Investing Stocks for Beginners (Investing with Vanguard ETFs)


If you’re looking to invest stocks but not sure where to start, ETFs are a great way to get started.

ETF’s are Exchange Traded Funds that give you exposure to a wide array of companies so you can make sure you’re invested in a well diversified portfolio of companies.

In this video, I’ll be talking about 7 some of the best Vanguard ETFs to invest in today!

First, what is Vanguard? Vanguard is one of the world’s largest investment companies, with more than $4.9 trillion in global assets under management as of December 31, 2019.

There are Vanguard Index Funds, ETFs, mutual funds, and separately managed accounts. Whether you’re a novice investor or a seasoned pro, Vanguard ETF funds are a great way to get into investing for beginners!

1. Total Stock Market ETF (VTI)

VTI ETF is an exchange-traded fund (ETF) that tracks the performance of the total U.S. stock market. It includes large, mid, and small cap stocks from all sectors of the economy. VTI is a popular choice for investors who want to track the broad market and diversify their portfolios.

  • Expense Ratio: 0.03%
  • Five-Year Return: 16.66%

2. Vanguard S&P 500 ETF (VOO)

VOO (VOO) ETF is an exchange traded fund that tracks the performance of the S&P 500 Index. The fund is managed by Vanguard Group and has a net expense ratio of 0.05%. VOO ETF is one of the largest and most popular ETFs in the world with over $200 billion in assets under management.

  • Expense Ratio: 0.03%
  • Five-Year Return: 16.26%

3. Vanguard Growth ETF (VUG)

VUG ETF (VUG) is mirrors the Large Cap Growth Index with stocks like Microsoft, Facebook, and Amazon. Its focus is on these high growth companies.

  • Expense Ratio: 0.04%
  • Five-Year Return: 20.60%

4. Vanguard Real Estate ETF (VNQ)

VNQ ETF (VNQ) The Vanguard Real Estate Index Fund ETF seeks to track the performance of the MSCI US Investable Market Real Estate 25/50 Index. The fund invests in a portfolio of real estate investment trusts (REITs) that own and operate income-producing real estate, such as office buildings, hotels, warehouses and shopping centers.

  • Expense Ratio: 0.12%
  • Five-Year Return: 6.13%

5. Vanguard Total International Stock ETF (VXUS)

Vanguard Total International ETF is an exchange traded fund that seeks to track the performance of a broad, diversified index of global stocks. The fund invests in both developed and emerging markets stocks, providing exposure to a wide range of companies and industries. This makes the Vanguard Total International ETF a great option for investors looking for diversification outside of the US.

  • Expense Ratio: 0.08%
  • Five-Year Return: 10.00%

What do you think about investing in ETF’s? Comment below and let me know which Vanguard ETF you would invest in!