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

 

Marijuana ETFs Get Second Wind by Drew Voros

“For marijuana ETFs, the last 24 months have been a total bummer, with nothing but stems and seeds to show for returns.”

 

Why Investors Are Pulling Money From Vanguard’s Index Funds by Leslie P. Norton

“Roughly 17% of Vanguard’s ETF flows so far this year, or $22.8 billion, came from people moving money out of a mutual fund and into the ETF version.”

 

Here’s A Way To Be $75,000 Richer Without Lifting A Finger by Matt Krantz

“A number of top ETF providers are offering low-cost clones of popular ETFs.”

 

Another Fixed-Income Niche Is Now Available in ETFs. Should You Buy? by Evie Liu

“Of the more than 12,500 CLO tranches rated by S&P Global, only 40 have ever defaulted – and none of them were AAA-rated, where the two new ETFs primarily invest.”

 

ETF Chart of the Week:  While debate continues raging over the merits of ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) investing, one thing is certain:  ETF fees are falling across the space.  Investors can now build a fully diversified, all-ETF, ESG-focused portfolio for less than 16 basis points annually.  Furthermore, 90% of the portfolio is completely fossil fuel-free.  The argument against ESG investing “because of high fees” is dwindling.

Source:  ETF.com’s Lara Crigger

 

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