Smart Beta

Smart Beta ETFs: Useful Tools or Smart Marketing?

ETF.com’s Dave Nadig goes in-depth on smart beta ETFs including how to sort through the growing number of options and using them in a portfolio.  David Varadi, Co-Founder & Portfolio Manager for QuantX Funds, offers his views on the limitations of buy-and-hold investing and spotlights several QuantX ETFs.  Nate & Conor discuss four key factors BlackRock sees driving ETF growth.

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OppenheimerFunds’ Dave Mazza Discusses Smart Beta ETFs

Dave Mazza, Head of ETF Investment Strategy at OppenheimerFunds, offers perspective on the growing smart beta ETF category, including highlighting Oppenheimer’s revenue weighted and factor-based approach to investing.  Nate & Conor discuss Vanguard’s move into active ETFs and provide an update on the DOL fiduciary rule.

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The Paradox of Skill

Nate & Jason discuss an excellent Abnormal Returns piece on bracketology, active management, and the paradox of skill.  John Feyerer, V.P. Equity ETF Product Strategy at PowerShares, goes in-depth on smart beta, including spotlighting several popular PowerShares ETFs.

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