Monday Hot Reads: Vanguard Assets Top $4 Trillion

February 13, 2017

Compiled by staff


Vanguard Assets Top $4 Trillion (MarketWatch)
Indexing pioneer Vanguard Group has climbed to $4 trillion in assets for the first time.


Traders Seem To Anticipate Bitcoin ETF Approval (CoinDesk)
Although views differ on whether the ETF will be approved, traders appear to be pricing it in. 


Conditions Favor Timber ETFs (SeekingAlpha)
The timber space offers a good hedge against inflation and could benefit from a housing recovery.


The Real Blocking Point In Growing Financial Planning: Lack Of Awareness (Kitces)
With the total number of financial advisors continuing to decline year after year, the industry is increasingly focusing on what it takes to attract and retain new financial advisors. 


No More Fear Of Surging Dollar In Gold ETF Investing (Zacks)
This new ETF tackles that challenge for gold investors. 


How Trump's Election Normalized Markets (Reformed Broker)
Falling correlations, among other reasons, mean active managers are in the spotlight now. 


The First New Trump ETF? Not Quite (
New global-ex Mexico fund can easily be interpreted as a Trump play, but it is not.


America’s Biggest Creditors Dump Treasurys In Warning To Trump (Bloomberg)
From Tokyo to Beijing and London, the consensus is clear: Few overseas investors want to step into the $13.9 trillion U.S. Treasury market right now.


Fed Could Take The Wheel From Trump & Drive Markets This Week (CNBC)
Since he was elected, President Trump has taken the driver's seat for markets. But the current backseat driver could grab the wheel for at least two days in the coming week, when Fed Chair Janet Yellen testifies before Senate and House committees on the economy and Fed policy.


Vanguard, BlackRock Lead Rise Of Passive Ownership (Bloomberg)
Bloomberg's Eric Balchunas discusses index funds and the rise of passive investing.


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