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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...
Vanguard Goes Nuclear

Vanguard Goes Nuclear

“This is an unexpected move by Vanguard, and absolutely the next salvo in the ETF fee war.” – Dave Nadig, Managing Director of ETF.com   A ruthless ETF fee war escalated this week with Vanguard announcing 1,800+ ETFs (pretty much every ETF except...
Will Brand Value Ring the Bell?

Will Brand Value Ring the Bell?

This week, I had the honor of participating in the closing bell ceremony at the New York Stock Exchange. Brandometry was celebrating the 1-year anniversary of the Brand Value ETF (BVAL), offered by Exponential ETFs.  Brandometry has developed an innovative index of...
Can Investors and iShares Both Win with Lower Fees?

Can Investors and iShares Both Win with Lower Fees?

While ETF fee cuts are nothing new, iShares’ latest slashing of fees on several popular ETFs seemed to create more buzz than usual.  In one fell swoop, iShares reduced fees on eleven ETFs, saving investors over $51 million dollars annually.  Just.  Like.  That....