VTI has added over $4 billion in new asset this year, a total surpassed by only three other ETFs, including two Vanguard funds. VTI also charges just 0.05% per year, making it less expensive than 95% of competing products. Well those superlatives are sure to attract investors, the truly important fact is that VTI “is shy of a 10% average annual gain for 10 years with 8.99%, according to IBD. [Vanguard’s Rise]

The Vanguard REIT ETF (NYSEArca: VNQ), the largest U.S. industry ETF and ninth-largest ETF in the U.S. overall, has nearly doubled over the past five years. VNQ has also rebounded nicely this year after lagging the broader market in 2013, surging 18.6% as REIT ETFs have been bolstered by falling 10-year Treasury yields. Only four ETFs surpass VNQ’s nearly $3.7 billion in 2014 inflows.

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ETF Trends editorial team contributed to this post. Tom Lydon’s clients own shares of QQQ.