What To Expect From Smart Beta ETFs In 2018 (MTUM)

From BlackRock: Smart beta's popularity is soaring. Sara Shores considers trends for 2018.
BATS:MTUM February 4, 2018 6:42am

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

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 ETFs Can Save Your Portfolio In Times Of Crisis (DEM)

From WisdomTree: This is the final post in a four-part blog series addressing the attacks on smart beta and exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Today we touch on the argument that asset classes such as emerging markets, which typically have a liquidity fear hanging over them in crises, will see exacerbated downside in the next crisis because of the presence of ETFs in the system.

How To Benchmark Smart Beta ETFs (USMV)

From BlackRock: We know how to evaluate core funds against an index. Now, let's see how to set benchmarks for smart beta funds.
ETF BASIC NEWS October 17, 2017 10:44am

Don’t Be Afraid Of Smart Beta ETFs

From WisdomTree: This is part three of a four-part blog series addressing the attacks on smart beta and ETFs. Today's topic is supposed data mining in smart beta.
NYSE:DES October 9, 2017 6:34am

Sector Risk For The S&P 500 Is Growing (SPY)

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From Invesco: Many investors are attracted to market-cap-weighted benchmark-index-based exchange-traded funds (ETFs), with the objective of obtaining stock market exposure at a low cost.1
NYSE:SPY August 9, 2017 7:01am

Factor Investing: Back To The Fundamentals (USMF)

From WisdomTree: Value, size, qualitymomentumlow correlation and low volatility--these are some of the primary factors that investors have been considering on their quest for low-cost alpha.
BATS:USMF August 7, 2017 10:33am

Swap Growth For Momentum This Fall (MTUM)

From BlackRock: You don't need a portfolio makeover to take advantage of smart beta. Sara Shores explains how to refresh the Morningstar fund style box.

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

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

Flows Turn Negative For Popular iShares Smart Beta Fund (QUAL)

We have observed some profit taking in what has become a popular "Smart-Beta" ETF offering from iShares known as QUAL (iShares MSCI USA Quality Factor, Expense Ratio 0.15%).
NYSE:QUAL July 24, 2017 1:17pm

New Multifactor ETF Provides Hope For Higher Returns

From WisdomTree: Before introducing WisdomTree’s new U.S. Multifactor Index, we think it is important to discuss why factor investing, after decades of academic research and support, is increasingly resonating with investors.
BATS:USMF July 3, 2017 6:53am

Is USMF the ETF Industry’s Next Five-Tool Player?

From WisdomTree: In yesterday’s blog post, we discussed the background and rationale for launching the WisdomTree U.S. Multifactor IndexWisdomTree’s latest innovation in the quest for alpha with a diversified factor-investing process.
BATS:USMF June 30, 2017 11:00am

Risk Management Using Strategic Beta ETFs (TILT)

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

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