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.
1 Beta is a measure of risk that indicates the price sensitivity of a security or a portfolio relative to a specified market index.
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. • Fixed income security risks include credit, liquidity, call, duration, and interest-rate risk. As interest rates rise, bond prices generally fall.
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