ETF Expert Corner

ETF.com’s Dave Nadig Discusses Bond Market, Bond ETFs
  |   December 4th, 2018

ETF.com’s Dave Nadig discusses bond ETF flows, active management in bonds, and recent concerns over BBB-rated debt & leveraged loans.

Pacer’s Sean O’Hara Explains Trendpilot ETFs
  |   December 4th, 2018

Sean O’Hara, President of Pacer ETFs Distributors, highlights several ETF strategies including their Trendpilot ETF Series.

Commodities Gone Wild: ETF.com’s Sumit Roy on Oil & Natural Gas
  |   November 20th, 2018

ETF.com’s Sumit Roy explains the wild price swings in oil and natural gas, along with how these moves are impacting ETFs.

Nuveen’s Martin Kremenstein on ESG Investing
  |   November 20th, 2018

Nuveen’s Martin Kremenstein goes in-depth on ESG investing, explaining what it is and why it matters.

Reality Shares’ Eric Ervin Spotlights Fundstrat DQM Long ETF
  |   November 20th, 2018

Reality Shares CEO Eric Ervin spotlights their recently launched Fundstrat DQM Long ETF (DQML) and briefly discusses cryptocurrencies.

ETF.com’s Dave Nadig: Is the Time Right for Emerging Markets?
  |   November 13th, 2018

ETF.com’s Dave Nadig discusses the investment case for emerging market stocks and ETFs to play the space.

CFRA’s Todd Rosenbluth: Too Much Focus on ETF Cost
  |   November 13th, 2018

Todd Rosenbluth, Director of ETF & Mutual Fund Research at CFRA, explains why investors shouldn’t overemphasize “low cost” when evaluating ETFs.

Dave Chojnacki Spotlights AdvisorShares New Tech & Media ETF
  |   November 13th, 2018

Dave Chojnacki, portfolio manager at Sabretooth Advisors, spotlights the AdvisorShares New Tech & Media ETF (FNG).

ETF.com’s Lara Crigger Recaps October ETF Flows
  |   November 6th, 2018

ETF.com’s Lara Crigger discusses October’s ETF flows and record trading volume.

USAA’s Lance Humphrey Highlights ETF Lineup, Talks Value & Momentum
  |   November 6th, 2018

Lance Humphrey, Portfolio Manager on USAA’s Global Multi-Asset Team, highlights USAA’s ETF lineup including stock ETFs blending value and momentum.

Dr. Chow Spotlights Index Behind UTRN ETF
  |   November 6th, 2018

Dr. Victor Chow, Distinguished Professor of Global Business & Finance at West Virginia University, explains the index he developed which powers the Vesper U.S. Large Cap Short-Term Reversal Strategy ETF (UTRN).

ETF.com’s Lara Crigger Talks Homebuilder ETFs, Housing Market
  |   October 30th, 2018

ETF.com’s Lara Crigger goes in-depth on homebuilder ETFs, spotlighting differences and offering perspective on recent declines.

iShares’ Heather Brownlie: ETFs Have Revolutionized Bond Investing
  |   October 30th, 2018

15 years ago, iShares launched the first broad-based bond ETF – the iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF (AGG).  Heather Brownlie, U.S. Head of iShares Fixed Income, describes how ETFs have revolutionized bond investing since.

ETF.com’s Dave Nadig Spotlights Several New ETFs
  |   October 23rd, 2018

ETF.com’s Dave Nadig discusses several recent ETF launches including the VanEck Vectors Video Gaming and eSports ETF (ESPO) and the Cambria Trinity ETF (TRTY).

Tadas Viskanta on Investor Behavior, ETFs, & More
  |   October 23rd, 2018

Tadas Viskanta, Director of Investor Education at Ritholtz Wealth Management & Founder of Abnormal Returns, talks investor behavior and fields rapid-fire questions on ETFs and investing.

Hartford’s Ted Lucas Goes In-Depth on International Multifactor ETF
  |   October 23rd, 2018

Ted Lucas, Head of Investment Strategies & Solutions at Hartford Funds, spotlights their Multifactor Developed Markets ex-US ETF (RODM).

ETF.com’s Sumit Roy Discusses Oil, Gold, & Broad Commodities
  |   October 16th, 2018

ETF.com analyst Sumit Roy highlights commodity ETF flows and performance so far this year.

Vince Birley Spotlights Vident’s Principles-Based ETFs
  |   October 16th, 2018

Vince Birley, CEO of Vident Financial, explains their principles-based approach to ETFs, including the Vident Core U.S. Equity Fund (VUSE).

ETF.com’s Dave Nadig on Playing Defense with ETFs
  |   October 9th, 2018

ETF.com’s Dave Nadig highlights several ETFs, including the recently launched Innovator Defined Outcome ETFs, that can help hedge against stock market risk, while still offering some exposure to the upside.

Steven Schoenfeld Talks ETF Growth & Innovation
  |   October 9th, 2018

Steven Schoenfeld, Founder & CIO of BlueStar Indexes, talks ETF growth and innovation, thematic ETFs, bitcoin ETFs, the Israeli ETF market, and more.

ETF.com’s Drew Voros Recaps Latest ETF Flow Data
  |   October 2nd, 2018

Drew Voros, Editor-in-Chief at ETF.com, discusses key takeaways from the latest ETF flow data.

Phil Bak Discusses Regulatory Backdrop for Bitcoin ETFs
  |   October 2nd, 2018

Phil Bak, CEO of Exponential ETFs, dissects the regulatory concerns with bringing bitcoin exchange traded products to market and handicaps when a bitcoin ETF might finally be approved.

Global X CIO Jon Maier Puts Thematic ETFs in Focus
  |   October 2nd, 2018

Jon Maier, Chief Investment Officer at Global X, goes in-depth on thematic investing, explaining the role of thematic ETFs in a portfolio and highlighting several Global X thematic ETFs.

ETF.com’s Drew Voros Spotlights New Vanguard ESG ETFs
  |   September 25th, 2018

ETF.com’s Drew Voros spotlights Vanguard’s new ESG ETFs and offers perspective on the future of ESG investing.

Alpha Architect’s Ryan Kirlin: “Smart Beta” is Dead
  |   September 25th, 2018

Ryan Kirlin, Head of Capital Markets at Alpha Architect, makes his case for why “smart beta” is dead.

Mark Esposito Provides Behind-the-Scenes Look at Seeding New ETFs
  |   September 25th, 2018

Mark Esposito, CEO of Esposito Securities, explains the process behind seeding new ETFs and keys to a successful ETF launch.

ETF.com’s Dave Nadig Explains Pros & Cons of ETNs
  |   September 18th, 2018

ETF.com’s Dave Nadig goes in-depth on Exchange Traded Notes (ETNs), explaining the pros, cons, and how they compare to ETFs.

Bloomberg’s Eric Balchunas Talks ETF Flows, Fields Rapid-Fire ETF Questions
  |   September 18th, 2018

Eric Balchunas, Senior ETF Analyst at Bloomberg, recaps year-to-date ETF flows and fields questions on everything from “smart beta” to marijuana ETFs.

J.P. Morgan’s Jillian DelSignore Highlights ETF Lineup
  |   September 18th, 2018

Jillian DelSignore, Head of ETF Distribution with J.P. Morgan’s Asset Management business, discusses their rapid ETF growth and diverse ETF lineup.

ETF.com’s Lara Crigger Talks Blazing Marijuana Stocks
  |   September 11th, 2018

ETF.com’s Lara Crigger discusses the recent surge in marijuana stocks and the ETFMG Alternative Harvest ETF (MJ).

iSectors’ Chuck Self Discusses Current Financial Markets, ETF Strategies
  |   September 11th, 2018

Chuck Self, Chief Investment Officer at iSectors, offers his perspective on the current financial markets and managing ETF-based asset allocation strategies.

ETF.com’s Lara Crigger on Latest Bitcoin ETF Rejections
  |   August 28th, 2018

ETF.com’s Lara Crigger discusses the latest SEC rejection of bitcoin ETF proposals and explains what’s next.

Invesco’s Tim Urbanowicz on Factor Bond ETFs, BulletShares
  |   August 28th, 2018

Tim Urbanowicz, Sr. Fixed Income Product Strategist at Invesco, explains the merits of factor-based bond ETFs and the BulletShares target maturity bond ETFs.

Jerry Hicks Spotlights Perth Mint Physical Gold ETF (AAAU)
  |   August 28th, 2018

Jerry Hicks, Sales & Business Manager at the Perth Mint, spotlights the Perth Mint Physical Gold ETF (AAAU), the first physical gold ETF backed by a sovereign guarantee.

ETF.com’s Drew Voros Goes In-Depth on Thematic ETFs
  |   August 21st, 2018

Thematic ETFs invest in areas such as blockchain, artificial intelligence, and marijuana.  ETF.com’s Drew Voros discusses the role of thematic ETFs and key considerations before adding them to an investment portfolio.

SSGA’s Brie Williams on the Aging Brain & Financial Decision-Making
  |   August 21st, 2018

How does aging affect financial decision-making? Brie Williams, V.P. of State Street Global Advisors & Head of Practice Management for the Global SPDR Business, discusses the financial implications of cognitive decline and how investors can better prepare themselves.

ETF.com’s Dave Nadig Dissects Fidelity’s Move to Zero
  |   August 14th, 2018

Fidelity recently made a splash by offering the first-ever free index funds.  ETF.com’s Dave Nadig discusses the impact for both investors and fund companies.

Vanguard’s Gerry O’Reilly Offers Inside Look at Managing Index Funds
  |   August 14th, 2018

There’s much more to managing index funds than meets the eye.  Gerry O’Reilly, who oversees $1 trillion+ in Vanguard funds, provides a behind-the-scenes look.

CFRA’s Todd Rosenbluth on Why ETF Holdings Matter More Than Fees, Index Tracking
  |   August 14th, 2018

Todd Rosenbluth, Director of ETF & Mutual Fund Research at CFRA, explains why underlying ETF holdings matter much more than fund fees or index tracking. Todd also discusses why expensive S&P 500 index funds still exist and he touches on the potential for a bitcoin ETF.

ETF.com’s Drew Voros on J.P. Morgan’s Record ETF Flows
  |   August 7th, 2018

J.P. Morgan’s BetaBuilders Japan ETF (BBJP) recently became the second fastest ETF to reach $1 billion.  ETF.com’s Drew Voros goes behind-the-scenes, explaining J.P. Morgan’s “bring your own assets” ETF strategy.

ETF.com’s Dave Nadig Discusses Risk Managed ETFs
  |   July 31st, 2018

ETF.com’s Dave Nadig discusses risk managed ETFs designed to help hedge against market declines.

BKCM’s Brian Kelly Talks Blockchain, Bitcoin ETFs
  |   July 31st, 2018

Brian Kelly, Head of BKCM, highlights the investment case for the REX BKCM ETF (BKC), which owns companies involved in cryptocurrencies and blockchain.  Brian also discusses the prospects for a bitcoin ETF.

ETF.com’s Dave Nadig Recaps Year-to-Date ETF Flows
  |   July 10th, 2018

ETF.com’s Dave Nadig recaps year-to-date ETF flows and looks ahead to the remainder of 2018.

Linda Zhang on the Future of ESG Investing
  |   July 10th, 2018

Linda Zhang, Founder of Purview Investments, discusses the importance of socially responsible investing and the future of ESG ETFs.

ETF.com’s Dave Nadig Dissects Proposed ETF Rule
  |   July 3rd, 2018

The Securities & Exchange Commission recently voted to propose a new rule which would help streamline ETF launches and level the playing field among fund companies.  ETF.com’s Dave Nadig explains the potential impact.

ETF.com’s Dave Nadig Goes In-Depth on AI-Powered ETFs
  |   June 26th, 2018

ETF.com’s Dave Nadig goes in-depth on investments powered by “artificial intelligence”, one of the hottest buzzwords in ETFs.

Nasdaq’s Phil Mackintosh on Best ETF Trading Practices
  |   June 26th, 2018

Phil Mackintosh, Global Head of Economic Research at Nasdaq, explains the role of stock exchanges and offers several best ETF trading practices.

Discussing New ETF Launches with ETF.com’s Lara Crigger
  |   June 19th, 2018

With more than 110 new ETF launches so far in 2018, ETF.com’s Lara Crigger highlights several that have caught her attention.

Saba’s Leah Jordan Explains Closed-End Funds, CEFS ETF
  |   June 19th, 2018

Leah Jordan, V.P. of Investor Relations at Saba Capital Management, explains closed-end fund basics and spotlights the Saba Closed-End Funds ETF (CEFS).

ETF.com’s Dave Nadig Discusses Active Equity ETFs
  |   June 12th, 2018

ETF.com’s Dave Nadig offers his perspective on active equity ETFs, including why larger mutual fund companies haven’t launched ETF clones of their flagship active strategies.

Will Rhind Spotlights GraniteShares ETFs
  |   June 12th, 2018

Will Rhind, Founder of GraniteShares, spotlights their suite of ETFs featuring the lowest cost gold, platinum, and broad-based commodity ETFs on the market.

ETF.com’s Dave Nadig on Smart Beta ETFs
  |   June 5th, 2018

ETF.com’s Dave Nadig goes in-depth on smart beta ETFs including how to sort through the growing number of options and using them in a portfolio.

Blue Sky’s David Varadi Explains QuantX ETFs
  |   June 5th, 2018

David Varadi, Director of Research at Blue Sky Asset Management and Co-Founder & Portfolio Manager for QuantX Funds, offers his views on the limitations of buy-and-hold investing and spotlights several QuantX ETFs.

ETF.com’s Lara Crigger Talks ESG ETFs
  |   May 22nd, 2018

ETF.com‘s Lara Crigger offers perspective on the current ESG ETF landscape, along with potential drivers of future growth.

Rapid Fire ETF Q&A with CFRA’s Todd Rosenbluth
  |   May 22nd, 2018

Todd Rosenbluth, Director of ETF & Mutual Fund Research at CFRA, fields a wide range of ETF questions including on ESG ETFs, active ETFs, ETF myths, and much more.

Davis Advisors’ Dodd Kittsley Spotlights Active ETFs
  |   May 22nd, 2018

Dodd Kittsley, Director at Davis Advisors, spotlights their suite of actively managed ETFs and discusses what’s next for the active ETF space as a whole.

Kevin Carter Highlights Emerging Markets Internet & Ecommerce ETF
  |   May 15th, 2018

Kevin Carter, Founder of EMQQ, spotlights the Emerging Markets Internet & Ecommerce ETF and expands on the investment case for what has been a fast-growing segment of the market.

EventShares’ Ben Phillips Spotlights U.S. Policy Alpha ETF (PLCY)
  |   May 1st, 2018

Ben Phillips, CIO at EventShares, spotlights the U.S. Policy Alpha ETF (PLCY) and explains why he believes government policy & regulation can be leading investment indicators.

Brandometry’s Larry Medin Explains Index Behind Brand Value ETF
  |   April 24th, 2018

Larry Medin, Founder & CEO of Brandometry, spotlights the index behind the Brand Value ETF (BVAL) and explains the rationale for investing in undervalued company brands.

iShares’ Daniel Prince on ETF Tax Efficiency
  |   April 17th, 2018

Daniel Prince, Head of iShares U.S. Wealth Advisory Product Consulting, discusses the tax efficiency of ETFs and why tax costs shouldn’t be overlooked in investing.

Northern Trust’s Michael Natale Talks Inflation-Hedging, Spotlights FlexShares ETFs
  |   April 10th, 2018

Michael Natale, Head of Intermediary Distribution at Northern Trust, discusses growing investor concern over rising inflation and spotlights several FlexShares ETFs that could potentially serve as inflation hedges in a portfolio.

Biotech Expert Brad Loncar on Cancer Immunotherapy, Biotech ETFs
  |   February 20th, 2018

Brad Loncar, biotech expert & CEO of Loncar Investments, discusses the latest in cancer immunotherapy and highlights the index behind the Loncar Cancer Immunotherapy ETF (CNCR).  Brad also offers insight into the broader biotech sector, including the three largest biotech ETFs.

Nottingham Founder Kip Meadows on Active ETFs, Broader ETF Landscape
  |   February 13th, 2018

Kip Meadows, Founder & CEO of Nottingham, discusses white label ETF providers, active ETFs, and the broader ETF landscape.

State Street’s Matt Bartolini on SPY Turning 25
  |   January 23rd, 2018

The first U.S.-listed ETF, the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY), recently turned 25 years old.  Matt Bartolini, Head of SPDR Americas Research at State Street Global Advisors, offers his unique perspective on ETF history.

ETF Securities’ Max Gold Discusses Current Gold Market, 2018 Gold Outlook, & Bitcoin
  |   January 9th, 2018

Maxwell Gold, Director of Investment Strategy at ETF Securities, discusses the current gold market, a bull and bear case for gold in 2018, and bitcoin.

AEI’s Michael Strain on Country’s “Populist Moment”, Impact of Tax Reform
  |   January 2nd, 2018

Michael Strain, Director of Economic Policy Studies at the American Enterprise Institute, describes the country’s current “populist moment” and discusses the potential impact of tax reform.

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