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ETFs in Pictures II

ETFs in Pictures II

Earlier this year, I put nearly 20 of my favorite ETF-related charts in a single spot.  Images are often more powerful than words.  Based on the response I received, I decided to compile some new favorites, all of which I’ve come across over the past several months. ...

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The Case for a Bitcoin ETF

The Case for a Bitcoin ETF

“So I don’t (have bitcoin). But I’m a big fan of innovation.” - SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce Consider this my public comment to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on a proposed bitcoin ETF.  The idea of packaging bitcoin into an ETF is creating something...

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Fidelity Takes the Leap to Zero

Fidelity Takes the Leap to Zero

The first free index funds are finally here!  Tomorrow, Fidelity will unveil two broad-based, self-indexed mutual funds with a 0.00% fee.  In 2016, I made the prediction that several prominent ETFs will lower expense ratios to zero in 2017.  I was off by a year and...

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Vanguard Goes Nuclear

Vanguard Goes Nuclear

"This is an unexpected move by Vanguard, and absolutely the next salvo in the ETF fee war." - Dave Nadig, Managing Director of ETF.com   A ruthless ETF fee war escalated this week with Vanguard announcing 1,800+ ETFs (pretty much every ETF except leveraged and...

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Bitcoin in Charts – Updated

Bitcoin in Charts – Updated

Bitcoin's rise (and current fall) has produced some of the more incredible charts you'll find anywhere.  In December 2017, not long before bitcoin hit its all-time high, I put together a compilation of some of my favorites.  At the time, there was a lot of debate over...

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Will Brand Value Ring the Bell?

Will Brand Value Ring the Bell?

This week, I had the honor of participating in the closing bell ceremony at the New York Stock Exchange. Brandometry was celebrating the 1-year anniversary of the Brand Value ETF (BVAL), offered by Exponential ETFs.  Brandometry has developed an innovative index of...

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Why Fidelity Should Launch a Contrafund ETF

Why Fidelity Should Launch a Contrafund ETF

The New York Times recently chronicled the challenges of Fidelity, perhaps the most renowned and respected active management firm out there: “In each of the last 10 years, Fidelity’s fabled mutual funds have leaked money, no matter how well they have performed. It is...

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