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

 

SEC Warns Investors About Single Stock ETFs by Sumit Roy

“With few exceptions, when it comes to leveraged and inverse ETFs, the potential for huge gains in the short term comes with the likelihood of huge losses in the long term.”

 

Shareholder Notice Related to the VanEck Russia ETF (RSX) by VanEck

“Depository receipt fees are costing 20% or more of the Fund’s total value.”

 

Cash-Like ETFs Are Finally Paying Pennies Again by Katie Greifeld

“Fixed-income ETFs are finally all living up to their name.”

 

Dimensional’s conversion of mutual funds into ETFs pays off by Beagan Wilcox Volz

“It looks very optimistic for them at this point.”

 

Beware Hidden Risks In Your Bond Replacements by Jessica Ferringer

“Some investors seem to have lost sight of the purpose of fixed income within a portfolio.”

 

Bitcoin ETFs, and the crypto fund wannabes by Crystal Kim

“In the U.S. the available options are few and mostly indirect plays on crypto, unless you’re rich or well-versed in native crypto transactions.”

 

Matthews Asia Launches Three Active Transparent ETFs by Jeff Schlegel

“All have expense ratios of 0.79%, which range from 27 to 34 basis points cheaper than their respective corresponding mutual funds.”

 

Investors take liking to ultrashort fixed-income ETFs by Ari Weinberg

“Ultrashort fixed-income ETFs have been steadily gaining assets.”

 

ETF Tweet of the Week:  The biggest story in ETFs last week was AXS Investments launching the first U.S.-listed leveraged and inverse single stock ETFs.  This is just the beginning of what will be a deluge of these products hitting the marketplace…

 

ETF Chart of the Week:  One of my favorite charts to periodically check-in on is this masterpiece from Arbor Data, which shows rolling 1-month ETF inflows.  Approximately $320 billion has flowed into ETFs this year.  Recently, bond ETFs – particularly government bond ETFs – have experienced a noticeable uptick…

Source:  Arbor Data Science

 

Last Week’s ETF Buzz