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My favorite ETF reads over the past week, along with my ETF chart of the week!

 

Early Innings For New Active ETFs by John Hyland

“The new product approach is doing well in this early inning if you just look at bid/ask spreads or the expense savings when compared to the mutual funds from which these ETFs tend to spring.”

 

Billions Flow Into Quant ETFs Behaving Just Like the S&P 500 by Justina Lee and Sam Potter

“Investors would be wise to make sure they’re not paying a premium for products that in practice can act like a cap-weighted index tracker.”

 

Did Strategic-Beta Products Pass the Test? by Ben Johnson

“Strategic-beta ETPs’ performance through recent market volatility underscores the fact that – like discretionary active portfolios – no two of them are created equal.”

 

Don’t Buy an Oil Fund With an Identity Problem by Jinjoo Lee

“There are now nine steps involved in deploying USO’s holdings in a waterfall structure.”

 

ETF Chart of the Week:  While many equate ETFs with passive investing, more active than passive ETFs have launched so far in 2020.

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Last Week’s ETF Buzz