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Should Multifactor ETFs Try to Time the Market?

The case for funds that rotate their factor exposures is strong, but for now investors may be served with a static allocation.

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This article was published in the October issue of Morningstar ETFInvestor. Download a complimentary copy of Morningstar ETFInvestorby visiting the website.

Market-timing is notoriously difficult. Even defining “market-timing” is tough. To some investors, market-timing is pulling out of the stock market before a crash. To others, it’s staying fully invested, but shrewdly shifting money to asset classes or sectors projected to outperform, and avoiding or underweighting those expected to underperform.

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