Parsing the details of index methodologies is central to understanding the processes of index funds and ETFs and informs our overall assessment of these funds' investment merit.
IShares Russell 2000 ETF may be the most popular small-cap ETF, but the index it tracks has underperformed other small-cap indexes.
These index funds and ETFs provide a lot of diversification at a very low cost.
When looking for the lowest-cost exchange-traded product, it's important to take a holistic approach and mind the bid-ask spread.
We're pleased to announce the ETF Provider Awards and the 74 Retail and Institutional category winners for 2012.
The four largest small-blend exchange-traded funds each have something to offer passive investors looking to overweight small-cap stocks.
Now with a "Core" series of ETFs, BlackRock is looking to have its cake and eat it, too.
We take a closer look at iShares' low-cost suite of portfolio building blocks to find an answer.