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"Ahh, but there's much more to ETFs than expense ratio, such as the cost of trading. Because SCHB is less liquid than VTI, the trading costs will be higher.

SCHB Bid/Ask 33.39/33.51 => 3.4%
VTI Bid/Ask 69.92/70.82 => 1.71%"

If you would take the simple action of trading during the
NYSE's trading hours, 9:30-4:00 EST, you will find that
the bid/ask spread for both of these highly liquid etfs
are much lower, typically a penny. Slightly wider spreads
may be obtained from 4 to 4:30, etf's have "extended
regular hours" after the main markets close. The worst
spreads such as the two you quote are in the "after-hours
market". QQQ, SPY, and IVV trade heavily enough after-hours
to maintain tight spreads.Still I recommend against off-hours
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