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Past articles by Fred:

VFQY Vs. 3 Quality Funds: A Bit Disappointing (BATS:VFQY)

Vanguard U.S. Quality Factor ETF is a quality-style actively managed fund. VFQY is well-diversified. Click here to see me compare it with 3 other quality-style funds. → Read More

HDEF Vs. 4 International Dividend ETFs

HDEF is a global dividend ETF with a 5% yield. In this article, I compare it to four non-hedged international dividend ETFs. Read more here. → Read More

IHDG: International ETF, Hedged And Double-Edged (NYSEARCA:IHDG)

WisdomTree International Hedged Quality Dividend Growth Fund holds international stocks with growth and quality characteristics. Find out why IHDG is a Hold. → Read More

PID Vs. DNL: A True Dividend Growth ETF And A Misnamed One (NASDAQ:PID)

Invesco International Dividend Achievers ETF implements an international dividend growth strategy. See why I consider PID ETF is better than DNL ETF now. → Read More

FCEF ETF: A Fund Of Funds Beating Competitors

FCEF is an actively managed fund of funds and it has outperformed its competitors YYY and PCEF since 2016. Click here to read more about the fund. → Read More

DEEP: A Wide Discount ETF With Caveats (NYSEARCA:DEEP)

Roundhill Acquirers Deep Value ETF holds in equal weight 100 small caps with a wide discount to valuation. Read why DEEP ETF is not very attractive. → Read More

Distillate ETF Efficiently Combines Value And Quality Styles (NYSEARCA:DSTL)

Distillate Fundamental Stability & Value ETF selects and weights stocks based on cash flow, stability and debt. Click here for my review of DSTL. → Read More

VTWV: An ETF To Bet On Value And Size (NASDAQ:VTWV)

Vanguard Russell 2000 Value ETF tracks a small cap value index. The strategy is backed by the Fama and French three factor model. Read more on VTWV here. → Read More

ILCV: There Are Better Options Among Large Cap Value ETFs

iShares Morningstar Large-Cap Value ETF implements a strategy similar to the S&P 500 Value Index. Click here to see whether ILCV is a Buy. → Read More

SPLG: S&P 500 Dashboard For March

SPDR Portfolio S&P 500 ETF pays quarterly dividends, just like SPY. Click here to see our take on SPLG. → Read More

DFAT ETF: Actively Managed Value Fund, Recently Outperforming

Dimensional U.S. Targeted Value ETF is an actively managed fund focused on small cap value stocks. Click here to read more about DFAT fund. → Read More

AVES: A Promising Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEARCA:AVES)

Avantis Emerging Markets Value ETF is a fund in emerging markets focused on value and profitability. Click here to read my review of AVES and its prospects. → Read More

DGRE: This Actively Managed ETF Has Yet To Prove Itself

DGRE is an actively managed dividend ETF in emerging markets and it is heavily exposed to risks related to China. Click here to read more about the fund. → Read More

DOL: A Dull International Dividend ETF

WisdomTree International LargeCap Dividend ETF's long-term performance of the strategy is unappealing relative to peers. Find out why DOL is a Sell. → Read More

DIVI: International Dividend Fund With A Low-Risk Profile (NYSEARCA:DIVI)

DIVI is well-diversified, shows low historical volatility, and has outperformed competitors in the last 12 months. Read more to see my thoughts on DIVI ETF. → Read More

Vanguard Industrials ETF: Industrials Dashboard For February (NYSEARCA:VIS)

Transportation still looks attractive regarding value and quality scores. Here we discuss Vanguard Industrials ETF, or VIS, an alternative to XLI. → Read More

RHS: Consumer Staples Dashboard For February (NYSEARCA:RHS)

No industry in this sector is really attractive, household products and tobacco look best. We look at Invesco S&P 500 Equal Weight Consumer Staples ETF (RHS). Read more here. → Read More

RYU: Utilities Dashboard For February (NYSEARCA:RYU)

Gas utilities are close to their historical average in valuation and quality. Invesco S&P 500 Equal Weight Utilities ETF (RYU): an equal-weight alternative to XLU. Click here for more. → Read More

RTM: Materials Dashboard For February (NYSEARCA:RTM)

We look at Invesco S&P 500 Equal Weight Materials ETF, an equal-weight ETF beating capital-weighted funds in valuation and past return. Click here for more on RTM. → Read More

IDNA: Healthcare Dashboard For February (NYSEARCA:IDNA)

Pharmaceuticals and biotechs still look attractive. We focus on iShares Genomics Immunology and Healthcare ETF. IDNA is an ETF in genomics and immunology. Click here for more. → Read More