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


Why ETF Use Is Still Growing Among Investors, Advisors by Dinah Wisenberg Brin

“I think there’s a lot of positive trends and tailwinds pushing the ETF industry forward.”


Active ETFs manage to shine even as mutual funds take a battering by Steve Johnson

“It’s opportunistic, it’s active managers trying to piggyback on the growth of ETFs.”


Cheap-Clone ETFs Are Sucking Billions Away From Bigger Siblings by Katie Greifeld and Isabelle Lee

“Rising demand for lower-cost products is a long-established trend in an industry famous for its fee war.”


Are bond ETFs the bad guys? by Laurie McAughtry

“What impact is this ETF activity having on the underlying market? It depends who you talk to.”


Single-Security ETF Launches Put 2022 on Pace to Beat Prior Year by Heather Bell

“There have been 259 launches so far this year, versus 257 by the same time last year.”


Can you tell a fake ETF from a real ETF? by Alex Steger and Alex Rosenberg

“Not a week goes by without a weird or wacky ETF coming to market with a tortured ticker or idiosyncratic index.”


A Fresh Look at Active Equity ETFs by Stephen Welch

“It seemed like they would never arrive. Now they’re showing up among the biggest fund companies.”


ETF Tweet of the Week:  Armada ETF Advisors, who is behind the Home Appreciation U.S. REIT ETF (HAUS), announced the appointment of industry veteran Phil Bak as CEO.  If you want a perfect example of the entrepreneurial spirit powering the ETF space, I highly encourage reading Phil’s blog…


ETF Chart of the Week:  Global assets in actively managed ETFs hit a record $474 billion at the end of July, with investors plunking $71+ billion into the products so far in 2022.  With huge active players like Capital Group and DoubleLine entering ETFs this year, expect the momentum to continue.

Source: Wall Street Journal’s Karen Langley


Last Week’s ETF Buzz