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

 

Fastest Growing ETFs Of The Year by Sumit Roy

“Only about a quarter of funds have seen an increase in their AUM since the start of the year.”

 

ProShares set to launch first short bitcoin ETF in the US by Steve Johnson

“Being able to tap into the benefits of an ETF, the liquidity and ease of use, would be an advantage compared to trying to short bitcoin directly.”

 

Forgotten ETFs That Hedge Currency Risk Are Making a Comeback by Emily Graffeo

“Nearly every currency-hedged ETF has outperformed its unhedged counterparts as the dollar climbed about 10% over the past year.”

 

Record Money Traded in Bond ETFs as Fed Sought Hike by Todd Rosenbluth

“While the liquidity of individual bonds often dries up when there is uncertainty and managers of mutual funds often need to sell bonds to meet client redemptions, most ETF trading takes place in the secondary market.”

 

Are TIPS Broken? by Adam Collins

“Treasury inflation protected securities (TIPS) are supposed to outperform in this environment, yet most TIPS funds are down.”

 

Which Dividend Investing Strategies Are Outperforming? by Lauren Solberg

“The dividend investing strategies that have shone most brightly are those that hunt for dividend-paying companies that combine healthy balance sheets with hefty yields.”

 

ETF Tweet of the Week:  This past Tuesday, ProShares launched the first inverse bitcoin futures ETF.  This less than perfect product is being made available to investors BEFORE a long spot bitcoin ETF.  While a case can be made that approval of an inverse bitcoin futures ETF is simply the next step towards spot bitcoin ETF approval, it is nonetheless a baffling development to several of us…

 

ETF Chart of the Week:  Many industry observers agree that, at some point, ETFs will surpass mutual funds in total assets.  It’s a matter of “when”, not “if”.  But when is the “when”?  VettaFi’s Dave Nadig estimates that monumental day could come around 2028, aided by bear market pullbacks and greater ETF adoption in 401ks.

Source:  VettaFi’s Dave Nadig

 

Last Week’s ETF Buzz