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.
Highly skilled players, fierce competition, and split spoils.
This fund finds small-cap U.S. dividend-payers while maintaining broad diversification.
Increase your odds of investing success by managing the risk of your behavioral biases.
There are other variables at work.
A recent Morningstar study found that high-conviction managers haven't outperformed their better-diversified counterparts.
Diversification potential comes with some risk.
Attempting to time changes in foreign-exchange rates hurts long-term performance.
Small caps can play a bit part in a diversified portfolio.
There is no avoiding risk, so investors must understand the risks they take and learn how to harness them to their benefit.
This exchange-traded fund targets high-quality stocks that can sustain or grow their dividend payments.
One size does not fit all when it comes to how index providers segment the U.S. equity market.
Changes in market volatility may be helpful for timing exposure to momentum and low-volatility funds.
It's hard to succeed with tactical bets, but simple momentum and contrarian strategies show some promise for tactical allocation.
Capturing the evolving composition of the emerging-markets universe.
The composition of emerging markets continues to evolve.
These eight investment principles can help you focus on what's most important.
Value isn't dead, it's just been dormant.
A one-stop holding for exposure to the U.S. stock market.
These funds haven't met performance expectations and are difficult to use in a broader portfolio.
This ETF uses offensive and defensive momentum signals for tactical asset allocation.
Set an appropriate asset allocation, build it with strong core funds, and stick with them for the long haul.
Silver-rated Schwab Short-Term U.S. Treasury ETF provides low-cost exposure to high-quality, shorter-maturity bonds.
Some investment strategies are overhyped.
As fees get squeezed, investors should refocus on the other costs they might be incurring.
ETFs are generally priced efficiently, but it's important that investors look before they leap.
Bronze-rated iShares US Treasury Bond is a low-cost way to get exposure to U.S. Treasuries across the yield curve.
Knowing why you're investing is the first step.
While share buybacks have a lot going for them, they aren't necessarily predictive of future performance.
Key takeaways from Daniel Kahneman's book, "Thinking Fast and Slow."
Portfolio managers have stepped up their game.
Outstanding tracking error and low ownership costs make this fund a compelling option.
Fees are just part of the equation.
Buying good companies is a sensible strategy—assuming the price is right.
This multifactor ETF sacrifices transparent portfolio construction for deeper factor tilts.
The case for funds that rotate their factor exposures is strong, but for now investors may be served with a static allocation.
These factor strategies aren't groundbreaking, but they offer some incremental advantages over their peers.
It's hard to beat the market, but that's not necessary for investment success.
This is one of the broadest and cheapest funds in its Morningstar Category.
Some strategies don't benefit from a cap-weighted approach.
Indexes have evolved from measures to targets to a new form of active management.
These new funds aim to deliver value exposure without the value traps.
It's important for investors to understand and respect what the "ET" in ETF stands for.
When market volatility ticks up, investors may be best served by tuning out.
Invesco S&P 500 Quality ETF should shine in tough market environments.
There's some evidence that factor timing might yield a small benefit, but it's far from conclusive.