|Bid||106.11 x 1400|
|Ask||107.85 x 1400|
|Day's Range||107.27 - 107.98|
|52 Week Range||91.62 - 113.49|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.93|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.04%|
Smart beta exchange-traded funds (ETFs) offer investors a different look as opposed to the run-of-the-mill passive index strategy, but where does an investor look to get started in this strategic space? VTV seeks to track the performance of a benchmark index that measures the investment return of large-capitalization value stocks. The fund employs an indexing investment approach designed to track the performance of the CRSP US Large Cap Value Index, a broadly diversified index predominantly made up of value stocks of large U.S. companies.
Value investing seek to capitalize on inefficiencies in the market and have the potential to deliver higher returns with lower volatility compared with growth and blend counterparts.
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The first aspect to touch upon was the limitations of a market cap weighted index, which would then warrant the need for smart beta and factor strategies. While these indexes provided simple, low-cost solutions, the need for even greater scrutiny is necessary in the quest for more alpha —a case for smart beta. In addition, the simplicity of buying a broad-based market index has a concentration of risk, and should a market correction ensue comparable to that witnessed in the fourth quarter, investors are left vulnerable.
Vanguard, the second-largest U.S. issuer of exchange traded funds, is again wielding its low-cost sword. On April 26, Vanguard said it's lowering fees on 21 of its ETFs, including its two largest funds, ...