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5 Safer Ways to Buy AAPL Stock

These ETFs offer diversification, but still hold a huge chunk o' Apple

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Vanguard Information Technology ETF (VGT)

aapl-stock-etfs-vgtAAPL Stock Weight: 14.1%

You want cheap? Vanguard, as always, has cheap.

The Vanguard Information Technology ETF (VGT) is one of the most inexpensive ways to invest in the tech sector, and one of the cheapest fund-based ways to get a heaping helping of AAPL stock.

Specifically, Apple stock makes up 14% of the fund, followed by Microsoft stock and Google stock with, again, large positions at 8.1% and 8%, respectively. Much of the rest of the roster looks similar to IYW, though Visa makes a top 10 appearance at 2.9% of the fund.

VGT and IYW are fairly similar even beyond their AAPL stakes, though VGT is a little more diverse. It includes some tech-like financial services stocks such as the aforementioned Visa, as well as MasterCard. This fund’s performance over the past one-, three- and five-year time frames is a couple percentage points higher than IYW and XLK, too.

VGT has a healthy $4.27 billion in assets, and it’s not difficult to imagine why. I’d also say it probably has something to do with the mere pittance of an expense ratio, which at 0.14% edges out even the XLK. VGT also sports a roughly 1% yield.

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