Readers cite lower costs, lower investment minimums, access to sectors among reasons they've turned to exchange-traded funds.
Lending programs generate fees that can offset some of a fund's operating costs.
Some of our analysts' favorites pay below-average dividends but otherwise impress.
The four largest small-blend exchange-traded funds each have something to offer passive investors looking to overweight small-cap stocks.
Steady dividend-payers may be under some pressure as interest rates rise in the nearer term, but that's no reason to dump them, says Morningstar analyst Alex Bryan.
Rising interest rates may hurt dividend-paying stocks, defensive sectors, and large caps more than their counterparts.
For investors looking to build a portfolio based on rock-bottom fees, here's a list of funds and ETFs that can serve as building blocks.
This ETF offers the cheapest way to take advantage of the small-value premium.
Our Morningstar Analyst Ratings for CEFs have generated a lot of comments, but has anyone read the methodology behind the ratings?
We're pleased to announce the ETF Provider Awards and the 74 Retail and Institutional category winners for 2012.