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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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Still Using a Flip Phone?

Still Using a Flip Phone?

I’m not the guy waiting in line at the Apple store for the latest iPhone release.  I let millions of other people roll the dice on Uber and Airbnb before I made the leap.  I’m just not an “early adopter”, it’s not in my DNA.  I’m much more of a risk manager.  However,...

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