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Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund ETF Shares (VTI)

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  • M
    Montana Optimist
    $TSLA conversation
    "Markets can remain irrational longer than one can stay solvent." Most people know that Tesla is overvalued. But shorting it, especially in the short term is risky. If you are Long or Short, make sure it is less than 5% of your portfolio.

    Remember that only 5% of day traders make money in long run. And this crazy EV hype with small companies will end. Companies that will do with EV will likely be VW, GM, TM and others followed by $TSLA. I would touch $NIO, LI etc with a 10 foot pole. Best would be buy and hold well diversified index funds $VTI etc..
  • s
    stukin
    I keep thinking of 2008 and the enormous missed opportunity that slipped away right under our noses. We need another big sell-off of that magnitude. The market is over-due for a correction, but no one is going to ring a bell when it happens. I was just very lucky that I recognized the low in January, 2009. Most of my friends thought I was crazy.... until after the best prices were gone. There's an old saying about he who hesitates.
  • R
    Robot
    hey guys ,. could I ask your opinion on this fund vs the VEQT? I bought in on that one thinking since I had a 20 yr timeline it would be a good choice given its 100% equities. but VTI looks to outperform it. not sure if I should keep veqt or switch it all in to VTI.
  • W
    William
    Also Im curious as a younger investor (20), what price did you older investors get into VTI/VTSAX? Not trying to wait for a dip just simply curious!
  • s
    stukin
    Congratulations all. VTI just hit $200 for the first time ever. It's just a number, but it's fun to watch milestones breached.
  • C
    Captain Hairpiece
    I wish they would split very soon. Teaching my kids about investing, and it would be easier to buy shares at a 3 for 1 split for them. I know it doesn't mean anything for a split, but easier to buy.
  • s
    stukin
    Anyone who trades VTI is missing the point. This is NOT meant to be traded. VTI (and other similar ETFs) are proxies for the entire stock market. They won't beat the market. They will simply match the market. Differences in performance will be minimal. Don't try to out-guess the market. The market will do what markets do. They'll go up and down. They'll fluctuate. If you sell with the expectation and hope that you can buy back lower, you're very likely to watch the market run away from you. You'll also create a taxable event. Those taxes will eat you alive. I've been in this business nearly all my 80 years, and I've learned to stay the course with this type of investment. The huge drop this past spring was a great example. Most of the people who sold early at the beginning of the drop ended up buying back higher than they sold. The sudden reversal was a classic "bear trap". They make you feel smart, and then the market turns on a dime. Just use the dips as opportunities to add to positions. The best strategy is to simply never sell. Just use the dips to add more shares. One caveat: When buying, make sure you don't buy right before the year-end distributions. Buy right after the distributions. Otherwise, you'll get hit with a tax on the distribution that you should avoid. If you own this in an IRA, it won't matter. Outside of an IRA, and you get slammed with a tax on what amounts to your own money. Good luck all, and get rich slowly but surely.
  • W
    William
    Who uses vanguard for their investment accounts? If not, what company do you use?
  • W
    William
    Just curious how many of you guys own VTI and how many own the mutual fund equivalent VTSAX? Like for VTI, dislike for VTSAX.
  • C
    Charles
    ETF is a fantastic performer. Just buy in, every couple months. Only thing that will bring this to pause is the Fed. But right now, money is all aboard in equities. Great way to diversify. great performer
  • M
    Morgan
    Hey guys. I'm 22 and would be able to purchase this ETF to hold until retirement. What happens if it drops, do I just buy more and D.C.A? Thanks
  • W
    William
    I’d love to see us VTI peeps be more active on this thread. These are the true long-term investors, and I’d love to hear tips/thoughts from other people!
  • Y
    Yahoo
    Good bye Twitter, it's losing millions of users and billions and billions of value. There is always a bright spot. lmao
  • W
    William
    I know I am staying the course with VTI long-term but curious what people think 2021 will bring for the market?
  • B
    Brian
    80% of my portfolio. The dividend yield could be better though. This is why I compliment my portfolio with 20% VXUS.

    Anyways this is the best ETF out there over all.
  • C
    Captain Hairpiece
    Let's close above $200 today!
  • g
    gary
    Anyone know when yearend dividends are being paid and how much?
    Thanks
  • C
    Charles
    I’m finished playing around trying to beat the market. My ROTH is fully invested for the long haul in VTI for my kids inheritance. Gonna ride that sucker, reinvest the distributions and not touch it except for extreme need.
  • P
    Pink and Purple
    Silly question: Should I wait until at the end of the year when people sell their stocks to buy? What do you think?
  • b
    botosan
    How often does VTI reallocate its holdings?