Friday Hot Reads: SEC May Regret The Day It Allowed Leveraged ETFs

March 24, 2017

Compiled by Staff


SEC May Regret The Day It Allowed Leveraged ETFs (Bloomberg)
The problem with leveraged ETFs is that the losses from daily rebalancing are not easy to quantify. They’re dependent on volatility: The more volatile the underlying index, the more quickly the ETF will “decay.”


Wall Street Sours On Buyback ETFs As Stock Repurchases Wane (MarketWatch)
The largest exchange-traded fund related to companies repurchasing their own stock has fallen out of favor in 2017, sharply underperforming the market and seeing outflows while companies reduce the amount they spend on buybacks.


Why The Winklevoss Bitcoin ETF May Not Be Dead Yet (Yahoo Finance)
Bats, the exchange that would have listed the bitcoin ETF and that is owned by the same parent company—the CBOE—as, is appealing the SEC's decision.


The Powerful Secret ETF Companies Don't Want You To Know (Forbes)
Michael Foster says he loves passive investing, and not for the reason you might think: because ETFs help make the market into a meritocracy.


Spring Training (BlackRock Blog)
The ups and downs of the Trump administration are distracting, but remember that reflation is the driving force in the current market and predates the current administration.


The Market Stalls: Is The 'Trump Trade' Train Stuck Between Stations? (SPDR Blog)
The monetary-policy-to-fiscal-policy relay race could be to blame for ending the S&P 500 streak. Currently, monetary policy is attempting to hand the baton to fiscal policy to fuel growth and stimulate the U.S. economy.


A Look Into The Investing Needs Of Nonprofits (The Reformed Broker)
There’s a lot institutional investors often miss about the challenges and opportunities nonprofits face when it comes to investing, Ben Carlson says.


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