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ETF Flows, Launches, & Fee Wars

ETF.com’s Drew Voros highlights January ETF flows and offers perspective on the slower pace of ETF launches.  FactSet’s Elisabeth Kashner recaps Inside ETFs and goes in-depth on the ETF fee landscape. Brandometry’s Tony Wenzel explains the index underlying the Brand Value ETF (BVAL).

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Does Active Share Matter in Fund Selection?

The New York Attorney General recently announced 13 mutual fund companies agreed to report active share to retail investors.  Nate & Jason discuss potential implications and highlight new research on this metric’s usefulness to investors.  ETF.com’s Dave Nadig offers key takeaways from Greenwich Associates’ latest ETF survey of institutional investors.  Larry Medin, Founder & CEO of Brandometry spotlights the index behind the Brand Value ETF (BVAL).

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The Mother of All Trends

Bloomberg ETF Analyst Eric Balchunas has called the shift to low-cost investments the “mother of all trends” in investing.  Nate & Conor offer perspective and explain why this trend has helped fuel the growth of ETFs, which recently surpassed $3 trillion in assets.  Phil Bak, CEO of Exponential ETFs, spotlights the Brand Value ETF (BVAL) and MarketGrader’s Carlos Diez & Brady Lipp explain the Barron’s 400 ETF (BFOR).

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