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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. January 7th – John Swolfs, CEO of Inside ETFs, previews the world’s largest ETF conference.  Adam Butler, CIO at ReSolve Asset Management, explains the index behind the Strategy Shares Newfound/ReSolve Robust Momentum ETF (ROMO). January 14th – Tariq Dennison, Director of Cross-Border Wealth at GFM Asset Management, discusses ETF due diligence

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Market “Signs”

Most will recall the 1970s hit song “Signs” by Five Man Electrical Band.  Even if you don’t initially recognize the tune, the iconic refrain will likely jog your memory: “Sign, sign, everywhere a sign Blockin’ out the scenery, breakin’ my mind Do this, don’t do that, can’t you read the sign?”   The song was written by the band’s lead singer, Les Emmerson, after a California road trip.  From Songfacts: “Emmerson wrote the song after taking a road trip on Route 66 in California, where he noticed a plethora of billboards that obscured the beautiful scenery.  This posed a question:

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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 here. October 1st – Luke Oliver, Head of Index Investing at DWS, discusses investing in China, including spotlighting several Xtrackers China A-Shares ETFs.  Sal Gilbertie, Founder of Teucrium, goes in-depth on agricultural commodity ETPs such as the Teucrium Corn Fund (CORN). October 8th – Will Rhind, Founder & CEO of GraniteShares,

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Fed Keeps the Party Going

Nathan Geraci is President of The ETF Store, Inc. and host of ETF Prime. Despite hitting a speed bump in May, U.S. stocks continued rolling along in the second quarter of 2019 and posted their best first half of a year since 1997.  The S&P 500’s 6%+ decline in May was fueled by concerns over an ongoing U.S.-China trade war and slowing global economy.  Those fears proved temporary with the Federal Reserve striking a dovish tone in June, providing a confidence boost to investors wondering how much longer the current bull market run can last.  The S&P 500 gained 7% in

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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 here. July 2nd – Dave Mazza, Head of Product at Direxion, explains the goal of a “pairs trade” and highlights their suite of relative weight ETFs.  Todd Rosenbluth, Senior Director of ETF & Mutual Fund Research at CFRA, recaps ETFs in the first half of 2019 and looks ahead to the

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Headlines, The Fed, & Investor Behavior

If 2018 was noteworthy because nothing in an investment portfolio seemed to work, 2019 is striking in that nearly everything is working.  Most major asset classes were positive in the first quarter, in stark contrast to last year when only cash and select areas of the bond market offered salvation. Most investors will vividly recall the S&P 500 declining 20% from September 20th to December 24th of last year.  Since that time, it has risen 21% through the end of March. The wild stock market action over the past six months provides yet another crash course (pun intended) on the

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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 here. April 2nd – John Davi, Founder & Chief Investment Officer at Astoria Portfolio Advisors, offers perspective on the current market environment and constructing ETF portfolios.  Carlos Diez, Founder & CEO of MarketGrader Capital, explains the index behind the Barron’s 400 ETF (BFOR). April 9th – Nicole Boyson, Professor of Finance

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Investors’ Two Best Friends: Time & Diversification

Nathan Geraci is President of The ETF Store, Inc. and host of ETF Prime. After hitting record highs on September 20th, the S&P 500 dropped 20%+ through December 24th.  A less than spirited holiday week bounce only somewhat salvaged the carnage.  Up 11% late into the 3rd quarter, the S&P 500 ended 2018 down 4.5%.  The swoon ended a streak of 9 consecutive years of gains following the global financial crisis, tied for the longest such streak in history.  The contrast between the first three quarters of 2018 and the fourth was stark: Source:  Tim Edwards, S&P Dow Jones Indices  

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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 here. January 8th – Mike Strain, Director of Economic Policy Studies at the American Enterprise Institute, discusses 2019’s economic and political landscape.  Christian Magoon, Founder & CEO of Amplify ETFs highlights the Amplify BlackSwan Growth and Treasury Core ETF (SWAN). January 15th – Bob Smith, President & Chief Investment Officer at

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