Investors are slowly waking up to the benefits of bond ETFs.
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Taking stock of these funds and the real-world results they have produced so far.
Finding an index that scores well across these six dimensions can help investors choose among seemingly similar funds.
The case for index investing rests on the index fund's cost advantage and how representative it is of its actively managed peers, not market efficiency.
This ETF takes less credit risk than most of its peers, so it offers a lower yield, but its cost advantage gives it a durable edge.
Average fees paid by ETF investors have fallen over the last decade as low-cost options gain popularity and large flows create economies of scale.
Current circumstances are a difficult pill to swallow for many bond investors, but that is no reason to offload your ballast, writes Morningstar’s Ben Johnson.
This fund's high-quality tilt can help diversify and protect an investor's portfolio.
Traditional benchmarks have a purpose, but they are impersonal and fail to reflect the messy realities of investing.