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Ben Johnson, CFA, is director of global exchange-traded fund research for Morningstar.

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Dr. James Breech of Cougar Global Investments explains why his firm's ETF managed portfolios are very overweight in equities now and where they have style-box exposure.

The basic engine of U.S. economic prosperity has been the economy's tendency to innovate, which has not changed, and investors need to continue working past fears of the financial crisis, says economics professor Austan Goolsbee.

Breaking the link between price and portfolio weighting is why smart beta strategies outperform cap-weighted methods, says Research Affiliates' Rob Arnott.

The uptake of actively managed ETFs will increase amid innovation in the financial-services industry as investors' comfort levels grow, says State Street's Chris Goolgasian.

Common gold-valuation metrics, which measure several ratios, are likely to be wrong because gold doesn't have a core value, says State Street's Chris Goolgasian.