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

 

Ark ETFs Defying Gravity by Cinthia Murphy

“The ETF industry is much more entrepreneurial than the traditional asset management world.”

 

Tech Stock Tremors Send Warnings to High-Flying ESG Funds by Katherine Greifeld and Claire Ballentine

“Tech’s hefty share in ESG funds could be a headwind as investors pin their hopes on an economic reopening.”

 

Investors Love Thematic ETFs and Mutual Funds, but They Aren’t Always Loved Back by Michael A. Pollock

“An investor considering a thematic fund needs to do as much homework on the ETF as that person might do on any individual stock.”

 

SSGA’s Thompson Banks On Forward-Looking Strategies To Lift SPDR ETFs by Marie Beerens

“In addition to offering unmatched liquidity, we don’t compete with the many financial advisors who are using SPDR ETFs.”

 

ETF Chart of the Week:  The average fee for passive equity ETFs is now 0.18%, down from 0.34% a decade ago.  Average fees by ETF segment:

Source: FT

 

Last Week’s ETF Buzz