|Expense Ratio (net)||0.14%|
|Last Cap Gain||0.00|
|Morningstar Risk Rating||Average|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.03|
|5y Average Return||N/A|
|Average for Category||N/A|
|Inception Date||Apr 27, 1992|
Wall Street pros, the analyst community and individual investors alike were thrown for a loop in 2018. American tariff disputes with the rest of the world, wild energy-price swings and global growth concerns not only ravaged the market at various points, but also has the experts preaching caution as we enter the new year. The best ETFs for 2019, then, are going to need to accomplish a couple specific goals.For one, you'll want some ETFs that position you defensively while still allowing you to enjoy at least some upside should the market head higher despite all the headwinds it faces. Numerous expert market outlooks have the Standard & Poor's 500-stock index climbing in 2019, but none of them are exuberant and all of them warn of numerous potential pitfalls. Anchoring your portfolio with funds that emphasize, say, low volatility or income can put you in a strong position no matter what the market brings.You also need to take your shots - stocks may end up being sluggish as a whole, but that doesn't mean certain areas of the market can't explode all the same. So some of the top ETFs for the year ahead will focus on specific sectors, industries and even other areas of the world to try to generate outperformance.Here are the best ETFs to buy for 2019. These 19 funds run the gamut, from highly diversified baskets invested in thousands of companies, to concentrated portfolios that use just a couple dozen stocks to benefit from a specific theme. There are ETFs for conservative investors and risk takers alike. And while most of these picks are passive index funds, there are even a few ETFs that tap the brainpower of skilled active management. Take a look: SEE ALSO: The 27 Best Mutual Funds in 401(k) Retirement Plans
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Not to be left out of the fee conversation—the first zero-fee exchange-traded funds were filed on Monday—Vanguard Group’s ETFs reported lower expense ratios, annual prospectuses filed Tuesday show. The fee reductions this time around amounted to $55 million in cost savings to Vanguard clients. Morningstar’s Ben Johnson noted that, for the first time ever, Vanguard’s ETF shares will be priced below Admiral shares of the same funds.
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If you're older than 70 1/2 and own tax-deferred accounts such as traditional IRAs and 401(k)s, be sure to put required minimum distributions at the top of your to-do queue. While you can't get the cash back into an IRA, you can reinvest in a taxable account or, if you or your spouse has earned income, in a Roth IRA. This article discusses how to use RMDs to improve your portfolio.
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