This ETF weights mid-caps by the dollar amount of dividends paid, instead of simply targeting the highest-yielding stocks.
A lower fee and a new benchmark have upped this total stock market ETF's appeal.
Comparing active and passive approaches to dividend investing.
Vanguard Extended Market can be used to round out a large-cap portfolio, but mind its quirks.
A look at different approaches to calculating a category's average return.
This exchange-traded fund could serve as a supporting player to boost dividend yields.
Popular dividend-oriented ETFs that tilt toward yield or dividend growth have their roots in the teachings of Ben Graham.
Mega-cap stocks may be slow-growing, but their low volatility has appeal.
Beta may be boring, but it provides the majority of funds' returns.
This fund is a one-stop shop for exposure to U.S. equities.
When looking for the lowest-cost exchange-traded product, it's important to take a holistic approach and mind the bid-ask spread.
While the S&P's "aristocrats" have a long track record of increasing dividends, this fund places more emphasis on higher-yielding and potentially riskier stocks.
Strong past performance alone doesn't justify a dedicated mid-cap fund.
Industry fee revenue at record high, even though investors pay less for funds overall.
A Morningstar study shows the average fundholder pays 15% less than five years ago.
While the Russell 2000 might be the first and most well-known small-cap stock index, it has underperformed similar indexes.
We highlight the five best funds in a crowded field.
A look at how the Morningstar Rating for funds applies to ETFs.
Passive large-cap funds won the performance battle in 2014.
When it comes to fund performance, you don't always get what you pay for.
Both iShares and Vanguard have their strongest flows ever.
While this isn’t the only ETF that tracks the S&P MidCap 400 Index, a structural advantage gives this fund an edge.
We outline some of the key criteria in constructing a passive portfolio and discuss a framework for evaluating individual funds.
Market-cap-weighted indexes can work against a contrarian value strategy.
With a simple approach to dividend investing, this fund’s performance has earned 4 stars.
The Morningstar Rating shows that the past performance of these funds has been solid.
At first blush, this fund's strategy appears complex, but it is essentially a combination of traditional factors and equal weighting.
When looking for the lowest cost exchange-traded product, it's important to take a holistic approach and mind the bid-ask spread.
This fund targets the riskiest stocks in the S&P 500 Index, but it probably won't offer better long-term returns.
Common sources of return can now explain performance that was once attributed to skill.
Low-volatility funds offer lower risk but not necessarily better returns than the market.
Surviving funds can overstate a category's performance.
We review the S&P 500 Index fund options and discuss why the market may not be as overvalued as the CAPE suggests.
There were strong flows to equity ETFs in 2013, while commodity ETFs showed their mettle.
Low costs keep Vanguard one step ahead.
This fund is an inexpensive option for rounding out a U.S.-equity portfolio.