This iShares’ ETF has appeal, but investors don't have to go much further afield to find more-compelling options.
There are broader, cheaper options than this 2000-era world-stock ETF.
If investors can get past valuations in the consumer staples sector, there are a raft of low-cost ETF options offering access to the space.
There is far more variety now, but new doesn’t necessarily mean better.
As consumer spending slows, investors should focus on companies that enjoy strong brand intangible assets or sustainable cost advantages.
Strong brands and cost advantages are key in the current global consumer spending environment.
The Gold-rated T. Rowe Price Capital Appreciation manager also discusses the fund's recent growth picks and attraction to BB-rated bonds.
Although some prominent foreign-stock funds have closed, solid choices remain available for investors looking to globalize their portfolios, says Morningstar's Russ Kinnel.
Policy and valuation factors have contributed to higher dividend yields on overseas investments, but currency exposure and withholding taxes could take a bite out of your total return, says Morningstar's Josh Peters.