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One of the most helpful plain-English resources for investors who want to demystify exchange-traded funds

One of the most helpful plain-English resources for investors who want to demystify exchange-traded funds


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One of the most helpful plain-English resources for investors who want to demystify exchange-traded funds






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ETF Expert Dave Nadig on ARK Invest, Market Procyclicality, & More

ETF Trends’ Dave Nadig talks ARK Invest, the recent GameStop drama and market procyclicality, ETF flows, bitcoin ETFs, and more.’s Cinthia Murphy discusses the upcoming launch of ARK’s Space Exploration ETF (ARKX). NextFins’ Amit Anand spotlights the Nifty India Financials ETF (INDF).


Surge in Small Cap ETFs

2/16/2021’s Sumit Roy discusses the recent surge in small cap stocks and the associated ETF impact. ICI’s Shelly Antoniewicz offers perspective on the resilience of the ETF structure, along with opportunities and challenges for the ETF industry. TrimTabs’ Bob Shea spotlights their unique ETF lineup.


Cannabis ETFs, ARK, Hedge Fund Replication, & More

2/9/2021’s Drew Voros covers several recent stories including cannabis ETF performance, Fidelity’s Magellan ETF, and Ark Invest’s staggering inflows. Dynamic Beta Investments’ Andrew Beer offers his unique perspective on GameStop’s hedge fund impact and also spotlights two hedge fund replication ETFs. Cerulli Associates’ Daniil Shapiro discusses their latest ETF research, including on active ETFs, ESG, […]


Rob Arnott & Joe Terranova on GameStop, Current Markets, & Factor Investing

Research Affiliates’ Rob Arnott discusses current market comparisons to the dotcom bubble and explains their fundamental indexing approach. Virtus’ Joe Terranova offers his take on the recent market action and spotlights the index behind the Virtus Terranova U.S. Quality Momentum ETF (JOET).’s Drew Voros covers the ETF impact of “Reddit stock” mania.


New Launches, ETF Predictions, & Thematics

1/26/2021’s Drew Voros discusses several recent ETF launches and filings, including Vanguard’s first active bond ETF and the Valkyrie Bitcoin ETF. Franklin Templeton’s David Mann offers his 2021 ETF predictions. ProShares’ Scott Helfstein spotlights their MSCI Transformational Changes ETF (ANEW) and explains the role of thematic ETFs in a portfolio.


NYSE’s Douglas Yones on the Past, Present, & Future of ETFs

NYSE’s Douglas Yones discusses his early days in ETFs, the current state of the industry, and what the future might hold.’s Sumit Roy explains the ETF impact of a weakening U.S. dollar. EMQQ’s Kevin Carter spotlights the Emerging Markets Internet & Ecommerce ETF.


ETF Records & Innovation

1/12/2021’s Drew Voros puts the final bow on 2020’s record year for ETFs and discusses what’s on his radar in 2021. Invesco’s John Hoffman spotlights their QQQ Innovation Suite and offers perspective on the current state of the ETF industry. Simplify ETFs’ Paul Kim explains their innovative, options-based ETF strategies.


Best of ETF Prime

Nate revisits some of his favorite conversations from the second half of 2020 including with BNY Mellon’s Ben Slavin, ETF industry veteran and contributor Jillian DelSignore, and CFRA’s Todd Rosenbluth.


ETF Year in Review & 2021 Predictions

ETF Trends’ Dave Nadig and Morningstar’s Ben Johnson recap a wild year in ETFs and look ahead to 2021.’s Cinthia Murphy discusses market forecasts from three of the largest ETF issuers, along with potential ETF implications.


The Case for ESG Investing

MSCI’s Guillermo Cano and iShares’ Sarah Kjellberg go in-depth on ESG investing, including discussing index construction, ESG data, and portfolio implementation using ETFs.’s Drew Voros highlights 2020’s ESG ETF flows and new launches.


2020’s Top New ETFs

12/8/2020’s Drew Voros discusses the record pace for ETF inflows and highlights 2020’s top new ETFs. State Street’s George Milling-Stanley talks gold ETFs, gold prices, and bitcoin. O’Shares ETFs’ Connor O’Brien explains the investment case for their Global Internet Giants ETF (OGIG).


DFA’s ETF Entrance

12/1/2020’s Heather Bell offers perspective on the first ETFs from Dimensional Fund Advisors, along with their plans to convert existing mutual funds to ETFs. FlexShares ETFs’ Chris Huemmer explains the benefits of low volatility investing. Defiance ETFs’ Paul Dellaquila spotlights the first SPAC ETF, the Defiance Next Gen SPAC Derived ETF (SPAK).


Online Retail, Cannabis, & CLO Bond ETFs

11/24/2020’s Sumit Roy discusses the roller coaster year for retail sales and highlights several retail-focused ETFs. AdvisorShares’ Dan Ahrens offers the latest on the cannabis industry and explains the importance of looking under the hood when evaluating cannabis ETFs. Alternative Access Funds’ Peter Coppa spotlights the AAF First Priority CLO Bond ETF (AAA), the first […]


The Case for International Investing

MSCI’s Raina Oberoi and iShares’ Jeff Spiegel discuss the recent underperformance from international stocks and highlight the investment case moving forward.’s Drew Voros explains pros and cons of China exposure in emerging market ETFs, including the potential impact of a recent presidential executive order.


Behind the ETF Curtain

BNY Mellon’s Ben Slavin offers a behind-the-scenes look at what keeps the ETF ecosystem functioning properly.’s Drew Voros discusses bitcoin’s stellar performance and the prospects for a bitcoin ETF. Alerian’s Dave LaValle covers a range of topics including ESG, non-transparent ETFs, and thematics.


Volatility & the Election

11/3/2020’s Sumit Roy discusses the recent spike in volatility and explains key basics of the Cboe Volatility Index (VIX) and volatility-related exchange-traded products. State Street’s Matt Bartolini goes in-depth on the potential impact of the election, including outlining five important policy issues where Republicans and Democrats are most opposed. 6 Meridian’s Andrew Mies explains their […]


Touring the ETF Landscape with CFRA’s Todd Rosenbluth

CFRA’s Todd Rosenbluth offers his perspective on Invesco’s QQQ Innovation Suite, ARK Invest’s new ad, ETF closures, and much more.’s Drew Voros explains the recent uptick in performance from marijuana ETFs. Global X ETFs’ Jay Jacobs discusses the rise of thematic ETFs, including the Global X Telemedicine & Digital Health ETF (EDOC) and the […]


2020 Election Uncertainty: ETFs in Focus

10/20/2020’s Sumit Roy assesses various election outcomes and the potential ETF impact. Principal’s Matt Raynor offers an overview of the preferred securities market, along with their two actively managed ETFs covering the space. ROBO Global’s Lisa Chai spotlights the index behind their Artificial Intelligence ETF (THNQ).


ESG & Extraterrestrial Investing

10/13/2020’s Lara Crigger offers an overview of the clean energy ETF landscape, including explaining recent performance drivers. ProcureAM’s Andrew Chanin discusses the investment case for the Procure Space ETF (UFO) and fields rapid-fire ETF questions. Change Finance’s Andrew Rodriguez spotlights their U.S. Large Cap Fossil Fuel Free ETF (CHGX) and responds to common ESG rebuttals.


Vanguard’s Rich Powers on Record Bond ETF Flows, ESG

Vanguard’s Rich Powers discusses record bond ETF flows, the Vanguard ESG U.S. Corporate Bond ETF (VCEB), and their active factor ETFs.’s Heather Bell highlights several recent ETF launches, along with a filing from Fidelity to offer their Magellan Fund in a non-transparent wrapper. Water Island Capital’s Eric Becker explains the strategy underpinning the AltShares […]