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 Hot Reads

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Daily ETF Watch

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Daily ETF Flows

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Features and News

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Daily Hot Reads

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Daily ETF Watch

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Proposed ETF will target small-cap stocks with quality exposure.

Daily ETF Watch

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Features and News

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Features and News

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