ETF Expert Corner

ETF.com’s Lara Crigger Talks Latest Buzz Surrounding Pot ETFs
  |   July 16th, 2019

ETF.com’s Lara Crigger offers the latest surrounding marijuana ETFs, including the recently launched Innovation Shares Cannabis ETF (THCX).

Toroso’s Michael Venuto Discusses SoFi ETFs, Fields Rapid Fire Questions
  |   July 16th, 2019

Michael Venuto, Co-Founder & CIO at Toroso Investments, highlights partnerships with SoFi and Amplify ETFs, and also fields rapid-fire ETF questions.

ProcureAM’s Andrew Chanin Spotlights Space ETF (UFO)
  |   July 16th, 2019

Andrew Chanin, CEO of ProcureAM, spotlights the Procure Space ETF (UFO) and goes in-depth on the investment case for space.

ETF.com’s Dave Nadig Talks Facebook’s Libra, ETFs
  |   July 10th, 2019

ETF.com’s Dave Nadig explains the striking similarities between Facebook’s proposed Libra coin and the ETF structure, along with what the future of ETFs might look like.

Matt Hougan Explains Regulatory Landscape for Bitcoin-Related Products
  |   July 10th, 2019

Matt Hougan, Global Head of Research at Bitwise, explains why certain bitcoin-related investment products exist, but not a bitcoin ETF.

Crypto Expert Tyrone Ross Debates Bitcoin ETF, Talks Libra
  |   July 10th, 2019

Tyrone Ross, financial consultant and crypto expert, debates the merits of a bitcoin ETF and offers perspective on the importance of Facebook’s proposed Libra coin.

ETF.com’s Dave Nadig on ETF Flows, New Launches, & More
  |   July 2nd, 2019

ETF.com’s Dave Nadig talks 2019 ETF flows, new launches, Vanguard hitting $1 trillion in ETF assets, and much more.

CFRA’s Todd Rosenbluth: Midyear ETF Check-in
  |   July 2nd, 2019

Todd Rosenbluth, Sr. Director of ETF & Mutual Fund Research at CFRA, recaps ETFs so far in 2019 and looks ahead to the remainder of the year.

Direxion’s Dave Mazza Explains Relative Weight ETFs
  |   July 2nd, 2019

Dave Mazza, Head of Product at Direxion, explains the concept of a pairs trade and highlights their suite of Relative Weight ETFs.

ETF.com’s Dave Nadig on Gold’s Recent Surge, Gold ETFs
  |   June 25th, 2019

ETF.com’s Dave Nadig explains potential drivers of gold’s recent price surge and offers perspective on the physical gold ETF landscape.

Quadratic Capital’s Nancy Davis Spotlights IVOL
  |   June 25th, 2019

Nancy Davis, Founder of Quadratic Capital, spotlights their recently launched Interest Rate Volatility & Inflation Hedge ETF (IVOL).

ETF Action’s Mike Akins Fields Rapid-Fire ETF Questions
  |   June 25th, 2019

Mike Akins, Founding Partner of ETF Action, describes their new ETF research platform and fields rapid-fire ETF questions.

ETF.com’s Drew Voros: Increased Investor Interest in Low Volatility ETFs
  |   June 18th, 2019

ETF.com’s Drew Voros discusses the rush of investor dollars into low volatility ETFs and highlights key differences between several options in the space.

Acquirers Funds’ Tobias Carlisle on Value Investing, Deep Value ETF
  |   June 18th, 2019

Tobias Carlisle, Founder & Managing Director of Acquirers Funds, explains why value investing is primed for a comeback and how his recently launched deep value ETF can take advantage.

Whitford’s Dom Catrambone Spotlights Volshares Large Cap ETF
  |   June 18th, 2019

Dom Catrambone, CEO of Whitford Asset Management, spotlights the Volshares Large Cap ETF (VSL) and offers perspective on the highly competitive ETF business.

ETF.com’s Lara Crigger Spotlights Grain ETPs
  |   June 11th, 2019

Disastrous weather and a heated trade war has recently provided a boost to grain ETPs like the Elements MLCX Grains Index-Total Return ETN (GRU) and the Teucrium Corn Fund (CORN).  ETF.com’s Lara Crigger goes in-depth on an often overlooked corner of the ETF market.

Nuveen’s Jordan Farris Counters Common Objections to ESG Investing
  |   June 11th, 2019

Jordan Farris, Head of ETF Product Development at Nuveen, counters common investor objections to ESG or socially responsible investing and highlights Nuveen’s ESG ETF lineup.

Blockforce Capital’s Eric Ervin Talks Blockchain, Cryptos, & ETFs
  |   June 11th, 2019

Eric Ervin, CEO of Blockforce Capital, discusses their forthcoming cryptocurrency investment platform, crypto naysayers, and blockchain & bitcoin ETFs.

ETF.com’s Lara Crigger: Comeback for Currency Hedged ETFs?
  |   June 4th, 2019

With the U.S. dollar surging over the past two years, ETF.com’s Lara Crigger discusses whether once popular currency hedged ETFs can stage a comeback and key considerations for investors when deciding to hedge currency exposure.

U.S. Global’s Frank Holmes Goes In-Depth on Cryptos, Gold, & ETFs
  |   June 4th, 2019

Frank Holmes, CEO of U.S. Global Investors and interim Executive Chairman of HIVE Blockchain Technologies, goes in-depth on cryptocurrencies, gold, and the U.S. Global GO GOLD and Precious Metal Miners ETF (GOAU).

AAM’s Lance McGray Spotlights High Dividend Value ETF
  |   June 4th, 2019

Lance McGray, Head of ETFs at Advisors Asset Management, spotlights the AAM S&P 500 High Dividend Value ETF (SPDV).

ETF.com’s Dave Nadig Talks Oil & Oil-Related ETFs
  |   May 28th, 2019

ETF.com’s Dave Nadig discusses oil’s recent price moves and the differences between several oil-related ETFs.

State Street’s Matt Bartolini on the Rise of Multifactor ETFs
  |   May 28th, 2019

Matt Bartolini, Head of SPDR Americas Research at State Street Global Advisors, goes in-depth on multifactor ETFs, one of the fastest growing segments of the ETF market.

Perth Tolle Spotlights Index Behind Freedom 100 Emerging Markets ETF
  |   May 28th, 2019

Perth Tolle, Founder of Life + Liberty Indexes, discusses the backstory and index construction behind the brand new Alpha Architect Freedom 100 Emerging Markets ETF (FRDM).

ETF.com’s Sumit Roy on Bitcoin, Gold, & the Prospects for Crypto ETFs
  |   May 21st, 2019

ETF.com’s Sumit Roy discusses the latest on bitcoin ETFs and whether bitcoin is “gold 2.0”.

Exponential ETFs’ Phil Bak Fields Questions on RVRS
  |   May 21st, 2019

Phil Bak, CEO of Exponential ETFs, fields questions on the Reverse Cap Weighted U.S. Large Cap ETF (RVRS) and several other ETF topics.

Cushing’s Todd Sunderland Explains MLPs, Sector Plus ETFs
  |   May 21st, 2019

Todd Sunderland, Partner & Head of Quant Strategies at Cushing, highlights their Sector Plus ETFs focused primarily on the energy sector and MLPs.

ETF.com’s Lara Crigger Talks Pros & Cons of Niche Tech ETFs
  |   May 14th, 2019

Technology ETFs are being sliced thinner and thinner, with ETFs now covering cybersecurity, cloud computing, virtual reality, mobile payments, and more. ETF.com’s Lara Crigger discusses this growing segment of ETFs and key considerations for investors.

Vanguard’s Michael Lovett Discusses Latest ETF Fee Cuts, Advisor Fees
  |   May 14th, 2019

Michael Lovett, Head of Vanguard’s RIA Group, highlights their latest ETF fee cuts and offers perspective on both fund and financial advisor fees.

Amplify ETFs’ Christian Magoon Spotlights Peer-to-Peer Lending ETF
  |   May 14th, 2019

Christian Magoon, Founder & CEO of Amplify ETFs, spotlights the brand new Amplify CrowdBureau Peer-to-Peer Lending & Crowdfunding ETF (LEND).

ETF.com’s Dave Nadig on Current & Future Fund Fees
  |   May 7th, 2019

A recent Morningstar study found investors saved around $5.5 billion in fund fees in 2018 compared to 2017.  ETF.com’s Dave Nadig offers perspective on the current fee environment and looks ahead to what the future of fund fees might hold.

BlackRock’s Karen Schenone Highlights Bond ETF Flows, iShares ETFs
  |   May 7th, 2019

With the S&P 500 enjoying its best start to a year since 1987, bond ETFs have somewhat surprisingly drawn investor interest.  Karen Schenone, Fixed Income Product Strategist at BlackRock, helps make sense of the outsized bond ETF flows and also discusses factor-focused and ESG bond ETFs.

Distillate Capital’s Tom Cole Explains Value-Focused ETF
  |   May 7th, 2019

Tom Cole, CEO & Co-Founder of Distillate Capital, explains their U.S. Fundamental Stability & Value ETF (DSTL) and why traditional value metrics are outdated.

Marijuana ETFs in Focus with ETF.com’s Lara Crigger
  |   April 30th, 2019

ETF.com’s Lara Crigger discusses the recently launched AdvisorShares Pure Cannabis ETF (YOLO), the ETFMG Alternative Harvest ETF (MJ), and the budding marijuana ETF market.

CFRA’s Todd Rosenbluth Talks Marijuana ETFs, ETF Fees, & More
  |   April 30th, 2019

Todd Rosenbluth, Sr. Director of ETF & Mutual Fund Research at CFRA, covers a host of ETF topics including pot ETFs, ETF fee wars, and his biggest ETF surprises so far in 2019.

AdvisorShares’ Dan Ahrens Spotlights Pure Cannabis ETF
  |   April 30th, 2019

Dan Ahrens, Chief Operating Officer and Portfolio Manager at AdvisorShares, spotlights their recently launched Pure Cannabis ETF (YOLO) and discusses opportunities and risks involved in the emerging cannabis market.

ETF.com’s Dave Nadig Discusses IPO ETFs
  |   April 23rd, 2019

ETF.com’s Dave Nadig dives into ETFs offering exposure to newly listed public stocks such as Lyft.

Phil Huber on ETF Due Diligence, Investor Behavior, & More
  |   April 23rd, 2019

Phil Huber, Chief Investment Officer at Huber Financial Advisors, explains his firm’s ETF selection process and discusses everything from ETF fees to investor behavior.

Hoya Capital’s Alex Pettee Spotlights Housing ETF
  |   April 23rd, 2019

Alex Pettee, President & Head of ETFs for Hoya Capital Real Estate, spotlights their recently launched Housing ETF (HOMZ).

ETF.com’s Dave Nadig Talks ETF Flows, Performance, & Launches
  |   April 16th, 2019

ETF.com’s Dave Nadig discusses year-to-date ETF flows, the best and worst performing ETFs of 2019, and several recent launches including SoFi’s “free” ETFs and the Procure Space ETF.

Alpha Architect’s Wes Gray on Closet Indexing, Factor Investing
  |   April 16th, 2019

Wes Gray, CEO at Alpha Architect, explains the issue of closet indexing and offers perspective on how investors should approach factor-focused ETFs.

Trim Tabs’ Janet Johnston Spotlights Free Cash Flow ETF
  |   April 16th, 2019

Janet Johnston, Portfolio Manager at Trim Tabs Asset Management, spotlights their All Cap U.S. Free-Cash-Flow ETF (TTAC).

ETF.com’s Cinthia Murphy Offers Smart Beta ETF “State of the Union”
  |   April 9th, 2019

Cinthia Murphy, Managing Editor for ETF.com, discusses the current smart beta ETF landscape, highlighting what is and isn’t working in the space.

Northeastern University’s Niki Boyson on Improving Financial Literacy
  |   April 9th, 2019

Niki Boyson, Professor of Finance at Northeastern University, discusses the opportunities and challenges with improving our country’s financial literacy.

Meb Faber Spotlights Cambria Trinity ETF
  |   April 9th, 2019

Meb Faber, CEO & Chief Investment Officer at Cambria, spotlights the Cambria Trinity ETF (TRTY) and expands on a few of his core investment beliefs.

Astoria’s John Davi on ETF Strategies, Current Market Environment
  |   April 2nd, 2019

John Davi, Founder & Chief Investment Officer at Astoria Portfolio Advisors, discusses his approach to managing ETF portfolios and fields rapid-fire ETF questions.

MarketGrader’s Carlos Diez Spotlights Index Behind Barrons 400 ETF
  |   April 2nd, 2019

Carlos Diez, Founder & CEO of MarketGrader, spotlights the index behind the Barrons 400 ETF (BFOR).

ETF.com’s Dave Nadig Discusses Challenges & Opportunities with ETF Education
  |   March 19th, 2019

ETF.com’s Dave Nadig discusses how rapid ETF growth presents challenges and opportunities with investor education.

IndexIQ’s Sal Bruno Goes In-Depth on Alternative ETFs
  |   March 19th, 2019

Sal Bruno, Chief Investment Officer at New York Life Investments’ IndexIQ, explains the role of alternative investment strategies, including the IQ Hedge Multi-Strategy Tracker ETF (QAI).

ALPS’ Jeremy Held Spotlights Alerian MLP ETF
  |   March 19th, 2019

Jeremy Held, Sr. Vice President & Director of Research at ALPS Advisors, explains MLP basics and spotlights the Alerian MLP ETF (AMLP).

ETF.com’s Lara Crigger on the Biggest ETF Launch in 15 Years
  |   March 12th, 2019

ETF.com’s Lara Crigger discusses the biggest ETF launch of the past 15 years, the Xtrackers MSCI USA ESG Leaders Equity ETF (USSG), and whether the moment has finally arrived for ESG ETFs.

J.P. Morgan’s Jillian DelSignore Talks Women in ETFs, Active Bond ETFs, & Fees
  |   March 12th, 2019

Jillian DelSignore, Head of ETF Distribution at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, discusses her involvement in Women in ETFs, the role of active management in fixed income, and the importance of ETF fees.

Global X’s Jay Jacobs Spotlights Covered Call ETF
  |   March 12th, 2019

Jay Jacobs, Head of Research & Strategy at Global X, spotlights their Nasdaq 100 Covered Call ETF (QYLD) and explains the inner-workings of a covered call strategy.

ETF.com’s Dave Nadig Talks ETF Race to Zero
  |   March 5th, 2019

ETF.com’s Dave Nadig discusses SoFi filing for the first “free” ETFs and whether transparency is being sacrificed in a race to the bottom on fees.

CFRA’s Todd Rosenbluth Discusses Latest Vanguard ETF Fee Cuts
  |   March 5th, 2019

Todd Rosenbluth, Sr. Director of ETF & Mutual Fund Research at CFRA, offers perspective on the latest round of ETF fee cuts from Vanguard, along with SoFi filing for the first “free” ETFs.

ProShares’ Simeon Hyman Spotlights Dividend Growers ETFs
  |   March 5th, 2019

Simeon Hyman, Global Investment Strategist at ProShares, spotlights their dividend growers suite of ETFs including the ProShares S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats ETF (NOBL).

ETF.com’s Drew Voros on ETF Launches, Closures, & Innovation
  |   February 26th, 2019

ETF.com’s Drew Voros offers perspective on the increasing number of ETF closures and ETF innovation moving forward.

Impact Shares’ Ethan Powell Discusses Lineup of Socially Conscious ETFs
  |   February 26th, 2019

Impact Shares Founder Ethan Powell discusses their lineup of socially conscious ETFs and what the future of ESG ETFs might hold.

Western Asset’s Ellen Cammer Spotlights Legg Mason Bond ETFs
  |   February 26th, 2019

Western Asset’s Ellen Cammer spotlights two actively managed bond ETFs from Legg Mason including the recently launched Western Asset Short Duration Income ETF (WINC).

ETF.com’s Dave Nadig Recaps Inside ETFs
  |   February 19th, 2019

ETF.com’s Dave Nadig recaps the world’s largest ETF conference, Inside ETFs.

Legg Mason’s Ambar Bajaj on Future of ETFs
  |   February 19th, 2019

Ambar Bajaj, V.P. ETF Product Manager at Legg Mason, offers his thoughts on the world’s largest ETF conference, Inside ETFs, and discusses the future of ETFs.

WisdomTree’s Jeremy Schwartz Spotlights NTSX, PUTW
  |   February 19th, 2019

Jeremy Schwartz, Global Head of Research at WisdomTree, spotlights several ETFs including the WisdomTree 90/60 U.S. Balanced Fund (NTSX) and the WisdomTree CBOE S&P 500 PutWrite Strategy Fund (PUTW).

ETF.com’s Sumit Roy on ETF Spreads, Best Trading Practices
  |   February 12th, 2019

ETF.com’s Sumit Roy goes in-depth on an often overlooked aspect of ETF due diligence – trading spreads – and offers words of wisdom when buying and selling ETFs.

Schwab’s D.J. Tierney on ETF Growth, Due Diligence
  |   February 12th, 2019

D.J. Tierney, Managing Director & Sr. Client Portfolio Strategist at Charles Schwab Investment Management, discusses recent ETF trends, Schwab ETF growth, and the importance of ETF due diligence.

Premise Capital’s Jacob Hutchinson Spotlights Tactical Asset Allocation ETF
  |   February 12th, 2019

Jacob Hutchinson, Managing Director at Premise Capital, spotlights their Frontier Advantage Diversified Tactical ETF (TCTL).

ETF.com’s Lara Crigger Talks Gold ETFs
  |   February 5th, 2019

ETF.com’s Lara Crigger discusses physical gold ETFs and gold mining ETFs, including recent flows and the impact of fee competition.

SSGA’s Matt Bartolini on SPDR Gold MiniShares, Role of Gold
  |   February 5th, 2019

Matt Bartolini, Head of SPDR Americas Research at State Street Global Advisors, spotlights the SPDR Gold MiniShares Trust (GLDM) and explains the role of gold in a portfolio.

World Gold Council’s Artigas Goes In-Depth on Gold Market
  |   February 5th, 2019

Juan Carlos Artigas, Director of Investment Research at the World Gold Council, offers perspective on the current gold market and whether cryptoassets are a potential gold replacement.

ETF.com’s Lara Crigger on How Government Shutdown Impacts ETFs
  |   January 29th, 2019

ETF.com’s Lara Crigger explains how the government shutdown has impacted the world of ETFs, including the prospects for a bitcoin ETF.

Inside ETFs CEO Previews World’s Largest ETF Conference
  |   January 29th, 2019

John Swolfs, CEO of Inside ETFs, previews the world’s largest ETF conference and offers perspective on ETF growth & innovation.

AGFiQ’s Bill DeRoche Spotlights U.S. Market Neutral Anti-Beta ETF
  |   January 29th, 2019

Bill DeRoche, Chief Investment Officer at AGFiQ, spotlights their U.S. Market Neutral Anti-Beta Fund (BTAL) and explains the role of alternative strategies in a portfolio.

ETF.com’s Dave Nadig Discusses Jack Bogle’s Impact on Investing
  |   January 22nd, 2019

The investment world recently lost a legend in Vanguard Founder Jack Bogle.  ETF.com’s Dave Nadig looks back at Jack’s impact on investing and the legacy he leaves behind.

O’Shares CEO Connor O’Brien Spotlights ETF Lineup
  |   January 22nd, 2019

Connor O’Brien, CEO of O’Shares ETF Investments, spotlights their lineup of ETFs including the O’Shares FTSE U.S. Dividend Quality ETF (OUSA).

ETF.com’s Lara Crigger on the Future of ESG ETFs
  |   January 15th, 2019

ETF.com’s Lara Crigger discusses challenges and opportunities facing ESG ETFs and highlights the “World’s Cheapest ESG ETF Portfolio“.

Innovator ETFs CEO Bruce Bond Explains Defined Outcome ETFs
  |   January 15th, 2019

Bruce Bond, CEO of Innovator ETFs, goes in-depth on their lineup of Defined Outcome ETFs.

Sage’s Bob Smith Spotlights ESG Bond ETF
  |   January 15th, 2019

Bob Smith, President & CIO at Sage Advisory, offers his perspective on ESG investing including spotlighting the Sage ESG Intermediate Credit ETF (GUDB).

ETF.com’s Dave Nadig Weighs In on Apple-Heavy ETFs
  |   January 8th, 2019

ETF.com’s Dave Nadig discusses stock ownership concentration in ETFs, focusing on Apple and other FAANG stocks.

Christian Magoon Spotlights Amplify BlackSwan ETF
  |   January 8th, 2019

Amplify ETFs’ Christian Magoon spotlights the BlackSwan Growth & Treasury Core ETF (SWAN), explaining its inner workings and how the ETF might react in different market scenarios.

AEI’s Mike Strain on Economy, Political Landscape in 2019
  |   January 8th, 2019

AEI’s Mike Strain surveys the current economic and political landscape, offering perspective on the Fed, China, and the government shutdown.

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