Alpha-Seeking ETF Overview

Alpha-seeking ETFs are equity funds attempting to outperform the market with various investment strategies. The ETFs here show a huge range of investment aims, from hedged funds mimicking strategies as the Alphaclone Alternative Alpha ETF (ALFA) to funds following propietary stock picking strategies as the VanEck Vectors Morningstar Wide Moat ETF (MOAT).

Features and News

How One Firm Picks Smart Beta ETFs

Envestnet now offers a quantitative way of boiling down 800-plus smart-beta funds to a recommended list of 33 ETFs.

Daily ETF Watch

ETF Watch: New Fund-Of-Funds Launches

Actively managed ETF brings a popular institutional solution to the retail space. 

Daily Hot Reads

Monday Hot Reads: Midyear ETF Market

A look at some interesting performance charts, plus more evidence that fund performance is mostly luck.

Index Investor Corner

Swedroe: Alpha’s Persistence Always At Risk

If a manager finds something that works, others will usually arbitrage it away.

Index Investor Corner

Swedroe: Measuring Active’s Underperformance

More research on how active management simply can’t keep up with passive.

Features and News

4 Active ETFs Gaining Serious Ground

These funds have gathered significant assets so far this year. 

Index Investor Corner

Swedroe: More Evidence Against Active

An annual study from Dimensional Fund Advisors offers more evidence against active management.

Daily Hot Reads

Monday Hot Reads: Factors To Focus On Now

Each phase of the economic cycle means something different for different equity factors.

Features and News

Principal’s Kim On Building An ETF Lineup

Firm’s head of ETFs discusses the path the company took to build an ETF business.