One size does not fit all when it comes to where index providers draw the lines to segment the U.S. equity market by market capitalization.
This fund targets profitable firms with a long history of raising dividend payments.
How will the proposed 2018 Global Industry Classification Standard changes affect your sector-focused ETFs?
Morningstar research finds that fund sponsors that align their economic interest with the fundholders' have offered better results.
Will Taraporevala pick up where O’Hanley left off?
Schwab US Mid-Cap ETF accurately represents the U.S. mid-cap equity market and is among the cheapest available.
What to look for in passive parents.
Recent returns on VIX-tracking exchange-traded products may be enticing, but their risks are substantial.
This fund manages to target high-yielding stocks while maintaining broad diversification.
Kal Ghayur of Goldman Sachs Asset Management explains the benefits and construction methods of multifactor funds.
Joe Davis of Vanguard says technology will cause a period of disruption, but most jobs won't be automated away.
Andrew Ang, head of factor strategies at BlackRock, says factors like value which are rooted in market structure and behavior bias will be there for decades to come.
Morningstar analysts discuss three highly rated exchange-traded funds that could form the backbone of a portfolio.
This fund offers complete exposure to the U.S. stock market at a low price.
Putting too much emphasis on dividend yield can harm the total return of your equity income investment.
Market-cap-weighted indexes' greatest strength is arguably also their biggest weakness.
This fund’s weighting approach skews it toward the larger and more profitable dividend-payers.
Should investors consider fundamentally weighted strategies?
This exchange-traded fund offers profitable dividend-paying stocks with durable competitive advantages at a low fee.
Investors can use option-writing funds to take advantage of the volatility risk premium and to diversify their equity portfolio risk.
Vanguard Dividend Appreciation, Vanguard High Dividend Yield, and Schwab Equity Dividend are all fine--but different--passive choices.
Consider this low-cost exchange-traded fund to round out a large-cap equity holding.
Integration versus isolation: Weighing the benefits of these two factor combination methods.
Bronze-rated FlexShares Quality Dividend is off to a strong start, but we'd like to see how it performs during a market downturn.
WisdomTree MidCap Earnings' rebalancing approach should keep its valuation in check.
Even concentrated funds can be diversified.
Bronze-rated WisdomTree MidCap Earnings ETF's tilt toward cheaper stocks should give it an edge over the long run.
Industry tilts appear to pay off for momentum but are not integral to the success of value and low-volatility strategies.
IShares Edge MSCI Multifactor USA ETF sacrifices a transparent portfolio construction process in order to offer higher factor exposure.
Several fund companies have submitted proposals with the SEC to launch actively managed ETPs that skirt daily portfolio transparency.
Access, cost savings, and tax efficiency may be enticing, but there are hurdles to active exchange-traded products taking off.
This international fund bets on valuation mean reversions by severing the link between a stock's price and its portfolio weight.
The strengthening dollar in 2016 means that currency hedging is once again the tax villain for ETF investors.
This small-cap dividend-oriented fund's thoughtful index construction sets it apart from its peers.
A closer look at one of the fastest-growing ETF providers.
Despite their popularity, the average dividend-focused fund isn’t trading at a premium relative to the broad market.