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New Oil Play, Buyback Focus Among Investing Pro’s Top ETF Picks

Toroso Asset Management uses exchange traded funds to build custom portfolios for its clients. As a professional asset manager, its ETF picks must meet various tests of quality and probability of reaching their objectives. The New York-based firm has developed three strategies to help achieve its clients’ goals: wealth preservation, growth of capital and providing …

New Oil Play, Buyback Focus Among Investing Pro’s Top ETF Picks

Toroso Asset Management uses exchange traded funds to build custom portfolios for its clients. As a professional asset manager, its ETF picks must meet various tests of quality and probability of reaching their objectives. The New York-based firm has developed three strategies to help achieve its clients’ goals: wealth preservation, growth of capital and providing income. …

Goldman exit shows shortage of ETF traders who make market tick

A shortage of specialized traders who oversee ETF transactions on stock exchanges is threatening the boom in exchange-traded funds. Issuers complain that it’s becoming increasingly difficult to hire lead market makers, or LMMs, who work to minimize the difference between the prices that buyers are willing to pay and sellers will accept. What’s the problem? …

With ETFs About to Be Easier to Build, Aspiring Money Managers Go Solo

It’s never been easier to start an exchange-traded fund — or so it seems.  Just ask the two wannabe asset managers who are planning new funds by themselves, away from the third-party ETF expert they previously relied upon to usher them through the arcane process. And they aren’t alone. With regulators set to remove red tape around …

ETF Issuer March Madness

Source of KPIs: Toroso Investments Security Master, as of March 24, 2018 INDEX PERFORMANCE DATA   03/24/2018         1 Wk 1 Mo 3 Mo 6 Mo 1 Yr QTD YTD Since Inception  Toroso ETF Industry Index (4.38%) (1.59%) 6.03% 18.59% 6.11% 6.11% 33.66% S&P Financial Select Sector Index (7.21%) (7.51%) (4.04%) 6.38% …

Should the Nasdaq 100 Be Equally Weighted?

We noted that 73% of EW ETF assets are versions of “traditional” indexes, such as RSP which is an EW version of the S&P 500. A recent ETF ThinkTank discussion revealed that one of the most popular “traditional” indexes is actually unique. Unlike most traditional indexes that target a sector or a specific market capitalization, the Nasdaq …

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Fox Business: ETFs took a $19B hit last week. Where did it all go?

ETFs, or exchange-traded funds, took a massive beating last week as markets went on a roller-coaster ride with the Dow Jones Industrial Average taking not one but two massive nosedives, losing over 1,000 points twice in one week. Mike Venuto, chairman of the TETF Index Committee, agrees saying that after a wild week, ETF assets …

MarketWatch: Why ETFs can’t be blamed for the correction or volatility in stocks

The U.S. stock market suffered its worst week in nearly two years last week, with major indexes dropping into correction territory for the first time in about two years. Was the phenomenal popularity of exchange-traded funds a contributing factor to the weakness or the scale of the decline? “The numbers simply don’t support the idea …

Barrons: Where Volatility Goes to Die

Greed, intrigue, and death are the stuff of detective novels, but there’s plenty in the more mundane mystery of two very different exchange-traded products that were at the center of the great volatility blowup on Monday. The ETN, a debt obligation underwritten by Credit Suisse, was killed, but the ProShares ETF survived. But how that …

Bloomberg: Mike Venuto discussing ETFs on Bloomberg TV

The Effect of Rising Rates in ETFs. The ETF Play for Tax Overhaul. The ETF Index that Tracks ETFs. ESG ETFs. View segment here.

Investopedia: ETFs aren’t in bubble mode

Exchanged traded funds have enjoyed great popularity recently, raising concerns in some quarters that they may be introducing froth to equities markets.  But not everyone is convinced. With other asset classes seeing upticks in inflows, bulls argue there is a lot more room for ETFs to run, boding well for ETF providers. According to Toroso Investments, …

ETF Trends on Demand Webcast: An ETF to Target Companies That Benefit from the Industry’s Growth

The exchange traded fund industry is still in the early years of its growth spurt, and investors who want to capitalize on the phenomenal expansion can look to a targeted ETF strategy to directly participate in the industry development. On the recent webcast (available On Demand for CE Credit), How to Capture Insights to the Growth …

City Wire USA: Confused by commodities? How to allocate to a market in flux

Investors are rethinking their commodity allocations after the asset class recorded both the best, and worst performance in the first quarter of 2017. Money has been pulled from the sector owing to slower growth in China, an unstable oil price and president Trump’s failure to deliver on pre-election inflationary rhetoric. ‘At Toroso we tend to …

How To Follow The Growth Of The ETF Industry

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