This well-diversified offering pairs well with the S&P 500.
State Street continues improving, but its new leadership could strengthen product development.
An updated review of process and price led to some changes in these Morningstar Analyst Ratings.
Taking the outside view can help investors better measure their odds of investing with the best.
Market-value-weighted bond ETFs will not be crushed by the large debt loads imposed by their indexes.
This cheap corporate bond ETF is an ideal pick for buy-and-hold investors.
A closer look at some of the most heralded and overlooked features of this investment wrapper.
Investors are likely best served by not putting all their factor bets in one basket.
This well-crafted exchange-traded fund takes a holistic approach to curtail volatility.
The stock market has historically been more volatile than corporate earnings, but uncertainty can justify that volatility.
A cleaner comparison of fund pricing among the largest sponsors of index mutual funds and ETFs.
This exchange-traded fund's efficient, market-cap-weighted construction and low fee put it in a strong position to outperform its small-cap peers.
Vanguard International Dividend Appreciation employs strict selection criteria to focus on high-quality stocks.
Attempting to time changes in foreign-exchange rates hurts long-term performance.
This fund protects against rising rates.
There are five important investment process questions to ask before buying a low-volatility fund.
No two dishes on this expansive menu are alike.
As they open their doors to foreign investors, Chinese capital markets are entering the next stage of their evolution.
This exchange-traded fund's modest style bets and low fee give it a good chance to succeed over the long term.
Factor investing tends to work the best among the smallest stocks.
It provides broad exposure to mid-cap dividend-paying stocks while keeping risk in check.
Pick dividend ETFs that offer a high percentage of qualified dividend income to maximize aftertax investment performance.
This is a compelling defensive equity strategy.
The case for indexing foreign stocks is still valid.
It is not as daunting as it looks.
This core aggregate-bond ETF rearranges the investment-grade universe to boost returns.
These funds are yet another example of why it's important to look beyond the label to check what is in the tin.
After a long period of relative calm in the markets, it's a good time to reassess risk.
This is one of the best choices for exposure to U.S. large-value stocks.
Strategic asset allocation across tax-sheltered and taxable accounts can help reduce taxes.
Successful dividend-focused funds find harmony between risk and yield.
It forgoes high yield to pursue stocks that can sustain the growth of their dividend payments.
Uncomplicated, low-cost strategies are a better fit for most investors.
This foreign developed-markets portfolio captures a majority of the available market cap while reducing volatility.
Investors should watch out for senior loan products' considerable liquidity risk and increasing credit risk.
This ETF captures what Bloomberg Barclays US Aggregate Bond Index misses.
Its important for investors to understand and respect what the "ET" in ETF stands for.
We have met the enemy and he is us.
It may be better to do nothing than to try to reposition for rising rates.
This ETF offers a higher yield than the Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index with similar interest-rate risk.
A one-stop holding for broadly diversified exposure to the U.S. stock market at a low price.
Stylistic differences between active and passive managers contribute to the variation in active managers’ performance, but they don’t tell the whole story.
A good process helps mitigate risk.
This fund covers the entire overseas investable market.
This fund's low-fee, turnover-conscious approach to portfolio construction, and its broad diversification, should serve investors well.
These exchange-traded funds are all worthy of consideration, but there are important differences among them that can affect their performance.
We take a vehicle- and strategy-agnostic approach to helping investors identify best-of-breed funds.
Investors have been fleeing some index funds in droves, resulting in large capital gains distributions.
The Morningstar Active/Passive Barometer establishes base rates for fund selectors.
ETFs have strategic and structural advantages that make them more tax-efficient than most mutual funds.