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My favorite ETF reads over the past week, along with my ETF chart of the week!


ETF backers declare victory after ‘largest ever stress test’ by Robin Wigglesworth

“When a violent sell-off came this year, triggered by the coronavirus pandemic, equity and bond ETFs arguably came through with strengthened credentials – an experience that promises to further embed them into the workings of the capital markets.”


An Exclusive $500 Billion Quant Will Soon Be Open to Anyone by Justina Lee

“It’s a changing marketplace and DFA finally came around and said, ‘We will provide’. In the next 10 years it’ll be very rare to find any mutual fund company that doesn’t have ETFs.”


Apple Split To Take Bite Out Of DIA by Lara Crigger

“Though the Dow is still widely tracked, price-weighting itself is rare in ETF land. DIA is one of just eight U.S.-listed ETFs to weight their securities by price, as opposed to market capitalization or various accounting fundamentals.”


ETF Chart of the Week:  Investors are piling into inflation-protected ETFs such as the iShares TIPS Bond ETF (TIP) and the Schwab U.S. TIPS ETF (SCHP).  Why?  Unprecedented government stimulus and Federal Reserve programs to combat the economic and market impact of the Coronavirus pandemic.  More investors are growing concerned that massive stimulus might stoke inflationary pressure.

Source: Ben Breitholtz


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