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.

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.  

Features and News

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.

ETF Report

Beyond ETFs: Direct Indexing

ETF are not the end-state: The next evolution for investing—direct indexing—is at our doorstep.

Features and News

Challenge Facing Advisors: Growth

Peter Mallouk’s firm Creative Planning is one of the country’s largest RIAs.

ETF.com Analysis

Facebook Faces ESG Index Music

World’s social media giant dropped from ESG indexes for governance issues.

ETF.com Analysis

US ETF Assets Hit New Milestone

Growing demand and strong equity performance push U.S.-listed ETF assets above $4 trillion.

Features and News

ESG As A ‘Conversation’ With Companies

S&P Dow Jones's new ESG indexes evaluate stocks through annual surveys, not just publicly reported data.