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Are smart beta ETFs skewing stock valuations?


July 28, 2017
Subject | ETFs | PowerShares | Smart beta

Thanks in large part to the popularity of smart beta and factor-based strategies, adoption of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) has grown rapidly in recent years. Some have even speculated that the growth of ETFs is skewing the valuations of certain stocks. I do not believe that is the case. Below, I explain why.

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Looking beyond the active-passive debate

Recently, one of Invesco’s funds – Trimark International Companies Fund – was singled out for praise as an example that true active management can outperform. While the kudos were well-deserved for the team, it appeared as part of a commentary that was otherwise unsympathetic to active management.

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Is your ETF trading data accurate?


April 6, 2017
Subject | ETFs | Industry views | PowerShares

Across Canada, market participants – advisors and investors alike – access market data for securities through sophisticated market tools, such as Bloomberg and Thomson ONE. This data includes last price, bid/ask and volume, all of which play a crucial role in making trading decisions.

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