Mike Kerins Published to Seeking Alpha: Understanding Your Smart Beta

Smart beta strategies are not always smart and are not just beta. Smart beta ETFs can be used to take active positions relative to a given index. The goal of the smart beta ETF is to outperform the index, after adjusting for risk. This is the same goal as any other active investment strategy. There needs to be an underlying reason the active positions, in a smart beta ETF, will continue to outperform on a risk adjusted basis……

You can read more at: http://seekingalpha.com/article/3486026-understand-your-smart-beta-a-u-s-min-vol-exampl

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