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Plus, the SEC is likely to scrutinize cryptocurrency purchases by fiduciaries.

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SEC To Scrutinize Fiduciaries Who Buy Crypto (FA Magazine)
Securities attorneys warned that the SEC is putting a focus on digital assets and that advisors need to be prepared.

 

BlackRock Slashes Costs On Core Morningstar Style ETFs (InvestmentNews)
Nine iShares ETFs saw their expense ratios lowered to just a few basis points.

 

Bitcoin Volatility Is Here To Stay, Top Technician Warns (CNBC)
Ari Wald, head of technical analysis at Oppenheimer, says the cryptocurrency’s highly volatile action isn’t going away.

 

Core Inflation Likely A Better Gauge Of Trend (Capital Spectator)
There’s a lively debate about how much a threat inflation actually poses.

 

Why Inflation Fears ‘Overblown’ (Institutional Investor)
“Orderly reflation” is positive for the economy and credit markets, according to S&P Global Ratings.

 

Yes, ESG Can Be Quantified (FA Magazine)
A lot has changed over the years as ESG has come into its own.

 

Investors Shed T-Bills & Treasury Bonds As Yields Soar (ETF Focus)
Treasury yields are taking a breather, but there’s no indication they’ve hit a near-term top.

 

How To Fix A Broken IPO System (The Big Picture)
Maybe a “direct listings” method would be a superior way to bring companies public.

 

Are Min-Vol Strategies Consumer Staples In Disguise? (Irrelevant Investor)
This factor is the worst-performing one over the least year.

 

ETF Themes To Watch For Rest Of 2021 (ETF Edge)
Think cannabis, clean energy and commodities.

 

Are EM Assets Vulnerable To Another Taper Tantrum? (Advisor Perspectives)
Real rates in the U.S. have moved sharply higher since the beginning of 2021.

 

What’s Really Driven The Value Rebound (Validea)
If you look under the hood, what drove the returns may have little to do with value at all.

 

JP Morgan May Soon Turn Away Deposits (Bloomberg)
It’s a strange problem: JPMorgan Chase and other big banks are getting more assets than they want.

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