ETF Research and Analysis

by Alex Bryan, CFA
Suitability
IShares Russell 1000 Growth ETF IWF offers broad, market-cap-weighted exposure to large- and mid-cap growth stocks. It effectively diversifies risk, promotes low turnover, and accurately represents its actively managed   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.
This fund offers a meaningful cost advantage over actively managed alternatives. 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 index alternatives. Read more 

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