Friday Hot Reads: 2016 A Vintage Year For Bitcoin

Is Schwab Intelligent Advisory a threat to independent financial advisors?
Reviewed by: Staff
Edited by: Staff

Here's what we're reading this morning:

And 2016’s Best-Performing Commodity Is ... Bitcoin? (MarketWatch)
The cryptocurrency is up more than 100% this year.

Top Performing ETFs Of The Year (
Despite a year of surprises, these 10 ETFs surged by 50% or more.

Chart O’ The Day: How Advisors Say They’ll Allocate In 2017 (Reformed Broker)
State Street survey offers glimpse into portfolio ideas.

Meet This Year's Best Materials ETF (MarketWatch)
Here’s a silver lining to 2016.

VIX Options Traders Flash Major Warning Signal (ZeroHedge)
With VIX at multiyear lows and stocks at record highs, it appears options traders in the VIX complex are anything but "believers."

Profit From Currency Hedged ETFs If Euro Falls To Parity (Seeking Alpha)
The latest in currency moves and how to play them with ETFs.

Rule Of 240 Compounding (Invest With An Edge)
Retirement is the primary goal of many investment plans. These long-range plans require more than just a doubling of an investment.

Is Schwab Intelligent Advisory A Threat To Independent Financial Advisors? (Kitces)
The new Schwab Intelligent Advisory is a much bigger deal than most advisors and industry commentators have given it credit to be.

Donald Trump Is the Stock Market’s Most Interesting Man (Bloomberg)
Uranium ETF surges right after Trump's twitter post as underlying shares soar.

ETF Advice From Radiohead (Bloomberg)
Bloomberg's Balchunas channels the popular English rock band to give out useful advice on ETF investing. is the single source for ETF intelligence. We provide real-time ETF news and analysis to educate investors and drive financial knowledge in the space. Our personalized and accurate information, alongside industry-leading financial tools, are depended upon to develop winning investment and financial decisions. At, we strive to serve both the individual investor as well as the professional financial advisor to educate and grow the ETF community.