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


It’s Been 1,246 Days Since Vanguard’s Global ETF Had an Outflow by Katherine Greifeld

“It’s the poster child for the fact that Vanguard doesn’t have outflows. It’s relatively rare for their products – they’re not used for tactical purposes.”


Tesla Shows Broader Indexes Better by Allan Roth

“Goldman Sachs estimates the return of the S&P 500 would have been higher by 2 percentage points had Tesla been included all year.”


Takeover Battle Subsides as Cathie Wood’s Ark Targets 20% ETF Returns by Erik Schatzker

“The uncertainty hasn’t stopped Wood from posting some of the best numbers in the history of money management.”


You Can Buy These 16 ETFs For Next To Nothing by Matt Krantz

“Investors should ask themselves, ‘if I’m paying more than this, what am I getting?'”


Mutual fund conversions to ETFs pose challenge by David Isenberg

“Shareholders will wake up one Friday morning with an open-end mutual fund. When they wake up Monday morning they will wake up with an ETF, and they will have the same number of shares as they had.”


Vanguard Wins ETF Flow War as State Street Slips Further Behind by Katherine Greifeld

“Vanguard Group is on track to beat BlackRock Inc. in attracting ETF flows for the first time since 2013.”


ETF Tweet of the Week:  Concerns are growing over ARK ETFs’ increasing ownership of individual stocks, along with the firm’s ability to effectively deploy new investor cash.  ARK now owns > 10% of at least 15 different stocks across their ETF lineup.


ETF Chart of the Week:  What else, but ARK Invest? The firm’s asset growth has gone parabolic.

Source: Bloomberg’s Eric Balchunas


Last Week’s ETF Buzz