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Tom Lydon the Co-CEO of ETF Flows, the holding company formed in February 2019 for the ETF Trends and ETF Database brands as part of their merger. Lydon is a contributor to major print, radio and television media including Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, Investor’s Business Daily, Barron’s, MarketWatch and Investment News.

Recent Content By Tom Lydon
Tactical Allocation Channel

What’s Next for This China A-Shares ETF?

The Xtrackers Harvest CSI 300 China A-Shares ETF (ASHR C+), one of the premier US-listed exchange...

Core ETF Channel

An Interesting Option for High Dividend Hunters

With government bond yields still low and the Federal Reserve poised to cut interest rates this...

Thematic Investing Channel

Follow This Global X Fintech ETF Up 38% YTD

Among thematic exchange traded funds, the Global X FinTech ETF (FINX n/a) is proving to be a star...

Core ETF Channel

Healthcare ETFs Plot Comebacks

The Health Care Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLV A), the largest exchange traded fund (ETF) dedicated...

Tactical Allocation Channel

Get Prepared for Aerospace and Defense Earnings

This week, investors are primarily focusing on second-quarter earnings reports from the financial...

Thematic Investing Channel

Putting an Electric Vehicle ETF into Gear

The Global X Autonomous & Electric Vehicles ETF (DRIV n/a) is up nearly 15% and some...

Tactical Allocation Channel

A Smart Idea for Smart Beta Emerging Markets Exposure

While the universe of smart beta exchange traded funds continues growing, emerging markets stocks...

Relative Value Investing Channel

Chinese Data Weighs on Oil ETFs

There were some encouraging economic data points and some disappointments out of China Monday,...

Core ETF Channel

Get Staples Exposure Without a Big Commitment

Investors that want the benefit of steadily rising dividends while gaining some defensive...

Tactical Allocation Channel

VanEck Refreshes Alternative Energy ETF, Changes Ticker to “SMOG”

The VanEck Vectors Global Alternative Energy ETF is now the VanEck Vectors Low Carbon Energy ETF...

Thematic Investing Channel

Government Efforts Could Further Boost Greece ETF

The Global X MSCI Greece ETF (GREK C), the only exchange traded fund dedicated to Greek stocks,...

Tactical Allocation Channel

Big Amazon Exposure Supports VanEck Retail ETF ‘RTH’

The VanEck Vectors Retail ETF (RTH B+) is up more than 20% year-to-date and that bullishness is...

Thematic Investing Channel

An Alternative to the Usual Consumer Cyclical ETFs

Domestic consumer discretionary exchange traded funds are soaring this year thanks to stocks like...

Tactical Allocation Channel

An Adventurous Play on Russia: RUSL

Among emerging markets, it feels like Russia is not getting much attention this year, but the...

Core ETF Channel

Are You Under-Allocated to Mid-Caps?

Investors often overlook mid-cap stocks, but exchange traded funds can help fill that void on a...

Tactical Allocation Channel

Bigger Yields Could be Coming to Bank ETFs

Results from the Federal Reserve’s Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review (CCAR) will pave the...

Core ETF Channel

REGL: A Top Idea Among Mid-Cap ETFs

Investors should not overlook the potential potency of mid-cap stocks and the related exchange...

Leveraged & Inverse ETF Channel

Mounting Store Closures Could Be Good for EMTY & CLIX

Retailers are expected to shutter more brick-and-mortar locations this year, extending a theme...

Tactical Allocation Channel

Regional Bank ETFs Could Join the Dividend Party

Recently released results of the Federal Reserve’s Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review, or...

Thematic Investing Channel

Some Positive Signs for Silver ETFs

The iShares Silver Trust (SLV C+) and the Aberdeen Standard Physical Silver Shares ETF (SIVR B),...

Relative Value Investing Channel

A Tempting Yield Play With A Hedge

With the Federal Reserve signaling interest rate cuts are a legitimate possibility this year,...

Core ETF Channel

Big Blue Could Join NOBL Dividend ETF Next Year

The ProShares S&P 500 Aristocrats ETF (NOBL A-) could get a new addition next year and it...

Leveraged & Inverse ETF Channel

Central Banks Backstop Gold ETFs

Gold ETFs, including the SPDR Gold MiniShares (GLDM n/a) and SPDR Gold Shares (GLD A-), have been...

Thematic Investing Channel

Fintech Adoption Bodes Well For Related ETFs

The Global X FinTech ETF (FINX n/a) is up nearly 34% year-to-date and is trouncing traditional...

Tactical Allocation Channel

SPDR Changes Some Names, Tickers on 6 Kensho ETFs

State Street Corp. (STT), the third-largest U.S. issuer of exchange traded funds, said it has...

Thematic Investing Channel

Catalysts That Could Catapult the BOTZ ETF Higher

The Global X Robotics & Artificial Intelligence Thematic ETF (BOTZ n/a) is one of the prime...

Core ETF Channel

Lots of Good News For Invesco KBW Bank ETF

As has been widely reported in the recent days, the results from the Federal Reserve’s...

Tactical Allocation Channel

Mexico ETF Still Waiting For Tensions to Ebb

The iShares MSCI Mexico Capped ETF (EWW A) is up about 2.20% over the past month after the U.S....

Tactical Allocation Channel

It Could Be Time to Revisit Emerging Markets ETFs

The iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (IEMG A), one of the largest emerging markets exchange...

Core ETF Channel

Even If Risk Is On, NOBL Can Deliver

As stocks rallied in June, the ProShares S&P 500 Aristocrats ETF (NOBL A-) gained nearly...

Thematic Investing Channel

Ascending ACES Thriving as Coal Production Slumps

The ALPS Clean Energy ETF (ACES n/a) is one exchange traded fund at the right place at the right...

Thematic Investing Channel

XLK Tech ETF Could Be the Perfect to Own in July

Investors looking for exchange traded funds that historically perform well in July may want to...

Tactical Allocation Channel

Finding Efficiency, Income in Mid-Caps

Mid-cap stocks are often seen as the overlooked segment of the equity market. With that, the...

Thematic Investing Channel

How to Tap Into Millennial Health and Wellness Trends

Give millennials and Gen Z some credit. They appear to take health and wellness, including eating...

Relative Value Investing Channel

Questioning the Fundamentals Of Current Market Rally

The last time the S&P 500 had a first half of a year this good was at least 10 years ago. The...

Leveraged & Inverse ETF Channel

The 5 Best Leveraged ETFs of June

After a tumultuous market decline in May, bullish investors returned to the stock market in June...

Core ETF Channel

Russell 1000, 2000 ETFs Will Get Some Popular IPOs

The iShares Russell 2000 ETF (IWM B+), the largest ETF tracking smaller companies, and the...

Thematic Investing Channel

A New Video Game ETF is Here

Defiance ETFs moved forward with plans to scrap the Defiance Future Tech ETF (AUGR n/a) in favor...

Tactical Allocation Channel

Buybacks Decline in First Quarter, But Overall Number Was Still Strong

Exchange traded funds focusing on stocks that are big buyers of their own shares, including the...

Leveraged & Inverse ETF Channel

Oil Prices Likely To Stay Compressed Absent A War

Bob Doll, senior portfolio manager and chief equity strategist at Nuveen, appeared on CNBC on...

Relative Value Investing Channel

4 Hottest ETFs Of The Year (And What H2 2019 Looks Like)

After selling off hard at the end of 2018, equities have had a wild ride in 2019, with the market...

Thematic Investing Channel

Midstream Makes These MLP ETFs Sound Bets

Master limited partnerships (MLPs) and the corresponding exchange traded funds are among this...

Tactical Allocation Channel

Supply Constraints Help Municipal Bond ETFs

Municipal bonds and related muni bond exchange traded fund s are benefiting as U.S. states and...

Tactical Allocation Channel

How to be Adventurous With Junk Bonds

High-yield corporate bonds are often considered one of the more adventurous segments of the fixed...

Thematic Investing Channel

Top Benefits of MLPs and Related ETFs

Master limited partnerships (MLPs) and the related MLP exchange traded funds, including the...

Core ETF Channel

A Safer, Quality Small-Cap ETF Idea

Small-cap stocks are often prized for growth prospects, but with that quest for growth comes...

Thematic Investing Channel

Internet of Things ETF Has a Lot of Catalysts

The Global X Internet of Things Thematic ETF (SNSR n/a), the first exchange traded fund dedicated...

Core ETF Channel

Yield Anomaly Could Benefit Dividend Growth Strategies

The recent decline in 10-year Treasury yields took those yields below the dividend yield on the...

Thematic Investing Channel

Betting On The Blockchain With BLCN

Bitcoin, the largest digital currency, is coming off an epic rally in May and while the king of...

Tactical Allocation Channel

Vietnam ETF Offers Opportunity With Some Risk-adjusted

The VanEck Vectors Vietnam ETF (VNM B), the lone US-listed exchange traded fund dedicated to...

Core ETF Channel

Low Volatility ETFs: Potential For Long-Term Out-Performance

Investors often turn to low volatility exchange traded funds, such as the Invesco S&P 500 Low...

Thematic Investing Channel

Demographic Focus Lifts Global X Millennials ETF

As its name implies, the Global X Millennials Thematic ETF (MILN ) focuses on investment themes...

Tactical Allocation Channel

Materials ETFs Have Been Marvelous in June

The materials sector is one of the smallest sector weights in the S&P 500, but that is not...

Core ETF Channel

Make a Dash For Cash With Cash Flow ETF

The TrimTabs All Cap US Free-Cash-Flow ETF (TTAC n/a), which is nearly three years old, is a...

Tactical Allocation Channel

How to Get Tactical With Municipal Bond Exposure

Traditional municipal bond exchange traded funds usually provide exposure to either...

Core ETF Channel

There’s Power in PAWZ Pet Care ETF

Being a pet owner is rewarding on an emotional level. Financially speaking, not so much. However,...

Thematic Investing Channel

A Transportation ETF For Protection From An Economic Slowdown

As an exchange traded fund tracking a cyclical group of stocks, the iShares Transportation...

Core ETF Channel

In Retail, Online is The Place to Be

This year, the ProShares Online Retail ETF (ONLN n/a) is up more than 24%, meaning the dedicated...

Relative Value Investing Channel

Malaysian Stocks Showing Signs Of Life

The Malaysian stock market is showing signs of life as the biggest exodus of global funds since...

Core ETF Channel

Why Growth Can Maintain Its Edge Over Value

When looking at a comparison of the iShares Russell 2000 Growth ETF (IWF A+) versus the iShares...

Thematic Investing Channel

Global X Looks to Enter Cannabis ETF Competition

Global X is looking to roll out a cannabis exchange traded fund of its own. A recent filing with...

Core ETF Channel

How Tech Stocks Affect Momentum ETFs

The iShares MSCI USA Momentum Factor ETF (MTUM A-), one of the largest exchange traded funds...

Tactical Allocation Channel

Esports ETFs Heat Up As E3 Conference Approaches

The world of competitive video gaming or esports is a fast-growing international phenomenon with...

Leveraged & Inverse ETF Channel

10 ETFs To Play The Crude Oil Market

Crude oil prices dropped precipitously last week, and according to experts, are now on track to...

Core ETF Channel

Investigating Infrastructure ETFs for Defense and Yield

Infrastructure exchange traded funds can deliver higher levels of income than traditional equity...

Relative Value Investing Channel

Auto ETFs Seem Unfazed By Auto Makers’ Denial Of Request For Tariff Exemption

General Motors and Chinese-owned Volvo Cars have been denied a request for an exemption to a 25%...

Tactical Allocation Channel

Modi Reelection Has Investors Flocking to India ETF

The recent reelection of Narendra Modi as India’s prime minister has investors renewing their...

Core ETF Channel

NOBL ETF Outperformed the S&P 500 in May

May was a rough month for the broader market, but some dividend growth strategies performed less...

Core ETF Channel

NOBL: An Exclusive Dividend Paying ETF From Proshares

When investors think about the world of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) what typically comes to mind...

Tactical Allocation Channel

With This ETF, Trash Glitters

Garbage stocks are not necessarily garbage. Just look at the year-to-date performances of several...

Thematic Investing Channel

Bitcoin Rally Could Benefit Members of Some Chip ETFs

After being drubbed in May, semiconductor stocks and the related exchange traded funds, including...

Core ETF Channel

4 Dividend Paying ETFs For Investors Looking For Extra Cash

When investors think about the world of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) what typically comes to mind...

Core ETF Channel

Yield Curve Becomes an Issue For Regional Bank ETFs

The SPDR S&P Regional Banking ETF (KRE A-), the largest regional bank exchange traded fund,...

Tactical Allocation Channel

Tread Carefully With Energy Sector ETFs

Energy sector ETFs are among the worst-performing sector ETFs this month as heightened trade...

Core ETF Channel

The Case For Preferred ETFs as Fed Hits Pause Button

High-yield, income-generating assets and the related exchange traded funds are benefiting this...

Core ETF Channel

Why U.S. Dollar ETFs Continue to Look Sturdy

Heading into this year, there were plenty of calls for the dollar weaken, but with five months of...

Tactical Allocation Channel

Favorable Fundamentals For The Vietnam ETF

The VanEck Vectors Vietnam ETF (VNM B), the lone US-listed exchange traded fund dedicated to...

Core ETF Channel

FTSE Russell Forges Ahead With A-Shares Plan

FTSE Russell, one of the largest providers of indexes for use by issuers of exchange traded...

Tactical Allocation Channel

Battered Chip ETFs Could See Some Relief

Semiconductor stocks and exchange traded funds are tumbling this month. Semiconductor ETFs tested...

Thematic Investing Channel

The Case Builds For Fintech ETF Investing

The Global X FinTech ETF (FINX n/a) is up nearly 30% year-to-date and is trouncing traditional...

Thematic Investing Channel

How The Future of 5G Sets up For This Thematic ETF

While there is plenty more rollout to come, the 5G phenomenon is receiving plenty of attention...

Thematic Investing Channel

Big Holding in Lithium ETF is Forecasting Robust Demand

Chile’s Chemical and Mining Society (SQM), the world’s second-largest lithium producer and a...

Core ETF Channel

Finding Royalty Among European Dividend ETFs

With attractive valuations available on European equities, investors may want to consider looking...

Tactical Allocation Channel

VanEck Oil Refiners ETF Can Spring to Life

Broadly speaking, the energy sector and the related exchange traded funds have been performing...

Core ETF Channel

U.S. Dividend Growth Trends Higher

Data indicate dividends continue growing in much of the developed world, including the U.S., a...

Tactical Allocation Channel

Biotech ETFs Could Use Some M&A Action

The VanEck Vectors Biotech ETF (BBH B-) is up nearly 8% year-to-date, but some industry observers...

Tactical Allocation Channel

Currency Correlations Could Bode Well For ‘EMLC’ ETF

The VanEck Vectors Emerging Markets Local Currency Bond ETF (EMLC A-) is trading slightly lower...

Core ETF Channel

REGL: A Mid-Cap Dividend ETF for Trade Tensions

With trade tensions running high, investors may look to reduce portfolio volatility by focusing...

Tactical Allocation Channel

3 Reasons to Be Excited About Vietnam ETF

The VanEck Vectors Vietnam ETF (VNM B), the lone US-listed exchange traded fund dedicated to...

Core ETF Channel

Find Market Safety in ‘NOBL’ Dividend ETF

Dividend stocks and the related ETFs are often touted as ideas for conservative investors or...

Core ETF Channel

Japan: Another Market Where Trade Relations Matter

The US/China trade imbroglio is capturing plenty of headlines, but another trade relationship is...

Core ETF Channel

Embracing High-Yield ETFs For The Long-Term

Many advisors and investors view high-yield corporate bonds and the related exchange traded funds...

Thematic Investing Channel

E-Commerce Helps a Surprising Argentina ETF

When investors think of e-commerce and the related investments, they usually focus on the U.S....

Thematic Investing Channel

Solar ETF Up 35% YTD, But Be Careful Over Summer

Up nearly 35% year-to-date, the Invesco Solar ETF (TAN B) is one of this year’s best-performing...

Tactical Allocation Channel

How Geographic Changes Affect This Emerging Markets ETF

Recently, there has been plenty of chatter about upcoming changes to the MSCI Emerging Markets...

Relative Value Investing Channel

Growth Stocks Are Pricey While Value Waits Its Moment

Valuations on growth stocks are rising as investors pile into that trade while value stocks and...

Tactical Allocation Channel

In a Downturn, Fallen Angel Volume Could Rise

Heading into this year, many bond market observers were concerned about the state of BBB-rated ...

Tactical Allocation Channel

5G is an Important Catalyst For Chip ETFs

Semiconductor stocks and exchange traded funds are in rally mode this year. The VanEck Vectors...

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Don’t Forget Mid-Cap Funds or Fees on Those Funds

Mid-cap stocks and funds are often overlooked relative to large- and small-cap equivalents....

Thematic Investing Channel

Marijuana ETF Survives New Jersey Disappointment

The ETFMG Alternative Harvest ETF (MJ n/a), the lone dedicated cannabis exchange traded fund...

Tactical Allocation Channel

As Egypt ETF Turns Nine Years Old, It's Up 20% YTD

The VanEck Vectors Egypt Index ETF (EGPT C), the lone US-listed ETF dedicated to Egyptian...

Tactical Allocation Channel

Why Coal ETF ‘KOL’ is a Surprising Dividend Play

Shares of coal miners have had a rough go of it over the past year. The VanEck Vectors Coal ETF (...

Thematic Investing Channel

Energy ETFs: Time to Get Bearish?

Last week, the previously bullish energy sector languished through its worst performance of 2019....

Thematic Investing Channel

How Should Thematic ETFs be Weighted?

It is a question that constantly challenges issuers of new exchange traded funds: how should...

Thematic Investing Channel

3 Factors for the Price of One in AUSF ETF

Multi-factor ETFs are increasingly popular in the smart beta universe, but as this group expands,...

Thematic Investing Channel

QDIV ETF: Lean on Quality With Timely Dividend Payer

Quality dividend strategies are receiving renewed focus and multiple ETFs serve as avenues to to...

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Relative Value Investing Channel

Surging Dry Bulk Shipping ETF Up 40% In Past Month Doesn’t Mean All Is Well

An ETF strategy that tracks dry bulk freight futures has surged in recent weeks, along with the...

Leveraged & Inverse ETF Channel

Majority of FANG Set to Report Earnings This Week

The majority of the FANG stocks, Facebook (FB), Amazon (AMZN), and Alphabet (GOOGL), which...

Tactical Allocation Channel

What’s Next for This China A-Shares ETF?

The Xtrackers Harvest CSI 300 China A-Shares ETF (ASHR C+), one of the premier US-listed exchange...