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Subject:  Goodbye Mutual Funds, Hello ETFs? Date:  1/25/2005  12:21 AM
Author:  yobria Number:  44167 of 96288

It seems the ETF revolution is upon us! More and more are being issued every day, with recent small cap international, large cap value, China equity and other funds coming out. Vanguard is expanding their Viper lineup this year.

ETFs are more tax efficient than mutuals due to a couple of tax loopholes, and Vanguard level expense ratios are the norm, not the exception.

Now that Scottrade is charging for Vanguard trades, I was considering moving my money directly into Big V. But why be locked in to a single provider? I don't like the Vanguard Small Cap Value fund, for example, since half the dividends come from tax unfriendly REITS (if I want REITs, I'll buy REITs). But I have 3-4 small cap value ETFs to choose from.

This guy's constructed an awesome, low fee, highly diversified ETT port:

Any thoughts? Is anyone going the all ETF route? I mean beyond SPY and QQQQ?

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