Active Share: Measure Stock Picking Among Your Strategies (USMF)

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From WisdomTree: Active share is a seldom-used statistic, but don't be mistaken--it's an important one. For equity funds, it measures how "alike" a strategy is to its benchmark based on the stocks selected and the weights assigned to them.
BATS:USMF August 21, 2017 6:23am

Checking In With The First Trust Dorsey Wright Dynamic Focus 5 (FVC)

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On more than one occasion in the past we have profiled a fund from First Trust known as FVC (First Trust Dorsey Wright Dynamic Focus 5, Expense Ratio 0.89%, $334 million in AUM).
ETF BASIC NEWS July 31, 2017 2:33pm

FormulaFolios Plans Two More Actively Managed Growth ETFs

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ETF issuer FormulaFolios is bringing two more funds-of-funds to market soon.
BATS:FFTI July 24, 2017 11:24am

First Trust’s New Actively Managed Bond Fund Is Worth A Look (FIXD)

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From David Fabian: I've always been a big fan of actively managed bond funds as a way for investors to access risk managed or alpha-generating strategies.
ETF BASIC NEWS July 23, 2017 7:19am

Risk Management Using Strategic Beta ETFs (TILT)

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From FlexShares: The debate over the benefits of active management–in the form of generating portfolio performance over an index–has been going on for decades.
NYSE:TILT June 20, 2017 6:37am

Harness The Ongoing Sector Rotation With This Unique Fund (HUSE)

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Given all of the discussion lately in regards to the heavy selling that has occurred here in June in the “FAANG” names (Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, and Alphabet (Google)), portfolio managers likely have a view one way or the other in regards to where they stand in the space.
NYSE:HUSE June 13, 2017 12:14pm

Aptus Capital Advisors To Launch A Second ETF (FTVA)

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According to a recent SEC filing, Aptus Capital Advisors is preparing to launch its second ETF offering, a passive fund that tracks a very unique actively-managed index.
BATS:FTVA June 11, 2017 7:20am

Legg Mason, ClearBridge Team Up On Two New Socially-Conscious ETFs

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ETF issuer Legg Mason and equity manager ClearBridge Investments have joined forces to launch two new actively managed ETFs in the fast-growing environmental, social and governance (ESG) space.
NASDAQ:LRGE June 5, 2017 10:25am

Bearish Funds In Focus As Equities Finally Pull Back

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Bearish days in the market, which are far and few in between these days, remind us of Actively Managed “Bear” ETFs in the marketplace that tend to shine during such periods.
NYSE:HDGE May 17, 2017 12:59pm

A Closer Look At A Lesser-Known iShares Active Commodity ETF

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iShares is of course well-known as one of the largest ETF issuers, and primarily known for their passive equity and fixed income strategies, but today we profile one of iShares’ actively managed funds that seems to fly under the radar.
NASDAQ:COMT May 16, 2017 1:56pm

A Closer Look At Goldman Sachs’ Growing Lineup Of Active ETFs

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We have been devoting more coverage lately to relative newcomers to the ETF issuance space, and today is no exception.
NYSE:GSLC April 25, 2017 11:55am

A Closer Look At The Burgeoning World Of Long/Short ETFs

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We have been peppering in coverage on several funds that fit the budding “Long/Short” category in the ETF landscape, including the largest in the space, FTLS (First Trust Long/Short Equity, Expense Ratio 1.17%, $111 million in AUM).
NYSE:FTLS April 5, 2017 12:57pm

ArrowShares Launches A New Actively Managed Fixed Income Fund

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ETF issuer ArrowShares just launched a new fixed income exchange traded fund that's painted as an alternative to traditional fixed income investments like money markets or bank deposits.
BATS:ARCM April 4, 2017 10:50am

This Fast-Growing “Smart Bank” ETF Deserves A Closer Look

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FTXO (First Trust Nasdaq Bank, Expense Ratio 0.60%) is far from a well-known ETF, having only debuted late last September. But it has attracted an impressive over $870 million year-to-date via creation flows.
Nasdaq:FTXO March 31, 2017 12:06pm

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