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


Don’t Ignore Bitcoin Futures Roll Costs by Sumit Roy

“Gary Gensler’s claim that ’40 Act wrappers provide better investor protection than ’33 Act versions is nonsense.”


Consider Your Active Risk With Strategic-Beta Funds by Ryan Jackson

“To some degree or another, all strategic-beta funds are bets against the broad market.”


How The ETF Structure Will Save Active Management by Herbert Blank

“This is where the industry jargon calling the ETF structure ‘a mere wrapper’ is off-base. It modernizes a structural problem dating back to 1940.”


Cathie Wood’s New ETF Shuts Out Banking, Fossil Fuels and Vice by Claire Ballentine

“This is kind of Ark’s version of ESG.  It’s intriguing because it doesn’t have a moralizing vibe to it.”


EEM’s ETF First Mover Advantage and Trapped In ‘EEM’ by Sumit Roy

“EEM still has a whopping $30 billion of assets generating $212 million of annual implied revenue.”


ETF Tweet of the Week:  It’s been a monster year for Vanguard ETFs, which are approaching $250 billion in net inflows – nearly double the next closest competitor (iShares).


ETF Chart of the Week:  The SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY), the first US-listed ETF back in 1993, also became the first ETF to hit $400 billion in assets.  SPY currently represents nearly 6% of all ETF industry assets!

Source:’s Dan Mika


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