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WisdomTree's Jeremy Schwartz on Dividend ETFs

December 4, 2012
ETF Trends Editor and Proprietor Tom Lydon speaks with WisdomTree's Director of Research, Jeremy Schwartz, at the Morningstar ETF Invest Conference about an important development in the ETF industry — the emergence of indexes that weight stocks by alternative factors such as dividends and volatility. Schwartz says that diversifying beyond cap-weighted strategies, using dividends as a compelling alternative, is "part of a natural evolution".

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