ETF University The Education Issue

January 2018

This educational issue of ETF Report addresses the major questions that might be asked by a newcomer to ETFs or a regular ETF user looking for more in-depth knowledge. Each question is addressed in a single page. New topics this year include bitcoin, the fiduciary rule, K-1-free commodity ETFs, ESG funds and different types of volatility products.

In each issue, ETF Report shows advisors how they can improve client outcomes and increase their business with ETFs by interviewing the leading ETF strategists and asset managers in the industry. Subscribe now!

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ETF Features

ETF University 2018

A guide to the ins and outs of ETFs.

Features and News

 SPY At 25: Institutional Rock Star

The oldest ETF began life as a trading tool for institutions. And so it remains.

Index Investor Corner

 Swedroe: Managing Risk With Factors

Factor diversification can help lower downside risk.

ETF Departments

 New ETF Launches

Vanguard debuts broad corporate bond ETF. Plus our list of launches for November.

ETF Departments

 ETF Explainer: ITB

We look at the drivers behind the movements of iShares’ homebuilders ETF

ETF Departments

 Sectors In Review

Across the board, sectors were generally up in November

ETF Departments

 Commodities In Review

November was a mixed month for commodities, with industrial metals the hardest hit

ETF Departments

 Countries In Review

Most country ETFs ended up in positive territory in November

ETF Departments

Nadig: Watch Your Word Choice

Some commonly used investment terms actually annoy investors.

ETF Data

 ETF Data

Our monthly databank breaks down ETF returns for every market segment