There are an infinite number of ways to make money in the markets.
The challenge is that you have to find a successful strategy — and then stick to it, day in, day out, year after year.
The advent of various ???smart beta??? exchange-traded funds (ETFs) over the past few years makes doing just that quite a bit easier.
I have to confess, I am a huge fan of these types of investment strategies.
The idea of having an index-linked, mainstream market-beating strategy that does not rely on the brilliance of a Warren Buffett or a Carl Icahn — all for the relatively low fees of an ETF — has to be one the best deals in the world of investment.
Frankly, I trust these investment strategies more than I trust myself. And I think it is active managers’ egos more than anything else that have kept these and other ???smart beta strategies??? from becoming even more popular than they already are.
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