Vanguard Total International Stock ETF is an outstanding core foreign-stock fund.
Diversification has advantages for low-volatility strategies.
This fund boosts yield by upping credit risk relative to the Aggregate Index.
This practice has come into sharper focus as index funds’ and ETFs' fees have fallen.
ETFs' tax-efficient structure and generally lower turnover have helped the funds avoid the large capital gains distributions experienced by open-end funds this year.
Broad exposure to the short-term U.S. investment-grade corporate-bond market at a low cost.
This ETF delivers a high yield, while screening out the most-volatile dividend-payers.
The more concentrated a portfolio is, the greater the risk of missing out on the market's biggest winners and underperforming.
This cheap foreign-stock fund effectively cuts back on risk.
Low-volatility strategies have different intended outcomes compared with value and profitability.
Investors would benefit from greater clarity and consistency in exchange-traded product labeling.
This fund is a great option for investors seeking exposure to intermediate-term corporate bonds.
A mid-blend equity fund hiding in the large-blend category.
Should investors consider fundamentally weighted strategies?
This exchange-traded fund effectively diversifies risk by targeting stocks with low correlations.
There's more than meets the eye when assessing bond funds' performance.
Developed-market indexes are less concentrated than they were 30 years ago.
Currency hedging comes with some trade-offs.
Political drama in Southern Europe has gotten markets unnerved once again.
What many perceive as bugs in cap-weighting are actually a feature.
This low-cost fund uses profitability scoring to target high-quality dividend stocks.
Seemingly small differences in index methodology can drive outsize investment performance outcomes.
This cheap ETF harnesses the market's collective wisdom.
Alex Bryan offers a framework for evaluating strategic-beta bond funds.
This solid value strategy can make some risky bets.
Not all value strategies are created equal.
Morningstar's price/fair value ratio for ETFs is a useful starting point for bargain-hunters.
Bonds' diversification potential occupies a spectrum from great to lousy.
This exchange-traded fund rebalances into stocks as they become cheaper relative to their fundamentals.
Six important questions investors should ask before buying a multifactor fund.
This well-diversified offering pairs well with the S&P 500.
State Street continues improving, but its new leadership could strengthen product development.
An updated review of process and price led to some changes in these Morningstar Analyst Ratings.
Taking the outside view can help investors better measure their odds of investing with the best.
Market-value-weighted bond ETFs will not be crushed by the large debt loads imposed by their indexes.
This cheap corporate bond ETF is an ideal pick for buy-and-hold investors.
A closer look at some of the most heralded and overlooked features of this investment wrapper.
Investors are likely best served by not putting all their factor bets in one basket.
This well-crafted exchange-traded fund takes a holistic approach to curtail volatility.
The stock market has historically been more volatile than corporate earnings, but uncertainty can justify that volatility.
A cleaner comparison of fund pricing among the largest sponsors of index mutual funds and ETFs.
This exchange-traded fund's efficient, market-cap-weighted construction and low fee put it in a strong position to outperform its small-cap peers.
Vanguard International Dividend Appreciation employs strict selection criteria to focus on high-quality stocks.
Attempting to time changes in foreign-exchange rates hurts long-term performance.
This fund protects against rising rates.
There are five important investment process questions to ask before buying a low-volatility fund.
No two dishes on this expansive menu are alike.
As they open their doors to foreign investors, Chinese capital markets are entering the next stage of their evolution.
This exchange-traded fund's modest style bets and low fee give it a good chance to succeed over the long term.
Factor investing tends to work the best among the smallest stocks.