Active Management ETF Overview

The first actively managed ETF came to market in 2008, but 100+ funds later, active management in ETFs has struggled to get much traction in the equity space. Out of more than $2 trillion in U.S.-listed ETF assets as of 2015, less than 1% was tied to actively managed funds. Income-generating investments, on the other hand, such as the PIMCO Total Return (BOND) that Bill Gross launched in 2012 and had $2.6 billion in assets under management in 2015 or master limited partnerships have shown more success.

Index Investor Corner

Swedroe: An Int'l Angle On Active Share

Two more studies of non-U.S. funds contribute to the evidence against active share as a source of meaningful outperformance.

Features and News

ETF Picks From A Tactical Manager

Sage Advisors shares its top picks and areas of the market to avoid in a case for tactical investing.

Daily Hot Reads

Thursday Hot Reads: Invesco Acquires Europe ETF Firm Source

Also, BlackRock forges two-tiered ETF strategy to fend off Vanguard.

Features and News

Making Money With Contrarian ETFs

Funds ‘HDGE’ and newcomer ‘SQZZ’ swim against the tide in search of returns and downside protection.

Features and News

The Return Of Commodity ETFs

Latest launches in the commodity space are ‘new and improved’ versions of existing strategies.

Index Investor Corner

Swedroe: Outperformance In Theory, Not Practice

There’s some evidence that active share equates to outperformance, but even then it’s not really worth the effort.

Daily Hot Reads

Wednesday Hot Reads: This Goldman ETF Keeps Growing

Also, this ETF saw its possible yield plunge overnight.

Daily Hot Reads

Monday Hot Reads: Examining A Low Cost Dividend ETF

Also, socially responsible investing—fact vs. fiction.

Index Investor Corner

Swedroe: Active Share No Indicator Of Outperformance

The latest research shows that 'active share' doesn’t mean superior returns.