The results haven't matched the hype for objectives-based funds.
Funds investing in Treasuries and long-duration bonds were winners, high-yield was mixed, and foreign-currency exposure hurt as the dollar gained.
A couple mulls lifestyle changes while also keeping an eye on a portfolio's future growth.
Larger asset bases could curtail flexibility.
These intermediate-term offerings have consistently outperformed the Barclays Index, in some cases by taking a different approach.
Cost-conscious investors can use ETFs to implement themes similar to those of smart, well-respected active mutual fund managers.
The bond giant is ready to launch three short-term and two municipal-bond ETFs.
Plus, Fidelity launches distinctive muni funds, PIMCO cuts fees, and more.
Plus, Ameriprise wins fee battle, Franklin Templeton prevails in market-timing case, and more.