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

 

What ESG Investing Is Meant To Be by Jessica Ferringer

“ESG ETFs can and often do hold names that might not be considered ESG, depending on how you define it.”

 

Grayscale CEO calls SEC ‘shortsighted’ after regulator’s comments on approval of a bitcoin ETF by Hugh Son

“If a futures-based ETF comes to market without the ability for GBTC to convert to an ETF, it has the potential to harm investors who hold tens of billions of dollars’ worth of GBTC today outright.”

 

Wall Street’s hottest investor is betting big on a handful of stocks. Critics say she’s playing with fire by Paul R. La Monica

“A colleague describes Wood’s go-big-or-go-home approach as a model for the new way of investing.”

 

ETF Fees Matter, but Don’t Forget to Look Inside by Todd Rosenbluth

“There are approximately 80 U.S. listed ETFs charging a minuscule fee of 0.05% or less.”

 

What Characteristics Are Linked to Consistent Dividend Payments? by Daniel Sotiroff

“High-yielding dividend exchange-traded funds can be enticing for income-focused investors. But many of these funds are laden with risky stocks lacking the financial resources to support ongoing dividend payments.”

 

WallachBeth Grows ETF Business Via Client Relationships by Anna Lyudvig

“The more they understand ETFs, the better equipped they will be to understand how ETFs trade, and the better their trading experience with us will be.”

 

The Case for Crypto Exchange-Traded Portfolios (Not ETFs) by Jaime Rogozinski

“What if you could take what was so attractive about ETFs 30 years ago and reconstruct that type of appeal for an entirely new world of financial options that we couldn’t even conceive of as little as 15 years ago?”

 

ETF Tweet of the Week:

 

ETF Chart of the Week:  On a rolling 12-month basis, ETFs have taken in $816 billion(!) through August. This is a record for any 12-month stretch.

Source:  State Street’s Matt Bartolini

 

Last Week’s ETF Buzz