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


Using ETFs In ESG Activism by Dan Mika

“One of the other gaps I see in the market right now is that, for many investors – particularly in the sustainable ETF space – the change isn’t real to them.


The SEC should have approved a bitcoin ETF a long time ago, regulator Peirce says by Tom Franck

“The complications of not approving an application become stronger, because people are looking for other ways to do the same kinds of things that they would do with an exchange-traded product.”


Insurers Bought Corporate Bond ETFs Sold by Others in Early 2021 by Todd Rosenbluth

“As institutional investors gain comfort with a wider array of ETFs, the liquidity of these funds should improve for all shareholders and result in lower trading costs.”


Designing a Portfolio With Crypto, Cannabis, and Value in Mind by Evie Liu

“We like to launch funds when the asset class is out of favor, so you’re not going to find us chasing a lot of hot ideas.”


More Bitcoin ETFs Line Up for SEC Approval Despite Delays by Alex Vuocolo

“ARK Invest, headed by outspoken bitcoin bull Cathie Wood, filed an application this week with the Securities and Exchange Commission for an ETF that would track the performance of the S&P Bitcoin Index.”


Protection ETFs Aren’t Perfect by Jessica Ferringer

“Even with taking the emotion out of the process by relying on quantitative signals, no ETF can perfectly time the market.”


ETF Tweet of the Week:  A recent industry trend is social influencers or well-known technical experts getting involved in ETFs.  This week, there were two such launches:  1) The Roundhill Ball Metaverse ETF (META), with the involvement of Matthew Ball, and 2) The AdvisorShares Gerber Kawasaki ETF (GK), managed by Ross Gerber.  ETFs are entering a brave new world…


ETF Chart of the Week:  The below table shows the top 25 U.S. asset managers and their current ETF market share.  20 of these managers have less than 2% share each, including several with zero presence.  My takeaway?  We’re still very early in the ETF lifecycle…

Source:  Bloomberg’s Eric Balchunas


Last Week’s ETF Buzz