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VTI (ETF) vs. VTSMX

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  • Avatar MPDO 
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    “its both exciting, and literally anticlimactic at the same time.”

    Haha…awesome! Thank you very much for letting me know what to expect. As nerdy as it sounds, this IS exciting!

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    CordMcNally CordMcNally 
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    The nice thing with Vanguard is that their ETFs and mutual funds have similar tax efficiency with the way they are set up. I think they have a patent on it for several more years if I remember right. Plus, with Vanguard, you can always convert your mutual fund to ETF, if needed.

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    ACN ACN 
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    Bumping an old thread.  Finally started investing in a taxable account a few months ago with $1k/month.  Therefore, I could only purchase VTI initially.  Now, I have enough funds to convert to the mutual fund if I wanted to.  Is there any reason to do so?  I’ve read the bogglehead wiki, several threads, but I still don’t know!

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    Avatar Peds 
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    Well you can’t convert etf to mf so….

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    ACN ACN 
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    Sell/exchange 🙄

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    Avatar Peds 
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    Sell/exchange 🙄

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    no. you would likely create capital gains and pay tax.

    if you dont like ETFs, just shuttle new money into MF.

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    Lordosis Lordosis 
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    I went with the mutual fund because it was easier to automate. I also rather just buy the dollar amount that I want. With vanguard the tax efficiency is the same.
    Also you can convert from mutual fund to eft but not the other way.

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