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ETF Battles Doubleheader: VTI vs. SCHB vs. ONEQ – Who Wins?

This is an excerpt of a ETF Battles doubleheader between VTI vs. SCHB vs. ONEQ– it’s a broad market rumble!  Who wins the battle?

  • VTI and SCHB face off in key areas, including cost, diversification, performance and a mystery category
  • Winner of VTI vs.

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ETF Battles: EEM vs. VWO – Which Emerging Markets ETF is Superior?

  • EEM and VWO go against each other in key areas,

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ETF Battles: NOBL vs. VYM – Which Dividend ETF is the Better Choice?

  • NOBL and VYM go against each other in key areas, including cost, yield and a mystery category
  • Both funds own dividend stocks but with subtle and meaningful differences in strategy
  • Both ETFs are head-to-head rivals in a heated fight for assets

Ron: ETF Battles is an easy show to understand.

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(Podcast) How to Predict Fund Performance

The phrase “past performance is not an indicator of future performance” is a frequently written and spoken legal disclaimer for virtually all investments sold by Wall Street. Yet, hardly anyone from individual investors all the way to investment sales people really act like they believe it.

Asset flows inevitably gravitate into funds with the hottest historical performance.

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The Performance of Active Managers Keeps Getting Worse

Years ago John Bogle once quipped, “If the data do not prove that indexing wins, well, the data are wrong. ” Here’s the latest: There’s no need to second guess Bogle on this particular matter because a) the data proves indexing wins, and b) the data is completely right.

The table below shows the 1,

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