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VOO: 3 Reasons To Avoid This Fund Right Now

Aug. 02, 2022 7:51 AM ETVanguard S&P 500 ETF (VOO) ETF7 Comments
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  • The Vanguard ETF indexed to the S&P 500 faces a number of current and long-standing issues that should result in this fund underperforming for some time.
  • Inflation and a rising dollar should limit most earnings growth of the main large-cap companies making up this index fund.
  • The overall market is likely to remain range bound for some time as earnings growth flat line, so investors will likely be better off investing in specific stocks or sectors.

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You said "The overall market is likely to remain range bound for some time as earnings growth flat line, so investors will likely be better off investing in specific stocks or sectors." What are you investing in?
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@wugates I like specific companies such as Las Vegas Sands and Philip Morris International. I also like some the covered calls funds, some of which I mention in this article. XLYD and RYLD
$XYLD is up 8.23% since inception in June 2013.
$VOO is up 213% in this time frame despite this year's bear market.
The higher dividend yield of $XYLD only makes a small dent in this discrepancy.
The winner is $VOO.
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@Ocrrhacker The S&P 500 had one of its best runs in history since 2013, the past usually doesn't repeat itself. For a number of reasons I detail in this article I don't see markets being anywhere near as strong moving forward as they were the last 10 years.
@Skeptical12 That's almost too easy to assume but it aligns with your username. GLTA
Interesting data and commentary.
Hard to read on when gross factual error right out of the blocks - expense ratio wrong by over 1000%
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