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Subject: Re: https://www.fidelity Free ETFetfs Date: 3/22/2013 7:19 PM
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Don't see anything in the "Core" that would indicate a significant difference. Some iShares expense ratios are slightly higher and others are slightly less than Vanguard.

Just a rough glance, most are around 0.02% difference. So about $2/$10,000 position. So to recoup that $8 trade fee, you need to be trading $80,000+ (to cover buying and selling) and holding for a year (assuming the stated fee is charged per year and not per month).


Look a little closer

                                                                                                      Net      Investment
Geography Net Expense 10,000
ETP Name Symbol Asset Class Objective Assets Ratio Cost/trade Cost/year
- - - - - -
ISHARES CORE S&P 500 ETF IVV Equity Domestic $37.5B 0.07% $ 7.00
VANGUARD S&P 500 ETF VOO Equity Domestic $8.5B 0.05% $ 5.00
- - - - - - Cost Diff $ 2.00
ISHARES CORE S&P TOTAL U.S. STOCK MARKET ETF ITOT Equity Domestic $536.9M 0.07% $ 7.00
VANGUARD TOTAL STOCK MARKET VIPERS ETF VTI Equity Domestic $27.7B 0.06% $ 6.00
- - - - - - Cost Diff $ 1.00
ISHARES CORE S&P SMALL-CAP ETF IJR Equity Domestic $9.1B 0.16% $ 16.00
VANGUARD S&P SMALL-CAP 600 ETF VIOO Equity Domestic $56.5M 0.17% $ 17.00
- - - - - - Cost Diff $ (1.00)
ISHARES CORE S&P MID-CAP ETF IJH Equity Domestic $15.5B 0.15% $ 15.00
VANGUARD S&P MID-CAP 400 ETF IVOO Equity Domestic $129.0M 0.16% $ 16.00
- - - - - - Cost Diff $ (1.00)
ISHARES CORE MSCI EMERGING MARKETS ETF IEMG Equity Emerging Markets $549.3M 0.18% $ 18.00
VANGUARD FTSE EMERGING MARKETS ETF VWO Equity Emerging Markets $60.5B 0.18% $ 18.00
- - - - - - Cost Diff $ -
ISHARES CORE MSCI EAFE ETF IEFA Equity International(Ex-US) $422.4M 0.14% $ 14.00
VANGUARD MSCI EAFE ETF VEA Equity International(Ex-US) $12.0B 0.12% $ 12.00
- - - - - - Cost Diff $ 2.00
ISHARES CORE MSCI TOTAL INTERNATIONAL STOCK ETF IXUS Equity International(Ex-US) $83.2M 0.16% $ 16.00
VANGUARD TOTAL INTERNATIONAL STOCK ETF VXUS Equity International(Ex-US) $1.5B 0.16% $ 16.00
- - - - - - Cost Diff $ -
ISHARES CORE TOTAL U.S. BOND MARKET ETF AGG Fixed Income Domestic $14.8B 0.08% $ 8.00
VANGUARD TOTAL BOND MARKET ETF BND Fixed Income Domestic $18.1B 0.10% $ 10.00
- - - - - - Cost Diff $ (2.00)
ISHARES CORE SHORT-TERM U.S. BOND ETF ISTB Fixed Income Domestic $25.1M 0.12% $ 12.00
VANGUARD SHORT-TERM BOND ETF BSV Fixed Income Domestic $10.0B 0.11% $ 11.00
- - - - - - Cost Diff $ 1.00
Average 0.12% $12.44 $0.22


gdm
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