Morningstar ETF Invest Conference panelists discuss the similarities, differences, and appeal of these two strategies in today's low-growth, low-return, and high-volatility market.
Economic sensitivity and uncertainties have created a growth-challenged environment, but large-cap firms could be fishing for mid-cap names to stimulate growth, says Fidelity's John Roth.
Investors' real-return expectations are too high for foreign stocks and too low for U.S. stocks, especially for small- and mid-cap names, says Richard Bernstein, CEO of Richard Bernstein Advisors.
Investors should keep tabs on a few key indicators as Vanguard switches the benchmarks for 22 of its index funds.
Cyclical and economic concerns have hampered the tech sector but are also creating potential buying opportunities in large- and mid-cap names, according to Morningstar's Grady Burkett.
Whether you are looking for core foreign exposure or making a tactical bet, ETFs can be a good choice for international-stock investors, says Morningstar's Patty Oey.
Artisan's Scott Satterwhite, James Kieffer, and George Sertl, Morningstar's 2011 Domestic-Stock Managers of the Year, explain why they see the best risk/reward trade-off in large, high-quality companies.
Active ETFs may hold a tax advantage, but lack of 401(k) availability and the need to publish daily holdings have held back their growth versus their open-end brethren.
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