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

 

Vanguard poised to usurp BlackRock as manager of largest bond ETF by Steve Johnson

“There’s about to be a new bond ETF king.”

 

ETF Takeover of Wall Street Deepens as Debt Funds Are OK’d as Collateral by Katie Greifeld

“This is another signal that fixed-income ETFs are cemented as a huge part of the fixed-income market.”

 

Custom ETF Creation Baskets Incur Hidden Costs by Tom Eckett

“The embedded hidden costs in some creation baskets mean it is an area regulators should be monitoring.”

 

The Investor’s Guide to Single-Stock ETFs by Debbie Carlson

“These strategies are designed specifically for active traders, who are focused on making very short-term trading decisions and for those investors who already are doing that.”

 

No One Should Be Buying Single-Stock ETFs by Nir Kaissar

“Now that anything goes in ETF land, investors must be as discerning there as anywhere else when making financial decisions.”

 

How Many Crypto ETFs Is Too Many? Some Industry Execs Say We’ve Reached Our Limit by Ben Strack

“Crypto-focused ETFs are getting crowded.”

 

The INDEX Act: The Next ESG Battle Is for Your Vote by Dave Nadig

“As tedious as it is, proxy voting occasionally matters: ask the folks at Exxon, who have new board members thanks to a campaign last year by ETF issuer Engine No. 1.”

 

ETF Tweet of the Week:  Longtime readers of this blog know that I occasionally like to get back to the basics.  For many investors, perhaps it should be as simple as this…

 

ETF Chart of the Week:  Speaking of Vanguard, plenty of investors are following Sahil’s playbook.  11 Vanguard ETFs are in the top 20 ETFs by inflows over the past 3 years.  Notably, there are only 3 non-Vanguard or iShares ETFs on the list…

Source:  Bloomberg’s Eric Balchunas

 

Last Week’s ETF Buzz