Index Investing ETF Overview

Index investing, also known as passive investment management, simply attempts to track the performance of an index. Investors can use techniques such as full replication or factor optimization to match the index performance.

For many investors, index funds are attractive vehicles due to their low costs and exposure to a desired market. An intangible benefit of index investing is the introduction of an established set of rules that help the investor keep track of his or her objectives.

ETF Strategist Corner

Alpha's Not Dead

Like punk rock, alpha is very much alive. 

Features and News

Direct Indexing To Kill ETFs? Not So Fast

Parametric CEO Brian Langstraat explains why direct indexing isn't about to make the ETF extinct.

ETF Strategist Corner

5 ETF Predictions For 2020

Thoughts on self-indexing, conflicts of interest, liquid alternatives and more!

ETF Report

The Truth About Bond Investing

When investing gets weird.

Features and News

Direct Indexing: The Next Big Thing?

It’s likely direct indexing will be widely available soon, but what will the consequences be for investors?

Features and News

Why ESG & Ethical Investing Differ

Mona Naqvi of S&P DJI talks about how far ESG has come, and where it goes from here.  

ETF.com Analysis

Don't Overlook Market's Middle

Midcap stocks are a neglected part of the U.S. market when it comes to investments.

ETF.com Analysis

Shifting Bond Exposures

A look at how to address changes in the overall bond market with ETFs.

Index Investor Corner

‘The Big Short’ Whiffs On Indexing

Michael Burry of ‘The Big Short’ fame sounds a false alarm about indexing investing.