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Tech-leaning Index?
« on: November 16, 2021, 08:05:01 PM »
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In the next few weeks I'll be upgrading from my TD E-series index funds and buying all-in-one indexes. I'd like to buy something that leans towards tech, but still varied. Prior to wanting something a little heavier in tech I was planning on just doing XEQT. I want all an all-equities Index.

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Re: Tech-leaning Index?
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2021, 08:13:57 PM »
The S&P 500 is pretty tech-heavy. Can't go wrong there.

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Re: Tech-leaning Index?
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2021, 08:46:38 PM »
The S&P 500 is pretty tech-heavy. Can't go wrong there.

Do people buy this? Any difference over owning x100 shares in a different index? I've just not seen this discussed in all-in-one index investing on the forums I've looked at.

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Re: Tech-leaning Index?
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2021, 09:04:28 PM »
If you buy a total market US equity index, roughly 80% of that will go into the S&P 500. That's just how the relative market caps shake out.

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Re: Tech-leaning Index?
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2021, 09:22:22 PM »
they typically pretty comparable returns with S&P at slightly higher dividend rate right

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Re: Tech-leaning Index?
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2021, 04:57:28 AM »
The S&P 500 is pretty tech-heavy. Can't go wrong there.

+1 there is plenty of natural tech concentration already there for free.

Total stock like VTSAX not all that far off either.

I guess it depends on what level of concentration OP is looking for. I have held TRP Science and Technology since I tax loss harvested to it in 2009. It has worked out very well. I turned off reinvestment of gains and dividends back in 2013 ( when I learned about costs…) and am playing with all house money now. Those funds go to VTSAX once a year.

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Re: Tech-leaning Index?
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2021, 10:17:57 AM »
You could in vest in QQQ, the NASDAQ index, or QQQE the NASDAQ equal weight index. 

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Re: Tech-leaning Index?
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2021, 11:49:20 AM »
FTEC is what I use to skew the tech heavy portion of my portfolio. Good mix, reasonable expense at .08%.

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Re: Tech-leaning Index?
« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2021, 06:22:55 PM »
The S&P 500 is pretty tech-heavy. Can't go wrong there.
Do people buy this? Any difference over owning x100 shares in a different index? I've just not seen this discussed in all-in-one index investing on the forums I've looked at.
There is no index with 50,000 shares in it.  There's Vanguard Total World with 9287 stocks, which covers the U.S. and international markets.  But you can save on expense ratio by splitting it into 2 parts, U.S. and international.
https://investor.vanguard.com/etf/profile/portfolio/vt

I consider Vanguard and iShares equivalent, and like ETFs, so I hold VTI / ITOT for U.S., and VXUS / IXUS for international.  As an example of ETFs having lower expense ratios, look at Vanguard's S&P 500 mutual fund vs ETF:
0.04%  https://investor.vanguard.com/mutual-funds/profile/vfiax
0.03%  https://investor.vanguard.com/etf/profile/VOO

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Re: Tech-leaning Index?
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2021, 06:39:03 PM »
QQQ, FTEC, SPYG, SCHG listed by high to low expense ratios.  Small differences but usually similar performance of long time periods. 

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Re: Tech-leaning Index?
« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2021, 09:19:58 AM »
VUG - Vanguard Large Cap Growth is basically all big-tech.

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Re: Tech-leaning Index?
« Reply #11 on: Today at 05:41:38 AM »
VUG - Vanguard Large Cap Growth is basically all big-tech.

Back when we had a job change in 2004, we somewhat randomly selected VIGAX (I think that’s the MF equivalent of VUG) for my spouse’s Rollover IRA. No complaints there over 17 years….

It has tracked close enough to VTSAX that I haven’t really thought about it.

So yeah, that’s a good solution.

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Re: Tech-leaning Index?
« Reply #12 on: Today at 05:45:37 AM »
I have been in VGT for the last almost a decade with my kids college funds.  It has treated us well, a 5 bagger for now.  I have no idea how it will perform in the future, but, back in the day that was how I got my tech exposure. 
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