There are broader, cheaper options than this 2000-era world-stock ETF.
There is far more variety now, but new doesn’t necessarily mean better.
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.
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.
Readers say diversification and exposure to good companies call for looking beyond the U.S.
The merged Kraft-Heinz will enjoy a solid brand mix and a bigger scale advantage.
And they do so without more risk, relative to international large-cap funds.
The deal, which would make Kraft-Heinz the third-largest food and beverage firm in North America, stands to enhance Kraft's narrow moat, writes Morningstar's Erin Lash.
Funds for the cautious investor.