Long-term Stock Index Investing: Own the Vanguard S&P 500 ETF to Track Large U.S. Companies
The Vanguard S&P 500 ETF, an exchange-traded fund (ETF) that tracks the S&P 500 Index, is a quick and easy way to own nearly 500 of the largest U.S. companies. Its trading symbol is VOO.
Because VTI includes many dividend-paying stocks, be sure to elect dividend reinvestment when you buy the ETF in your brokerage account. After that the actual dividend reinvestment process will be done automatically. Here is a chart of VOO dividends.
VOO has a very low expense ratio.
The following chart show 10-year returns for an initial $10,000 investment in VOO.