VUG Vs. VTI Comparison – Which Is The Better ETF  For You?

Can’t make up your mind about which Vanguard index fund to invest in? 

We have compared two popular ETFs from the Vanguard Group: the Growth Index Fund (VUG) and the Total Stock Market Index Fund (VTI).

VUG tracks the CRSP US Large Cap Growth Index.

VUG: Vanguard Growth Index  Fund ETF

VTI: Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund ETF

This widely diverse and passively managed investment fund tracks the CRSP US Total Market Index Fund.

VUG Vs. VTI:  Key Differences

VUG is a growth index fund ETF, while VTI is a total stock market  index fund.

VUG Vs. VTI: Performance Differences

While VUG may be performing better  than VUG, it does not imply that VTI is  not a consistently  higher performer.

VUG Vs. VTI: Fees

With an expense ratio of 0.04%, VUG charges slightly more than VTI, which offers a steady marginal expense ratio of 0.03%.