Vanguard's Smart-beta and Factor funds


#1

https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-12-04/vanguard-begins-updating-its-investing-philosophy

Anybody planning to invest in these funds?


#2

Yes, I plan to use these, something like quality factor (VFQY) and small cap-value (VR), maybe also VFMF. I’m still looking for a good competent source on smart beta. So far I’ve been reading the stuff by Larry Swedroe, who seems like a guru in this field. Additionally there are some French researchers at
http://www.scientificbeta.com
who seem to be pushing the topic in the competent way. Any other sources? I’d particularly like to learn how factors behave in different economic conditions.