Vanguard Russell 2000 ETF offers a well-diversified and low-turnover portfolio that is representative of the U.S. small-cap market. However, indexing this illiquid and volatile space is inherently tricky, and the fund’s index does little to mitigate turnover and the accompanying costs among its smallest holdings. This limits its Morningstar Analyst Rating to Bronze.
Will VRTIX outperform in future?
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