Vanguard is well known for its low-cost index ETF products. Its ETF offerings have an average expense ratio of 0.17%, whereas the industry average is around 0.55%. More recently, the fund provider announced its decision to switch out of MSCI indices in favor of cheaper options that could translate to further savings for investors. [Vanguard Benchmark Trade Shakes Up Index Industry]
TIPS and related ETFs have been gaining traction as investors try to hedge growing inflationary concerns in light of central banks’ loose monetary policies. However, the assets have recently experienced some outflows on either a traditional round of profit taking or the more troublesome deflationary concerns. [Deflation Warning? – Investors Dumping TIPS ETFs]
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Max Chen contributed to this article.