don’t expect this again anytime soon.

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(A Top Pick Feb 25/14. Up 30.73%.) The US market has done so well in the last little while, partially just because the US stock market has done well. This percent gain has been magnified because of the currency doing so well. This is not sustainable, so don’t expect this again anytime soon.

BUY
BUY
January 21, 2015

You can be exposed to the US market without having to pay exchange charges. If VUN-T does not appreciate and the Canadian dollar goes down 10% you still make money.

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You can be exposed to the US market without having to pay exchange charges. If VUN-T does not appreciate and the Canadian dollar goes down 10% you still make money.

BUY
BUY
January 21, 2015

Total US market. He holds a lot of it. If you want to hedge this, he thinks the Canadian dollar might come back a bit and then lose again. He does not think you should hedge it right now.

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Total US market. He holds a lot of it. If you want to hedge this, he thinks the Canadian dollar might come back a bit and then lose again. He does not think you should hedge it right now.

COMMENT
COMMENT
December 30, 2014

Vanguard US Total Market (VUN-T) versus Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets (VEE-T)? You are dealing with apples and oranges. One is emerging markets and the other is total market cap US. If you were buying emerging markets, which he is not, he would be buying the VEE. Regarding this one, there is nothing wrong with it. He has been riding the large cap wave for a couple of years.

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Vanguard US Total Market (VUN-T) versus Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets (VEE-T)? You are dealing with apples and oranges. One is emerging markets and the other is total market cap US. If you were buying emerging markets, which he is not, he would be buying the VEE. Regarding this one, there is nothing wrong with it. He has been riding the large cap wave for a couple of years.

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$33.820
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TOP PICK
TOP PICK
December 18, 2014

(A Top Pick Dec 31/13. Up 22.19%.) He likes the US market probably more than any other market in the world. It gets you out of Canada. It is extremely broad with over 1000 names. There are a lot of small-cap names in it, which generally outperforms large cap stocks.

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(A Top Pick Dec 31/13. Up 22.19%.) He likes the US market probably more than any other market in the world. It gets you out of Canada. It is extremely broad with over 1000 names. There are a lot of small-cap names in it, which generally outperforms large cap stocks.

PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
November 5, 2014

(A Top Pick Nov 4/13. Up 25.81%.) This holds several thousand stocks. The thesis is that you are getting into smaller cap names, which are somewhat more volatile, but they also have a return premium which, historically over time, is about 2% above large cap.

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(A Top Pick Nov 4/13. Up 25.81%.) This holds several thousand stocks. The thesis is that you are getting into smaller cap names, which are somewhat more volatile, but they also have a return premium which, historically over time, is about 2% above large cap.

STRONG BUY
STRONG BUY
September 8, 2014

He uses it in most of his strategies. Gives you large, mid, small caps all around the points. 18 basis points cost. Loves it for core exposure. You just need to know how much equity exposure you want.

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He uses it in most of his strategies. Gives you large, mid, small caps all around the points. 18 basis points cost. Loves it for core exposure. You just need to know how much equity exposure you want.

PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
September 2, 2014

(A Top Pick Sept 9/13. Up 27.57%.) He is a big believer in not only getting outside of Canada, but also in getting as broad a diversification as possible. By tilting towards small caps, you are getting a little more return than some other indexes.

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(A Top Pick Sept 9/13. Up 27.57%.) He is a big believer in not only getting outside of Canada, but also in getting as broad a diversification as possible. By tilting towards small caps, you are getting a little more return than some other indexes.

TOP PICK
TOP PICK
July 22, 2014

Total US market. So this is big cap, mid-cap and small cap. You can buy this either hedged or unhedged. This is the unhedged total US market cap, and VUS-T is the one that is hedged.

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Total US market. So this is big cap, mid-cap and small cap. You can buy this either hedged or unhedged. This is the unhedged total US market cap, and VUS-T is the one that is hedged.

TOP PICK
TOP PICK
February 25, 2014

Broad US market index. Unhedged because people prefer them these days. 100s of names and 15 basis points cost.

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Broad US market index. Unhedged because people prefer them these days. 100s of names and 15 basis points cost.

BUY
BUY
January 31, 2014

This is a Total Market Index. As the US economy is recovering, the large caps are going to drag up the mid-size, mid-caps and small-caps. He is bullish on the US and sees no reason not to buy this product.

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This is a Total Market Index. As the US economy is recovering, the large caps are going to drag up the mid-size, mid-caps and small-caps. He is bullish on the US and sees no reason not to buy this product.

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Price
$28.160
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Unknown
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
December 31, 2013

US total market. Hundreds of US stocks, unhedged. Relatively new product that has done well since it was released. A good way to play the US. Mostly large cap stocks.

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US total market. Hundreds of US stocks, unhedged. Relatively new product that has done well since it was released. A good way to play the US. Mostly large cap stocks.

TOP PICK
TOP PICK
November 4, 2013

Equal weighted amongst US sectors. A few hundred stocks. Good diversification.

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Equal weighted amongst US sectors. A few hundred stocks. Good diversification.

TOP PICK
TOP PICK
September 9, 2013

A broad market in the US market so it has literally thousands of mid-cap companies. This just came out a couple of weeks ago and he doesn’t own yet.

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A broad market in the US market so it has literally thousands of mid-cap companies. This just came out a couple of weeks ago and he doesn’t own yet.

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