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BKCM’s Brian Kelly highlights the investment case for the REX BKCM ETF (BKC) and talks cryptocurrencies and blockchain.  Gerry O’Reilly, who oversees $1 trillion+ at Vanguard, provides a behind-the-scenes look at managing index funds.  ETF.com’s Dave Nadig dissects the proposed ETF rule.

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Fidelity Goes to Zero

Fidelity recently made a splash by offering the first-ever free index funds.  ETF.com’s Dave Nadig discusses the impact for both investors and fund companies.  Todd Rosenbluth, Director of ETF & Mutual Fund Research at CFRA, also offers perspective on Fidelity’s move, but explains why underlying ETF holdings matter much more than fees.  Gerry O’Reilly, Principal & Portfolio Manager at Vanguard, provides a behind-the-scenes look at managing over $1 trillion in index funds.

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Psychology of Index Investing

In Part Two of our two-part series on active versus passive management, we discuss the psychology of index investing and why you may have to overcome natural tendencies in order to achieve success as an investor.  Frank Holmes, CEO & Chief Investment Officer of U.S. Global Investors, also spotlights the U.S. Global Jets ETF (JETS) tracking the airline industry.

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The Four Most Prosperous Words in Investing

Nathan Geraci is President of The ETF Store, Inc. and host of the weekly radio show “The ETF Store Show“. Legendary investor Sir John Templeton once said, “The four most dangerous words in investing are this time it’s different”. Over the past decade and a half, we have witnessed two vivid examples where investors would have been wise to heed Mr. Templeton’s advice: the dot-com bubble culminating in a spectacular stock market crash in 2000 and, more recently, a housing bubble that precipitated the 2008 financial crisis. In both instances, vast swaths of individuals threw caution to the wind and

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