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ETFs in the Empire State

ETFs in the Empire State

It was back to the City of Dreams this week…   Ben Carlson, who I actually met on the trip, summed-up my visit rather well: My tally after a quick 36 hours in NYC: -3.5 pieces of pizza -2 bagels -2 Chipotle bowls (not even ashamed) -1 clogged artery -7 lbs gained -1...
ETFs in Pictures:  Fee Wars & the Future

ETFs in Pictures: Fee Wars & the Future

A coffee table book on ETFs?  I’m considering.  Until then, here are some of my favorite ETF charts so far in 2019.  Enjoy!   Previous “ETFs in Pictures”: ETF in Pictures I ETF in Pictures II ETFs – Year in Pictures 2018   Accelerating ETF Growth As...
20 of the Best Quotes on ETFs

20 of the Best Quotes on ETFs

Source:  ETF.com   Low Cost “There shall be an ETF for every asset class, and it shall be virtually free to own.” – Matt Hougan & Dave Nadig via ETF.com “One of the most attractive elements of ETFs is their cost structure. Because ETFs are based on indexes,...
Negative ETF Fees = Negative for Investors???

Negative ETF Fees = Negative for Investors???

I recently chronicled the latest flare-up in the savage ETF fee war.  In the span of two weeks, we saw filings for the first “free” ETFs, the launch of the cheapest (for now) ETF, and meaningful fee moves from four of the top five ETF providers.  Then it happened. ...
ETF Fee War Reignites

ETF Fee War Reignites

“If you lower it, they will come.” -Bloomberg’s Eric Balchunas   I recently declared the ETF fee war officially over: “My sense is the majority of companies offering plain-vanilla ETFs simply don’t have much room to drop fees any further.  Sure, some will still jockey...
The ETF Echo Chamber

The ETF Echo Chamber

ETFs have democratized investing, but they haven’t democratized financial and ETF literacy.   Several years ago, I was meeting a friend at a packed coffee shop when the conversation veered into a slightly heated debate over whether the average person knew what an ETF...