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: Not Much Vanilla In May Launches

So far in May, 20 new ETFs have come to market, and none of them are your plain-vanilla passive kind.

Features and News

ETF Investors Looking To Park Cash

Asset flows into funds like 'MINT' and 'NEAR' suggest investors are holding on to cash for a while. 


Daily ETF Watch

ETF Watch: Outperformer Funds Proposed

The two strategies would hone in on stocks expected to deliver outsized gains relative to the market. 

Daily ETF Watch

ETF Watch: Active Socially Responsible Funds Launch

Legg Mason is bringing to market with ClearBridge two active environmental, social and governance ETFs.

Index Investor Corner

Swedroe: Forecasters Not Held Accountable

They are more about headlines than accuracy.

Daily Hot Reads

Thursday Hot Reads: Worst Performing ETFs All Have One Thing In Common

Also, a look into whether smart-beta ETFs and active management can coexist.

Index Investor Corner

Swedroe: Skill Exists, But It’s Hard To Find

And it’s not getting any easier for investors.

Features and News

When & How To Use Niche ETFs

An ETF strategist shares his thoughts on when buying a fund like HACK makes a lot of sense. 

Index Investor Corner

Swedroe: Sorting Luck From Skill

It’s sometimes not so easy to do.