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Are bond index funds a safe way to save for a mortgage down payment?

I came across Betterment's "Smart Saver" account today, which is a savings-account alternative that invests in U.S. Treasury bonds and low-volatility corporate bonds. The APY is almost exactly the ...
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What kind of services do mutual funds offer that their equivalent ETFs don't?

This answer by base64 mentions: Now you may ask why VTI is 0.03% while VTSAX 0.04%. That is because Vanguard of VTSAX provides service, while the service of VTI is provided by your broker. I don't ...
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Vanguard ETF vs mutual fund

I was looking at Vanguards (VOO) ETF which aims to mimic the S&P 500 and noticed you do not pay any commission fees and it has an expanse ratio of just .05%.Then I looked at the mutual fund ...
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Why would I pick a specific ETF over an equivalent Mutual Fund?

At the risk of beating a dead horse, I am still confused about the benefits of an ETF over a mutual fund. I understand the general premise (lower expense ratio, liquidity, paying taxes for other ...
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How do I invest in the S&P 500?

If I want to invest $4000 in the S&P 500 stocks (which is diversified and non-risk), how do I do this?
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Are Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) less safe than regular mutual funds?

I have read this question on the differences between both vehicles, but one the points was, perhaps, a bit under-emphasized: the relative risk. I understand there are technical differences between ...
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What's the difference between mutual fund, index fund, etf, index mutual etf, etc.?

Originally, this was more of a conceptual question that I tried to Google, but after looking through many sources, I keep seeing different definitions and terminologies and a combination of them that ...
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How to calculate the total managing/transaction/etc costs of an index ETF and an index mutual funds?

I am considering to passively invest my savings, and I am deciding between an S&P 500 ETF or S&P 500 mutual fund. Yet, I am not sure what to look for in each option and how to calculate the ...
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Can an ETF perform differently than its holdings?

A mutual fund is just a portfolio of stocks (or other assets) and hence the fund performs as well as its holdings [minus various fees]. However, an exchange traded fund (ETF) performs, like a stock, ...
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When looking at a mutual fund, how can you tell if it is a traditional fund or an ETF?

From this question here I understand what a mutual fund is. From the best answer selected, I can understand what a mutual fund is. Having read this, I can understand the definition of a ETF. ...
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Indian equivalent of Vanguard S&P 500

I was going through the article - Warren Buffett wins $1M bet made a decade ago that the S&P 500 stock index would outperform hedge funds The name Vanguard is pretty popular even among non US ...
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