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


Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) are preferred by long-term investors looking for viable returns in the long run with lower volatility.

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

VUG reflects a full-replication approach intended for a passive laid-back fund management approach.

VTI involves large, middle, and small-cap-sized equities featuring all sectors, company sizes, and investment styles within the US.

VUG tracks the CRSP US Large-Cap Growth Index, while VTI tracks the CRSP US Total Market Index Fund.

Fees VUG has an expense ratio of 0.04%, while the expense ratio of VTI is 0.03%. While both funds offer a very reasonable cost, VTI has slightly  less fees.

Team VTI may opt for diversification, meaning less risk but lower returns, and Team VUG may prefer taking more risks for the sake of higher returns.