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

 

David Booth’s Dimensional Is More Than Doubling ETF Lineup by Katie Greifeld

“The major expansion underscores Dimensional’s commitment to its ETF business after enjoying rapid success with its first few funds.”

 

Tokenize Everything by Dave Nadig

“If that sounds familiar, it’s because this is essentially the ETF creation/redemption process, but just for actual individual human beings.”

 

What trades more in a day than most Dow stocks? It’s a big junk-bond ETF by Joy Wiltermuth

“ETFs, sort of like Twitter, have become a way to gain a regularly updated glimpse into what’s happening.”

 

It’s Hard to Argue for High-Active-Share Funds by Robby Greengold

“Asset managers labeling funds ‘high-conviction,’ ‘best-ideas,’ ‘focused,’ or ‘opportunistic’ put a positive spin on this difference and typically tout the supposed advantages of their investment approaches.”

 

How to Start an ETF? Resources and FAQ by Pat Cleary

“So you’re thinking of starting an ETF. Are you sure that’s a good idea?”

 

ETF Tweet of the Week:  As Morningstar’s Ben Johnson highlights, there have been a record number of ETFs launched this year, along with the fewest closures since 2011.  Interestingly, 61% of all ETFs launched or converted in 2021 are actively managed.  Oh, and the “launch flippening” has occurred…

 

ETF Chart of the Week:  BlackRock, Vanguard, and State Street manage over 600 ETFs representing approximately 80% of total U.S.-listed ETF assets.  98% of the three firms’ equity ETFs and 91% of their ETFs overall are not expected to issue capital gains distributions this year.  ETF tax efficiency for the win…

Source: CFRA’s Todd Rosenbluth

 

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