The Best Smart Beta ETFs For 2018 (PWB)

From Zacks: The 'smart beta' frenzy has taken the ETF world by storm with regular introductions of factor-based products. Simply put, no one takes interest in plain vanilla ETFs or market-cap weighted ETFs anymore as products need to dynamic in the fast-changing investing space.
NYSE:PWB December 11, 2017 6:26am

Is Now The Time To Invest In Alternatives?

From Invesco: I recently have been traveling around the country participating on a panel titled: "Alternatives: Time to Buy When Others Are Selling?" Spoiler alert -- my answer to that question is a resounding "yes." There are two reasons why.
NYSE:DBC November 29, 2017 11:11am

How To Quantify The Value Of Quality Dividend Growth (DGRW)

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From WisdomTree: As the investment world begins to accept equity factors such as valuequalitymomentum and low correlation as best-practice investing, increasingly we find advisors attempting to measure their assets' factor exposure in ways that are familiar to them.
NASDAQ:DGRW November 28, 2017 10:26am

Not All Alternative Strategies Are Created Equal (DYLS)

From WisdomTree: Josh Brown recently wrote a piece, "How to Raise 20 Billion Dollarz," that takes on alternative investments.1 Brown documented the rise and fall of an alternative strategy fund that crushed it during the 2008-2009 down market but has been a real dog during the straight-up market we've experienced ever since.
BATS:DYLS November 22, 2017 6:28am

Examining The Options In the Buy/Write ETF Space (PBP)

From time to time we have covered the "Buy/Write" strategies that populate the U.S. listed ETF landscape, which typically attract investors whom are looking to supplement their income above and beyond exposure to a long index position with the selling of call options.
NYSE:PBP November 20, 2017 1:24pm

Check Out These High-Yield Picks For Dividend Income (ANGL)

From Contrarian Outlook: Whenever a pundit says they're going to show you some high-yield dividend picks, we all know what's coming.
NYSE:ANGL November 18, 2017 7:07am

Economy and Monetary Policy Update with James Bullard

From WisdomTree: Alongside my co-host, Wharton School finance Professor Jeremy Siegel, I had the opportunity to speak with St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank President James Bullard on our "Behind the Markets" podcast.
BATS:USMF November 16, 2017 6:32am

Are Low Volatility ETFs Actually Safer? (SPLV)

Investors who have jumped into low volatility equity ETFs believing that they'd get market returns at a fraction of the risk might now be getting a lesson in how these funds really work.
NYSE:SPLV November 4, 2017 8:05am

How Do You Place Value On Factors In Your Portfolio? (PWV)

From Invesco: In my interactions with clients, I have noticed a desire to examine the valuation of investment factors such as low volatility, quality, dividend yield and momentum.
NYSE:PWV November 3, 2017 10:45am

Has The IBD 50 ETF Rediscovered Its Magic Touch?

The IBD 50 is the Investor's Business Daily's "flagship screen of leading growth stocks that gives you 50 companies showing strong relative price strength and top-notch fundamentals", according to the publication's website.
NYSE:FFTY October 23, 2017 6:02am

How To Profit From The M&A Boom (MNA)

From Tony Sagami: One of the most important components of President Trump's tax overhaul plan is a tax holiday for American companies that do business overseas. This, of course, is all in an effort to repatriate those dollars.
NYSE:MNA October 19, 2017 6:07am

What Global Correlations Mean for Portfolio Construction (HEDJ)

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From WisdomTree: I recently wrote in a post how quantitative easing (QE) liquidity world average correlations have been dropping in the U.S. In this analysis, I will take it a step further and highlight how this trend is not just restricted to the U.S.; we see similar patterns globally, especially in Europe and Japan.
NYSE:HEDJ October 14, 2017 6:19am

Consider The PowerShares S&P 500 Low Volatility Portfolio In Coming Months (SPLV)

From Invesco: Small-size, momentum and growth strategies paced factor performance during the third quarter of 2017. By contrast, low volatility, low beta and value struggled as standalone factors during this time -- although a late spike in 10-year Treasury yields helped value shares reverse some of their losses earlier in September.
NYSE:SPLV October 12, 2017 6:29am

How Mergers & Acquisitions Actually Hurt Your Portfolio (MNA)

From Jon Markman: Consolidation works great for corporate America. For consumers, maybe not so much.
NYSE:MNA October 6, 2017 6:14am

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