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Sara Shores

Sara Shores, Managing Director, is the Global Head of Smart Beta for BlackRock, driving the strategy innovation and thought leadership for Smart Beta across all asset classes for institutional, retail and iShares clients.

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More From Sara Shores

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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Adding a Factor Fund Gives You Tactical Exposure

    Each factor fund has a mandate like any other kind of fund. For example, the iShares MSCI USA Momentum Factor ETF (MTUM) gives you exposure to US stocks demonstrating relatively high price momentum.

    By Sara Shores
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Adding Factor Funds Could Help Your Portfolio

    Factor funds include the iShares MSCI USA Value Factor ETF (VLUE), the iShares MSCI USA Quality Factor ETF (QUAL), and the iShares MSCI USA Size Factor ETF (SIZE).

    By Sara Shores
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How You Can Guard Against Volatility

    The volatility index or the VIX is often called a “fear gauge.” The higher the index level, the riskier investors perceive the stock markets to be.

    By Sara Shores
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