This ETF of South Korean firms can be used as a play on global growth.
A close look at history suggests this may not be the case.
Lessons from the world's greatest macro investor.
Despite their relatively low expected returns, bonds still provide diversification and stability.
Several traditional mutual fund firms have been pursuing partnerships with traditional ETF providers. How might this trend affect investors?
This convertible-bond ETF might offer attractive risk-adjusted return compared with traditional equity investments.
Actively managed real estate funds have struggled to earn their keep over the past decade. But is the tide turning?
Why it might be better to imitate the pros rather than rely on original research.
This ETF allows investors to diversify into international stocks while keeping risk in check.
It is unreliable at best.
A look at Van Eck's Wide Moat Focus exchange-traded fund.
Ray Dalio's five-stage model on the birth and death of empires.
We review the S&P 500 Index fund options and discuss why the market may not be as overvalued as the CAPE suggests.
There were strong flows to equity ETFs in 2013, while commodity ETFs showed their mettle.
How to avoid them.
Low costs keep Vanguard one step ahead.
Slowly and steadily, industrial demand is continuing unabated, both in the U.S. and, surprisingly, in Europe.
Morningstar's Robert Goldsborough takes a look at the 10 most successful ETPs launched this year, which include some unique ETFs as well as some "me-too" products.
Are inflation statistics manipulated?
The energy patch looks attractive from a relative valuation perspective.
As 2013 draws to a close, just a small number of ETFs are expected to make capital gains distributions.
This currency-hedged international-bond fund offers core exposure to one of the world's largest asset classes, which U.S. investors often overlook.
There are many different types of emerging-markets bonds.
Emerging-markets ETFs that employ factor investing methodologies avoid some of the drawbacks of cap-weighted approaches. Here are our top picks.
Dividend strategies may offer a lower-risk way to take advantage of the value premium.
Why it's OK to sin a little and "market-time"--provided you do it in a contrarian fashion.
Schwab U.S. Dividend Equity stands out from the crowd with its rock-bottom expense ratio and emphasis on sustainable income.
The interest-rate concerns that have left REITs in the dust this year may be overblown.
How I unlearned efficient markets folly.
Buying assets with long-term value.
Momentum strategies can work in emerging markets, but beware of execution risks.
As foreign inflows continue, frontier-markets funds may grow more volatile and more correlated to U.S. equities.
Why most back-tested performance histories are bunk, and how you can identify the ones that probably aren't.
This fund is an inexpensive option for rounding out a U.S.-equity portfolio.
Exploring the impact of acquired fund fees on small-cap exchange-traded funds and index funds.
There's much to like about this broad U.S. technology ETF--high-quality companies, stability, and even a dividend. For the sector to go higher, companies tied to mobile computing will lead the way.
A look at the exchange-traded funds expected to hold meaningful positions of the company after it begins trading this week.
PIMCO's Enhanced Short Maturity ETF has taken the top spot in the ranks of active ETFs from its sibling, PIMCO Total Return ETF, as investors have looked to reduce interest-rate risk.
They offer investors low costs and transparency, but they remain a tiny part of the ETF universe.
Although many risks remain, this European equity ETF offers investors a good way to profit if a recovery gains traction.
Impressive marketing claims and back-tests are no substitute for economic intuition.
This broad-basket commodity exchange-traded fund uses market-price signals to construct its index--with mixed results.
Near-term interest-rate risk doesn't change the core qualities that investors should look for in dividend-strategy exchange-traded funds.
The case for a low-cost momentum fund.
Equity ETFs are on track for a record year of inflows, while fixed-income ETF investors are rotating to shorter-duration funds.
On the importance of taxes in investing.
China's reform agenda for its planned economic transition will be released next month.
The Morningstar Awards recognize ETFs offering superior investor experiences.
We take a closer look at this fund's holdings, valuations, and near-term risks.