A closer look at the merits of common arguments against index investing.
This strategy effectively targets firms that should have the capacity to raise their dividends in the future.
Developed-markets indexes are less concentrated than they were 30 years ago.
But broad-market index funds are still great investments.
How we separate the wheat from the chaff in this field.
As fears of rising rates abate, investors have been edging further out on the yield curve.
Owning quality companies that regularly return cash to shareholders is a solid strategy for all rate environments.
This ETF takes a novel approach to diversification.
These ETFs seek to provide safer exposure to the high-yield bond market.
Yield is just part of the equation.
This dividend strategy mitigates risk and offers above-market yields.
Foreign stocks have an important role to play.
This high-yield bond ETF takes less risk than most of its peers.
Diversification and a low fee improve its appeal.
Foreign governments aren't always on your side.
ETFs have brought a new level of transparency and order to bond markets which should benefit all fixed-income investors.
You might be better-diversified than you think.
Risk is not currently paying off--might as well be safe with Vanguard Short-Term Treasury ETF.
These ETFs protect against inflation and the potential for loss of principal.
Mid-cap stocks warrant more attention than they currently garner.
Large- and small-cap companies are only part of the equation.
These ETFs have potential to deliver attractive performance over the long term.
Concerns over the valuations of this fund's holdings are overblown.
Not all dividend strategies are the same.
Stable companies are only part of the equation.
Are these new ETP formats a better mousetrap? Or a solution in search of a problem?
We are now able to offer valuation insights on an even wider spectrum of global stock markets.
This portfolio targets stocks of all sizes with attractive value, momentum, and quality characteristics.
A closer look at three approaches to boost income without loading up on the riskiest areas of the market.
Trim risk while staying diversified.
They're just stocks that look a little different.
While the firm's fee is compelling, indexing isn't as appealing a proposition in the high-yield space.
ETFs' structure makes them more tax-efficient than their mutual fund counterparts.
This high-yield bond ETF uses forward-looking market information to keep risk in check.
Liquid alternatives can diversify risk, but most do little to improve traditional portfolios.
Diversification and low fees are a compelling combination.
Bigger yields require patience.
A compelling option for exposure to a narrow segment of the fixed-income market.
The menu of dividend ETFs features something for every palate.
Small-cap index investing works, just don't do it with the Russell 2000.
Quality and value investment strategies often introduce ancillary sector bets, but it is probably prudent to constrain them.
Growth leans toward quality.
Don't overthink it.
A low fee and broad diversification make this fund a top choice.
When selecting dividend ETFs, investors should look beyond funds' current yield.
This strategy aggressively pursues value and momentum stocks, while attempting to cut downside risk.
Bad performance tends to cluster.
Vanguard International High Dividend Yield ETF's ability to control risk is a big appeal.
The advantage is marginal.
Many of the historical arguments for favoring one's home market no longer hold water.