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

The Story Of 2017 So Far In 8 Charts

FactSet experts tell the year’s economic story in a visual way.

Daily ETF Watch

More ETF Closures For August

WisdomTree and Virtus shut down total of five funds.

Daily ETF Watch

Newcomer Spinnaker Launches Pair Of ETFs

The firm debuts its first pair of ETFs; both are actively managed.

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.