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).

Index Investor Corner

Swedroe: More On Active Share Debate

The latest research indicates active share still a red herring.

Index Investor Corner

Active Large Cap Hot Streak Doesn’t Add Up

Recent claims of active equity outperformance are overblown.

Daily ETF Watch

ETF Filing: VanEck Plans Bitcoin Fund

The proposed ETF will offer indirect and actively managed exposure to bitcoins.

Index Investor Corner

Swedroe: Active Even Fails Institutions

Despite lower fees, institutional active funds still underperform indexes.

Index Investor Corner

Swedroe: Beyond Efficient Markets

MIT professor Andrew Lo’s adaptive markets hypothesis considers investor irrationality.

Daily Hot Reads

Tuesday Hot Reads: What To Ask A Financial Advisor

Also, bad active management can’t survive the internet.

Index Investor Corner

Swedroe: Active Falls Short With Bonds, Too

Despite one CIO’s claims, actively managed bond strategies still fail to outperform passive approaches.

Daily ETF Watch

ETF Watch: Transamerica Debuts 4 Funds

Each new ETF allocates assets among three indexes.

Index Investor Corner

Swedroe: Grading The Forecasters

Unsurprisingly, a review of forecasts by top gurus revealed disappointing accuracy levels.