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Here is where a calculation needs to be made. What are the expense fees of iShares compared to say Vanguard funds? So you save $7-8 a trade, if your position is big enough, you may loose more on the expense fees.

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.

ETP Name                                         Symbol  Asset Class   Geography Objective   Net Assets  Net Expense Ratio  Sponsor
ISHARES CORE S&P 500 ETF IVV Equity Domestic $37.5B 0.07% BlackRock, Inc. / iShares
ISHARES CORE S&P MID-CAP ETF IJH Equity Domestic $15.5B 0.15% BlackRock, Inc. / iShares
ISHARES CORE S&P SMALL-CAP ETF IJR Equity Domestic $9.1B 0.16% BlackRock, Inc. / iShares
ISHARES CORE S&P TOTAL U.S. STOCK MARKET ETF ITOT Equity Domestic $536.9M 0.07% BlackRock, Inc. / iShares
ISHARES CORE MSCI EMERGING MARKETS ETF IEMG Equity Emerging Markets $549.3M 0.18% BlackRock, Inc. / iShares
ISHARES CORE MSCI EAFE ETF IEFA Equity International(Ex-US) $422.4M 0.14% BlackRock, Inc. / iShares
ISHARES CORE MSCI TOTAL INTERNATIONAL STOCK ETF IXUS Equity International(Ex-US) $83.2M 0.16% BlackRock, Inc. / iShares
ISHARES CORE SHORT-TERM U.S. BOND ETF ISTB Fixed Income Domestic $25.1M 0.12% BlackRock, Inc. / iShares
ISHARES CORE TOTAL U.S. BOND MARKET ETF AGG Fixed Income Domestic $14.8B 0.08% BlackRock, Inc. / iShares
ISHARES CORE LONG-TERM U.S. BOND ETF ILTB Fixed Income Global $105.7M 0.12% BlackRock, Inc. / iShares

VANGUARD S&P 500 ETF VOO Equity Domestic $8.5B 0.05% Vanguard
VANGUARD S&P MID-CAP 400 ETF IVOO Equity Domestic $129.0M 0.16% Vanguard
VANGUARD S&P SMALL-CAP 600 ETF VIOO Equity Domestic $56.5M 0.17% Vanguard
VANGUARD SMALL CAP ETF VB Equity Domestic $5.5B 0.10% Vanguard
VANGUARD TOTAL STOCK MARKET VIPERS ETF VTI Equity Domestic $27.7B 0.06% Vanguard
VANGUARD FTSE EMERGING MARKETS ETF VWO Equity Emerging Markets $60.5B 0.18% Vanguard
VANGUARD MSCI EAFE ETF VEA Equity International(Ex-US) $12.0B 0.12% Vanguard
VANGUARD TOTAL INTERNATIONAL STOCK ETF VXUS Equity International(Ex-US) $1.5B 0.16% Vanguard
VANGUARD SHORT-TERM BOND ETF BSV Fixed Income Domestic $10.0B 0.11% Vanguard
VANGUARD TOTAL BOND MARKET ETF BND Fixed Income Domestic $18.1B 0.10% Vanguard

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