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.
These funds aren't flawless, but they are solid options for income seekers.
Assessing the myriad ways that bond ETFs incorporate ESG factors.
We take a holdings-level look at these gold-rated funds.
ETF flows cruise past the 2020 record just seven months into the year.
Are they living up to expectations?
Low volatility doesn't mean no volatility, just less.
The role of the parent index in ESG strategies.
ETFs look poised to shatter last year's flows records.
Low yields and the potential for rising inflation notwithstanding, bonds are still valuable within a diversified portfolio.
Use caution when chasing yield.
Value investing’s strong long-term track record makes a compelling argument in favor of cheap over expensive.
A pair of popular Vanguard dividend funds are getting new indexes, but their approach remains the same.
Considerations to make when assessing actively managed bond ETFs relative to their mutual fund share class compatriots.
Here are four key takeaways from our latest look at thematic funds.
The differences between active open-end funds and ETFs may look trivial at first blush but can carry important consequences.
Active ETFs are not an oxymoron.
Markets scraped forward while stock ETFs continued to haul in new money.
Pure ESG investments require trade-offs.
Know what you own.
How to use our metrics to gauge how sustainable a fund is.
Rich stock valuations don't deter exchange-traded fund investors in April.
Their yields are certainly compelling in this low-rate environment.
Is it the end of a long, dark, cold winter?
With hazards that are bigger and more numerous, these markets highlight the importance of diversification.
Meaningful differences exist even among the most seemingly similar benchmarks.
Investors continue to pour into stock ETFs, and Vanguard extends its streak atop the flows standings.
The coronavirus sell-off and subsequent rebound proved tough to navigate, especially for actively managed U.S. stock funds.
Advice for inflation protection.
There's a case to be made for these funds.
Here's a simple framework to make sense of what's available.
Investors dialed up their allocations to U.S. stock ETFs, and ARK continued to ascend the ETF ranks.
Why doing a whole lot of nothing might be the ultimate contrarian approach.
Low fees and market-representative portfolios make corporate bond ETFs a compelling option.
The approach can struggle when the market changes direction or market volatility spikes.
While meme stocks were making headlines, new money continued to pour into broadly diversified, low-cost index ETFs.
What does the dynamic nature of these markets mean for portfolio construction?
These funds strike a balance between value and quality.
It is always a good time to brush up on best practices.
Record flows, launches, and closures were among the major milestones.
These trend followers don’t make great investments.
Dividend durability, dividend growth, and a low fee are trademarks of solid dividend exchange-traded funds.
There were a record number of new ETFs launched in 2020. These are our selections for the year's best and worst.
Most avoided capital gains distributions this year.
There is a strong case for multifactor funds, but even the best can underperform for a decade.
Investors poured an estimated $81.8 billion into equity ETFs in November.