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


The ETF Industry Crossed a Milestone: 3,000 ETFs Are Currently Trading by Elle Caruso

“The first ETF, the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY), will turn 30 years old in January.”


A Bitcoin ETF Is Long Past Due, Crypto Lobbyists Say in New Report by Jesse Hamilton

“Though the industry won approval for bitcoin futures ETFs, 16 separate applicants have been denied in setting up a spot-market version.”


ESG ETFs face perfect storm in the US by Emma Boyde

“It’s a way of, frankly, charging more.”


Morgan Stanley ESG ETFs Face Uncertain Future by Shubham Saharan

“With less than 2% of U.S. equity ETF assets as of September 2022, the ESG industry is at an interesting crossroads.”


Social Impact ETF Steeped In Golf Supports Military Families by Mike Dojc

“The majority of the advisory fees and all profits from managing FLDZ are donated directly to the Folds of Honor.”


Single-stock ETFs take the field but many yellow flags are falling by Jeff Benjamin

“These ETFs are best used as short-term trading vehicles.”


AllianceBernstein Joins Wall Street’s ETF Mania With Active Bond Funds by Elaine Chen

“AllianceBernstein follows major holdouts – such as Capital Group and Neuberger Berman – that have caved in to the ETF rush this year.”


ETF Tweet of the Week:  Morningstar’s Ben Johnson offers an excellent summary of completed or pending mutual fund-to-ETF conversions.  Funds that have converted or are converting total over $71 billion in assets, a number that will only grow larger.


ETF Chart of the Week:  The latest Charles Schwab ETF investor survey was released and the results are no surprise: “appetite for ETFs remains strong and is growing”.  The entire survey, titled “ETFs and Beyond“, is well worth a read, but the bottom line is that ETF growth isn’t slowing down any time soon.  Particularly noteworthy is that 41% of non-ETF investors expect to purchase an ETF in the next 2 years.

Source:  Charles Schwab


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