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Vanguard is looking to expand into active ETFs

  • Vanguard filed paperwork this morning with the SEC requesting permission to add active ETFs to its lineup.
  • The first active ETFs could be based on the following popular mutual funds: Vanguard Wellington (VWELX), Vanguard Explorer (VEXPX) and Vanguard Wellesley Income Fund (VWINX); the filing also included a number of muni-bond funds.
  • Active ETFs seem to an emerging trend, as a number of firms have recently filed for SEC permission to offer these funds to investors.
  • Vanguard's most popular ETFs: VTI, VWQ, VNQ, VEW, VIG, BND
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  • smurf
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    Would love to see some Vanguard munis as ETFs, especially VWAHX.
    7 Mar 2014, 04:26 PM Reply Like
  • Those Who Wait
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    Anyone doing a follow-up on this with more information?
    7 Mar 2014, 06:07 PM Reply Like
  • tradeforfuninvestor
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    As long as the expense ratios are low like its other ETF's I think they would be good in a portfolio.
    8 Mar 2014, 02:54 AM Reply Like
  • psychological-dividends
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    Hm. Interesting. Does this violate the Bogle modus operandi?
    8 Mar 2014, 01:13 PM Reply Like
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