5 Best Vanguard ETFs Every Investor Needs to Own


Combine these best Vanguard ETFs with Griffin’s ETF list for great returns and diversification! 😲 Vanguard index funds and ETFs are some of the best in the market and work perfectly with my favorite ETF strategy!

In this video, I’ll show you how to use Vanguard exchange traded funds in the core-satellite strategy to diversify your investments at the lowest price possible. I’ll reveal why I use Vanguard funds and show you why ETFs beat mutual funds any day of the week. Then I’ll share five of the best Vanguard ETFs to buy for your portfolio.

The core-satellite strategy is a great way to get instant diversification across an ETF portfolio while still keeping the opportunity for higher returns. The only question is, which ETFs to buy?

I like the Vanguard funds because there are no fees to invest, they’re easy to buy and charge some of the lowest expense ratios in the industry. In fact, I’ll share a chart that shows you can save as much as $30,000 by investing in Vanguard funds instead of other exchange traded funds.

Vanguard ETFs are also much better versus mutual funds because they don’t include the load funds that come with fund salespeople. It’s the same concept but much, much cheaper. You’ll also save on taxes by investing in ETFs vs mutual funds.

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In those five top Vanguard ETFs I’ll share below, I’ll show you why I like each one and why it’s a perfect fit for a portfolio. I’ll share the expense ration for each and what part of the market it covers.

Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF (VIG)
Vanguard Long-Term Corporate Bond ETF (VCLT)
Vanguard Real Estate Index ETF (VNQ)
Vanguard Financials ETF (VFH)
Vanguard Health Care ETF (VHT)

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Joseph Hogue, CFA spent nearly a decade as an investment analyst for institutional firms and banks. He now helps people understand their financial lives through debt payoff strategies, investing and ways to save more money. He has appeared on Bloomberg and on sites like CNBC and Morningstar. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and is a veteran of the Marine Corps.



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  1. Let's Talk Money! with Joseph Hogue, CFA
    July 17, 2021 at 10:45 pm

    Investing in ETFs? Don't invest until you see how I pick an ETF! Know what to compare!

  2. richard c
    July 17, 2021 at 10:45 pm

    Why does investment mangers pushing ETFs and not mutuals?

  3. Bee Key
    July 17, 2021 at 10:45 pm


  4. brkbeat junkie
    July 17, 2021 at 10:45 pm

    Surprised you didn’t mention VUG

  5. Grim
    July 17, 2021 at 10:45 pm

    added the health care one to my list

  6. cali kid
    July 17, 2021 at 10:45 pm

    Can you rate my new portfolio?
    Voo 20%
    Vti 20%
    Vnq 15%
    And Blv 5%

    I'm 28, is this to conservative?

  7. Steve Top
    July 17, 2021 at 10:45 pm

    Please could you tell us about the Medical Devices ETF?

  8. Scott -
    July 17, 2021 at 10:45 pm

    Just found your channel. Great video/info – subscribed!👍🏼

    July 17, 2021 at 10:45 pm

    Thanks for sharing your knowledge. I am surprised vti wasn’t recommended!???

  10. sal
    July 17, 2021 at 10:45 pm

    You should include VUG ETF its the best of all ETF's.

  11. whitesnake329
    July 17, 2021 at 10:45 pm

    I am not seeing these ETF's on the Vanguard UK site? Is this correct or am I doing something wrong?

  12. Ricky Rodriguez
    July 17, 2021 at 10:45 pm

    How will these vanguard etfs perform during a commodity bull market??

  13. chris willy
    July 17, 2021 at 10:45 pm


  14. Carol Carol
    July 17, 2021 at 10:45 pm

    Thanks, i will check these out but i really like VTI and VOO. They have served me well for only 6 months now.

  15. Nem Ostojic
    July 17, 2021 at 10:45 pm

    how would you distribute these 5?

  16. Jason X
    July 17, 2021 at 10:45 pm

    For some reason I trust this guy Joseph more than the other YouTube investors. Could it be the bow tie 🤔 the world may never know

  17. Chancellor Crappie
    July 17, 2021 at 10:45 pm

    Will vanguard draft money from your bank into ETF or do you have to manually buy them with cash from your money market? If that's the case I don't like the idea of unallocated funds sitting there until you decide to buy the ETF. I hope that makes sense.

  18. Vanessa Light
    July 17, 2021 at 10:45 pm

    I make huge profits on my investment since i started trading with Mrs Prisca elvis,her trading strategies are top notch

  19. Jesse Hernandez
    July 17, 2021 at 10:45 pm

    Just subscribed. Looking forward to wonderful info definitely have to call vanguard and get it done

  20. Golden Manuever
    July 17, 2021 at 10:45 pm

    Jack Bogle was a great guy. Along with Dalio, one of my all time favorites.

  21. Chow Chow Kenobi
    July 17, 2021 at 10:45 pm

    what about VTI, VYM 😢😭

  22. Donna Russell
    July 17, 2021 at 10:45 pm

    Hello, my question is, how are bonds taxed?

  23. david webber
    July 17, 2021 at 10:45 pm

    Sponsored video!!

  24. Angie P
    July 17, 2021 at 10:45 pm

    It's cheaper for me to go with fidelity

  25. Awash Teklehaimanot
    July 17, 2021 at 10:45 pm

    AT difficult to see the symbol letters of each ETF. The letters are small to start with and you barely mention them clearly while the other information you provide is very good

  26. Greg FOSTER
    July 17, 2021 at 10:45 pm

    ETFs are ok but Vanguard has a better selection of regular mutual that are not ETFs….if you plan on holding a vanguard mutual fund for a very long time there is nothing wrong with investing in a regular mutual fund especially through vanguard with their very low fees….ETFs are like stocks where you can jump in and out….which you definitely should not do for a long term investor…you will be on the losing side more times than not to try and time the I said vanguard has great ETFs and regular mutual funds but the regular mutual fund selection is better…

  27. Izik Ilyaguyev
    July 17, 2021 at 10:45 pm

    Another great Video!!! I would like to rollover over my retirement fund with vanguard. Would you suggest rolling over a 100k to one fund like VTSAX? Or should I structure it differently due to current market situations? Appreciate your suggestions!

  28. Polycarp Expedite
    July 17, 2021 at 10:45 pm

    You buy bonds for that what if scenario:

    Like COVID?
    Bonds folded like a lawn chair.

  29. Randall Burns
    July 17, 2021 at 10:45 pm

    I think you need to look at diversifiiciation a little differently. Many of us have substantial investments that are fixed and need diversication to complement those investments. For example : in my case I am a social security recipient with a house I live in that provides substantial rental income. However, i have a substantial exposure to a) the US real estate market b) the value of the dollar. With my portfoliio, i have emphasized the ETF VSS substantially(along with some commodity ETF's) with the hope to have an asets that is less involved with either the dollar or US real estate market.

  30. Graeme Cowan
    July 17, 2021 at 10:45 pm

    What about holding a long term bond in an increasing interest rate environment? Serious downside loss of principal, yep. Great when rates are dropping but a burn of 1% per year of duration, ouch!

  31. Ruubinnn
    July 17, 2021 at 10:45 pm

    European here. Do you have any advice for someone not able to invest directly through Vanguard?

  32. Je P
    July 17, 2021 at 10:45 pm

    Hi Joseph, Do you know where a Veteran like your self can get professional advice to get my portfolio going in the right direction? Not sure if you offer that service or not. Thank you

  33. smokeystriper
    July 17, 2021 at 10:45 pm

    What about VTI? The ETF equivalent of the Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund.

  34. Michelle Rosenfeld
    July 17, 2021 at 10:45 pm

    Would you recommend converting mutual funds on vanguard to buy etfs instead? Is it true that mutual funds are becoming the dinosaurs of investing?

  35. eddie robles
    July 17, 2021 at 10:45 pm

    thank you so much for this valuable information

  36. Cucumamacacapipi
    July 17, 2021 at 10:45 pm

    Seriously you're so f**** hot

  37. Matthew C
    July 17, 2021 at 10:45 pm

    I have VTI as my primary holding. Does this eliminate MGK and NOBL for the core example you have given in the video?

    Thank you!

  38. Louis Anthony Reyes
    July 17, 2021 at 10:45 pm

    I wanna start but only have 500 hundred can some one give me advice thanks 🙏🏻 willing to put every check a save for investment

  39. Jerry Dolinger
    July 17, 2021 at 10:45 pm

    What % allocations would you give each of these 5 etf's, in a core-satellite strategy?

  40. Joey Bowling
    July 17, 2021 at 10:45 pm

    1-VIG- Dividend appreciation fund
    2-VCLT- Bond Fund
    3-VNQ- Real estate fund
    4-VFH- Banking fund
    5-VHT- Healthcare fund

  41. leanne mccarthy
    July 17, 2021 at 10:45 pm

    What do you think of VIRI?