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3 Facts About the Best-Known S&P 500 Fund

Gold-rated Vanguard S&P 500 hasn’t distributed a capital gain since inception, has used securities lending to generate additional income, and uses derivatives to keep pace with the benchmark.

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Vanguard S&P 500 is a compelling option for exposure to U.S. large-cap stocks. This fund gains a leg up over most of its category peers by efficiently tracking a broadly diversified and representative benchmark at a low cost. It earns a Morningstar Analyst Rating of Gold.

Adam McCullough has a position in the following securities mentioned above: AMZN, AAPL. Find out about Morningstar’s editorial policies.