Hot Reads: Equity ETFs and Hidden Costs

Plus, might fixed income be the right play for 2023?

Reviewed by: Lisa Barr
Edited by: Lisa Barr

The Hidden Costs of Investing in US Equity ETFs (FT) 
It's more than fees: currency, trading costs, spreads and taxes also be considered.

Is Fixed Income the Play for 2023? (Disciplined Systematic Global Macro Views)
What's cheap: stocks or bonds? That's a key question as we enter the new year, since that will determine where many investors place their marginal dollars.

7 Innovative Small ETF Firms Challenging the Big Players (Validea)
Just because big firms control most of the assets doesn't mean they offer the most innovative products.

Now There Are One-Stop Shops to Launch Your ETF (Bloomberg)
For so-called white label issuers, the business of building funds for others is booming.

ESG Fund Names Are on Global Regulators' Radars (FactSet)
To further expand investor protection, there is renewed focus on fund names, catalyzed by the spread of ESG investing and marketing practices.

The 6 Stages of Asset Bubbles: The Crypto Crash (CFA Institute)
Investors can protect themselves from the next bubble by recognizing the trajectory that most follow.

The Rise of Emerging Markets in Asia (Institutional Investor)
Emerging Asian economies are expected to grow at twice the rate of the U.S. in 2023.

The 12 Best Bear Market ETFs to Buy Now (Kiplinger)
Investors who are fearful about more uncertainty in the new year can find protection among these funds.

Why 2022 Was a Historic Year for Commodity Markets (Financial Advisor)
In just one year, investors' bullish exuberance for commodities turned into a spectacular retreat.

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