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Low Vol Goes Small In PowerShares ETFs

Low Vol Goes Small In PowerShares ETFs | Smart Beta & Enhanced Indices | Scoop.it
PowerShares looks to capitalize on the stunning success of low-volatility ETFs with small- and midcap spinoff ETFs.
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MATLAB for Portfolio Construction: Smart Beta *

Standard asset allocation problems such as mean variance or conditional value at risk can be easily developed and solved using MATLAB® and Financial ...
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How Much Does it Cost to Invest in UK Equity Smart Beta ETFs?

How Much Does it Cost to Invest in UK Equity Smart Beta ETFs? | Smart Beta & Enhanced Indices | Scoop.it
Strategic-beta, also called smart beta, ETFs offering exposure to the UK all-cap market are more expensive than their market cap weighted peers thank
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There's a 'revolution' coming to investing — and only the strong will survive

There's a 'revolution' coming to investing — and only the strong will survive | Smart Beta & Enhanced Indices | Scoop.it
The revolution is coming, and investors better be ready.
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How Can "Smart Beta" Go Horribly Wrong?

How Can "Smart Beta" Go Horribly Wrong? | Smart Beta & Enhanced Indices | Scoop.it
If investors don’t wise up soon that rising valuations are responsible for most of the “alpha” produced by smart beta, the inevitable mean reversion to historical valuation norms threatens to unleash a smart beta crash.
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Smart beta and factor investing: Special report - Risk.net

Smart beta and factor investing: Special report - Risk.net | Smart Beta & Enhanced Indices | Scoop.it
This special report takes a closer look at smart beta – an area of rapid growth and innovation.
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What Smart-Beta ETFs Can (and Cannot) Do for Fundamental Investors

What Smart-Beta ETFs Can (and Cannot) Do for Fundamental Investors | Smart Beta & Enhanced Indices | Scoop.it
ETFdb.com discusses smart-beta investing.
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Is Smart Beta Investing Really Smarter?

Is Smart Beta Investing Really Smarter? | Smart Beta & Enhanced Indices | Scoop.it
You have to factor in many things, like value, momentum, size, quality and volatility.
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Top 5 Reasons Why Investors Should Consider Smart Beta Fixed Income

By Bradley Krom While smart beta has become prevalent for equity strategies, its application to fixed income is still more or less in its infancy. Over the next
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Deconstructing 'Smart Beta' - ETF.com

Deconstructing 'Smart Beta' - ETF.com | Smart Beta & Enhanced Indices | Scoop.it
“Deconstructing 'Smart Beta'ETF.comThe inquiries are coming in faster and harder than ever before. Everyone wants facts and figures about so-called smart-beta funds: How many are there? What's the biggest one?”
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Swedroe: Is ‘Momentum’ Faltering? Part II

Swedroe: Is ‘Momentum’ Faltering? Part II | Smart Beta & Enhanced Indices | Scoop.it
“Just because ‘momentum’ fades for a while doesn’t mean you should abandon it.”
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Nest moves to smart beta investment approach - Citywire.co.uk

Nest moves to smart beta investment approach - Citywire.co.uk | Smart Beta & Enhanced Indices | Scoop.it
“Nest moves to smart beta investment approachCitywire.co.ukAs a result, Nest said it had built on its belief in passive investing to invest more into alternative indexing, or smart beta, to get the best returns at a low cost.”
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Careful, This ETF Returned 167% In 2 Years

Careful, This ETF Returned 167% In 2 Years | Smart Beta & Enhanced Indices | Scoop.it
“If you hate the VIX as much as I do, there just might be an ETF for you, but buyer beware.”
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Are Smart Beta ETFs Smart Investments? - Forbes

Are Smart Beta ETFs Smart Investments? - Forbes | Smart Beta & Enhanced Indices | Scoop.it
“ETF TrendsAre Smart Beta ETFs Smart Investments?ForbesThe concept of smart beta funds has intrigued me. Smart beta funds use quantitative rankings to determine what stocks to hold and how to weight them.”
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Limit Risks and Diversify with Multi-Factor, Smart-Beta ETFs

Limit Risks and Diversify with Multi-Factor, Smart-Beta ETFs | Smart Beta & Enhanced Indices | Scoop.it
Exchange traded funds (ETFs) that implement smart-beta strategies help investors move away from traditional market-cap methodologies to generate.
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Should smart beta investors worry about high correlation between value and high volatility factors?

Should smart beta investors worry about high correlation between value and high volatility factors? | Smart Beta & Enhanced Indices | Scoop.it
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Recent market commentary has raised concerns around crowded trades that could adversely affect smart beta strategies, writes Gaurav Mallik, global head of equity strategies at State Street Global Advisors.
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Passive Investing – May 2016 - FTAdviser.com

Passive Investing – May 2016 - FTAdviser.com | Smart Beta & Enhanced Indices | Scoop.it
Why is passive investing becoming more popular with investors?
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RIAs Differ on Factor Investments as a Core Holding

RIAs Differ on Factor Investments as a Core Holding | Smart Beta & Enhanced Indices | Scoop.it
Where some registered investment advisers see an opportunity to diversify, others are reluctant to jump on the bandwagon.
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What Smart-Beta ETFs Can (and Cannot) Do for Fundamental Investors

What Smart-Beta ETFs Can (and Cannot) Do for Fundamental Investors | Smart Beta & Enhanced Indices | Scoop.it
ETFdb.com discusses smart-beta investing.
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Smart beta provider aims to disrupt industry with new fee structure - Investment Europe

Smart beta provider aims to disrupt industry with new fee structure - Investment Europe | Smart Beta & Enhanced Indices | Scoop.it
Scientific Beta, the smart beta index provider that has come out of academic work done by Edhec Risk Institute, has launched an flexible fee structure.
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How Should Investors Time Their Investment Strategies?

How Should Investors Time Their Investment Strategies? | Smart Beta & Enhanced Indices | Scoop.it
A conversation with Rob Arnott.
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BlackRock projects smart beta ETF assets will reach $1 trillion globally by 2020, and $2.4 trillion by 2025 

BlackRock projects smart beta ETF assets will reach $1 trillion globally by 2020, and $2.4 trillion by 2025  | Smart Beta & Enhanced Indices | Scoop.it
Find our latest news and press releases here. BlackRock’s iShares business, the world’s largest manager of exchange traded funds (ETFs), projects that smart beta ETF assets will reach $1 trillion globally by 2020 and $2.4 trillion by 2025.
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Smart-Beta International ETFs With a Buffett-esque Approach | ETF Trends

Smart-Beta International ETFs With a Buffett-esque Approach | ETF Trends | Smart Beta & Enhanced Indices | Scoop.it
“Investors can target quality international stocks through a new suite of so-called Quality Mix exchange traded funds that mirror strategies employed by Warren (Smart-Beta International ETFs With a Buffett-esque Approach: Investors can target...”
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Swedroe: Star Fund Managers Lose Luster

Swedroe: Star Fund Managers Lose Luster | Smart Beta & Enhanced Indices | Scoop.it
“This year's acclaimed fund managers unlikely to repeat performance next year.”
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Research Affiliates" Finding Smart Beta in the Factor Zoo

Research Affiliates" Finding Smart Beta in the Factor Zoo | Smart Beta & Enhanced Indices | Scoop.it
“The smart beta movement have motivated academics and practitioners to come up with a spate of new investment factors.”
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Tips On How To Trade A Less Liquid ETF

Tips On How To Trade A Less Liquid ETF | Smart Beta & Enhanced Indices | Scoop.it
“With a bit of planning and patience, even a thinly traded ETF can be responsibly bought or sold.”
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