Are they living up to expectations?
Low volatility doesn't mean no volatility, just less.
The role of the parent index in ESG strategies.
ETFs look poised to shatter last year's flows records.
Low yields and the potential for rising inflation notwithstanding, bonds are still valuable within a diversified portfolio.
Use caution when chasing yield.
Value investing’s strong long-term track record makes a compelling argument in favor of cheap over expensive.
A pair of popular Vanguard dividend funds are getting new indexes, but their approach remains the same.
Considerations to make when assessing actively managed bond ETFs relative to their mutual fund share class compatriots.
Here are four key takeaways from our latest look at thematic funds.
The differences between active open-end funds and ETFs may look trivial at first blush but can carry important consequences.
Active ETFs are not an oxymoron.
Markets scraped forward while stock ETFs continued to haul in new money.
Pure ESG investments require trade-offs.
Know what you own.
How to use our metrics to gauge how sustainable a fund is.
Rich stock valuations don't deter exchange-traded fund investors in April.
Their yields are certainly compelling in this low-rate environment.
Is it the end of a long, dark, cold winter?
With hazards that are bigger and more numerous, these markets highlight the importance of diversification.
Meaningful differences exist even among the most seemingly similar benchmarks.
Investors continue to pour into stock ETFs, and Vanguard extends its streak atop the flows standings.
The coronavirus sell-off and subsequent rebound proved tough to navigate, especially for actively managed U.S. stock funds.
Advice for inflation protection.
There's a case to be made for these funds.
Here's a simple framework to make sense of what's available.
Investors dialed up their allocations to U.S. stock ETFs, and ARK continued to ascend the ETF ranks.
Why doing a whole lot of nothing might be the ultimate contrarian approach.
Low fees and market-representative portfolios make corporate bond ETFs a compelling option.
The approach can struggle when the market changes direction or market volatility spikes.
While meme stocks were making headlines, new money continued to pour into broadly diversified, low-cost index ETFs.
What does the dynamic nature of these markets mean for portfolio construction?
These funds strike a balance between value and quality.
It is always a good time to brush up on best practices.
Record flows, launches, and closures were among the major milestones.
These trend followers don’t make great investments.
Dividend durability, dividend growth, and a low fee are trademarks of solid dividend exchange-traded funds.
There were a record number of new ETFs launched in 2020. These are our selections for the year's best and worst.
Most avoided capital gains distributions this year.
There is a strong case for multifactor funds, but even the best can underperform for a decade.
Investors poured an estimated $81.8 billion into equity ETFs in November.
The riskiest stocks have tended to offer disappointing returns, on average.
Gold may offer some insurance against a market meltdown, but there is a cost to own it.
A closer look at the growing menu of multifactor strategies and a tool kit to sort through it.
Traditional stock and bond portfolios will likely grow purchasing power over the
long term better than instruments commonly used as inflation hedges.
This Silver-rated fund earns its stripes through its thoughtful factor pursuit and strong diversification.
This has been a seminal year for fixed-income ETFs.
Silver-rated Vanguard Total Corporate Bond ETF is a compelling option.
Is the market overvaluing growth, undervaluing innovation, or getting things right?
This actively managed ETF offers a thoughtful approach to investing in innovative companies, but it's not for the faint-of-heart.