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

 

Why Vanguard’s Bogle Was A ‘Punk Rock’ Disruptor and Bogle Didn’t Hate Active Management by Heather Bell

“He spent 45 years removing all the things he didn’t like that got in the way of investor returns – management fees, turnover, trading costs, brokers, human emotion, market timing.”

 

SEC fears may cement Vanguard monopoly by Steve Johnson

“The barrier to entry was the SEC staff. They have concerns about the class subsidisation.”

 

“Complex” Products Don’t Need Gatekeeping, Investors Tell FINRA by Elle Caruso

“Rather than limiting investor choice, we believe that investor education, transparency, and risk disclosure should be the industry’s primary focus.”

 

Barclays Taken Aback by The Commodities Craze by Ellen Chang

“When ETNs garner some attention, there is usually something wrong.”

 

Morgan Stanley steps into ETFs, with indications green for growth by Ari Weinberg

“Despite a late start, Morgan Stanley will see plenty of opportunity.”

 

What Happens to Twitter in Your ETFs by Cinthia Murphy

“Equity ETFs are portfolios of companies’ stocks – and Twitter is a popular holding among many funds.”

 

A New Approach to 60/40 by Lan Anh Tran

“Investors who want something more than 60/40 can explore the WisdomTree Efficient Core funds.”

 

ETF Tweet of the Week:  Grayscale continues mounting an argument against the SEC on a spot bitcoin ETF.  Following the SEC’s recent approval of the Teucrium Bitcoin Futures ETF, Grayscale attorneys posted a new public comment stating that “there is no basis for treating spot Bitcoin products differently from Bitcoin futures products”.  Grayscale’s Chief Legal Officer elaborates (click tweet to read entire thread)…

 

ETF Chart of the Week:  Despite a deteriorating market environment, the ratio of new ETF launches to closures is at record highs.  Not only that, but over 500 new ETFs have come to market during the past 12 months…

Source:  Bloomberg’s Athanasios Psarofagis

 

Last Week’s ETF Buzz