The rapid proliferation of non cap-weighted ETFs has presented investors with a dizzying array of choices. There are strategies targeting single risk-factor exposure (e.g., value, low volatility, momentum, quality, or size), those employing alternative weighting methods (e.g., fundamental, dividend, or equal weight) and an expanding set of multifactor strategies available today. With lower forward-looking returns for equities likely, investor interest in such strategies continues to accelerate as a potential means to enhance capital growth beyond market beta.
Important Risks: Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal • Foreign investments may be more volatile and less liquid than U.S. investments and are subject to the risk of currency fluctuations and adverse political and economic developments. These risks may be greater for investments in emerging markets. • Small-cap securities can have greater risks and volatility than large-cap securities. • A concentration in real estate securities, such as REITs, may subject a fund to risks associated with the direct ownership of real estate as well as the risks related to the way real estate companies are organized and operated. Real estate is sensitive to changes in interest rates and general and local economic conditions and developments. • Fixed income security risks include credit, liquidity, call, duration, and interest-rate risk. As interest rates rise, bond prices generally fall. • Municipal securities may be adversely impacted by state/local, political, economic, or market conditions. Investors may be subject to the federal Alternative Minimum Tax as well as state and local income taxes. Capital gains, if any, are taxable.
The views and opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not necessarily indicative of those of all Hartford Funds’ portfolio managers and sub-advisers and may not be reflected in the strategies and exchange-traded products that Hartford Funds offers. This information has been prepared from sources believed reliable but the accuracy and completeness of the information cannot be guaranteed. This material and/or its contents are current at the time of writing and are subject to change without notice.
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