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ETF Research and Analysis

by Alex Bryan
Suitability
Investors can get broad exposure to large-cap growth stocks through iShares Russell 1000 Growth IWF. It invests in stocks representing the faster-growing half of the Russell 1000 Index and weights its holdings by market   Read more 

Bull Case

Large-cap growth stocks tend to have more attractive outlooks than their value counterparts and lower volatility than smaller-cap stocks.
The fund's broad reach helps diversify risk.
Wide-moat stocks are well-represented in this portfolio.  Read more 

Bear Case

Value stocks have historically outperformed growth stocks over long time horizons.
High growth is necessary to justify the valuations of the fund's holdings. If growth falls short of expectations, these stocks may underperform.
There are cheaper alternatives. Read more 

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