Hot Reads: SEC Rejects ARK/21Shares Bitcoin Filing Again

Plus, Vanguard’s global inflows fell by half last year, giving BlackRock an edge.

Reviewed by: Heather Bell
Edited by: Heather Bell

SEC Rejects ARK 21Shares Spot Bitcoin For 2nd Time (CoinDesk)
The U.S. markets regulator has rejected a score of ETF applications for products that invest directly in bitcoin while approving a number of funds tracking the BTC futures market.


Vanguard’s Net Inflows Fall by Half to $151B (Financial Times)
New business drops, but world’s second-largest asset manager weathers market storm.


Is US Recession Risk High, Low … or Both? (The Capital Spectator)
It’s rare to find so many varieties of indicators that, in aggregate, are effectively saying everything at once. 


Can the US Stock Market Continue to Dominate in the Long Run? (A Wealth of Common Sense)
It seems likely that its upward trajectory will at least slow at some point.


ARK’s Wood Goes Bargain Hunting (The Motley Fool)
Cathie Wood just picked up shares of Pinterest, CareDx and Teladoc Health.


Light or Dark Green? Most Investors Are Likely in Between (The Evidence-Based Investor)
A look at how investors can chart a course through the ESG controversies to find a middle ground.


Brussels Looks at EU-Wide Ban on Inducements for FAs (Financial Times)
Commissioner Mairead McGuinness says investors are being steered away from low-cost ETFs.

Heather Bell is a former managing editor of She has also held editorial positions at Dow Jones Indexes and Lehman Brothers. Bell is a graduate of Dartmouth college and resides in the Denver area with her two dogs.