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

Wednesday Hot Reads: Q&A With Vanguard’s New CEO

Also, what is smart beta really replacing, active or passive?

Features and News

Colliding Factors In A Single Factor Fund

Different approaches to the momentum factor have translated into massively divergent returns this year.

Daily Hot Reads

Tuesday Hot Reads: 4 Sector ETFs Rise On Revenue Growth

Also, Goldman retreats from ETF market making.

Daily ETF Watch

ETF Roundup: iShares Debuts Ex China Fund

BlackRock's iShares launches emerging market fund that excludes China.

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.