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Recent Content By Todd Rosenbluth
ESG Channel

Chart of the Week: Advisors Still Learning About ESG

While investing based on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) metrics may be a wave of the...

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Billions of Dollars Swarming to Treasury ETFs

The Federal Reserve continued its rate hiking party last week and indicated that it is not...

Global Diversification Channel

Chart of the Week: How ETFs Play Well With Others

In the past six months, I’ve written several dozen articles focused on commodities, equity, and...

Innovative ETFs Channel

Invesco to Leverage Active Fixed Income Expertise

Invesco just positioned itself for greater success in the fast-growing fixed income ETF market....

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VettaFi ETF Research and Data Gains Recognition

It’s been six months since I joined the company now known to many as VettaFi as head of research....

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Active Managers Fared Better Than Indexes This Year

The 12-month period ended June 2022 was relatively strong for actively managed U.S. equity mutual...

Innovative ETFs Channel

Chart of the Week: Advisors Bracing for Aggressive Fed

While the Federal Reserve raised interest rates notably in the first eight months of 2022,...

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Meet an Active ETF: The Davis Select U.S. Equity ETF

In the last five years, many well-established asset managers joined the ETF market, including...

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Lessons To Learn From 20 Years of SPIVA

Labor Day marks the end of summer when many kids return to school, football returns, and I...

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Chart of the Week: International Equities Overweighted?

As of the end of August, from a market-cap perspective, 61% of global equities were invested in...

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Meet an Active ETF: JEPI

The JPMorgan Equity Premium Income ETF (JEPI A) is one of the most researched ETFs on VettaFi’s...

ESG Channel

ESG Is Not the Dark Lord Who Cannot Be Spoken Of

In the Harry Potter Series, the wizards are afraid to utter the name of the Dark Lord because to...

Innovative ETFs Channel

Advisors Benefit From Using Lower-Volatility ETFs

While large-cap U.S. equities bounced back this summer, the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY A) was...

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Meet a New ETF Provider: DoubleLine

DoubleLine is one the many established asset managers that entered the ETF market in the past...

Megatrends Channel

Meet a New ETF Provider With Neuberger Berman

Neuberger Berman is one the many established asset managers that entered the ETF market in the...

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Chart of the Week: What Factors Matter Most

With the ETF market becoming more crowded weekly, advisors have their hands full trying to sort...

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Morgan Stanley ETFs Are Arriving

The long-awaited moment is soon upon us. Morgan Stanley has filed for its first ever U.S. listed...

Commodities Channel

Digging in to See Which Commodities Are Compelling

Commodities ETFs incurred net outflows of $6.3 billion in July, shrinking the year-to-date net...

Megatrends Channel

Chart of the Week: Disruptive Tech Diversification

Advisors are primarily using thematic ETFs to complement a more broadly diversified portfolio,...

Fixed Income Channel

BND Becomes the Largest Bond ETF

The Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF (BND A) became the largest individual bond ETF in the U.S. at...

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High Yield Bond ETFs Find Favor Once More

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the first bond ETFs, investors flocked to the asset class,...

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Chart of the Week: Advisors Like Emerging Equities

While U.S. equities remain top of mind for advisors, emerging equity markets are in greater focus...

Portfolio Strategies Channel

Advisors Can be Confused by Earnings Season

Last week was a big week for tech earnings, with many of the largest U.S. companies reporting...

ETF Education Channel

Chart of the Week: Advisors Increasingly Bullish

While U.S. equities remain in a bear market, advisor sentiment is improving across a range of...

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Happy 20th Anniversary of Bond ETFs

The first bond ETFs began trading 20 years ago last Friday, and the industry is poised for...

Multi-Asset Channel

Chart of the Week: Advisors Like High-Yielding Bonds

With the Federal Reserve likely hiking interest rates even higher in the coming weeks, advisors...

Fixed Income Channel

A Brand New Bond ETF King?

There’s about to be a new bond ETF king. Indeed, there might be a new one by the time you read...

ETF Building Blocks Channel

Advisor Interest in Dividend-Rich REIT ETFs Rising

Real estate represents less than 3% of assets in the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY A), yet it has...

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Capital Group Plans ETF Expansion

With an impressive $2 billion of ETF assets gathered since launching their first ever ETF...

Multi-Asset Channel

Chart of the Week: How Advisors are Tapping Commodities

At the end of June, VettaFi asked advisors about their growing interest in commodities during a...

Thematic Investing Channel

Cyber ETFs Popular as Advisors Think Long-Term

It’s been a rough year for technology-focused equity strategies as investors rotated away from...

Innovative ETFs Channel

Chart of the Week: Advisors on International Equities

International equities are out of favor with many advisors in 2022. During a late June webcast...

Fixed Income Channel

ETF Bright Spots in the First Half of 2022

Net ETF inflows of $289 billion in the first half of 2022 (on pace for under $600 billion for the...

Innovative ETFs Channel

Chart of the Week: Advisors Favor Value Over Growth

Nearly 85% of advisors surveyed by VettaFi during a recent webcast hosted with FlexShares believe...

ETF Building Blocks Channel

Drilling Down on What's In Energy ETFs

While they have sold off in June, equity ETFs focused on the U.S. energy sector have...

Future ETFs Channel

Chart of the Week: Confidence in Disruptive Innovation

Growth investments, particularly those commonly referred to as disruptive innovation, have...

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Record Money Traded in Bond ETFs as Fed Sought Hike

Investors flocked to fixed income ETFs on June 13 even as the yield on the 10-year Treasury yield...

Core Strategies Channel

Chart of the Week: Advisor Concerns Ahead of Hikes

Even before the Federal Reserve hiked interest rates this week, advisors told VettaFi they had...

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Advisors Go Beyond Fees With Smart Beta

Advisors and end clients are gravitating to the cheaper ETFs, regardless of whether the fund is...

Modern Alpha Channel - ETF Database

Some Currency-Hedged ETFs Died Too Early

While U.S. equity markets are down in 2022, advisors have not experienced significant benefits of...

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Don't Blindly Choose the Largest High-Dividend ETF

With the yield on the 10-year Treasury hovering around 3%, advisors have been seeking out...

Fixed Income Channel

Advisors Turn to ETFs While Bond Mutual Funds Bleed

It was a brutal first five months of 2022 for bond investments, with the Bloomberg Aggregate Bond...

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Live From Inside ETFs: The Truth Regarding ESG

On the heels of the SEC considering stricter disclosure requirements for ESG ETFs and Tesla being...

Crypto Channel

Inside ETFs - Understanding Digital Assets

Crypto has had a rough run in 2022, but digital assets have room for growth, notes the panelists...

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Kicking Off Inside ETFs With an ETF Fundamentals Guide

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of helping kick off the Inside ETFs conference in Florida along...

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Insurers Own More ETFs Than You Think

The U.S. insurance industry’s asset base in ETFs grew 15% to $45 billion at the end of 2021,...

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Is Tesla in My ESG ETF?

Advisors and end clients have probably heard that Tesla was recently dropped from the S&P 500...

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You Can't Spell VettaFi Without E-T-F

In Sanskrit, “vetta” means “one who knows,” or an expert....

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There's a Bull Market Somewhere

With the S&P 500 Index down sharply in 2022, it is easy to lose track of not all large-cap...

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Summer Travel Plans Could Boost Demand for ETFs

While travel-related companies are demonstrating improved fundamentals, the ETFs providing...

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What the Hedge? How Are These Bond ETFs Holding Up?

With the yield on the 10-year Treasury bond spiking approximately 150 basis points in 2022,...

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These Bond ETFs Are Floating Through Rate Hike Risks

Even before the Federal Reserve hiked interest rates by 50 basis points last week and set the...

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ETF Flows in April Were Stronger Than They Appear

Be careful making too much of ETF flows. In April 2022, ETFs had net outflows of $6.1 billion,...

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Active Management Is Difficult, but Can Play a Role

Consistently outperforming peers is hard because while skill plays a role in success, so does...

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Advisors Are Powering Portfolios With Thematic ETFs

Thematic ETFs invest in companies poised to benefit from long-term transformative changes that...

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Some Emerging Market ETFs Are Glowing

During a recent ETF Trends webcast focused on emerging markets, 42% of advisor respondents said...

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Advisors Seek Out High Dividend Yielding ETFs

With the yield on the 10-year Treasury note climbing more than 100 basis points thus far in 2022,...

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BlackRock Sets Stage for Active Senior Loan ETF

Demand for actively managed senior loan ETFs has skyrocketed in the past year, helping State...

Disruptive Technology Channel

The Active ETF Tent Is Getting Larger

Despite representing just 4% of ETF assets at the end of the first quarter of 2022, actively...

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Recapping Key Milestones Before Exchange Conference

In the last nearly 800 days, the growing number of advisors that incorporate ETFs into their...

Active ETF Channel

Advisors Learn a New ETF’s Investment Process

I’ve spent a lot of my ETF career talking about how advisors are increasingly comfortable...

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Don’t Give Up Yet on High-Yield ETFs

Investors are selling out of high-yield bond ETFs in 2022, due in part to the combination of...

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Don’t Fight Over Defense ETFs, Understand Them

The S&P 500 Index is down to start the year, hurt in part because of the elevated...

Dividend Channel

Advisors Favor Dividend Strategies to Offset Inflation

There is a lot for advisors to worry about. During an early March ETF Trends webcast, attendees...

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Beyond Market Cap: Seeking the Lebron James of ETFs

The one consistent investment theme in the past decade, during both up and down years, is that...

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The Origin of an ETF Nerd

“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and take a look around once in a while,...