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Active vs. Passive – A Very Tired Debate

Active vs. Passive – A Very Tired Debate

A recent memo from billionaire investor Howard Marks seemed to rekindle debate over active and passive investment management or, more specifically, how both should be defined.  Howard (correctly) observed the increasingly blurring line between active and passive:...
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...
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...
Can Investors and iShares Both Win with Lower Fees?

Can Investors and iShares Both Win with Lower Fees?

While ETF fee cuts are nothing new, iShares’ latest slashing of fees on several popular ETFs seemed to create more buzz than usual.  In one fell swoop, iShares reduced fees on eleven ETFs, saving investors over $51 million dollars annually.  Just.  Like.  That....