Options for achieving factor exposure

February 13, 2018


Use our at-a-glance guide to distinguish among factor attributes

Until recently, factors have been targeted through traditional active mutual funds or style index funds and ETFs. Factor-based funds and ETFs now offer a new option. Our concise guide distinguishes among the key attributes of factor-based investments. The piece also lists our new factor-based products, as well as a three-point consideration for a goals-based approach to factor exposure.


  • All investing is subject to risk, including possible loss of principal.
  • Vanguard ETF Shares are not redeemable with the issuing Fund other than in very large aggregations worth millions of dollars. Instead, investors must buy and sell Vanguard ETF Shares in the secondary market and hold those shares in a brokerage account. In doing so, the investor may incur brokerage commissions and may pay more than net asset value when buying and receive less than net asset value when selling.

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