Vanguard US Total Mkt Ind ETF

VUN-T

Analysis and Opinions about VUN-T

Signal
Opinion
Expert
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.

(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.

Kash Pashootan
CEO & Chief Investment Officer, First Avenue Investment Counsel
Price
$39.380
Owned
Unknown
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.

(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.

John DeGoey
Portfolio Manager, Wellington-Altus Private Wealth Inc.
Price
$39.320
Owned
Yes
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.

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.

John Hood
President & Portfolio Manager, J. C Hood Investment.
Price
$38.830
Owned
Yes
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.

(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.

Terry Shaunessy
President & portfolio manager, Shaunessy Investment Counsel
Price
$36.510
Owned
Yes
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.

(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.

John DeGoey
Portfolio Manager, Wellington-Altus Private Wealth Inc.
Price
$37.510
Owned
Yes
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.

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.

Terry Shaunessy
President & portfolio manager, Shaunessy Investment Counsel
Price
$35.110
Owned
Unknown
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.

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.

Terry Shaunessy
President & portfolio manager, Shaunessy Investment Counsel
Price
$35.110
Owned
Yes
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.

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.

John Hood
President & Portfolio Manager, J. C Hood Investment.
Price
$33.820
Owned
Unknown
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.

(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.

John DeGoey
Portfolio Manager, Wellington-Altus Private Wealth Inc.
Price
$33.500
Owned
Yes
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.

(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.

John DeGoey
Portfolio Manager, Wellington-Altus Private Wealth Inc.
Price
$32.260
Owned
Yes
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.

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.

Larry Berman CFA, CMT, CTA
Chief Investment Officer, Partner, ETF Capital Management Inc.
Price
$30.980
Owned
Unknown
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.

(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.

John DeGoey
Portfolio Manager, Wellington-Altus Private Wealth Inc.
Price
$30.890
Owned
Yes
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.

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.

Terry Shaunessy
President & portfolio manager, Shaunessy Investment Counsel
Price
$29.920
Owned
Yes
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.

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

John DeGoey
Portfolio Manager, Wellington-Altus Private Wealth Inc.
Price
$29.110
Owned
Yes
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.

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.

John Hood
President & Portfolio Manager, J. C Hood Investment.
Price
$28.160
Owned
Unknown
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