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Since Vanguard S & P Index Fund has what appear to be the lowest expense ratio of this type of fund, has been around longer and seems to perform as consistently well, why should anyone consider any other S & P fund?

One of the reasons people might pick another fund company is the entry point for initial investment.

Vanguard's minimum investment is 3k. I started a S&P 5oo index fund with T.Rowe Price. I started with them because they have no minimum investment on their sharebuilder program (only that you invest at least 50.00 a month)

The expense ratio is not bad Vanguard's is .018 and T.Rowe's is .30

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