Smart Beta

  1. Fidelity Expanding Its Smart Beta ETF Offerings

    Here's a look at six new smart beta ETFs from Fidelity.
  2. Smart Ideas Among Smart Beta Tech ETFs (RYT, PTF)

    Investors can tap smart beta tech ETFs for fundamental plays on this hot sector.
  3. Survey Says: Investors Like Smart Beta (JPUS)

    Smart beta ETFs are growing, and data indicate that the trend is durable.
  4. 5 Smart Beta ETFs With Brilliant Returns

    The ETF industry has traditionally been dominated by products based on market capitalization weighted indexes that are designed ...
  5. Remember These Seasoned Smart Beta ETFs (PRF, DLN)

    Smart beta ETFs are all the rage, but don't forget some of the older members of this group.
  1. Smart Beta ETFs Strategies

    What you need to know about smart beta ETFs and the strategies behind them.
  2. Smart Beta ETFs: The Pros and Cons

    Pros and cons of smart beta ETFs.
  3. Strategic Beta ETFs

    Strategic Beta ETFs By Greg McFarlane As the financial markets get more sophisticated and arcane with time, the number of ...
  4. How to Explain Smart Beta Strategies to Clients

    Smart beta funds continue to gain steam. Here's how to explain the benefits of these strategies to clients.
  5. Are Smart Beta ETFs Active, Passive or Both? (RPV, SIZE)

    Are smart beta ETFs a form of passive management, active management or a hybrid of both?
  6. Smart Beta: How Does Quality Factor In? (QUAL, SPHQ)

    One of the factors used in smart beta strategies is quality. Here's a look at this popular factor and the ETFs that use it. ...
  1. Smart Beta

    Smart beta defines a set of investment strategies that emphasize the use of alternative index construction rules to traditional ...
  2. Rebalancing

    The process of realigning the weightings of one's portfolio of assets. Rebalancing involves periodically buying or selling ...
  1. Strategic Beta ETFs

    Strategic Beta ETFs By Greg McFarlane As the financial markets get more sophisticated and arcane with time, the number of ...
  2. Are Smart Beta ETFs Active, Passive or Both? (RPV, SIZE)

    Are smart beta ETFs a form of passive management, active management or a hybrid of both?
  3. Smart Beta: How Does Quality Factor In? (QUAL, SPHQ)

    One of the factors used in smart beta strategies is quality. Here's a look at this popular factor and the ETFs that use it. ...
  4. How to Create a Smart Beta Investment Strategy (MTUM, VLUE)

    Learn how to use different smart beta ETFs exploiting various factors in your investment portfolio.
  5. How to Evaluate Smart Beta ETF Strategies (IWD, IWF)

    ETF providers are rolling out new smart beta products at a rapid pace. Here are some ways to evaluate them.
  6. Passive Investing vs. Smart Beta Investing: What's the Difference? (VTSAX, HEDJ)

    Index funds and Smart Beta ETFs both maximize returns without any need for active fund managers but differ in key ways.
  1. What is the difference between a smart beta fund and an index fund?

    Smart beta funds and index funds differ in how they are constructed.
  2. What are some examples of smart beta ETFs that use passive and active management?

    Learn about smart beta investment strategies and discover examples of smart beta exchange-traded funds that use both passive ...
  3. Is smart beta cheaper than hedge funds?

    Discover how to estimate and compare the added expenses for smart beta strategies and hedge funds to see if they are the ...
  4. How do I use smart beta funds to create a diversified portfolio?

    Learn how smart beta funds may give greater diversification than passively tracking stock indexes and make active management ...
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