In the vast universe of ETFs, plain vanilla is only one of the flavors you can choose from.
Fund expected to exhibit higher volatility and outperform the broad market in bullish scenarios.
Inflows to active funds in January grew at a quicker pace than usual.
PowerShares plans three more smart-beta funds derived from the S&P 500.
In the past year, opting for a low volatility take on the S&P 500 has been a better bet than choosing high risk.
PowerShares plans another S&P 500-based smart-beta ETF, this one targeting low volatility and low rate sensitivity.
In a world divided into active and passive camps, ‘smart beta’ is emerging as an interesting middle ground.
Looking under the hood of any fund you own can prevent a lot of surprises.
If you want higher-risk exposure on the S&P, SPHB isn’t really the best choice, Nadig says.