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VIPER Expenses Fall Sharply as Three New ETFs Launch

Many VIPERs now look like the cheapest options in their categories.

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Vanguard is applying more price pressure in the exchange-traded fund marketplace.

The Valley Forge, Pa.-based fund family on Wednesday said it is launching three new international ETFs. The ETFs all track MSCI indexes and will begin trading on the American Stock Exchange 9:30 a.m. March 10, 2005. Notably, the new offerings will have expense ratios significantly lower than their competitors'. The firm also said the growth of its ETF family has driven the expense ratios of several of its existing VIPER shares lower.

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