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If all else is equal, an exchange-traded fund’s expense ratio is often times the deciding factor when it comes to investing. A fund’s expense ratio is the measure of the cost to run the fund. These operating expenses are taken out of the ETF’s assets, thus lowering the return for the investors. The lower the expense ratio, the lower the cost of fund ownership. Here are the 100 exchange-traded funds with the lowest expense ratios in the industry. If you’re curious, you may also wish to peruse our list of the 100 ETFs with the highest expense ratios.

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Symbol Name Expense Ratio ETFdb Category
SCHB Schwab U.S. Broad Market ETF 0.03% All Cap Equities
SCHX Schwab U.S. Large-Cap ETF 0.04% Large Cap Blend Equities
VTI Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF 0.05% All Cap Equities
VOO Vanguard S&P 500 ETF 0.05% Large Cap Blend Equities
SCHZ Schwab U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF 0.05% Total Bond Market
IVV iShares Core S&P 500 ETF 0.07% Large Cap Blend Equities
SCHG Schwab U.S. Large-Cap Growth ETF 0.07% Large Cap Growth Equities
SCHV Schwab U.S. Large-Cap Value ETF 0.07% Large Cap Value Equities
SCHP Schwab U.S. TIPS ETF 0.07% Inflation-Protected Bonds
SCHH Schwab U.S. REIT ETF 0.07% Real Estate
SCHM Schwab U.S. Mid-Cap ETF 0.07% Mid Cap Blend Equities
SCHD Schwab US Dividend Equity ETF 0.07% All Cap Equities
ITOT iShares Core S&P Total U.S. Stock Market ETF 0.07% All Cap Equities
BND Total Bond Market ETF 0.08% Total Bond Market
AGG iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF 0.08% Total Bond Market
SCHA Schwab U.S. Small-Cap ETF 0.08% Small Cap Blend Equities
SCHF Schwab International Equity ETF 0.08% Foreign Large Cap Equities
SCHO Schwab Short-Term U.S. Treasury ETF 0.08% Government Bonds
BNDS SPDR Barclays Aggregate Bond ETF 0.08% Total Bond Market
VEA Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF 0.09% Foreign Large Cap Equities
VV Vanguard Large-Cap ETF 0.09% Large Cap Blend Equities
VUG Vanguard Growth ETF 0.09% Large Cap Growth Equities
VTV Vanguard Value ETF 0.09% Large Cap Value Equities
VO Vanguard Mid-Cap ETF 0.09% Mid Cap Blend Equities
VOT Vanguard Mid-Cap Growth ETF 0.09% Mid Cap Growth Equities
VOE Vanguard Mid-Cap Value ETF 0.09% Mid Cap Value Equities
VB Vanguard Small-Cap ETF 0.09% Small Cap Blend Equities
VBK Vanguard Small-Cap Growth ETF 0.09% Small Cap Growth Equities
VBR Vanguard Small-Cap Value ETF 0.09% Small Cap Value Equities
SCHR Schwab Intermediate-Term U.S. Treasury ETF 0.09% Government Bonds
IUSG iShares Core U.S. Growth ETF 0.09% Large Cap Growth Equities
IUSV iShares Core U.S. Value ETF 0.09% Large Cap Value Equities
GSLC Goldman Sachs ActiveBeta U.S. Large Cap Equity ETF 0.09% Large Cap Blend Equities
SPY SPDR S&P 500 ETF 0.09% Large Cap Blend Equities
ITE SPDR Barclays Intermediate Term Treasury ETF 0.10% Government Bonds
BIV Intermediate-Term Bond ETF 0.10% Total Bond Market
VIG Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF 0.10% Large Cap Value Equities
VYM Vanguard High Dividend Yield ETF 0.10% Large Cap Value Equities
TLO SPDR Barclays Long Term Treasury ETF 0.10% Government Bonds
BLV Long-Term Bond ETF 0.10% Total Bond Market
VXF Vanguard Extended Market ETF 0.10% Mid Cap Blend Equities
BSV Short-Term Bond ETF 0.10% Total Bond Market
STIP iShares 0-5 Year TIPS Bond ETF 0.10% Inflation-Protected Bonds
SST SPDR Barclays Capital Short Term Treasury ETF 0.10% Government Bonds
VTIP Vanguard Short-Term Inflation-Protected Securities ETF 0.10% Inflation-Protected Bonds
IBCB iBonds Mar 2016 Corporate ex-Financials ETF 0.10% Corporate Bonds
IBCC iBonds Mar 2018 Term Corporate ex-Financials ETF 0.10% Corporate Bonds
IBCD iBonds Mar 2020 Term Corporate ex-Financials ETF 0.10% Corporate Bonds
IBCE iBonds Mar 2023 Term Corporate ex-Financials ETF 0.10% Corporate Bonds
IBDA iBonds Mar 2016 Corporate ETF 0.10% Corporate Bonds
IBDB iBonds Mar 2018 Term Corporate ETF 0.10% Corporate Bonds
IBDC iBonds Mar 2020 Term Corporate ETF 0.10% Corporate Bonds
IBDD iBonds Mar 2023 Term Corporate ETF 0.10% Corporate Bonds
IBDH iBonds Dec 2018 Term Corporate ETF 0.10% Corporate Bonds
IBDF iBonds Dec 2016 Term Corporate ETF 0.10% Corporate Bonds
DHVW Diamond Hill Valuation-Weighted 500 index ETF 0.10% Large Cap Blend Equities
IBDQ iBonds Dec 2025 Term Corporate ETF 0.10% Corporate Bonds
IBDP iBonds Dec 2024 Term Corporate ETF 0.10% Corporate Bonds
IBDO iBonds Dec 2023 Term Corporate ETF 0.10% Corporate Bonds
IBDN iBonds Dec 2022 Term Corporate ETF 0.10% Corporate Bonds
IBDM iBonds Dec 2021 Term Corporate ETF 0.10% Corporate Bonds
IBDK iBonds Dec 2019 Term Corporate ETF 0.10% Corporate Bonds
IBDJ iBonds Dec 2017 Term Corporate ETF 0.10% Corporate Bonds
FIEG DB FI Enhanced Global High Yield ETN 0.10% Leveraged Equities
IBDL iBonds Dec 2020 Corporate ETF 0.10% National Munis
MGC Vanguard Mega Cap ETF 0.11% Large Cap Blend Equities
MGK Vanguard Mega Cap Growth ETF 0.11% Large Cap Growth Equities
MGV Vanguard Mega Cap Value ETF 0.11% Large Cap Value Equities
RSCO SPDR Russell Small Cap Completeness ETF 0.11% Small Cap Growth Equities
ONEK SPDR Russell 1000 ETF 0.11% Large Cap Blend Equities
THRK SPDR Russell 3000 0.11% All Cap Equities
VOX Vanguard Telecommunication Services ETF 0.12% Communications Equities
VGK Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF 0.12% Europe Equities
VFH Vanguard Financials ETF 0.12% Financials Equities
VHT Vanguard Health Care ETF 0.12% Health & Biotech Equities
ITR SPDR Barclays Intermediate Term Corporate Bond ETF 0.12% Corporate Bonds
VPL Vanguard FTSE Pacific ETF 0.12% Asia Pacific Equities
EDV Vanguard Extended Duration Treasury ETF 0.12% Government Bonds
LWC SPDR Barclays Capital Long Term Corporate Bond ETF 0.12% Corporate Bonds
VDC Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF 0.12% Consumer Staples Equities
VCR Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF 0.12% Consumer Discretionary Equities
VIS Vanguard Industrials ETF 0.12% Industrials Equities
VDE Vanguard Energy ETF 0.12% Energy Equities
VAW Vanguard Materials ETF 0.12% Materials
VNQ Vanguard REIT ETF 0.12% Real Estate
VPU Vanguard Utilities ETF 0.12% Utilities Equities
VGSH Vanguard Short-Term Government Bond ETF 0.12% Government Bonds
VGIT Vanguard Intermediate-Term Government Bond ETF 0.12% Government Bonds
VGLT Vanguard Long-Term Government Bond ETF 0.12% Government Bonds
VCSH Vanguard Short-Term Corporate Bond ETF 0.12% Corporate Bonds
VCIT Vanguard Intermediate-Term Corporate Bond ETF 0.12% Corporate Bonds
VCLT Vanguard Long-Term Corporate Bond ETF 0.12% Corporate Bonds
VMBS Vanguard Mortgage-Backed Securities ETF 0.12% Mortgage Backed Securities
SCPB SPDR Barclays Capital Short Term Corporate Bond ETF 0.12% Corporate Bonds
VONE Vanguard Russell 1000 ETF 0.12% Large Cap Blend Equities
VONV Vanguard Russell 1000 Value ETF 0.12% Large Cap Value Equities
VONG Vanguard Russell 1000 Growth ETF 0.12% Large Cap Growth Equities
HDV iShares Core High Dividend ETF 0.12% Large Cap Value Equities
IEFA iShares Core MSCI EAFE ETF 0.12% Foreign Large Cap Equities
ILTB iShares Core 10+ Year USD Bond ETF 0.12% Total Bond Market

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