Vanguard principal and ETF strategist Joel Dickson responds to worries that increased passive investing has led to more market volatility and that ETFs cause investors to gamble with their portfolios.
As the fiduciary standard expands, ETF managed portfolios will continue to look increasingly attractive to registered investment advisors seeking to outsource investment management, says Morningstar's Andy Gogerty.
As economic concerns weighed, taxable-bond funds were the strongest asset gainers in May, but their inflows were only about half what they were the prior month, says Morningstar's Kevin McDevitt.
ETFInvestor editor Sam Lee says Fed-taper fears have forced several closed-end funds to trade at discounts compared with ETFs or mutual funds of similar strategies.
Sometimes seen as a tool for day-traders, exchange-traded funds are well-suited to the needs of the buy-and-hold set, as well.
Less in fees means more remains in your account, but don't overlook outperforming managed funds.
Sector and region ETFs are particularly prone to relying heavily on a handful of stocks.
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