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


ETF Model Portfolios A Growing Trend by Jessica Ferringer

“You have a $9 trillion asset manager [BlackRock] driving for 50% of U.S. flows to come from model portfolios over time. That’s a mic drop right there.”


Wall Street Has Surrendered to the $500 Billion ETF Rush by Claire Ballentine and Francesca Maglione

“ETFs are on the brink of luring more money in seven months than in any calendar year on record.”


Meet $VOTE: Channeling Our Values Through Shareholder Engagement by Boris Khentov

“It may be “passive” in the traditional sense – buying shares in companies purely based on an index – but it is “active” when it comes to engaging with those companies as a shareholder.”


Do You Really Know What’s Inside Your ETF? Probably Not by Matt Krantz

“What’s actually inside an ETF can vary wildly from what a reasonable investor would expect or from other ETFs investing in the same theme.”


Breaking Down 1H 2021 ETF Launches by Todd Rosenbluth

“A mammoth 76 asset fund families launched a product in the first half of 2021.”


The Vanguard Way: Serious Business by Dave Nadig

“Sometimes I get the feeling not everyone has a full appreciation of what’s happening in the indexing world.”


ETF Tweet of the Week:  This week’s tweet speaks for itself and, disappointingly, I later learned Frank beat me to the punch.  Great minds or something like that…


ETF Chart of the Week:  Any animated ETF graphic is a shoo-in for ETF chart of the week.  This one shows the scale of massive flows into ETFs this year.

Source:  Bloomberg


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