Sept. 28, 2020, 11:16 a.m. EDT

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Sep 28, 2020 (Baystreet.ca via COMTEX) -- A great option for investors looking for a broad mix is the Vanguard Total Stock Market Index ETF Shares (nysearca:VTI). As its name suggests, this ETF aims to give you exposure to the total market.

With more than 3,500 stocks in the fund, there’s not a whole lot of risk you’ll have to an individual stock. The top two stocks in the fund are Apple Inc /zigman2/quotes/202934861/composite AAPL +1.32% and Microsoft /zigman2/quotes/207732364/composite MSFT +0.20% . Those two tech giants account for just under 11% of the entire portfolio weight. Its top 10 holdings only make up 25.2% of its total assets.

Year to date, the ETF’s risen 2% in value, a bit better than the Dow Jones, which has fallen by 5%. However, it’s underperformed the NASDAQ, which is up over 21% thus far in 2020.

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US : U.S.: Nasdaq
$ 117.51
+1.53 +1.32%
Volume: 124.42M
Oct. 20, 2020 4:00p
P/E Ratio
35.72
Dividend Yield
0.70%
Market Cap
$2037.31 billion
Rev. per Employee
$1.98M
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/zigman2/quotes/207732364/composite
US : U.S.: Nasdaq
$ 214.65
+0.43 +0.20%
Volume: 22.75M
Oct. 20, 2020 4:00p
P/E Ratio
37.27
Dividend Yield
1.04%
Market Cap
$1623.36 billion
Rev. per Employee
$902,473
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