These index funds and ETFs provide a lot of diversification at a very low cost.
IShares Russell 2000 ETF may be the most popular small-cap ETF, but the index it tracks has underperformed other small-cap indexes.
The index's popularity and concentrated turnover put it at a disadvantage to its peers.
Lending programs generate fees that can offset some of a fund's operating costs.
Readers cite lower costs, lower investment minimums, access to sectors among reasons they've turned to exchange-traded funds.
Some of our analysts' favorites pay below-average dividends but otherwise impress.
Our Morningstar Analyst Ratings for CEFs have generated a lot of comments, but has anyone read the methodology behind the ratings?
The four largest small-blend exchange-traded funds each have something to offer passive investors looking to overweight small-cap stocks.
We're pleased to announce the ETF Provider Awards and the 74 Retail and Institutional category winners for 2012.
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.