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Home > Smart Beta ETFs

What Are Smart Beta ETFs?

Smart beta ETFs are one of the fastest growing investment options available to investors. While the concept may seem complicated, watch this video for a simple explanation of what smart beta ETFs are, how they work and what they are designed to achieve.


All investments involve risks, including possible loss of principal

WHAT ARE THE RISKS?

All investments involve risks, including possible loss of principal. Special risks are associated with foreign investing, including currency fluctuations, economic instability and political developments; investments in emerging markets involve heightened risks related to the same factors. To the extent the funds focus on particular countries, regions, industries, sectors or types of investment from time to time, they may be subject to greater risks of adverse developments in such areas of focus than funds that invest in a wider variety of countries, regions, industries, sectors or investments. Smaller, mid-sized and relatively new or unseasoned companies can be particularly sensitive to changing economic conditions, and their prospects for growth are less certain than those of larger, more established companies. Historically, these securities have experienced more price volatility than larger-company stocks, especially over the short term. Performance of the funds may vary significantly from the performance of an index, as a result of transaction costs, expenses and other factors. There can be no assurance that the Fund’s multi-factor stock selection process will enhance performance. Exposure to such investment factors may detract from performance in some market environments, perhaps for extended periods. The funds’ risk considerations are discussed in the prospectus.

ETFs trade like stocks, fluctuate in market value and may trade at prices above or below their net asset value. Brokerage expenses and ETF fees will reduce returns.

Investors should carefully consider a fund’s investment goals, risks, charges and expenses before investing. To obtain a summary prospectus and/or prospectus, which contains this and other information, talk to your financial advisor or call us at (800) DIAL BEN/342-5236. Please carefully read a prospectus before you invest or send money.

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