Matt Hougan

Matt Hougan is CEO of Inside ETFs, a division of Informa PLC. He spearheads the world's largest ETF conferences and webinars. Hougan is a three-time member of the Barron's ETF Roundtable and co-author of the CFA Institute’s monograph, "A Comprehensive Guide to Exchange-Trade Funds."

Journal Of Indexes

ETFs, Spreads And Liquidity

A close look at the data on ETF spreads

ETF Report

 The Muni Bond Melee—Revisited (CORRECTED)

Unlike other asset classes in the ETF space, there are fundamental differences between the methodologies of the four families of funds. Each of these methodologies was designed to cope with a defining feature of the muni bond market-illiquidity-and there was tremendous debate following the launch about which methodology was best. With four-to-eight months of trading history, it's time to see how things panned out.

Features and News

WisdomTree Adds First U.S. Money Market ETF To Lineup

WisdomTree's USY is an actively managed money market ETF. 

Features and News

WisdomTree And Dreyfus Launch Currency ETFs

WisdomTree rolls out four actively managed ETFs tracking foreign money market rates.

Features and News

Van Eck Launches Inverse, Leveraged Euro ETNs

New Market Vectors seek to stretch the euro's run-up against the dollar even more.

ETF Watch

ETF Watch: April 25 - May 6

Inverse bond ETFs from ProShares, more long and short commodity ETNs and Direxion files for 36 triple-long and triple-short ETFs.

ETF Report

 Spreads And ETFs

ETF investors love to talk about fees. After all, expense ratios on ETFs are often fractions of those for competing mutual funds...

Features and News

Let The Sun Shine Through: Solar ETFs Compared

Deciding which funds to select depends on how you like your clean energy exposure.

ETF Report

 The Best ETFs Available Abroad

For most of its history, the exchange traded funds industry has been a U.S.-centered phenomenon. Although the first ETF technically listed in Toronto, most of the industry's innovation, listings and assets have accrued to the United States.