ETF Expert Corner

PowerShares’ Jason Bloom on the Role of Commodities
  |   October 17th, 2017

The role of commodities in a portfolio is the subject of intense debate among investors.  Jason Bloom, Global Market Strategist at PowerShares, offers his perspective on the value of owning commodities and highlights two broad-based commodity ETFs.

Essential Asset ETFs with Tortoise’s Jeremy Goff
  |   October 3rd, 2017

Jeremy Goff, Director of Strategic Development at Tortoise, joins us in studio to explain investing in essential assets, including through the Tortoise North American Pipeline ETF (TPYP) and the Tortoise Water Fund (TBLU).

ETF State of the Union with Vanguard’s Rich Powers
  |   September 26th, 2017

Rich Powers, Head of ETF Product Management at Vanguard, offers an ETF “State of the Union”, discussing everything from smart beta and active ETFs to record ETF inflows and fee competition.

Sit Investment Associates’ Bryce Doty Previews Fed Meeting, Explains Sit Rising Rate ETF (RISE)
  |   September 19th, 2017

Bryce Doty, Senior Vice President & Senior Portfolio Manager at Sit Investment Associates, explains why the Federal Reserve’s unwinding of their balance sheet could cause rates to rise more than anticipated, making a hedge such as the Sit Rising Rate ETF (RISE) a valuable component in a bond portfolio.

Cryptocurrency Expert Ari Paul Explains Bitcoin
  |   September 12th, 2017

Ari Paul, cryptocurrency expert and Co-Founder of BlockTower Capital, offers his perspective on bitcoin, the technology underlying it, and whether it should be owned in an investment portfolio.  He also discusses the potential for a bitcoin ETF.

Gold Expert George Milling-Stanley Talks Bitcoin, Gold
  |   September 12th, 2017

George Milling-Stanley, Head of Gold Strategy at State Street Global Advisors, offers his perspective on bitcoin and explains where gold derives its intrinsic value.  George also discusses the role of gold in a portfolio and highlights the SPDR Long Dollar Gold Trust (GLDW).

Bryce Tillery Spotlights The Wear ETF, Discusses Wearable Tech Industry
  |   August 29th, 2017

Bryce Tillery, CEO of Eve Capital, spotlights The WEAR ETF (WEAR) and discusses the intriguing potential of the wearable technology space.

WisdomTree’s Jeremy Schwartz Discusses Global Stock Valuations, International ETFs
  |   August 15th, 2017

Jeremy Schwartz, Director of Research at WisdomTree, goes in-depth on global stock valuations and highlights several emerging market and developed international WisdomTree ETFs.

Exponential ETFs CEO Phil Bak Spotlights Brand Value ETF (BVAL)
  |   August 8th, 2017

Phil Bak, CEO of Exponential ETFs, spotlights the Brand Value ETF (BVAL), which seeks to invest in companies whose brands appear undervalued by the market.  Phil also discusses the competitive ETF landscape and offers his thoughts on current U.S. stock valuations.

Cathie Wood Highlights ARK ETFs, Discusses Disruptive Technologies
  |   August 1st, 2017

Cathie Wood, Founder & CEO of ARK Invest, spotlights the ARK Innovation ETF (ARKK) and the ARK Web x.0 ETF (ARKW), two of the top performing non-leveraged ETFs so far in 2017.  Cathie also explains the rationale for owning disruptive technologies/companies in a portfolio and offers her perspective on Bitcoin, Amazon, and Tesla.

RexShares CEO Greg King Explains Inverse VIX ETF, Discusses ETF Education
  |   July 25th, 2017

Greg King, Founder & CEO of Rex Shares, spotlights one of the top performing ETFs year-to-date, the Rex VolMaxx Short VIX Weekly Futures Strategy ETF (VMIN), and discusses the need for education around VIX-related ETFs.

SSGA’s Matt Bartolini Spotlights SPDR Gender Diversity ETF, Environmental ETF Suite
  |   July 11th, 2017

Matt Bartolini, Head of SPDR Americas Research at State Street Global Advisors, spotlights the SPDR SSGA Gender Diversity Index ETF (SHE), along with several other ESG-focused ETFs.

A Conversation with Global X’s Jay Jacobs on Thematic ETFs
  |   June 13th, 2017

Jay Jacobs, Director of Research at Global X, offers his perspective on thematic investing and spotlights several Global X thematic ETFs (BOTZ, SOCL, & PAVE).

ROBO Global’s Chris Buck Explains Index Behind ROBO ETF, Discusses Robotics Landscape
  |   June 6th, 2017

Chris Buck, Head of Capital Markets & Sales at ROBO Global, explains the index behind the ROBO Global Robotics and Automation Index ETF (ROBO) and discusses the growth potential of the rapidly-evolving robotics industry.

KCG’s Phil Mackintosh Discusses Best ETF Trading Practices, ETF Liquidity
  |   May 23rd, 2017

Phil Mackintosh, Head of Trading Strategy & Analysis at KCG, discusses best ETF trading practices and explains key considerations when evaluating ETF liquidity.

World Gold Council’s Juan Carlos Artigas on Current Gold Market, Demand Trends
  |   May 16th, 2017

Juan Carlos Artigas, Director of Investment Research at the World Gold Council, offers perspective on the current gold market, the latest gold demand trends, and potential drivers of gold moving forward.

iShares’ Matt Tucker Discusses Common Bond Investor Mistakes
  |   May 2nd, 2017

Matt Tucker, Head of iShares Fixed Income Strategy, explains three common mistakes investors make with their bond portfolios and spotlights several iShares bond ETFs.

Blue Sky’s David Varadi Spotlights QuantX Suite of ETFs
  |   April 11th, 2017

David Varadi, Director of Research at Blue Sky Asset Management, spotlights the QuantX suite of ETFs and explains the concept of “smarter beta”.

Etho Capital’s Conor Platt Discusses Socially Responsible Investing
  |   April 4th, 2017

Conor Platt, Co-Founder & CEO of Etho Capital, spotlights the Etho Climate Leadership U.S. ETF (ETHO) and discusses the growing appeal of socially responsible investing.

PowerShares’ John Feyerer Goes In-Depth on Smart Beta ETFs
  |   March 28th, 2017

John Feyerer, V.P. Equity ETF Product Strategy at PowerShares, goes in-depth on smart beta, including spotlighting several popular PowerShares ETFs.

ETF Securities’ Maxwell Gold on Current Precious Metals Landscape
  |   March 7th, 2017

Maxwell Gold, Director of Investment Strategy at ETF Securities, surveys the current precious metals landscape and offers his perspective on why owning precious metals in a portfolio can make sense.

Biotech Expert Brad Loncar Discusses Sector, ETFs
  |   February 21st, 2017

Biotech industry expert Brad Loncar discusses his approach to investing in biotech stocks and key current drivers in the sector.  Brad also offers his perspective on broad-based biotech ETFs and explains the index behind the Loncar Cancer Immunotherapy ETF (CNCR).

Vanguard’s Rich Powers Talks Low Cost ETFs, ETF Growth
  |   February 7th, 2017

Rich Powers, Head of ETF Product Management at Vanguard, explains Vanguard’s low cost positioning in ETFs, offers his perspective on ETF growth, and spotlights two popular Vanguard ETFs.

ETF.com CEO Dave Nadig Recaps ETFs in 2016, Looks Ahead to 2017
  |   January 10th, 2017

Dave Nadig, CEO of ETF.com, offers his perspective on another record-breaking year for ETFs and expands on several of ETF.com’s 2017 ETF predictions.

ACSI Funds’ Kevin Quigg Spotlights American Customer Satisfaction Core Alpha ETF (ACSI)
  |   January 3rd, 2017

Kevin Quigg, Chief Strategist at ACSI Funds, spotlights the American Customer Satisfaction Core Alpha ETF (ACSI), which seeks to overweight exposure to companies with the most satisfied customers.

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