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101 ETF Lessons Every Financial Advisor Should Learn

Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have burst on to the scene in the late 2000s and early 2010s, raking in hundreds of billions of dollars in assets and prompting a major shift towards indexing strategies in the process. ETFs have empowered financial advisors (FAs), registered investment advisors (RIAs), Chief Financial Officers (CFOs), money managers, and retail investors …

Mike Venuto discusses ETFs for downside protection

It’s been a wild ride so far this year for U.S. stocks. Since the beginning of 2016, the S&P 500 has already declined some 10% in a loss that has been anything but smooth or linear. The uptick in volatility and the poor stock market performance have many investors now more concerned with downside protection …

Mike Venuto Volatility exploit it or ignore it?

Everyone is talking about increased market volatility in this new year. But if you are a long-term index investor who believes in buy-hold-and-rebalance achieved through passive vehicles such as ETFs, does volatility even matter? Should you worry about it? Perhaps just as important is the question of whether increased volatility presents unique opportunities to capture …

Enhancing the Core: What Do Insiders Know?

“What we need is a no-load, minimum management-fee mutual fund that simply buys the hundreds of stocks making up the broad stock-market averages and does no trading from security to security in an attempt to catch the winners. Whenever below-average performance on the part of any mutual fund is noticed, fund spokesmen are quick to …

Is This Lack of Fear Scary?

This lack of fear scares me.  Investors seem to believe that the Federal Reserve will save them, but that seems unlikely to me.  I believe the economy is generally in good shape and the low cost of oil acts like a stimulus to the consumer.  Additionally, employment and wages continue to improve so it is …

Mike Venuto explains what insiders KNOW

This article is part of a regular series of thought leadership pieces from some of the more influential ETF strategists in the money management industry. Today’s article is by Mike Venuto, co-founder and chief investment officer of New York-based Toroso Investments. The growth of smart-beta strategies has been staggering, but quite top heavy. Meaning, most …

Mike Venuto describes ETF picks for 2016

Michael Venuto, CIO and co-founder of Toroso Investments in New York, a strategist that uses a simple diversified asset allocation approach customized to clients: BioShares Biotechnology Clinical Trials (BBC): I really like the venture capital nature of this ETF. They equal-weight biotechnology companies that are in clinical trials. They include a screening process to avoid …

Older ETF Dividend Strategies Are Fading

By David Dziekanski Toroso Investments Published in ETF.com Allocators and investors in the smart-beta ETFs are arguably acknowledging that active and rules-based strategies offer more dynamic solutions for the current global investment environment. Flows in these vehicles have increased significantly this year. When choosing a smart-beta fund, many allocators have used similar evaluation approaches as …

David Dziekanski describes the “herd” mentality in dividend ETFs

This article is part of a regular series of thought leadership pieces from some of the more influential ETF strategists in the money management industry. Today’s article is by David Dziekanski, partner and portfolio manager of New York-based Toroso Investments. Allocators and investors in the smart-beta ETFs are arguably acknowledging that active and rules-based strategies …

101 ETF Investing Tips from the Experts by ETF Reference – Mike Venuto Chosen to be one of the Experts

ETF Reference surveyed 57 ETF investing experts, including Toroso Investments’s Michael Venuto, in search of the best tips for exchange-traded fund investors. Following are Michael’s tips:

ETF Reference – Mike Venuto Provides ETF Q&A

ETF Reference – Mike Venuto Provides ETF Q&A The editorial team at ETF Reference surveyed 57 ETF investing experts, including Toroso’s Mike Venuto, in search of the best tips for exchange-traded fund investors. The response received was incredible. The panel of experts sent the editorial team hundreds of amazing tips! They winnowed that list down …

World of ETF Investing – New York

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These Gold ETFs Offer Smart New Ways To Invest — Quotes Mike Venuto on Investors.com

Published in Investor’s Business Daily Gold bugs cheered the metal’s sharp rise in October, as an interest rate hike this year looks less and less likely. For gold ETF investors, Wednesday brought some gloom as the Fed’s latest policy statement left interest rates unchanged but took on a more hawkish tone. But no matter the …

Mike Venuto describe smart Gold ETFs

Gold bugs cheered the metal’s sharp rise in October, as an interest rate hike this year looks less and less likely. For gold ETF investors, Wednesday brought some gloom as the Fed’s latest policy statement left interest rates unchanged but took on a more hawkish tone. But no matter the price swings in the short …

3 Smart Beta Ways To Own Gold

By Mike Venuto Toroso Investments Published in ETF.com Gold may be the most controversial hard commodity investment available in today’s marketplace. It’s important to remember that a little over a decade ago, purchasing this asset in an investment account was very difficult. In November 2004, the SPDR Gold Shares (GLD | A-100) was launched, and …