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Friday, December 27, 2013

Conway Ponders Smart Beta

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What will smart beta do if the markets get hit by a selloff?

Barron's columnist Brendan Conway raises this question in a column which featured the Barron’s 400 ETF, the Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight ETF and the PowerShares FTSE RAFI 1000 ETF.

Conway notes that many of these gee-whiz index products beat the S&P 500, what-have-you, but warns "every nontraditional stock ETF makes bets for or against measurable stock-market attributes. Those bets will work out some of the time — hopefully most of the time — and in other instances, they won’t."

Read more in Barron's

Edited by: Tommy Fernandez

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