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ETF Battles: Growth Stocks vs. S&P 500? It's Vanguard vs. State Street. Which Is The Better Choice For Stock Market Investors?

In this matchup, it's VOO vs. SPYG. How does the S&P 500 measure up against large-cap growth?

Note: If you're a frequent follower or reader of this site, you know that I often post ETF Guide's "ETF Battles" web series episodes. They've always included a roster of high level judges to assess and measure the ETFs featured, which is why I was excited to be invited to participate in ETF Battles as a judge!

If you've ever wondered what I sound like in person, here's your chance! My thanks to Ron and ETF Guide for feeling that I'm qualified to appear on their show!

And there will be more to come soon in the future!


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ETF Guide founder, Ron DeLegge, explains that in a typical "battle", "each fund is judged against the other in key categories like cost, exposure strategy, performance and a mystery category."

Two industry experts are brought in to debate the ETFs and eventually declare a winner.

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Be sure to check out links to both ETF Guide and the judges down below! Enjoy the battle!

In this episode of ETF Battles, Ron DeLegge @ETFguide referees an audience requested showdown between stock market ETFs from State Street Global Advisors and Vanguard. It's the SPDR Portfolio S&P 500 Growth ETF (SPYG) vs. the Vanguard S&P 500 ETF (VOO). Which stock market ETF is the better choice for stock market investors?

Program judges David Kreinces and David Dierking from examine this audience requested ETF matchup.

Each ETF is judged against the other in key categories like cost, exposure strategy, performance and a mystery category. Find out who wins the battle!


ETF Battles is sponsored by: Direxion Daily Leveraged & Inverse ETFs. Know the risks. Proceed Boldly.




0:00 Show starts here 

1:18 Big announcement 

1:40 ETF Battle matchups 

2:14 Judges introduced 

2:30 Battle categories introduced 

3:16 ETF Cost comparison 

4:20 Exposure strategy analysis 

6:35 ETF Performance comparison 

8:55 Mystery category analysis 

10:50 Judges recap their ETF winner 

12:41 Final ETF Battle scorecard 

14:00 Visit our viewer resources section 

14:24 Which ETF Battles do you wanna see? 

14:38 Show conclusion 


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