Vanguard exchange-traded funds, or ETFs, are a type of mutual fund that Vanguard offers. They combine the advantages and characteristics of mutual funds with the ease of normal stocks. In addition to real-time pricing, some ETFs have lower minimum investment requirements. ETFs received more money than ever before in the seven months ending in July, with a total value of $488.5 billion. US fund assets hit $6.6 trillion in July 2021, a considerable increase from the $3.7 trillion amount recorded at the high in 2020.
Insider Monkey takes a look at the 10 best Vanguard dividend ETFs for passive income. Vanguard Mid-Cap Index Fund ETF Shares has risen 15.13 percent in the last six months and is up 21.47 percent for the year. The fund’s total return over the previous year was 41.26 percent, compared to 10.40 percent for the S&P 500. VTI is ranked 9th. The fund’s total return was 35.89 percent, compared to the S&P 500’s total return of 10.40 percent. It has increased by 16.88% in the last six months and by 21.70% year to date. The Vanguard S&P 500 ETF has gained 18.26% in the last six months and 22.43 percent so far this year. On the list of the best Vanguard dividend ETFs for passive income, the fund is ranked eighth. VBIAX comes in seventh. In the last six months, the fund has gained 10.56 percent, and year to date, it has gained 11.74 percent. VBIAX has returned 31.04 percent in the last year, compared to 31.27 percent for the S&P 500. VIG is the sixth best Vanguard dividend ETF for passive income on our list. The Nasdaq US Dividend Achievers Select Index is tracked by the fund. It is up 14.13 percent in the last six months and 15.92 percent for the year. For more details, click 10 Best Vanguard Dividend ETFs For Passive Income.