Smart-beta exchange-traded funds continued to gain in popularity in 2015.
While the broad markets swim in red, here are some funds that are up for the year.
Invesco PowerShares has filed for three new smart-beta ETFs.
PowerShares closes four funds, changes indexes on 10 others.
Advisor also bullish on currencies and emerging markets while awaiting U.S. stocks to show stronger signs of a rally.
SPDRs Spread Their Web
SSgA has filed for the right to launch 16 new international ETFs, in one of the most important ETF filings in recent history. The new funds will give SSgA a complete lineup of global and regional ETFs, and will position the company to capitalize on the growing interest in international investing. The filings will put significant pressure on BGI, which has had, until this year, a near monopoly on international ETFs.
The funds are shown in the shaded box below.