Multi-Factor ETFs: Expect Continued Growth

The ETF follows the Russell 1000 Comprehensive Factor Index and holds 835 stocks. Factor investing combines low-cost, systematic approach found in passive investments with research driven benchmark outperformance found in actively managed portfolios and cutting edge alpha capture in alternative strategies.

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Traders have often used single factor ETFs to tactically increase or decrease exposure to a desired factor or rotate out a factor exposure in a changing market environment. But there are risks with single factor strategies.

Quality is now the most expensive of all four valuation multiples while value is the least expensive. Potential investors, though, should keep in mind that value has the second lowest expected earnings-per-share growth rate among the major factors, the highest debt-to-equity ratio and lowest return on equity. Meanwhile, momentum has the highest expected earnings growth.

DEUS is up 14% year-to-date.

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