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The sharp evolutionary growth of passive investment strategies has accelerated since 2000, while drawing criticism from some market pundits. This paper tackles six of these criticisms, offering a perspective on what such pundits may be missing.
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Consider harnessing the potential benefits that ETFs can add to your clients’ portfolios while helping them stay invested and focused on their long-term goals.
Behavioral finance

After an unprecedented period of market turbulence and societal turmoil, this year’s behavioral finance survey gives us a unique backdrop in which to consider the effects of behavioral finance on advisors and their clients.

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Perspective on the benefits of combining fundamental and market-cap indexing, and why Schwab believes now is a good time for fundamental indexing.
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Today's environment is provoking some confusion about fixed income. Use this paper as a primer for talking with clients about fixed income opportunities.
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While the low interest rate environment has helped fuel returns, it may also present pitfalls. Three Schwab professionals share their thoughts about the low interest rate backdrop and what it might mean for investors.
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A variety of catalysts can drive up inflation, creating potentially divergent performance outcomes depending upon the asset class.
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D.J. Tierney, Managing Director, Client Portfolio Strategist, discusses trends in the ETF market, how to navigate the growing ETF landscape, and provides three key factors for evaluating strategic beta ETFs.

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