Thursday Hot Reads: Who Is Buying ETFs? Mutual Funds

April 20, 2017

Compiled by staff

Who Is Buying ETFs? Increasingly, Mutual Funds (MarketWatch)
The number of mutual funds that include an ETF in their portfolio has doubled over the past decade.


ETFs Create Stock Markets That Are Both Mindless And Too Expensive (Bloomberg)
Exchange-traded funds are making stock markets dumber—and more expensive. That’s the finding of researchers at Stanford University, Emory University and the Interdisciplinary Center of Herzliya in Israel.


Goldman Warns 1-In-3 Chance Of Government Shutdown In May (ZeroHedge)
The odds of a government shutdown in May are pretty high, and a shutdown at the start of the next fiscal year, in October, is even a greater risk.


4 Reasons Why Muni Bond ETFs Are Back In Favor (Seeking Alpha)
After a post-election slump, munis are bouncing back and for good reason. 


Equal-Weighted ETFs Gain In Popularity (Bloomberg)
Bloomberg Intelligence's Eric Balchunas and Bloomberg's Julie Hyman look at equal weighted ETFs and their rising popularity.


Where We See Investing Opportunities Now (BlackRock Blog)
Noting reflation's spread, low returns and the changing nature of diversification, investment strategist Richard Turnhill sees opportunity in U.S. credit.


Dissecting The Trump Rally (A Wealth Of Common Sense)
A look at the performance of asset classes and sectors since the election of Donald Trump.


China Leading Global Markets In 2017: A Look At Key Performance Drivers (WisdomTree)
One of the more remarkable performance stories this year has been China. Here’s why.


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