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


The Custom Basket Game Changer by Lara Crigger

“Ever wonder why so many new ETFs these days are actively managed? There’s a reason for that.”


They Want Max Vol by Michael Batnick

“Min-vol will have its day in the sun again, but right now, investors want max vol.”


Return of the Nerd by Michael Venuto

“The ETF Management Matrix embraces the transparency of the ETF structure to group all US-listed equity ETFs by comparing the investment approach to the diversification of the underlying holdings.”


Market Correction Could Boost Low Vol ETFs by Todd Rosenbluth

“Lower volatility ETFs provide exposure to historically lower risk securities, which, for some investors, matters more than upside potential.”


Evolution of Indexing by Debbie Carlson

“While actively managed exchange-traded funds are elbowing their way into the ETF ecosystem, passive indexes still dominate for their low costs and sheer quantity.”


Raging Success of First Bitcoin Fund Shows Who Leads ETF Market by Claire Ballentine and Sam Potter

“Canada has long been out in front with respect to ETF product development.”


Throw Out The Playbook: How to Build A Crypto ETF by Dave Nadig

“What if a new kind of ETF (call it the CryptoETF) could access this information as a Portfolio Token?”


ETF Tweet of the Week:  Despite the volatile week for ARK and Cathie Wood, the ETF structure functioned perfectly.


ETF Chart of the Week:  Here we go again.  GameStop’s weighting in the SPDR S&P Retail ETF (XRT) surged this week.  XRT uses an equal-weighting methodology, with each holding targeted at approximately 1% of the ETF.  Act II of the GameStop drama sent the stock’s weighting in the ETF to over 7%.

Source:  Bloomberg’s Eric Balchunas


Last Week’s ETF Buzz