#10: Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF
Assets Under Management: $22.3 billion
As the name implies, the Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF (NYSE:VTI) is meant to give you a little bit of everything on Wall Street. It previously has been pegged to the MSCI U.S. Broad Market Index, but will change to the University of Chicago’s Center for Research in Security Prices as its benchmark as of January 2013. (Read more on the changes here.)
Whatever the benchmark, the strategy remains the same — a low-cost way to buy the entire market through passive management. This ETF is up 13% year-to-date in 2012 and sports a rock-bottom expense ratio of just 0.06%. According to Vanguard, this is 95% lower than the average expense of similar funds.