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Support your strategy and portfolio by knowing when to invest in exchange-traded funds (ETFs), index funds, and actively managed mutual funds.
Is the relentless run-up in growth stocks coming to an end?
Smart beta strategies are proliferating, but do you really understand the difference between the various smart beta options?
Despite the rise of index funds, actively managed funds may still make sense for a lot of investors.
For more than 25 years, the Schwab 1000 Index® has captured the growth of America’s largest stocks, placing Schwab at the forefront of indexing.
Increasingly popular equity REITs can yield substantial dividends—but carry special risks.
While actively managed mutual funds typically charge higher fees than index funds, they may offer worthwhile benefits—but not if they’re “closet indexing.”
Why it may not be worth worrying when the VIX jumps.
Research Affiliates’ Rob Arnott and Schwab’s Tony Davidow explain a new approach to constructing indexes—using company fundamentals.
Both exchange traded funds (ETFs) and mutual funds can suit your investing needs, so how do you know which to choose?
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