Morningstar Rating

ETF Research and Analysis

by Alex Bryan
Large-cap growth stocks get a lot of press. These companies tend to have strong profitability, attractive outlooks, and heavy analyst coverage. Investors looking for broad exposure to these quality companies might consider   Read more 

Bull Case

This is one of the most liquid growth ETFs available, which should make it relatively inexpensive to trade.
The fund's quality tilt may help it outperform in tough economic climates.
Large-cap growth stocks tend to have more attractive outlooks than their value counterparts and less volatility than smaller-cap stocks.  Read more 

Bear Case

Value stocks have historically outperformed growth stocks over long time horizons.
The fund may not offer meaningful diversification benefits to investors who already have broad exposure to U.S. large-cap stocks.
There are cheaper alternatives. Read more 

Low-Cost Exposure to High-Quality Companies 
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