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In the next part of this series, we’ll touch on one of the reasons why these excess returns may be occurring in the small- and mid-cap parts of the market, and what the ETF industry may not yet know about smart beta approaches to indexing.

To learn more about smart beta, click here to read Luciano’s recent Journal of Indexes article, “Considering Smart Beta.”

1Source: Morningstar.
2Market capitalization data as of 3/31/2014.

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