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

How Revenue Weighted ETFs Work

These funds offer value, size and quality tilts that perform well most—but not all—of the time. 

Index Investor Corner

Swedroe: UIT Managers Exhibit Poor Selection Skill

Despite favorable conditions, managers of unit investment trusts achieve negative alpha.

Features and News

Friday Hot Reads: Are You Missing Out On China?

From China’s ‘attractive’ equities to Italy’s serious troubles to Saudi Arabia’s reality check, there’s plenty going on in the world today.   

Daily ETF Watch

ETF Watch: PowerShares Debuts Multi-Asset Funds

PowerShares launches four actively managed multi-asset ETFs-of-ETFs that target different risk levels. 

Index Investor Corner

Swedroe: Hedge Fund Managers Reflect Their Cars

The type of car a hedge fund manager chooses can speak volumes about his investment approach.

Index Investor Corner

Swedroe: Investors Respond To Feedback

Something as simple as providing feedback to investors regarding their returns can lead to improvement in their portfolio performance.

Daily ETF Watch

ETF Watch: PIMCO, Oppenheimer Announce Closures

Two firms will shutter a total of four funds.

Features and News

5 Biggest Broad Commodity ETFs Differ In Approach

The outlook for commodities is generally positive this year, but differences in portfolio construction can mean very different outcomes.

Index Investor Corner

Swedroe: Prospecting For Returns

Lottery odds don’t pay off.