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ETF Spotlight: MSCI USA Size Factor ETF (SIZE)

by on December 10, 2014 | Updated December 19, 2014

Choosing any core holding in a portfolio can sometimes be a difficult task given the wide array of options. While investors can choose anything from actively-managed funds to those with complex methodologies, sometimes the simplest strategies are the most compelling buys. In this piece, we highlight one from iShares’ lineup of “Factor” ETFs – the MSCI Size Factor ETF (SIZE), which aims to target a relatively attractive and safe corner of the popular large and mid-capitalization U.S. equity market [see also ETF Spotlight: MSCI USA Quality Factor ETF (QUAL)]. [click to continue…]

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This year has shaped out to be quite kind for equity investors as bullish price action remains the dominant theme on Wall Street. iShares is looking to take advantage of all the euphoria with their latest product launch aimed at investors in search of  a “core” holding to fill out their portfolio’s equity component; the latest addition to the issuer’s towering lineup of nearly 300 exchange-traded products is the MSCI USA Quality Factor ETF (QUAL) [see also The Cheapest ETF for Every Investment Objective].  [click to continue…]

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April was a month of economic reporting on all sides, and the majority of the market finished the month with strong returns. Disappointing ISM and labor data was seen both early and late in the month, as April saw a slowdown in the growth of new U.S. private sector jobs. Gold dominated the headlines after the precious […]

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The dramatic drop in gold prices and less than inspiring earnings reports cast a shadow across the market this week, but the ETF space saw a huge expansion in funds. iShares alone has rolled out nine new ETFs–its first funds for 2013–with FlexShares and Credit Suisse each adding their own funds to the universe as […]

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