What’s the difference between the equivalent Vanguard mutual funds and Vanguard ETFs? I see to be getting way better results in the ETF which goes against their marketing... confused

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Maybe the fees?

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Have only held them for a few months, fees should be a fairly insignificant in the short time period although they do compound over a long time. What do you guys use and what are the pros and cons?

The results should be the same. I would check again if you are getting way better results from the etf. Which mutual fund/etf equivalents are you talking about?

Which etf and mutual fund?

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This should cover most, if not all, bases. https://investor.vanguard.com/etf/etf-vs-mutual-fund I'll add in one more: Mutual funds by their very structure have to share certain % of gains among shareholders every quarter. ETFs don't. So having mutual funds in tax advantaged accounts would be better and ETFs in taxable brokerage. Vanguard has a proprietary mutual fund model where they don't have to do this, so this point falls flat when you're talking about Vanguard funds but good to keep in mind for other funds.

I changed my response to say distributions not dividends. You are right that this should not make a difference though. I think we need the symbols to help.

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