Is there a process that would let you look for index funds that contain specific stock.

Like, find index funds that contain Alphabet NASDAQ: GOOGL.

I know how to do it manually - you just go to each individual index fund and look under portfolio, but the process is slow and tedious, so I am hoping that there is a 'better way'

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    Google "ETF Fund Overlap". There are sites that perform this. Mar 11, 2020 at 11:43
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    Yep, you found it. That's the one. You found what you need so there's no need to post it as answer just for some posterity points :-). Mar 11, 2020 at 12:09
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    @Aganju - No sarcasm at all. I offered a possible solution. Matas Vaitkevicius did a web search and found the web site that I use (site/product recommendations aren't much liked here). He then graciously thanked me for my answer and suggested that I post it as an answer because he would like to suggest it. He's happy since it 'saved him days of misery'. I don't feel the need to post a formal answer just so that I can get some rep points. I'm happy. He's happy. How about you? Mar 11, 2020 at 12:23
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    Mar 11, 2020 at 12:51
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    @Aganju - There's rigidity in the system here and a lot of the time, I have no clue why some answers are accepted or rejected or why some comments are preferred as answers. I'm more concerned with Pay It Forward and I don't have the time or inclination to meticulously learn the precise rules of the game so I leave that to the purists. Mar 11, 2020 at 17:31

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Many of the online tools will allow you to look at the financial details of the company. They typically have a section/tab that list the largest investors. This includes people, investment companies and mutual funds.

for example:


Top Mutual Fund Holders

Holder                                    Shares      Date Reported   % Out   Value  
Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund    8,222,028   Jun 29, 2019    2.41%   8,887,272,285
Vanguard 500 Index Fund                   6,032,827   Jun 29, 2019    1.77%   6,520,943,032
Growth Fund Of America Inc                3,494,307   Sep 29, 2019    1.02%   4,259,560,233
SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust                    3,359,630   Nov 29, 2019    0.99%   4,384,182,764

Copied from the comment by @BobBaerker, so some poor sap wouldn't have to experience my last few days...

There is an online system that allows doing just that

One can look for overlaps in funds and also find funds with specific stock

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