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5 ETF Predictions for 2019

5 ETF Predictions for 2019

There’s an old saying that “prediction is very difficult, especially about the future”.  Please.  Check out my 2018 ETF predictions, where I’m going to give myself a little leeway and say I nailed 5 out of 5.  You be the judge – and no question my bonus prediction of...
ETFs – Year in Pictures

ETFs – Year in Pictures

Another eventful year in ETFs is one best experienced in pictures.  If you missed my earlier ETF pictorials, see here: ETFs in Pictures I ETFs in Pictures II Without further ado, let’s look back at the year that was in ETFs.  Enjoy!   ETF Growth ETF assets hit...
The Empire Strikes Back

The Empire Strikes Back

Earlier this year, I chronicled “Core Wars”, the ruthless ETF fee competition being waged over the core building blocks of a portfolio.  Investors continue plowing money into the lowest cost ETFs, resulting in fund companies battling for those dollars by engaging in a...
China Biotech: Innovation, Opportunity, and a New ETF

China Biotech: Innovation, Opportunity, and a New ETF

ETF innovation is truly staggering.  After hosting ETF Prime for 7+ years and visiting weekly with the brightest minds the industry has to offer, I can only compare the sheer level of talent and entrepreneurial spirit to Silicon Valley.  With so many unique and...
ETFs in Pictures II

ETFs in Pictures II

Earlier this year, I put nearly 20 of my favorite ETF-related charts in a single spot.  Images are often more powerful than words.  Based on the response I received, I decided to compile some new favorites, all of which I’ve come across over the past several months. ...
Fidelity Takes the Leap to Zero

Fidelity Takes the Leap to Zero

The first free index funds are finally here!  Tomorrow, Fidelity will unveil two broad-based, self-indexed mutual funds with a 0.00% fee.  In 2016, I made the prediction that several prominent ETFs will lower expense ratios to zero in 2017.  I was off by a year and...