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

Active Outperforms In Utilities

There’s more to utilities than the price of power; Reaves Asset Management uses that fact to capture alpha in the space.

Index Investor Corner

Swedroe: The Problem Of Scope

The wider it gets, the more active manager performance suffers.

Daily Hot Reads

Friday Hot Reads: Deutsche Warns Of ETF Impact

Plus, bitcoin futures ETF likely to be approved soon.

Daily ETF Watch

VanEck Plans Real Assets Active ETF

Strategy would go head-to-head with a passive fund from FlexShares.

Features and News

Wall St. Titans Gain ETF Foothold

J.P. Morgan and Goldman Sachs have been quickly growing their footprints in the smart-beta space. 

Daily Hot Reads

Monday Hot Reads: Bitcoin Fund Drops 50% In 2 Weeks

Also, ETF fee war adds to active manager pain.

Index Investor Corner

Swedroe: Short Selling Has Its Uses

Short-sellers play a valuable role in stock markets.

Daily Hot Reads

Thursday Hot Reads: ETF Fee War Expands

Also, largest U.S. college endowments pull back on ETFs.

ETF Strategist Corner

Active No Longer The Default

Advisors now need to have very good reasons for using active products.