ETF Research and Analysis

by Adam McCullough, CFA
Vanguard Industrials VIS offers market-cap-weighted exposure to U.S. industrial sector stocks across the market-cap spectrum. The fund's low fee and low turnover should benefit investors, but the fund’s lack of diversification   Read more 

Bull Case

The fund's turnover and transaction costs are low because it weights its holdings by market capitalization.
This is one of the cheapest funds in the industrials category. Read more 

Bear Case

Although this portfolio invests in nearly all U.S. industrial stocks, it skews toward larger industrial companies, which tend to be more sensitive to global economic conditions and currency fluctuations.
This concentrated portfolio exposes investors to firm-specific risk, which the market usually does not compensate.
This fund is highly sensitive to the business cycle and may lag the broader U.S. market during market downturns. Read more 

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