Ben Lavine

Ben Lavine is CIO of 3D Asset Management, based in East Hartford, Connecticut.

ETF Strategist Corner

The Year Smart Beta Died?

Sounds a little dramatic, but it could be that whipsawing factor performance shakes things up in ETF land.

ETF Strategist Corner

Potential & Challenge Of ESG ETF Investing

While data is getting deeper and more useful, implementation of ESG in portfolios is still tricky.

ETF Strategist Corner

Dividend Risk Falling With Rates

Tide appearing to change since last year in credit versus dividend risk.

ETF Strategist Corner

Factor ETFs For Diversification Or ‘Diworsification’?

It hasn’t been easy to be a factor-based investor, and the outlook is unclear.

ETF Strategist Corner

Beware Of Hype On Quality ETFs

There are reasons to be pro-quality funds, but you should understand the bigger picture.

ETF Strategist Corner

Growing Risk In Dividend Focused ETFs

Corporate America may be going on a diet. That could impact your ETF.

ETF Strategist Corner

Growing Risk In Corporate Bond ETFs

Investors in certain types of corporate bond and preferreds ETFs beware: There’s a storm brewing.

ETF Strategist Corner

Behind Smart Beta ETF Dispersion

Recent market action offers important lessons on how factors and sector dispersion impact smart-beta ETFs’ performance.

ETF Strategist Corner

Abnormal Can Still Be Rational

Current risk premiums may be abnormal, but they’re not necessarily wrong.