Rank #1: How the “ETF Rule” Benefits Investors
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
Rank #2: Vanguard’s Matt Jiannino Highlights New Suite of Factor ETFs
Mar 05 2018
Rank #3: Bitwise’s Matt Hougan Talks Crypto Innovation, ETFs
Matt Hougan, Global Head of Research at Bitwise and ETF industry veteran, discusses innovation in cryptoassets and the prospects for a crypto ETF. ETF.com’s Dave Nadig talks ETF innovation, highlighting some of his favorite new launches in 2018 and emphasizing the importance of ETF due diligence. Nate & Conor recap the recent market action.
Dec 11 2018
Rank #4: Evaluating ETFs: There’s More Than Just Fees
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
Rank #5: Rating ETFs: Pros, Cons, & Challenges For the Industry
Apr 30 2018
Rank #6: Bloomberg’s Eric Balchunas Talks ETF Flows, Fields Rapid-Fire ETF Questions
Eric Balchunas, Senior ETF Analyst at Bloomberg, talks ETF flows and fields questions on everything from “smart beta” to marijuana ETFs. ETF.com’s Dave Nadig explains the similarities and differences between ETNs and ETFs. Jillian DelSignore, Head of ETF Distribution with J.P. Morgan’s Asset Management business, discusses their rapid ETF growth and diverse ETF lineup.
Sep 17 2018
Rank #7: ETFs in Focus: Real Estate, Marijuana, & Artificial Intelligence
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
Rank #8: Best of The ETF Store Show
Apr 02 2018
Rank #9: Best of ETF Prime
Mar 26 2019
Rank #10: Bond ETFs & Liquidity: Fact vs Fiction
ETF.com’s Dave Nadig dispels several bond ETF myths and explains how ETFs would function during a bond market crash. Kevin Carter, Founder of EMQQ, spotlights the Emerging Markets Internet & Ecommerce ETF. Nate & Conor discuss surprising characteristics of ETF-owning households.
May 14 2018
Rank #11: Fidelity Goes to Zero
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
Rank #13: Stocks Soaring, But Bond ETFs Shining
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
Rank #14: Playing Defense with ETFs
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
Rank #15: Can Value Investing Stage a Comeback?
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
Rank #16: Back to the Future: Currency Hedged ETFs
With the U.S. dollar surging over the past two years, ETF.com’s Lara Crigger discusses whether once popular currency hedged ETFs can stage a comeback. U.S. Global Investors’ Frank Holmes goes in-depth on cryptocurrencies and gold. AAM’s Lance McGray spotlights their S&P 500 High Dividend Value ETF (SPDV).
Jun 04 2019
Rank #17: Smart Beta ETFs: Useful Tools or Smart Marketing?
ETF.com’s Dave Nadig goes in-depth on smart beta ETFs including how to sort through the growing number of options and using them in a portfolio. David Varadi, Co-Founder & Portfolio Manager for QuantX Funds, offers his views on the limitations of buy-and-hold investing and spotlights several QuantX ETFs. Nate & Conor discuss four key factors BlackRock sees driving ETF growth.
Jun 04 2018
Rank #19: Can iShares Evolve Sector Classifications?
Chris Dhanraj, Head of U.S. iShares Investment Strategy, recaps the upcoming GICS sector reclassifications and explains how iShares’ new suite of Evolved Sector ETFs seeks to stay ahead of the curve. ETF.com’s Drew Voros highlights the best and worst performing ETFs so far in 2018. Chris Buck, Head of Capital Markets & Sales at ROBO Global, spotlights the ROBO Global Robotics and Automation Index ETF (ROBO).
Jul 23 2018
Rank #20: Alpha Architect’s Wes Gray on Closet Indexing, Factor Investing
Alpha Architect’s Wes Gray explains the issue of closet indexing and offers perspective on how investors should approach factor-focused ETFs. ETF.com’s Dave Nadig discusses ETF flows, the best and worst performing ETFs, and recent ETF launches. Trim Tabs’ Janet Johnston spotlights their All Cap U.S. Free-Cash-Flow ETF (TTAC).
Apr 16 2019