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NewDay1

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Why are Admiral shares better?
« on: January 03, 2019, 08:31:13 PM »
Hello helpful folks,

In learning mode here.  Why are Vanguard Admiral shares better?  Is it the lower expense ratios?  Or something else?

Thanks for your feedback.


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Re: Why are Admiral shares better?
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2019, 08:32:12 PM »
It used to be for the lower expense ratios. Now the Investor class is being merged into Admiral, and Admiral will be the only class.

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Re: Why are Admiral shares better?
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2019, 02:22:59 PM »
To sufficiently answer your question we need to know what you are comparing the Admiral shares against? Radagast gave a good answer for a comparison against the Investor shares.

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Re: Why are Admiral shares better?
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2019, 03:17:42 PM »
Proud Foot, Radagast... all we need now is a Mithrandir and a Bracegirdle

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Re: Why are Admiral shares better?
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2019, 03:21:48 PM »
Why are Vanguard Admiral shares better?  Is it the lower expense ratios?

Yes, that's correct.  It's like buying in bulk.  You get a better deal.

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Re: Why are Admiral shares better?
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2019, 10:28:57 PM »
Proud Foot, Radagast... all we need now is a Mithrandir and a Bracegirdle
Gondolin is running around somewhere... I remember others too but not who they were

Also I was incorrect to say that Investor Shares are disappearing. All of the popular index funds are moving to Admiral only, but the actively managed, balanced, money market, and esoteric funds are keeping investor shares.