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: Active Share No Indicator Of Outperformance

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

ETF Industry Perspective

Vanguard: If Only Alpha Were Easy

Daily ETF Watch

ETF Watch: Hartford Plans Active Bond Fund

The proposed product can invest in a wide range of securities.

Daily ETF Watch

ETF Watch: AdvisorShares Files For Media Fund

Actively managed fund will invest in technology and media companies.

Index Investor Corner

Swedroe: Europe’s SPIVA Results Are Nothing New

European performance numbers offer no hope for active management fans.

Index Investor Corner

Swedroe: SPIVA Survey Continues Passive Winning Streak

Covering 15 years of data, S&P’s SPIVA survey adds to evidence supporting passive management.

Daily Hot Reads

Thursday Hot Reads: ‘Keep ETFs Weird’

ETF innovation has made exotic investment ideas accessible. Also, the real reason active managers underperform benchmarks.

Daily ETF Watch

ETF Watch: EquityCompass Funds Debut

First Trust rolls out two active ETFs managed by EquityCompass Strategies.

Features and News

BlackRock’s Active Gambit Ups Pressure On Rivals