Smart-Beta ETF Overview

Smart beta has emerged as one of the most exciting and hotly debated investment trends of the past 10 years. Going by many different names (strategic beta, fundamental indexing, factor investing and more), smart beta is a catchall term for rules-based strategies that aim to deliver better risk-adjusted returns than traditional market-cap-weighted indexes. Today there are hundreds of ETFs, and, if you count institutional assets, hundreds of billions of dollars benchmarked against smart-beta indexes.

Smart-Beta ETF University

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Daily ETF Watch

ETF Filing: Principal Plans 5 Funds

The quintet of proposed ETFs covers a cross section of strategies.

ETF.com Analysis

New ETFs Veer From Vanilla

New twists to standard offerings and more niche themes come to market.

Daily Hot Reads

Thursday Hot Reads: How To Get A Free ETF

Also, two boring but successful bond ETFs.

Daily Hot Reads

Tuesday Hot Reads: Only 1 Single-Country ETF Trading Lower

Also, U.S. dollar falls to lowest level since Sept.

Daily ETF Watch

ETF Watch: 10 Funds Launch

Thursday is a busy day for ETF issuers. 

Daily Hot Reads

Thursday Hot Reads: Young Americans Buying Up ETFs

Also, new ‘FANG’ tech ETF arrives.

Daily Hot Reads

Wednesday Hot Reads: Identifying Next Bubble

Also, questions and concerns around index investing.

Daily ETF Watch

ETF Watch: Smart Beta Launches Accelerate

The head count for new smart-beta ETFs appears to have rebounded in June.