What is Smart Beta? Smart beta investing seeks to combine the benefits of passive, rule-based investing with active management. The goal of smart beta is to generate alpha (excess return above the benchmark) either through better portfolio construction, such as a more optimal weighting scheme and/or by rule-based, quantitatively-driven security selection.
Although it was a bit overshadowed by the COVID-19 crisis, GraniteShares US Large Cap ETF (XOUT) was named ETF.com's Best New Smart Beta or Factor ETF last year, beating out formidable competition from Pacer, Fidelity, and Pimco.
EQM Indexes CEO Jane Edmondson joins Yahoo Finance's Seana Smith to break down the ETFs and indexes that are capitalizing on the coronavirus pandemic.
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Understandably, with any new ETF product launch, especially an approach that claims to outperform the broad market index, there is a fair amount of skepticism. D.M. Martins Research recently published an article entitled "XOUT: Skeptical About Alpha Generation Potential" in response to the Animal Spirits Podcast from December 2, 2019. As one of the index's creators, we wanted to take a moment to rebut some of the points in the research note.
The first cannabis ETF, the ETFMG Alternative Harvest ETF (MJ), launched in December of 2017. But its launch has an interesting backstory. This was not originally a marijuana ETF, but was converted from a Latin American real estate ETF. That move allowed MJ to avoid some of the regulatory scrutiny facing new entrants to the cannabis ETF market today. But it has also painted the ETF in something of a corner as well.
The performance spread between traditional brick-and-mortar retail and online clicks retail is more than 15% this year, with the S&P Retail Select Index down 0.67% versus a 14.6% gain for the EQM Online Retail Index.
Bloomberg New Energy Finance just published its annual Electric Vehicle Outlook, a long-term forecast of how the electrification of transportation will proceed over the next few decades. BNEF predicts that: By 2040, 57% of all passenger vehicle sales and over 30% of the global passenger vehicle fleet will be electric.