If you are looking for a domestic stock portfolio that spans multiple capitalization sizes, there are a number of choices. Many advisors go with one of the low-cost leaders -- say, the Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF (VTI), with an expense ratio of 0.05%; Schwab U.S. Broad Market ETF (SCHB), which costs 0.04%; or iShares Core S&P Total U.S. Stock Market ETF (ITOT), at 0.07%.

All three are based on capitalization-weighted indexes: the CRSP U.S. Total Market Index, the Dow Jones U.S. Broad Stock Market Index, and the S&P 1500 Index, respectively.

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