Doing so doesn’t wittingly expose investors to excessive risks.
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U.S. ETFs endure their first month of outflows since 2019 as stocks and bonds both retreat.
It’s not an ideal investment strategy, but it has been tough to beat.
And no, it’s not 80/20.
Their diversification benefits have mostly been a mirage.
Keep your portfolio afloat during interest rate hikes.
U.S. stocks found their footing, bonds backpedaled, and commodities ETFs continued to cruise in March.
There’s more to consider.
Investors should think twice before chasing the next hot theme.
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.
With hazards that are bigger and more numerous, these markets highlight the importance of diversification.
Index providers and asset managers are writing off Russia.
Exchange-traded funds hauled in $69.5 billion in a turbulent February.
Less than half of active funds delivered for investors last year, new Morningstar research shows.
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.
A record number of active ETFs were launched in 2021.
Tepid ETF flows accompanied turbulent markets in January.
Direct commodity ETFs are a more attractive way to get exposure.
The ETF wrapper doesn't provide the same tax advantage for bonds as it does for most stocks. Here's why.
Commodities can be a good hedge when inflation spikes. That said, trying to time episodes of inflation is a fool’s errand.
Every little bit helps.
2021 was a year of milestones for exchange-traded funds.
A continued streak of low taxable capital gains distributions, along with a few important reminders.
Use caution when chasing yield.
The premium for inflation insurance may exceed the risk of inflation itself.
There's much more to these funds than meets the eye.
ETFs hauled in $73.1 billion of fresh inflows despite markets' sour end to November.
There were a record number of new ETFs launched in 2021. These are our selections for the year's best and worst.
A primer on the Chinese bond market and the ETFs offering exposure to it.
They've always lurked beneath the surface.
A look at how ESG integration interacts with style biases.
When it comes to doing your homework on index funds, understanding index construction is indispensable.
ETFs continued to drum up flows as investors kept an eye toward inflation last month.
Bitcoin believers have better options.
Stock-pickers have had a particularly difficult time keeping up.
Mind the tax consequences.
A non-clickbait look into a few clickbait tickers.
A turbulent month in the markets doesn't throw ETF investors off course.
The two approaches to portfolio construction are more similar than they are different.
ESG doesn't have to be a divisive topic.
Strategic-beta corporate-bond ETFs may outperform, but investors should proceed with caution.
We take a closer look at balancing dividend durability and yield.
Plain-vanilla, broadly diversified index funds continued to attract healthy flows last month.
These funds bet against the broad market with varying degrees of conviction.
Our research shows the average expense ratio for investors has fallen by more than half since 2000.