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

Need to learn more about smart-beta ETFs? Check out our Smart-Beta ETF University articles to learn everything from the core principles to more advanced topics.

Features and News

Monday Highlights From Inside ETFs

From a look into active management, to smart beta and factor investing, to top investment ideas for 2017, the day was filled with investor insights.

ETF Strategist Corner

Tilt Your Int’l Holding Toward Value With This ETF

Compelling value, attractive yield and improved economic outlook make 'EFV' worth considering.

Features and News

Friday Hot Reads: Where To Invest $10,000 Right Now

Also, despite VIX rising, volatility ETFs just can’t catch a break.

Daily ETF Watch

ETF Watch: PowerShares Plans 3 Funds

The proposed ETFs will track indexes from S&P Dow Jones Indices.

Daily ETF Watch

ETF Watch: TrimTabs Plans Barrage Of Cash Flow Funds

Issuer files for 14 ETFs based on the free-cash-flow methodology. Analysis

These ETF Issuer/Index Provider Tie-Ups Saw Big Demand

A look at the biggest inflows between ETF issuers and index companies.

Features and News

Key Differences Between 2 Cybersecurity ETFs

With all eyes on cybersecurity, it’s good to know how 'HACK' and 'CIBR' differ.

ETF Strategist Corner

Deconstructing Active Management

The importance of understanding what drives different multifactor ETFs when designing investment programs.