Total return and risk-adjusted performance both support the view that mutual funds , closed - end funds, and exchange - traded funds are not created equal.
Investors have been putting money back into bond funds as interest rates have unexpectedly dropped this year.
Prudential Investments launches Prudential Jennison Emerging Markets Equity Fund
UPDATE: 4 trends shaping how investors use ETFs
We take a look at a tactical closed - end fund investing strategy.
ETFs can offer better tax efficiency, but mainly in the domestic-equity realm.
There are more options than ever for investing in line with religious beliefs, writes Morningstar senior fund analyst David Kathman.
As Fed policy tightens over the short term, investors will have to actively manage interest rate exposure while looking ahead to a 'new neutral' in the next three to five years, says PIMCO's Jerome Schneider.
Plus, an updated expense ratio for Silver-rated FMI Focus Fund, a new emerging-markets value offering from American Century, PIMCO hires a new equity boss from Schroders, and more.
In-kind redemptions give ETFs an edge in tax efficiency, but other factors are bigger when comparing them with mutual funds .