Has Smart Beta Stalled?

Market share gains by “Smart Beta” ETFs appear to have all but stalled last year. By our calculations, assets under management (AUM) grew by just one half of one percentage point to 28.8% of all equity ETFs, excluding leveraged and inverse funds. Back at the end of 2010, smart beta funds had a market share of 18.3% of AUM (Figure 1). Our…

Sector SPDR Analyzer: January 2017

The ETF Analyzer, Sector SPDR Edition for January 2017 is ready for download. This monthly publication has succinct one-page reports on each of the 10 Select Sector SPDR ETFs in three easy-to-read sections: Investment Summary, Fundamentals, and Composition. It helps investors: Evaluate the funds based on investment merit using fundamental data and analysis Compare the Sector SPDRs with ease…