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ETF Research and Analysis

by Alex Bryan
Suitability
Value stocks may not be the most exciting, but they have historically outperformed their growth counterparts in nearly every market studied over long time horizons. Vanguard Value ETF VTV offers investors a low-cost way   Read more 

Bull Case

Historically, value stocks have outperformed growth stocks in nearly every market studied over long time horizons.
This is one of the cheapest value funds available.
The fund's benchmark applies generous buffering rules to limit turnover.  Read more 

Bear Case

The fund includes stocks with modest value characteristics, which may have lower expected returns than deeper value stocks.
Value stocks tend to be less profitable than their faster growing counterparts and may carry greater business risk.
As value investment strategies become more popular, they may also become less successful. Read more 

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