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

 

Shift from active mutual funds to ETFs accelerating, survey finds by Tom Eckett

“Active mutual fund managers must ‘beware’ as investors begin to increase the rate of which they are switching from active to ETFs.”

 

An Advisors’ Guide to Buffered/Defined Outcome ETFs by Debbie Carlson

“These ETFs are easier and cheaper to use than more complex downside protection vehicles such as structured notes.”

 

Bitcoin ETF Approval Odds Grow Longer After Gensler Critique by Katie Greifeld & Claire Ballentine

“I think the odds we’ll see a Bitcoin ETF approved in 2021 are very low.”

 

Invesco ETF Chief Seeks Disruptive, Innovative Investments For Best ETFs by Marie Beerens

“The acceleration of technology usage during the pandemic has created a new generation of ETF users.”

 

There’s an ETF for everything, except bitcoin by Courtenay Brown

“Happiness. Weed. Robots. Water. Whatever the theme, there’s probably an ETF promoting a basket of stocks related to it.”

 

Can you buy crypto in your 401(k) or IRA? by Ben Carlson

“The approval of a Bitcoin ETF would actually reduce more risks for investors than the potential it has to create them.”

 

How Small Issuers Drive ETF Innovation by Debbie Carlson

“Innovation is the only way around the Vanguard effect.”

 

ETF Tweet of the Week:  Investors – and their hard earned money – always have the final say on which ETFs are successful.  That’s the way it should be.  However, the blood, sweat, and tears that some fund companies pour into providing innovative, value-added products sometimes gets lost in the shuffle…

 

ETF Chart of the Week: Global assets in ETFs are eclipsing traditional index mutual funds for the first time.

Source: Financial Times

 

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