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Playing Favorites With Multifactor ETFs

Playing favorites here is difficult given that each of these strategies is designed to deliver somewhat different outcomes.

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The article was published in the August 2016 issue of Morningstar ETFInvestor. Download a complimentary copy of ETFInvestor by visiting the website.

In last month's issue, I outlined the case for multifactor exchange-traded funds. This month, I'm naming names: I will take a look at a select group of true-blue multifactor ETFs that invest in large-cap U.S. stocks. I will call out some nuanced but crucial differences in how their underlying indexes are built and what they imply for these funds' risk/return profiles. Finally, I'll name my favorites from this list.

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Ben Johnson does not own shares in any of the securities mentioned above. Find out about Morningstar’s editorial policies.