Factor investing can be a great way to get exposure to particular characteristics of the market. Going a step further, factors can be used to build outcome-oriented strategies to help investors customize their portfolios. Whether you're looking for income, fighting inflation, worried about rising rates, or want to maintain exposure to the stock market, but with reduced volatility, there is likely an ETF that can offer choices to many of the needs facing investors today.
ETFs are subject to management fees and other expenses.
Stock markets, especially foreign markets, are volatile and can decline significantly in response to adverse issuer, political, regulatory, market, or economic developments. Foreign securities are subject to interest rate, currency exchange rate, economic, and political risks. The securities of smaller, less well known companies can be more volatile than those of larger companies. There is no guarantee that a factor-based investing strategy will enhance performance or reduce risk. Before investing, make sure you understand how the fund’s factor investing strategy may differ from that of a more traditional index product. Depending on market conditions, funds may underperform compared with products that seek to track a more traditional index. The return of an index exchange-traded fund (ETF) is usually different from that of the index it tracks, because of fees, expenses, and tracking error. An ETF may trade at a premium or discount to its net asset value (NAV).
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