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


BUZZ & The Portnoy Problem by Dave Nadig

“What if the messenger here is actually a great disclaimer about risks.”


No Room on the ARK? by Ben Johnson

“While the ETF wrapper has many investor-friendly characteristics, in this instance, it might be investors’ enemy.”


T+1 Settlement: The Difference A Day Makes by Lara Crigger

“For every buy or sell order that comes in, the DTC and NSCC record and reconcile the trade, ensuring that buyers get the stocks or ETFs they want and that sellers get the cash they’re owed.”


It’s Hard to Run on Bond ETFs by Matt Levine

“The ETF trades below its net asset value because it is, in effect, absorbing stress on the bond market, rather than transmitting it.”


ARK’s Cathie Wood Disrupted Investment Management. She’s Not Done Yet. by Evie Liu

“She implemented her stock-picking in active ETFs while the largest asset managers said it couldn’t be done.”


ETF Tweet of the Week:  Barstool Sports’ Dave Portnoy shook-up ETF issuer marketing and compliance departments this week by announcing his, um, support for the index behind the VanEck Vectors Social Sentiment ETF (BUZZ).  The ETF took-in a staggering $280+ million on its first day of trading.


ETF Chart of the Week:  ETFs are off to their best start to a year ever, with $152 billion in net inflows through February.  The previous best start was $88 billion through the first two months of 2017.

State Street’s Matt Bartolini


Last Week’s ETF Buzz