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Great Show!

By Bartow1211 - Jul 03 2019
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Really helpful information! These guys are a great resource. Will definitely be a listener again!

Great info!

By 01Jayhawk - Jul 03 2019
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These guys offer great insight and some entertainment value, as well. Keep it up!

iTunes Ratings

35 Ratings
Average Ratings
29
3
1
0
2

Great Show!

By Bartow1211 - Jul 03 2019
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Really helpful information! These guys are a great resource. Will definitely be a listener again!

Great info!

By 01Jayhawk - Jul 03 2019
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These guys offer great insight and some entertainment value, as well. Keep it up!

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A Bright New Day For Investing

State Street’s Matt Bartolini on SPY Turning 25

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The first U.S.-listed ETF, the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY), recently turned 25 years old.  Nate & Conor recount the backstory on SPY and Matt Bartolini, Head of SPDR Americas Research at State Street Global Advisors, offers his unique perspective on ETF history.

Jan 22 2018

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Why Are Investors Still Paying High Mutual Fund Fees?

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Despite high fees and underperformance, investors still have more than $10 trillion placed in active mutual funds.  Nate & Jason explain the reasons why and highlight an example of why switching to lower cost funds may not be as easy as you think.  Maxwell Gold, Director of Investment Strategy at ETF Securities, discusses the current gold market, a bull and bear case for gold in 2018, and bitcoin.

Jan 08 2018

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iShares’ Daniel Prince on ETF Tax Efficiency

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Daniel Prince, Head of iShares U.S. Wealth Advisory Product Consulting, discusses the tax efficiency of ETFs and why tax costs shouldn’t be overlooked in investing.  Nate & Conor also provide insight into the potential tax savings ETFs can provide and explain why actively managed mutual funds are at a disadvantage.

Apr 16 2018

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New ETF Launches, the Future of ETFs, & Spotlighting an Esports ETF

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ETF.com’s Drew Voros highlights several recent ETF launches and discusses the path to success for smaller ETF issuers.  ETF industry veteran Bob Tull offers perspective on the year’s biggest ETF stories and looks ahead to the future of ETFs.  Roundhill Investments’ Will Hershey explains the investment case for Esports and video games.

Oct 22 2019

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Evaluating ETFs: There’s More Than Just Fees

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While fees are important, there are other considerations when selecting ETFs.  D.J. Tierney, Managing Director & Sr. Client Portfolio Strategist at Charles Schwab Investment Management, explains what he believes are critical factors when evaluating the universe of ETFs.  ETF.com’s Sumit Roy goes in-depth on an often overlooked aspect of ETF due diligence – trading spreads.  Premise Capital’s Jacob Hutchinson spotlights their Frontier Advantage Diversified Tactical ETF (TCTL).

Feb 12 2019

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Fidelity Goes to Zero

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Fidelity recently made a splash by offering the first-ever free index funds.  ETF.com’s Dave Nadig discusses the impact for both investors and fund companies.  Todd Rosenbluth, Director of ETF & Mutual Fund Research at CFRA, also offers perspective on Fidelity’s move, but explains why underlying ETF holdings matter much more than fees.  Gerry O’Reilly, Principal & Portfolio Manager at Vanguard, provides a behind-the-scenes look at managing over $1 trillion in index funds.

Aug 13 2018

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Gold, Cryptos, & ETFs

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ETF.com’s Lara Crigger discusses physical gold ETFs and gold mining ETFs, including recent flows and the impact of fee competition.  Matt Bartolini, Head of SPDR Americas Research at State Street Global Advisors, spotlights the SPDR Gold MiniShares Trust (GLDM) and explains the role of gold in a portfolio.  Juan Carlos Artigas, Director of Investment Research at the World Gold Council, offers perspective on the current gold market and whether cryptoassets are a potential gold replacement.

Feb 05 2019

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Biotech Expert Brad Loncar on Cancer Immunotherapy, Biotech ETFs

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Brad Loncar, biotech expert & CEO of Loncar Investments, discusses the latest in cancer immunotherapy and highlights the index behind the Loncar Cancer Immunotherapy ETF (CNCR).  Brad also offers insight into the broader biotech sector, including the three largest biotech ETFs.

Feb 19 2018

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Rating ETFs: Pros, Cons, & Challenges For the Industry

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Nate, Conor, & Jason debate whether standardized ETF ratings are needed and highlight several rating options currently available to investors.  ETF.com’s Lara Crigger goes in-depth on marijuana ETFs.  Ben Phillips, CIO at EventShares, spotlights the U.S. Policy Alpha ETF (PLCY).

Apr 30 2018

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Playing Defense with ETFs

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ETF.com’s Dave Nadig highlights several ETFs that can help hedge against stock market risk, while still offering some exposure to the upside.  Nate & Conor discuss the performance of financial markets so far this year.  Steven Schoenfeld, Founder & CIO of BlueStar Indexes, talks ETF growth and innovation, bitcoin ETFs, the Israeli ETF market, and more.

Oct 09 2018

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Pros & Cons of Niche Tech ETFs

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Technology ETFs are being sliced thinner and thinner, with ETFs now covering cybersecurity, cloud computing, virtual reality, mobile payments, and more. ETF.com’s Lara Crigger discusses this growing segment of ETFs and key considerations for investors.  Amplify ETFs’ Christian Magoon goes in-depth on the recently launched Amplify CrowdBureau Peer-to-Peer Lending & Crowdfunding ETF (LEND).  Vanguard’s Michael Lovett highlights their latest ETF fee cuts and offers perspective on both fund and financial advisor fees.

May 14 2019

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Bloomberg’s Eric Balchunas on ETF Flows, Fee War, New Launches, & More

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A conversation with Bloomberg’s Eric Balchunas on some of the hottest stories in ETFs. Also, ETF.com’s Lara Crigger explains the banner year for bond ETFs and SL Advisors’ Simon Lack spotlights the American Energy Independence ETF (USAI).

Sep 03 2019

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Year’s Best & Worst Performing ETFs

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ETF.com’s Sumit Roy highlights this year’s best and worst performing ETFs.  State Street’s Matt Bartolini discusses the investment case for mid-cap stocks and offers perspective on the recent broker wars.  BlueStar Indexes’ Steven Schoenfeld explains potential shortcomings of traditional emerging market indexes.

Oct 15 2019

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A Budding Marijuana ETF Market

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AdvisorShares recently launched the Pure Cannabis ETF (YOLO), joining the ETFMG Alternative Harvest ETF (MJ) as the only U.S.-listed, pure play marijuana ETFs.  AdvisorShares Portfolio Manager Dan Ahrens spotlights YOLO and ETF.com’s Lara Crigger offers her perspective on this budding area of the ETF market.  CFRA’s Todd Rosenbluth also discusses everything from marijuana ETFs to ETF fee wars.

Apr 30 2019

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How the “ETF Rule” Benefits Investors

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ETF.com’s Lara Crigger goes in-depth on the recently approved “ETF Rule”, explaining what it is and why it matters to investors.  DWS’ Luke Oliver discusses investing in China, including spotlighting several Xtrackers China-focused ETFs.  Teucrium’s Sal Gilbertie explains the investment rationale for agricultural commodity ETPs such as the Teucrium Corn Fund (CORN).

Oct 01 2019

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10 Years After Financial Crisis, What’s Next for Stocks?

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Nate & Jason examine what’s changed in the markets over the 10 years since the global financial crisis and whether there’s cause for concern.  Chuck Self, Chief Investment Officer at iSectors, offers his perspective on the current financial markets.  ETF.com’s Lara Crigger discusses the recent surge in marijuana stocks and the ETFMG Alternative Harvest ETF (MJ).

Sep 10 2018

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ETF Q&A with Toroso’s Mike Venuto

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A rapid fire Q&A with Mike Venuto, ETF industry veteran and CIO at Toroso Investments.  Mike also spotlights the index behind the ETF Industry Exposure & Financial Services ETF (TETF).  Nate & Jason delve into the thorny topic of corporate governance and index investing.

Mar 26 2018

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Can Value Investing Stage a Comeback?

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Some are proclaiming the death of value investing.  Acquirers Funds’ Tobias Carlisle explains why value investing is primed for a comeback and how his recently launched deep value ETF can take advantage.  ETF.com’s Drew Voros discusses the rush of investor dollars into low volatility ETFs.  Whitford Asset Management’s Dom Catrambone spotlights the Volshares Large Cap ETF (VSL).

Jun 18 2019

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Midyear ETF Check-in

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CFRA’s Todd Rosenbluth and ETF.com’s Dave Nadig recap ETFs so far in 2019 and look ahead to the remainder of the year.  Direxion’s Dave Mazza spotlights their suite of Relative Weight ETFs.

Jul 02 2019

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Stocks Soaring, But Bond ETFs Shining

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With the S&P 500 enjoying its best start to a year since 1987, bond ETFs have somewhat surprisingly drawn investor interest.  BlackRock’s Karen Schenone helps make sense of the outsized bond ETF flows and also discusses factor-focused and ESG bond ETFs.  ETF.com’s Dave Nadig offers perspective on Morningstar’s annual fund fee study.  Distillate Capital’s Tom Cole spotlights their U.S. Fundamental Stability & Value ETF (DSTL).

May 07 2019

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The Year of the Bond ETF

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ETF.com’s Drew Voros highlights 2019 ETF flows, led by bond ETFs.  Vanguard’s Rich Powers discusses the year’s top two bond ETFs in inflows, the Vanguard Total International Bond ETF (BNDX) and the Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF (BND).  CFRA’s Todd Rosenbluth recaps the biggest ETF stories of 2019, including bond ETFs, and looks ahead to ETFs in 2020.

Dec 03 2019

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“Non-Transparent” ETFs: Revolution in Active Management?

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Blue Tractor Group’s Simon Goulet explains the rationale behind “non-transparent” ETFs and highlights Blue Tractor’s unique Shielded Alpha approach.  ETF.com’s Dave Nadig offers his take on Charles Schwab’s purchase of TD Ameritrade and combs through recent ETF filings.  EMQQ’s Kevin Carter discusses the Emerging Markets Internet & Ecommerce ETF.

Nov 26 2019

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The ESG Debate

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Nate Geraci and ETF.com’s Lara Crigger debate the merits of ESG investing.  Lara also highlights recent flows into ESG ETFs and explains green bonds.  YCharts CEO Sean Brown discusses the importance of ETF due diligence and tools available to help.

Nov 19 2019

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Live from JP Morgan’s ETF Symposium

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JP Morgan’s 2019 ETF Symposium recently took place in New York City.  Nate Geraci and ETF.com’s Dave Nadig sit down with JP Morgan’s Jillian DelSignore, Ben Mandel, Steve Kaplan, and Yasmin Dahya-Bilger to cover everything from their ETF business to long-term capital market assumptions to the use of artificial intelligence in investing.

Nov 12 2019

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Stocks at Record Highs, but Investors Flocking to Bond ETFs

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ETF.com’s Dave Nadig highlights the record flows into bond ETFs and discusses some of the biggest challenges in fixed income investing. Northern Trust’s Brad Camden talks high yield bonds, including the FlexShares High Yield Value Scored Bond Index Fund (HYGV).  Innovation Shares’ Matt Markiewicz goes in-depth on cannabis stocks and The Cannabis ETF (THCX).

Nov 05 2019

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The Path Forward for a Bitcoin ETF

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VanEck’s Gabor Gurbacs and Bitwise’s Matt Hougan go in-depth on the SEC’s concerns with a bitcoin ETF and offer perspective on the current bitcoin market.  ETF.com’s Dave Nadig discusses Tesla’s earnings and ETFs, ETF issuers selling performance, and the potential for fractional shares at Charles Schwab.

Oct 29 2019

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New ETF Launches, the Future of ETFs, & Spotlighting an Esports ETF

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ETF.com’s Drew Voros highlights several recent ETF launches and discusses the path to success for smaller ETF issuers.  ETF industry veteran Bob Tull offers perspective on the year’s biggest ETF stories and looks ahead to the future of ETFs.  Roundhill Investments’ Will Hershey explains the investment case for Esports and video games.

Oct 22 2019

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Year’s Best & Worst Performing ETFs

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ETF.com’s Sumit Roy highlights this year’s best and worst performing ETFs.  State Street’s Matt Bartolini discusses the investment case for mid-cap stocks and offers perspective on the recent broker wars.  BlueStar Indexes’ Steven Schoenfeld explains potential shortcomings of traditional emerging market indexes.

Oct 15 2019

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ETF.com’s Dave Nadig on What Commission-Free Trading Means for Investors, ETF Issuers

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ETF.com’s Dave Nadig discusses the recent moves by major brokerages to offer commission-free trading, including the impact to investors and ETF issuers.  GraniteShares’ Will Rhind spotlights the new GraniteShares XOUT U.S. Large Cap ETF (XOUT), along with the GraniteShares Gold Trust (BAR).  Nottingham’s Kip Meadows offers a behind-the-scenes look at cannabis ETFs and fields rapid-fire ETF questions.

Oct 08 2019

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How the “ETF Rule” Benefits Investors

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ETF.com’s Lara Crigger goes in-depth on the recently approved “ETF Rule”, explaining what it is and why it matters to investors.  DWS’ Luke Oliver discusses investing in China, including spotlighting several Xtrackers China-focused ETFs.  Teucrium’s Sal Gilbertie explains the investment rationale for agricultural commodity ETPs such as the Teucrium Corn Fund (CORN).

Oct 01 2019

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ETFs in Focus: Real Estate, Marijuana, & Artificial Intelligence

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ETF.com’s Lara Crigger discusses innovation in real estate ETFs, one of 2019’s best performing ETF segments.  ETFMG’s Sam Masucci spotlights the ETFMG Alternative Harvest ETF (MJ) and the ETFMG Prime Mobile Payments ETF (IPAY)EquBot’s Art Amador explains their artificial intelligence-powered ETFs and the threat AI poses to traditional active managers.

Sep 24 2019

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CFRA’s Todd Rosenbluth Debunks “Passive Bubble” Claims, Talks ESG ETFs

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CFRA’s Todd Rosenbluth explains why claims of a “passive bubble” are unfounded and discusses everything from ESG ETFs to new ETF launches.  JP Morgan’s Jillian DelSignore offers perspective on a challenging fixed income environment and highlights several JP Morgan bond ETFs.  ETF.com’s Lara Crigger examines the new U.S. Vegan Climate ETF (VEGN), along with the growth prospects for ESG ETFs overall.

Sep 17 2019

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Recapping Wealth/Stack

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Nate Geraci, along with ETF.com’s Dave Nadig and Lara Crigger, recaps the inaugural Wealth/Stack conference live from Scottsdale, Arizona. Ritholtz Wealth Management Chairman Barry Ritholtz explains the vision behind Wealth/Stack and OSAM CEO Patrick O’Shaughnessy highlights their portfolio customization platform, Canvas, which was unveiled at the event.

Sep 12 2019

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Back to the Future: iShares Megatrends

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On this special edition of ETF Prime, Chad Slawner, U.S. Head of iShares Strategy, and Jeff Spiegel, U.S. Head of iShares Megatrend & International ETFs, explain five megatrends shaping our future and highlight their suite of ETFs designed to capture these trends.

Sep 09 2019

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Bloomberg’s Eric Balchunas on ETF Flows, Fee War, New Launches, & More

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A conversation with Bloomberg’s Eric Balchunas on some of the hottest stories in ETFs. Also, ETF.com’s Lara Crigger explains the banner year for bond ETFs and SL Advisors’ Simon Lack spotlights the American Energy Independence ETF (USAI).

Sep 03 2019

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SSGA’s George Milling-Stanley Wades into Gold Versus Bitcoin Debate

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Gold expert George Milling-Stanley explains gold’s shining performance in 2019 and states his case on why bitcoin is no “digital gold”.  ETF.com’s Lara Crigger discusses the recent slower pace of ETF launches.  ROBO Global’s Chris Buck spotlights their Healthcare Technology and Innovation ETF (HTEC).

Aug 27 2019

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Is it Time to Consider Alternative ETFs?

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ETF.com’s Sumit Roy discusses the trade war, yield curve inversion, gold, & more.  Cerulli Associates’ Daniil Shapiro offers perspective on the alternative investment landscape.  Amplify ETFs’ Christian Magoon spotlights the BlackSwan Growth & Treasury Core ETF (SWAN).

Aug 20 2019

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Lawrence Hamtil on Sectors, Equal Weighting, ETF Ideas, & More

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Fortune Financial’s Lawrence Hamtil discusses the importance of sectors when evaluating markets, the merits of equal weighting, his ideas for new ETFs, and much more.  ETF.com’s Dave Nadig poses an important question at Camp Kotok, “What worries you the most that isn’t getting enough attention?”.  Defiance ETFs’ Paul Dellaquila spotlights the Next Gen Connectivity ETF (FIVG) and talks thematic investing.

Aug 13 2019

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Investing in (and Playing) Video Games & eSports

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With a 16-year-old recently winning $3 million in the first-ever Fortnite World Cup, ETF.com’s Dave Nadig explains the big business of video gaming and eSports, along with investing in the space through ETFs.  Ralph Lehman discusses his recently published book, “The Elusive Trade: How Exchange Traded Funds Conquered Wall Street”.  CMG’s Steve Blumenthal spotlights the VanEck Vectors NDR CMG Long/Flat Allocation ETF (LFEQ) and talks trend following and current financial markets.

Aug 06 2019

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Pineapple Express: Pot ETF Race Heats Up

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In-depth look at the “green rush” in pot ETFs and the evolving cannabis landscape featuring AdvisorShares’ Dan Ahrens, Amplify ETFs’ Christian Magoon, and Cambria’s Meb Faber.

Jul 29 2019

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