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ETF Prime: 2018’s Top 5 Most Downloaded Interviews

December 27th, 2018 by ETF Store Staff

ETF Prime welcomed over 50 ETF & index providers in 2018, along with independent analysts from Bloomberg, Morningstar, CFRA, and  We covered everything from the first artificial intelligence ETF to the SPDR S&P 500 ETF turning 25 years old.  Our five most downloaded interviews reflected some of 2018’s top stories including the continued rise of indexing, bitcoin and marijuana ETFs, and factor-based investing:

1) Gerry O’Reilly, Principal & Portfolio Manager at Vanguard, provides a behind-the-scenes look at managing $1 trillion+ in Vanguard index funds.  Listen.

2) Marc Chaikin, a 50-year Wall Street veteran and Founder of Chaikin Analytics, explains the methodology behind the IQ Chaikin U.S. Large Cap ETF (CLRG) and IQ Chaikin U.S. Small Cap ETF (CSML). Listen.

3) D.J. Tierney, Managing Director & Client Portfolio Strategist at Charles Schwab Investment Management, discusses their low-cost approach to ETFs, recent ETF trends, and the importance of ETF due diligence. Listen.

4) Brian Kelly, Head of BKCM and regular CNBC contributor, 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.  Listen.

5) Kris Monaco, Managing Partner at Level ETF Ventures, explains the index behind the ETFMG Alternative Harvest ETF (MJ), the first marijuana-focused ETF in the U.S.  Listen.