There’s a plethora of information sources to pick and choose from, which sometimes makes it difficult for investors to sift through at all the noise before they can digest the real insights.
Below are 10 of the most popular (and helpful) ETF blogs:
1. ETF Daily News
This is a popular aggregator of financial blogs. ETF Daily News can help you filter for ETF-focused commentary across a wide variety of news categories, ranging from timely developments to thematic investments.
2. ETF Trends
Founded by Tom Lydon, another veteran from the financial services industry and co-author of two books on exchange-traded funds, ETF Trends has been a trusted resource for market news, product launches, education, ETF industry developments, and lots of thematic commentary (from smart beta to currency hedging). In addition to its daily updates on the blog side, this site is also a great resource for webinars and video content.
3. Canadian Couch Potato
Don’t let the title fool you, Canadian Couch Potato is a useful resource for investors of all nationalities looking to learn more about ETFs and the appeal of index investing. The blog is authored by Dan Bortolotti, investment advisor, certified financial planner, and veteran journalist.
4. ETF Digest
Founded in 2001 by industry veteran Dave Fry, ETF Digest is one of the oldest ETF-focused publications online. With over four decades of portfolio management experience and two books under his belt, Dave’s commentary has been a trusted, go-to source for countless ETF readers over the years.
5. FMD Capital Investors Insights
Located in Irvine, CA, FMD Capital Management is a fee-only investment advisor specializing in actively managed portfolios with a heavy (heavy) emphasis on ETFs. The blog is run by David Fabian, a seasoned user of exchange-traded funds and well-known voice in the financial media sphere.
6. Market Anthropology
Authored by the well-respected “chart artist” Erik Swarts, the Market Anthropology blog offers a truly unique perspective on the markets through a technical lens. ETF charts are dissected, compared, and transformed regularly, making this a great destination for actionable ideas.
7. Invest with an Edge
Home of the popular ETF Deathwatch column, Invest with an Edge is a longstanding source for unbiased and brutally honest ETF review and analysis. Founded and run by money management and investment publications veteran Row Rowland, this blog is a must-read for anyone doing any sort of ETF industry research.
8. ETF Expert
A well-known ETF educator, a personal coach in “money matter,” and the president of Pacific Park Financial (a Registered Investment Adviser), Gary Gordon is the author of this regularly updated blog; he is also the host of popular ETF Expert radio podcast.
9. Vanguard Blog
While the title of this blog may say “for Advisors,” retail investors would be wise to peek here too. The Vanguard Blog is a great resource for investors of all stripes as it casts a wide net of topics, covering everything from macro commentary to ETF education to portfolio construction.
10. BlackRock Blog
The ETFs section of the BlackRock Blog is packed with worthwhile expert insights spanning the entire asset class spectrum from the world’s largest money manager. This is an excellent stop for economic analysis and for ETF education topics.
The Bottom Line
Investors have an overabundance of information sources to pick and choose from, which can be a tall order on its own before the real research has even begun. The 10 blogs highlighted above should help you filter through a lot of the noise out there, but ultimately it’s up to you to find the conviction behind your own investments and not look to other experts, no matter how reliable their track record may be.
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