These funds' popularity has surged, but are they just a passing fad?
Smart beta, strategic beta, modern alpha, factors—whatever you call it, it's clear that the space has reached maturity.
These exchange-traded funds all provide low-cost exposure to dividend-paying stocks.
Value stocks are outperforming this year. These exchange-traded funds provide exposure at a low cost.
These stock and bond exchange-traded funds are low-cost building blocks for any portfolio.
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Is ARK Innovation ETF on the list?
It’s not an ideal investment strategy, but it has been tough to beat.
Their diversification benefits have mostly been a mirage.
These ETFs are undervalued according to their price/fair value ratios.
The world's second-largest economy has a bigger influence than ever in many investors' portfolios.
After the Fed's interest rate hike, owning quality companies that regularly return cash to shareholders remains a solid strategy.
Playing with the funds set aside for discretionary use still requires planning and discipline.
Index providers and asset managers are writing off Russia.
Now may be the time to tweak your fixed-income holdings.
And are there any Morningstar Medalists in the group?
It is always a good time to brush up on best practices.
Setting aside some play money could be a way to scratch the itch, but it comes with risks.
ETFs' structure gives them a leg up.
Income-producing ETFs are great choices for tax-deferred accounts.
The market's rocky start to the year surely has some investors thinking about adding protection to their portfolios.
Commodities can be a good hedge when inflation spikes. That said, trying to time episodes of inflation is a fool’s errand.
It was a record year for ETFs in 2021. Will 2022 be more of the same?
We like both of these newcomers far more than most of 2021's trendy new launches.
You might be seeing distributions.
There were a record number of new ETFs launched in 2021. These are our selections for the year's best and worst.
To understand your fund, get to know its underlying index.
When it comes to doing your homework on index funds, understanding index construction is indispensable.
All is not lost.
Bitcoin believers have better options.
A horrible idea, says Morningstar's Ben Johnson.
These new exchange-traded funds will invest in bitcoin futures, not bitcoin itself.
Stock-pickers have had a particularly difficult time keeping up.
The two approaches to portfolio construction are more similar than they are different.
Here's what Tyrone Ross, co-founder and CEO of Onramp Invest, thinks advisors should be considering.
ESG doesn't have to be a divisive topic.
Should you favor one or the other?
How low can fund fees go?
The market took a bearish view on ARK Innovation ETF in August.
These funds aren't flawless, but they are solid options for income seekers.
Here are the benefits and drawbacks of what may be the investing wave of the future.
It's important to understand how your fund's benchmark rebalances.
Low volatility doesn't mean no volatility, just less.
Where have investors been putting their dollars?
Two Vanguard funds recently changed their benchmarks. Ben Johnson lays out what such events mean for fundholders.
Here are four key takeaways from our latest look at thematic funds.
Thematic funds from ARK Invest and others have generated a lot of interest.
Active ETFs are not an oxymoron.
The SEC continues to sort out its regulatory concerns.
How to use our metrics to gauge how sustainable a fund is.