Recently, Barron’s published a thought-provoking op-ed which triumphantly declared that stocks have already bottomed, which might not be the positive catalyst for index funds, as you might think it is. After all, one of the key advantages of this broad-stroke investment strategy is to mitigate volatility. Through multiple bets via a benchmark indicator, investors are…

Royal Bank of Canada’s (NYSE:RY) Global Asset Management has a page on its website discussing the asset manager’s RBC Portfolio Solutions using global portfolios. While the page is marketing its mutual funds rather than exchange-traded funds (ETFs) – and the audience is Canadian, not American – the sentiment is the same. Investing globally allows investors…