ETF Research and Analysis

by Daniel Sotiroff
Suitability
Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF VWO is one of the cheapest funds of its kind, which makes it a solid option. Although emerging-markets stocks may be more prone to mispricing than their developed-markets counterparts,  Read more 

Bull Case

This portfolio effectively diversifies stock-specific risk.
The expense ratio is among the lowest in its category.
A market-cap-weighted approach mitigates turnover and the associated trading costs. Read more 

Bear Case

The methodology does not cap any country weightings, which compromises the portfolio's geographic diversification.
Some of this fund's largest holdings are state-owned enterprises.
The portfolio does not hedge its currency risk, which can add to its volatility. Read more 

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