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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 …

Liquid Alternative Strategies East Conference – New York

MIKE VENUTO IS SPEAKING AT THE LIQUID ALTERNATIVE STRATEGIES EAST CONFERENCE IN NEW YORK Panel Discussion on: Liquid Alt and ETF Options on 401(k) Plans – Understating New Product Offerings Obstacles to getting new products onto a 401k menu Do investors understand the offerings Custodial and record keeping mandates Venue The Westin Times Square, New …

PODCAST – Michael Venuto Provides Updates on Toroso’s Wealth Preservation Strategies, Income Strategies, and Growth Strategies

PODCAST – Michael Venuto Provides Updates on Toroso’s Wealth Preservation Strategies, Income Strategies, and Growth Strategies Listen to a brief update on how investment strategies managed by Toroso are handling the volatile markets that we are experiencing today.  Low interest rates, low inflation, no wage growth are all having an impact, and a well-diversified, outcomes …

All Investors Are Long Volatility, But There’s Help by Mike Venuto on ETF.com

By Michael Venuto Toroso Investments Published in ETF.com Over the past few years, there has been a lot of discussion about volatility as an asset class. The recent turmoil in the market has reignited this debate. In my opinion, volatility is not an asset class; rather, it’s a market factor that all investors are inherently …

Mike Venuto discusses volatility 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 Mike Venuto, co-founder and chief investment officer of New York-based Toroso Investments. Over the past few years, there has been a lot of discussion about volatility …

The “Smart Beta” Way to 401(k) Investing

The “Smart Beta” Way to 401(k) Investing   The advent of “smart beta” strategies provides an opportunity for ETFs to provide enhanced goals-based solutions for 401(k) investors.  However, this is not as simple as replacing expensive active management with intelligent ETFs. Read about Toroso’s approach to goals oriented investing for 401(k) plans using ETF strategies.

Toroso on keeping calm during market turmoil

The U.S. stock market just lived through one of its most dramatic downturns in recent years, and to many, the correction that sent the S&P 500 down some 10 percent in four days isn’t over yet. The gut-wrenching plunge sent a lot of ETF investors running for the exits in a classic case of emotions …

PODCAST – Michael Venuto Speaks on the August 2015 Market Correction

PODCAST –  Michael Venuto Speaks on the August 2015 Market Correction On Monday, August 24, 2015 the US Market opened to a 1,000 point drop in the Dow Jones Industrial Average.  Circuit breakers at the New York Stock Exchange sporadically halted trading.  Some ETFs, which are the primary investment vehicle used by Toroso in its …

Mayor Emanuel Appoints Olga Camargo To Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority Board

Mayor Rahm Emanuel appointed Olga Camargo, managing partner at Toroso Investments, LLC, to The Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority Board – which oversees McCormick Place and Navy Pier. Camargo, who currently serves on the Chicago Plan Commission, replaces Frank M. Clark who is stepping down from the Board to become the new President of the …

Toroso on breaking away and becoming independent

Behind the more than $2 trillion now invested in exchange-traded funds are advisors who, for various reasons, decided it was time to strike out on their own and put ETFs at the center of their money management businesses. Their motivations for breaking away vary, from a disenchantment with various aspects of the old ways to …

Adding Muscle to Bond Portfolios – Quotes Mike Venuto

Published in Barron’s, quotes Michael Venuto Toroso Investments, a New York-based portfolio manager, employs a strategy for building income-focused barbells with ETFs. It seeks ETFs with both low volatility and high yield. On one side, Toroso has been using ETFs such as Guggenheim Enhanced Short Duration (GSY), which has an effective duration of just a …

Toroso’s smart beta approach to 401 k investing

By Michael Venuto Toroso Investments Published in ETF.com In 2015, ETFs have continued to capture market share from mutual funds. But one area where mutual funds remain the dominant product choice is in 401(k) retirement accounts, and specifically in target-date funds. Today nearly 75 percent of all new 401(k) assets are allocated to target-date funds …