Smart Beta

June 2018

Smart-beta ETFs represent roughly half of all recent launches, yet they are still a fairly new concept. This issue of ETFR looks at the current trends and what’s working (or not working) in this corner of the ETF arena. 

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Features and News

 Smart Beta Vs. Factor Funds: What's The Difference?

Think smart beta and factor investing are the same thing? Think again.

Features and News

 How To Compare Single Factor ETFs

What’s the leading fund for each of the key factors?

Features and News

 Do Multifactor ETFs Make Sense?

We crunch the numbers to find out.

ETF Features

Smart Beta: Marketing Gimmick?

One expert thinks the data has been tortured until it talks.

ETF Departments

 New ETF Launches: June 2018

Prudential enters the ETF market with an active bond fund.

ETF Departments

 ETF Explainer: ITB

We consider the movements of the iShares U.S. Home Construction ETF (ITB) during the past year.

ETF Departments

 Keeping Retirees On Track

Global Wealth Management’s CIO sees ETFs as great tools for helping retirees meet their financial goals in a changing market.

ETF Departments

 Commodities In Review: June 2018

April was a good month for commodities, with all the broad funds in positive territory.

ETF Departments

 Sectors In Review: June 2018

Only a handful of sector ETFs had negative returns during the month.

ETF Departments

 Countries In Review: June 2018

Emerging markets included the worst- and best-performing country funds. Analysis

 The Invisible Octopus

Passive investors are not a monolithic group.

ETF Data

 ETF Databank: June 2018

Our monthly databank breaks down ETF returns for every market segment