Wednesday Hot Reads: ETFs – A Derivative By Any Other Name

May 10, 2017

Compiled by Staff

ETFs: A Derivative By Any Other Name (Investopedia) 
ETFs differ from mortgage-backed securities in almost every detail, but in several important ways, the hottest three-letter derivative of 2017 recalls the one that helped send the economy into a tailspin in 2007.


Into The Teeth Of The Next Bear (The Reformed Broker)
Vanguard will lose 10-15% of its AUM and robo advisors will be under the microscope when the next bear market hits, predicts the author. 


Strong Start To 2017 For Hedge Fund Focused ETFs (ETF Trends)
But rather than paying a 2% management fee and a 20% performance fee, investors can participate in hedge fund selection through diversified ETFs.

Emerging Market, Ex-US Funds Proving Incredibly Popular (ETF Daily News)
The biggest ETFs in the segment are attracting massive inflows.


Multiple Paths To Multiple Factor Indexing (Indexology)
Single-factor strategies were always popular with active managers, and multifactor ETFs are now proving to be the next great innovation.


Looking Beyond US Equities (MainStay Investments)
Two areas where investors often fall short in diversifying their portfolios involve a home-country bias and an underinvestment in alternative betas.


Invest Like Warren Buffett With These ETF Strategies (Zacks)
How to play some of the key takeaways from Berkshire Hathaway’s annual meeting with ETFs.


A Bar Too High (Meb Faber Research)
Bogle thinks investor expectations are too high; they may want to scale back a bit. 



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