Balchunas: The case for ETFs

May 8, 2018


In the latest issue of ETF Perspectives, Vanguard insights for financial advisors™, Eric Balchunas, senior ETF analyst with Bloomberg Intelligence, debunks the recent criticism of ETFs and indexing, then explains why ETF investors are "loving life."

Also in the spring issue:

  • How do ETFs hold up in volatile markets? Volatility in global markets this year provided a great opportunity to examine how ETFs trade during times of market stress.
  • The future of active ETFs. Rich Powers, head of Vanguard ETF Product Management, explains why active ETFs represent the future for active management.
  • Vanguard factor ETFs: Fully active, low cost. Find out how our six new ETFs are designed to target certain factors. Also, meet our new head of Factor-Based Strategies, Antonio Picca.

Trying to find past ETF Perspectives articles? Check out our ETF Perspectives page, which is easily accessible from the ETFs topic page under the Research & Commentary tab of our advisors website.


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  • All investing is subject to risk, including possible loss of principal.


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