Top 3 ETFs for Long-Term Investors as of July 2018

Of course, you don’t have to park all your money in an S&P 500 fund. In fact, most experts recommend some diversification. But as far as long-term investments go, indexed funds are an attractive and typically low-cost choice. (See also: Here’s How to Build Wealth Like a Multimillionaire.)

1. Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF (VTI)

  • Issuer: Vanguard
  • Assets Under Management: $101.33 billion
  • YTD Performance: 3.18%
  • Expense Ratio: 0.04%

2. SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY)

  • Issuer: State Street Global Advisors
  • Assets Under Management: $266.34 billion
  • YTD Performance: 2.52%
  • Expense Ratio: 0.09%

3. iShares Core MSCI EAFE ETF (IEFA)

  • Issuer: iShares
  • Assets Under Management: $57.50 billion
  • YTD Performance: -2.39%
  • Expense Ratio: 0.09%

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