ETF Expert Corner

Wes Gray’s “Quantitative Momentum”
  |   December 20th, 2016

Wes Gray, CEO at Alpha Architect, discusses his new book “Quantitative Momentum” and explains key factors when implementing a momentum-based investing approach.

Bloomberg’s Eric Balchunas Highlights Key Trends in ETFs & Investing
  |   December 6th, 2016

Eric Balchunas, Senior ETF Analyst at Bloomberg, highlights several key trends shaping the investment landscape, explaining the potential longer-term implications to investors.

Jay Hatfield on MLPs, InfraCap MLP ETF
  |   November 29th, 2016

Jay Hatfield, Co-Founder & President of Infrastructure Capital Advisors, explains the basics of energy-focused master limited partnerships (MLPs) and spotlights the InfraCap MLP ETF (AMZA).

iSectors CIO Chuck Self Spotlights Post-MPT Growth ETF
  |   November 22nd, 2016

Chuck Self, Chief Investment Officer at iSectors, spotlights the Post-MPT Growth ETF (PMPT) and discusses the post-election investment environment.

AEI’s Mike Strain on Potential Economic Impact of Trump’s Presidency
  |   November 15th, 2016

Mike Strain, Director of Economic Policy Studies at the American Enterprise Institute, offers his perspective on the election outcome and discusses the potential economic impact of Trump’s presidency.

CFRA’s Todd Rosenbluth Covers the Election, ETFs, & DOL Fiduciary Rule
  |   November 8th, 2016

Todd Rosenbluth, Director of ETF & Mutual Fund Research at CFRA, discusses the potential shorter-term impact of the election outcome on several ETFs and also shares his perspective on the Department of Labor fiduciary rule.

iShares’ Tushar Yadava Talks Presidential Election, Minimum Volatility ETF
  |   October 25th, 2016

Tushar Yadava, Investment Strategist at iShares, offers perspective on potential investment implications of the upcoming presidential election and spotlights the iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol USA ETF (USMV).

Reality Shares CEO Eric Ervin on Investing in Dividend Growth
  |   October 11th, 2016

Eric Ervin, President & CEO of Reality Shares, explains the concept of dividend growth investing and spotlights the Reality Shares DIVS ETF (DIVY).

Bryce Doty Spotlights Sit Rising Rate ETF, Talks Fed
  |   October 4th, 2016

Bryce Doty, Senior Portfolio Manager at Sit Investment Associates, spotlights the Sit Rising Rate ETF (RISE) and offers some thoughts on the current interest rate environment.

Marie Dzanis Talks “Smart Beta”, FlexShares ESG ETFs
  |   September 27th, 2016

Marie Dzanis, Head of Intermediary Distribution at Northern Trust, offers her perspective on “smart beta” and spotlights two recently launched FlexShares ETFs tilted towards companies scoring high in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors.

Mike LaBella Explains Legg Mason’s Low Volatility High Dividend ETFs
  |   September 20th, 2016

In part 2 of our series spotlighting Legg Mason’s ETFs (listen to part 1 here), Mike LaBella – Portfolio Manager at QS Investors, explains a low volatility high dividend approach to investing.

World Gold Council’s Artigas Discusses Gold’s 2016 Surge & Gold ETFs
  |   August 30th, 2016

Juan Carlos Artigas, Director of Investment Research at the World Gold Council, discusses some of the key drivers behind gold’s surge this year and explains how physically-backed gold ETFs are structured.

Portfolio Manager Mike LaBella Discusses Solution-Driven Legg Mason ETFs
  |   August 23rd, 2016

Mike LaBella, Portfolio Manager at QS Investors, offers his views on the shortcomings of market cap weighting and spotlights the Legg Mason lineup of Diversified Core ETFs.

Van Eck’s Fran Rodilosso Spotlights New Emerging Markets Bond ETF
  |   August 2nd, 2016

Fran Rodilosso, Portfolio Manager at Van Eck, spotlights the recently launched Vectors Emerging Markets Investment Grade USD Sovereign Bond ETF (IGEM) and discusses balancing risk versus return when investing in emerging market debt.

Morningstar’s Ben Johnson on Intersection of Sustainable Investing & ETFs
  |   July 26th, 2016

A growing area of investing is sustainable or socially responsible investing, where companies are screened based on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors.  Ben Johnson, Director of Global ETF Research at Morningstar, discusses his recent article on the topic, offering perspective on the intersection of sustainable investing and ETFs.

REX Shares Founder & CEO Explains Gold Hedged ETFs
  |   July 19th, 2016

Greg King, Founder & CEO of REX Shares, spotlights the REX Gold Hedged S&P 500 ETF (GHS) and the REX Gold Hedged FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (GHE).

PureFunds CEO Andrew Chanin Spotlights Video Game ETF, Drone ETF
  |   July 12th, 2016

Andrew Chanin, CEO of PureFunds, spotlights their Video Game Tech ETF (GAMR) and offers some thoughts on the recent Pokemon craze sweeping the country.  Andrew also highlights the PureFunds Drone Economy Strategy ETF (IFLY).

PowerShares’ Tom Boccellari on Generating Portfolio Income
  |   June 28th, 2016

Tom Boccellari, Fixed Income Product Strategist at PowerShares, offers his perspective on the search for yield in a low rate environment and highlights several income-focused PowerShares ETFs.

Meb Faber’s “Invest with the House”
  |   May 10th, 2016

Meb Faber, Co-Founder & CIO of Cambria Investment Management, discusses his new book “Invest with the House“.  What if you had information allowing you to invest with the smart money managers?  Meb explains how investors can copy the stock picks of some of the world’s most successful investment managers.

iShares’ Matt Tucker Discusses Current Bond Market, Spotlights ETFs
  |   May 3rd, 2016

Matt Tucker, Head of iShares Fixed Income Strategy, offers his perspective on the current bond market, discusses individual bonds versus bond ETFs, and spotlights several iShares bond ETFs including AGG, TIP, & FLOT.

Global X’s Jay Jacobs Talks Multifactor Investing, Smart Beta ETFs
  |   April 26th, 2016

Jay Jacobs, Director of Research at Global X, discusses multifactor ETFs, including spotlighting Global X’s lineup of Scientific Beta ETFs.

ISE’s Kris Monaco on ETF Growth & Innovation
  |   April 19th, 2016

Kris Monaco, Head of ISE ETF Ventures, discusses the incredible innovation occurring in the ETF space and how investors benefit.  ISE partners with a number of ETF providers and has been involved in one of the most successful ETF launches ever, the PureFunds Cyber Security ETF (HACK).

Bloomberg’s Eric Balchunas on New ETF Book
  |   March 15th, 2016

Eric Balchunas, Senior ETF Analyst at Bloomberg, discusses his new book “The Institutional ETF Toolbox“, which seeks to help all investors better understand and utilize ETFs.

Brad Loncar Spotlights Cancer Immunotherapy Index
  |   March 8th, 2016

Brad Loncar, Head of Loncar Investments, joins us in studio to spotlight the index behind the Loncar Cancer Immunotherapy ETF (CNCR) and discuss the innovation occurring in cancer treatment.

Abnormal Returns’ Tadas Viskanta on Investor Behavior, ETFs
  |   February 23rd, 2016

Tadas Viskanta, Founder & Editor of Abnormal Returns, offers his perspective on the importance of investor behavior and the proliferation of ETFs.

IndexIQ’s Kevin DiSano Talks 50% Currency Hedged ETFs, Hedge Fund ETFs
  |   February 16th, 2016

Kevin DiSano, Chief Portfolio Strategist at IndexIQ, discusses negative interest rates and highlights several ETFs to consider in this environment.

PureFunds CEO Spotlights Cyber Security, Mobile Payments, & Big Data ETFs
  |   February 9th, 2016

Andrew Chanin, CEO of PureFunds, spotlights their Cyber Security ETF (HACK), Mobile Payments ETF (IPAY), and Big Data ETF (BDAT).

AEI’s Michael Strain on U.S. Economy
  |   January 19th, 2016

With stocks struggling to begin the year, we discuss the state of the U.S. economy with the help of Michael Strain, Deputy Director of Economic Policy Studies at the American Enterprise Institute.

Alpha Architect’s Wes Gray Spotlights Momentum ETFs
  |   January 12th, 2016

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.