Advisors who recommend exchange-traded funds should strongly consider telling clients to bulk up on the indexes of large-capitalization stocks, which typically post attractive returns from the most highly efficient parts of the market, experts say.

James J. Bruyette, a CFP and a managing director at Sullivan Bruyette Speros & Blayney in McLean, Va., said that his team uses ETFs in virtually every asset class and also allocates a substantial portion of a typical client’s portfolio into large blue-chip companies.

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