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Bone-Crushing Move from Vanguard

Bone-Crushing Move from Vanguard

The investment industry has coined a phrase for what happens when Vanguard moves into a particular ETF category – it’s called The Vanguard Effect®.  Known for their rock bottom ETF costs, once Vanguard decides to enter a particular asset class or strategy – say...
Where’s the Mutual Fund Deathwatch?

Where’s the Mutual Fund Deathwatch?

While year-to-date ETF flows are nearly 40% above their previous annual record and have surpassed the best year of inflows ever for mutual funds, the financial media seems strangely obsessed with ETF closures.  Some recent headlines: >  Say hello to FAIL, my new ETF –...
There’s an ETF for That

There’s an ETF for That

Bloomberg recently launched a new ETF-focused TV show, ETF IQ, which includes a segment called “There’s an ETF for that”.  In the latest episode, the show spotlighted a rare earth metals ETF.  The prior week, a video game ETF was highlighted.  The title of this...
The Bitcoin Movie

The Bitcoin Movie

Perhaps the one question I get more than any other these days is, “What is bitcoin and should I buy it?”.  A close second is, “Why do you keep talking about bitcoin?!?”.  The fact that I keep hearing the first question is clearly at least part of the answer to the...
Welcome to The ETF Educator!

Welcome to The ETF Educator!

Investing has long been a fascination of mine.  As a 12-year old, I remember learning the magic of compounding – that money could make money, and that newly earned money could earn money of its own.  I was hooked.  I guess that’s why Albert Einstein called compound...