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What’s Hot in the ETF Industry

This week, we’ve hand-picked what we believe to be the most impactful news about the ETF industry at large and provide some insights on how you might be affected. Below you’ll learn about the impact of ETFs on the Wealth Management Industry, the latest from Kitces, and more.

ETF Rule

The SEC meeting on the ETF rule (6c-11) set for Wednesday September 25th was called off Tuesday without much public explanation. The rumor amongst ETF Nerds is that the rule will likely be approved by vote with no public meeting. To learn more about this regulation that should support further ETF growth we suggest checking out these articles:





Factors and the Glide Path

Calm headline returns last week belie a tumultuous undercurrent in factor equities. Specifically, value and momentum equities both performed a rapid turnaround relative to recent performance. When all was said and done, the rotation between the two factors resulted in a weekly performance spread of over 900 basis points.


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No Jacket Required: Inside the World of New School Wealth Management

One of the main drivers behind the rise of ETFs and index funds is the fast-changing world of wealth management. RIAs have always been the early adopters of ETFs and remain big users today.

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Nobody Wants to Read Your Shit

Consider this next time you’re drafting your thought leadership pieces. https://mebfaber.com/2019/02/19/nobody-wants-to-invest-in-your-shit/

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Three Things I Think I Think – Repo Madness!

What the heck is a repo and why do they matter?


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The secret rise of robotics and AI stocks

If the headlines have you wondering where to turn next as an investor, you can rest assured that your exposure to robotics and AI is likely paying off—even if their recent growth is the market’s best-kept secret at the moment. While the Fed’s next interest rate move, Boris Johnson’s Brexit debacle, and Trump’s latest late-night tweet have been doing a spectacular job of sending the stock market into a frenzy and keeping investors scratching their heads, companies focused on delivering on the promise of robotics and AI have been quietly rising to the top of the heap. Here’s just a snapshot of some of the biggest winners.


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Detroit’s Only ETF Firm Tackles Growing Business Far From Wall Street


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Index Funds are the New Kings of Wall Street


Funds tracking broad U.S. equity indexes had more assets by value than stock-picking rivals for the first time

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When Heuristics And Biases May Actually Improve Financial Decision-Making


TETF.Index Performance

Returns as of September 20, 2019.

Inception Date: April 4, 2017.

Index performance is for informational purposes only and does not represent the ETF. Indexes are unmanaged and one cannot invest directly in an index. Past performance is NOT indicative of future results, which can vary.  

TETF.Index Performance vs. Leading Financial Indexes

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Why is $EEM All All About The Fast Money?

Why is $EEM All All About The Fast Money?

Bloomberg makes me think hard and long about investments

The “ETF Rule,” like Crypto,Blockchain and Active Management, Signals More Industry Innovation

The “ETF Rule,” like Crypto,Blockchain and Active Management, Signals More Industry Innovation

We celebrate the SEC’s decision to expedite the launch of  ETFs with its

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