Who’s Using Smart Beta, And Why?

From Deutsche Asset Management: Investors hear a lot about smart beta nowadays. But how is smart beta actually evaluated and used in portfolios?
NYSE:DEUS June 5, 2017 5:58am

Consider Strategic Beta ETFs For Market-Beating Performance

From Franklin Templeton Investments: Many investors still have misconceptions about exchange-traded funds (ETFs), including the type of market exposure they are getting with traditional capitalization-weighted ETFs.
NYSE:FLQE April 5, 2017 6:24am

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

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

BlackRock: Here’s How To Invest In ETFs Like The Pros Do

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From BlackRock: Exchange-traded funds are popular with many big institutional investors. A look into why can give every investor something to think about.
NYSE:USMV March 15, 2017 7:17am

BlackRock: Smart Beta Bond Funds Offer Income, Protection Against Rate Hikes

From BlackRock: Matt and Sara sat down to chat about how factor-based insights can help build better fixed income portfolios in a cost effective and transparent way.
BATS:FIBR March 2, 2017 7:28am

This Unique ETF Capitalizes On Bullish Trends, While Protecting From Downturns

A firm located in the greater suburban Philadelphia area is Paoli, PA-based Pacer Financial, a firm that may or may not be known to most ETF portfolio managers and investors.
BATS:PTLC March 1, 2017 12:19pm

Many Factor-Based ETFs Are Outperforming As Investor Sentiment Rises

From Nick Kalivas: Although investment factors have shown the ability to outperform market-cap-weighted benchmarks over time, factors are cyclical by nature — falling in and out of favor depending on market conditions. In my view, a particularly useful way to assess performance and grasp shorter-term cyclical factor movements is by considering excess returns on a 12-month rolling basis.
NYSE:MTUM February 28, 2017 6:37am

BlackRock: Smart Beta Is Here To Stay, Get Some Exposure Now

From BlackRock: Investors are more interested in smart beta strategies than ever after last year's tremendous growth. Sara Shores talks about the current trends and where smart beta could go from here.
NYSE:IWD January 31, 2017 11:04am

This Vanguard Smart Beta ETF Offers A High Yield And Low Volaltility

Yesterday we spoke about a U.S. Large Cap Value Equity ETF known as VLUE (iShares MSCI USA Value Factor, Expense Ratio 0.15%, $1.9 billion in AUM) which has attracted decent inflows lately.
NYSE:SPHD January 19, 2017 12:50pm

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