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

 

ETFs Up The Ante Again In 2021 by Heather Bell

“At the quarter’s close, we had a total of 332 launches, breaking 2020’s record-setting number in just nine months.”

 

ETF Veterans From BlackRock, SSGA, and JPMorgan Bet on Changing Bond Markets by Julie Segal

“Institutional investors have increased their adoption of fixed income ETFs alongside the electronification and increased price transparency that is happening in fixed income markets.”

 

Fixed Income ETFs Pass the Test…Again by Michael Barrer

“Not only did fixed income ETFs operate exactly as designed during the extreme volatility of March 2020, but they added liquidity and helped avoid some of the price action the underlying market could have seen.”

 

ETF Liquidity Risks? A Discussion by Larry Swedroe

“For ETF investors the most important takeaway is that when ‘push comes to shove’, the underlying securities will set the baseline liquidity of the ETF you are holding.”

 

Wall Street Could Get Four Bitcoin Futures ETFs by End of Month by Vildana Hajric and Katie Greifeld

“We just can’t see Gensler and the SEC going out of their way to state positive comments about a 1940-act Bitcoin futures ETF at the end of September and then denying all of them less than a month later.”

 

ETF Tweet of the Week:  Bloomberg’s James Seyffart presents the evidence on why bitcoin ETF approval may be imminent (click tweet to read entire thread!)…

 

ETF Chart of the Week:  Morningstar’s Ben Johnson offers a look at total assets, market share, and 2021 flows for the top 10 ETF issuers…

 

Last Week’s ETF Buzz