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  1. Ready, Fire, Aim: The ETF Industry Blasts Its Spaghetti Cannon

    Though there are now over 1,900 exchange-traded products to choose from, most of us could build a perfectly suitable, low-cost portfolio selecting a small handful of the 100 largest.

  2. Why Are Primecap Funds So Sustainable?

    These Gold-rated funds have Morningstar Sustainability Ratings of High despite not explicitly trying to do so.

  3. Municipal CEFs: Hold the Door

    The threat of rising rates caused a brief sell-off in municipal bond CEFs in May. Plus, muni CEFs aren't as expensive as they look. 

  4. ESG + ETF = BFFs?

    Investor demographics are slowly turning in favor of the pairing of impact-oriented strategies and the exchange-traded fund chassis, and investors' need for relevant analytics is growing as a result.

  5. Mind the Gap 2016

    What factors lead to better investment timing?

  6. Tax-Refund System Hinders Savings in U.S.

    Workers think of refunds as a license to spend.

  7. Hidden Dangers in Estate Documents

    Periodically reviewing wills, power of attorney, and other estate-planning documents goes a long way toward protecting your older clients.

  8. Power Players

    New research lends greater insights into how utilities gain and hold their competitive advantages.

  9. Fighting the Right War

    The focus shifts to portfolio construction.

  10. The Impact of Investors' Bad Behaviors

    Investor returns shed light on the implications of chasing performance or selling at the wrong time.

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