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).

Daily ETF Watch

ETF Watch: Four Funds Launch Today

The new ETFs include active bond funds, an international equity smart-beta strategy and a liquid alts product.

Daily ETF Watch

ETF Watch: New Fund Targets Closed End Funds

There are a handful of closed-end fund ETFs, and even fewer of them are actively managed.
 

Daily ETF Watch

ETF Watch: Cambria Plans ‘Core Equity’ Fund

Active ETF will use a variety of strategies in combination.

Index Investor Corner

Swedroe: IPOs Used To Pull In Investors

IPOs tend to outperform initially, so mutual fund firms will load up new funds with them to attract investors via performance.

Index Investor Corner

Swedroe: Moral Hazard In Hedge Fund Fees

And why a fund with a systematic approach avoids this problem.

Daily ETF Watch

ETF Watch: Active Socially Responsible Funds Filed

The filings include a dividend fund and a large-cap growth fund. 

Features and News

How Revenue Weighted ETFs Work

These funds offer value, size and quality tilts that perform well most—but not all—of the time. 

Index Investor Corner

Swedroe: UIT Managers Exhibit Poor Selection Skill

Despite favorable conditions, managers of unit investment trusts achieve negative alpha.

Features and News

Friday Hot Reads: Are You Missing Out On China?

From China’s ‘attractive’ equities to Italy’s serious troubles to Saudi Arabia’s reality check, there’s plenty going on in the world today.