Paul Britt

Paul Britt, CFA, is a senior analyst in the ETF Analytics group at FactSet, a team that maintains and develops an industry-leading suite of ETF-related data and analytics products. Prior to joining FactSet in April 2015, he was a senior analyst at, where he performed a similar role, and worked in private placement at Pensco Trust. Paul holds a B.S. from RIT and an M.S. in financial analysis from the University of San Francisco. Analysis

Apple In Dow Would Make DIA Even Weirder

Apple’s June share split puts the spotlight on the Dow’s antiquated price-weighting scheme. Analysis

Understanding Negative P/E Ratios For ETFs

Do negative earnings show up in an ETF’s price-to-earnings ratio? It depends on who you ask. Analysis

2 Socially Responsible ETFs That Work

Sleep like a baby at night while these ETFs earn marketlike returns by day. Analysis

Feeling Blue About The ‘S&P 501 Index’

The venerable S&P 500, tracked by ETFs like SPY, VOO and IVV, changes to reflect a sad reality. Analysis

Frontier Market ETFs Deliver Returns

Funds like FM and GULF look attractive as an alternative to emerging market exposure. Analysis

Pure Style ETFs Win In 5-Year Run

Five years after the market bottom, a surprising look at just what ‘value’ and ‘growth’ have meant. Analysis

HVPW’s 9% Yield Play Getting It Done

Writing naked puts on high-vol stocks sounds risky, but it’s delivered a smooth ride to fat yields lately.

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 Understanding Tail-Risk-Hedged ETFs

Do these complex products accomplish what they purport to do? Paul Britt explains how they work and considers whether they're likely to meet investor expectations. Analysis

Smart-Beta ETFs: The Risks You Want

Smart beta isn’t smarter than cap weighting, but it is different, and that’s good.