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XUS is 2.84 as of 18 Mar 2020
VFV is 1.56 as of 29 Feb 2020


https://www.blackrock.com/ca/individual/en/products/251422/ishares-sp-500-index-etf
https://www.vanguardcanada.ca/advisors/products/en/detail/etf/9563/equity

Why the difference with XUS in yield?


On another note, seems XUS has a US ETF within (IVV) + again the same individual stocks, while VFV has all individual US stocks only. Which one would make it more tax efficient? (non-registered or TFSA)

MER is lower for VFV by 0.02, so technically if they track the same index, wouldn't VFV return be higher?

I looked at ZSP too, but it seems to be completely identical to VFV, except MER is 0.01% higher

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So then really, even XAW is not a good option as that contains US ETF wraps. (is what I have)

So I should get XUU + ZSP/VFV instead? It seems VFV hold individual stocks directly, while in the past if I'm not mistaken, VFV contained wraps, like XUS.

And VFV is 0.01% lower MER than ZSP, so XUU+VFV?

Bottom line, from all Canadian ETF's available (traded on TSX), which is the best in terms of MER/Taxation for S&P500 and rest of the world (held in margin/TFSA account)

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I would go w VFV if low MER is the key. Then VDU for the rest of the world ( they both hold stocks I think)

BMO low vol US ZLU is good too for a little better diversification but MER is .34. ZLU and Intl ZLD are a good combo
 
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