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

Why Model ETF Portfolios Need Active Mgmt

This ETF strategist argues mixing active and passive is the best of both worlds.

Index Investor Corner

Swedroe: Perspective Matters With Active Mgmt

A UBS white paper argues that active has outperformed, but the original data shows it hasn’t.

Features and News

4 ETF Bond Managers Share Their Top Picks

In the ETF space, actively managed bond funds are popular, and their managers have very different ideas of where opportunities lie. 

Index Investor Corner

Swedroe: Portfolio Pumping Continues

The SEC has cracked down, but this still happens with actively managed funds.

Features and News

The One-Flat-Fee-Fits-All ETF Strategist

First Ascent is challenging high-fee asset managers with a simple flat-fee model, and a strong preference for ETFs.

Index Investor Corner

Swedroe: The Only Reliable Prediction

Few things are more predictable than the excuses of active managers.

Daily Hot Reads

Wednesday Hot Reads: Identifying Next Bubble

Also, questions and concerns around index investing.

Daily ETF Watch

ETF Watch: New Fund Targets ‘FANG’ Stocks

It also focuses on other tech and media firms.

ETF Report

The Myth Of Purely Passive Investing

Why active investing will never go the way of the dodo.