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