ETF Insights

For Investors, “Home Bias” Can Lead To A Failure To Launch
June 21st, 2017 by ETF Store Staff

The following was authored by Bill McNabb, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Vanguard. “Buy what you know.” It’s one of the adages of investing, and it has plenty of intuitive appeal. After all, the familiar seems inherently less risky. It’s no wonder that many investors heavily tilt their portfolios toward the stocks and bonds of […]

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What Makes ETFs Tax Efficient?
April 24th, 2017 by ETF Store Staff

The following was authored by Paige Corbin, Capital Markets Associate with WisdomTree. Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have many benefits that have caused them to expand in terms of assets and offerings over the past decade. In the United States alone, the ETF industry has grown to over $2.7 trillion in assets.1 Not only are ETFs typically low […]

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Quarterly Update
April 12th, 2017 by Nathan Geraci

Nathan Geraci is President of The ETF Store, Inc. and host of the weekly radio show “The ETF Store Show“. In last quarter’s commentary, we discussed the fallacy of predictions, highlighting the difficult year “experts” experienced in forecasting everything from the Brexit vote to the U.S. presidential election.  The conclusion was simply that nobody has […]

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The Conventional Wisdom of Active Management
April 11th, 2017 by ETF Store Staff

The following was authored by Chris Tidmore, CFA, is a senior investment strategist in Vanguard Investment Strategy Group. Last year, I ran a seven-day race in the Sahara Desert. The second most-common question I got about the race was, “How did you get all the water you needed?” (The most common question was “Why—are you crazy?!”) […]

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The ETF Store Show – Upcoming Guest Lineup
April 3rd, 2017 by ETF Store Staff

One of the “most helpful plain-English resources for investors who want to demystify exchange-traded funds” – Bloomberg BusinessWeek All guest interviews are available through our featured section “ETF Expert Corner” at etfstore.com.  Interviews typically run 10 – 15 minutes and can be played directly from your mobile device.  Full podcasts of The ETF Store Show […]

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5 Questions to Ask Your Advisor About ETFs
January 26th, 2017 by ETF Store Staff

The following was authored by Hollie Fagan, Head of BlackRock’s Registered Investment Advisor business. Exchange traded funds (ETFs) have joined mutual funds and individual stocks as mainstream investment tools, and their popularity is only growing. The past year saw record flows into stock and bond ETFs. Today, one in four U.S. investors owns ETFs, according to […]

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Quarterly Update
January 12th, 2017 by Nathan Geraci

Nathan Geraci is President of The ETF Store, Inc. and host of the weekly radio show “The ETF Store Show“. “I try not to get involved in the business of prediction. It’s a quick way to look like an idiot.” – Award-winning author Warren Ellis There is a natural human desire to know what the future […]

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The ETF Store Show – Upcoming Guest Lineup
January 3rd, 2017 by ETF Store Staff

One of the “most helpful plain-English resources for investors who want to demystify exchange-traded funds” – Bloomberg BusinessWeek All guest interviews are available through our featured section “ETF Expert Corner” at etfstore.com.  Interviews typically run 10 – 15 minutes and can be played directly from your mobile device.  Full podcasts of The ETF Store Show […]

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ETF Store Show: 2016’s Top 5 Most Downloaded Interviews
December 29th, 2016 by ETF Store Staff

1) Tadas Viskanta, Founder & Editor of Abnormal Returns, offers his perspective on the importance of investor behavior and the proliferation of ETFs. Listen. 2) Wes Gray, CEO & Chief Investment Officer at Alpha Architect, spotlights their new MomentumShares ETFs and explains the merits of a momentum-based approach to investing. Listen. 3) Ben Fulton, ETF industry pioneer & CEO of Elkhorn Investments, […]

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The Simple, Straightforward, and Nearly Foolproof Approach to Investing
October 25th, 2016 by ETF Store Staff

The following was authored by Bill McNabb, chairman and chief executive officer of Vanguard. If you think you’ve had reason to feel uneasy about the investment environ­ment lately, you’re not imagining things. In just the past few months, we’ve seen economic uncertainty, intense political polarization, and super-low bond yields. Yet at the same time, the stock […]

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