Equal weighting: an alternative indexing strategy

A new ETF is using an equal weighting strategy, where the dollar investment in each stock is the same.

In the perennial debate about stockmarket investing, the pendulum swings relentlessly between stock pickers and index trackers, with the marketing machines of traditional fund managers hiding the fact that large funds are actually hybrids between these two styles.

The story is further complicated by stock picking “gurus” like Warren Buffett, who is famously on the record as recommending that retail investors should only buy passive index tracking funds!


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