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Shapes of Recovery

The S&P 500 turned positive for the year during the third quarter despite dropping 34% from its all-time highs in February following the onset of the coronavirus pandemic.  It took a mere 126 trading days to recover losses experienced during the bear market occurring from February 19th through March 23rd.  According to Barron’s, the prior fastest bear market recovery happened in 1966-67 and took 310 trading days.  The average recovery has spanned 1,542 trading days.  It has been a true “V-shaped” recovery in 2020, and a quick one. But, has it been a V-shaped recovery for all?  While the broader

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ETF Prime – Upcoming Guest Lineup

One of the “most helpful plain-English resources for investors who want to demystify exchange-traded funds.” – Bloomberg BusinessWeek In addition to the following guests, be sure to catch our weekly segment with the experts at ETF.com!  Subscribe to receive the latest ETF Prime podcast directly to your inbox. October 6th – Rich Powers, Head of ETF Product Management at Vanguard, discusses the growth of bond index ETFs and their recently launched ESG U.S. Corporate Bond ETF (VCEB).  Eric Becker, Portfolio Manager at Water Island Capital, spotlights the AltShares Merger Arbitrage ETF (ARB). October 13th – Andrew Chanin, CEO of ProcureAM

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ETF Shark Tank

ETF Store President Nate Geraci recently sat down with Kevin O’Leary, aka “Mr. Wonderful”, and Connor O’Brien, CEO of O’Shares ETFs. Topics discussed include ETF industry growth, small cap stocks, tech stock valuations, & much more. https://vimeo.com/456350517

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5 Misconceptions I Had About ETFs

The following blog was posted at Vanguard and authored by Jim Wang, personal finance blogger and the founder of Wallet Hacks. After my first summer internship, my dad urged me to open a Roth IRA and start saving for my retirement. The Roth IRA was a relatively new invention as of the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997, but my dad was always on top of these financial matters, so he helped me open a Vanguard Brokerage Account. It was the dot-com boom and I dutifully invested my hard-earned $1,500 in JDS Uniphase, only to watch it drop 20% within a few months

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Stock Market ≠ Economy

The S&P 500 followed one of its worst quarters ever with one of its best. After experiencing a nearly 20% drop in the first quarter, including a harrowing 34% decline from February 19th through March 23rd, the S&P 500 jumped 20%+ in the second quarter. This despite the fact that yet another wild card was dealt… civil unrest. In the midst of confronting a once-in-a-generation pandemic, the country faced social discord on a level not seen since the 1960s. It’s no stretch to say the last six months have felt more like six years. Incredibly, stocks are somehow only a

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ETF Prime – Upcoming Guest Lineup

One of the “most helpful plain-English resources for investors who want to demystify exchange-traded funds.” – Bloomberg BusinessWeek In addition to the following guests, be sure to catch our weekly segment with the experts at ETF.com!  Subscribe to receive the latest ETF Prime podcast directly to your inbox. July 7th – Dave Nadig, CIO & Director of Research of ETF Trends/ETF Database, discusses the Fed’s bond ETF purchases, Robinhood traders, and much more.  Will Hershey, Co-Founder & CEO at Roundhill Investments, spotlights the recently launched Roundhill Sports Betting & iGaming ETF (ticker BETZ). July 14th – Matt Bartolini, Head of

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ETF Creation/Redemption Process: Behind the Scenes

The following was authored by Michael Barrer, Senior Associate of Capital Markets at WisdomTree. Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) can offer an attractive and efficient way for investors to gain access to all aspects of the marketplace and have greatly leveled the investment landscape in terms of availability to all asset classes and regions. As ETFs continue to grow in assets and scope of coverage, we are often asked these questions: What is an ETF creation or redemption? How does that work? What function does that provide, and does an investor make that decision? Let’s go behind the scenes of the life of

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Bulls, Bears, & Swans

U.S. stocks experienced their worst first quarter ever, with the S&P 500 dropping nearly 20% as the world grappled with a pandemic.  Notably, from its February 19th record high through March 23rd, the S&P 500 shed 34%, the fastest such decline ever.  International stocks fared even worse. Of course, the impact of COVID-19 extends well beyond the stock market realm.  The economy has effectively ground to a halt, with many businesses shuttered indefinitely.  A record 17 million Americans filed for unemployment over the past three weeks.  Our daily lives have been significantly altered.  Social distancing, face masks, working remotely, schools

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ETF Prime – Upcoming Guest Lineup

One of the “most helpful plain-English resources for investors who want to demystify exchange-traded funds.” – Bloomberg BusinessWeek In addition to the following guests, be sure to catch our weekly segment with the experts at ETF.com!  Subscribe to receive the latest ETF Prime podcast directly to your inbox. April 7th – Mona Naqvi, Head of ESG Product Strategy North America at S&P Dow Jones Indices, discusses the future of ESG investing.  Naushad Virji, CEO of SP Funds, spotlights the first suite of Sharia-compliant ETFs. April 14th – Sean O’Hara, President of Pacer ETFs Distributors, offers perspective on the recent market

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10 Years Older, but 10 Years Wiser

The 2010s marked the first decade since immediately prior to the Civil War that the U.S. economy didn’t suffer at least one recession.  The S&P 500 went the entire decade without experiencing a single 20% drawdown, or bear market.  That hasn’t happened in 120 years! These facts are made even more remarkable when you consider the events of the past ten years:  Greek bailout, U.S. debt downgrade, European sovereign debt crisis, “fiscal cliff”, Cyprus banking crisis, “taper tantrum”, Ebola virus, Syria, Chinese currency devaluation, Brexit, 2016 U.S. Presidential election, trade war, yield curve inversion – to name a few (or

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