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The Cheapest ETFs for Most Popular Indexes

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The three most widely followed US stock indexes—S&P 500, Dow and Nasdaq—are tracked by many ETFs and mutual funds.

The S&P 500 represents approximately 80% of the US stock market. It is a market cap weighted index of 500 leading US companies. Microsoft (MSFT), Apple (AAPL - Free Report) and Amazon (AMZN) are its top holdings.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average is a price-weighted measure of 30 US blue-chip companies selected by the editors of the Wall Street Journal.

Boeing (BA) and Home Depot (HD) are its top holdings. Google-Alphabet (GOOGL) and Amazon (AMZN) are not included in the index because their prices are too high and they will change the index too much.

Nasdaq 100 is a large-cap growth index. It holds 100 largest non-financial companies listed on the Nasdaq exchange. Microsoft, Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Alphabet are its top holdings.

To learn more about the Vanguard S&P 500 ETF (VOO), SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (DIA) and Invesco QQQ (QQQ), please watch the short video above.

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