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Online Retail, Cannabis, & CLO Bond ETFs
ETF.com’s Sumit Roy discusses the roller coaster year for retail sales and highlights several retail-focused ETFs. AdvisorShares’ Dan Ahrens offers the latest on the cannabis industry and explains the importance of looking under the hood when evaluating cannabis ETFs. Alternative Access Funds’ Peter Coppa spotlights the AAF First Priority CLO Bond ETF (AAA), the first CLO bond ETF on the market.
The Case for International Investing
MSCI’s Raina Oberoi and iShares’ Jeff Spiegel discuss the recent underperformance from international stocks and highlight the investment case moving forward. ETF.com’s Drew Voros explains pros and cons of China exposure in emerging market ETFs, including the potential impact of a recent presidential executive order.
Behind the ETF Curtain
BNY Mellon’s Ben Slavin offers a behind-the-scenes look at what keeps the ETF ecosystem functioning properly. ETF.com’s Drew Voros discusses bitcoin’s stellar performance and the prospects for a bitcoin ETF. Alerian’s Dave LaValle covers a range of topics including ESG, non-transparent ETFs, and thematics.
Volatility & the Election
ETF.com’s Sumit Roy discusses the recent spike in volatility and explains key basics of the Cboe Volatility Index (VIX) and volatility-related exchange-traded products. State Street’s Matt Bartolini goes in-depth on the potential impact of the election, including outlining five important policy issues where Republicans and Democrats are most opposed. 6 Meridian’s Andrew Mies explains their ETF entrance, which featured converting clients from separately managed accounts to the ETF structure.
Touring the ETF Landscape with CFRA’s Todd Rosenbluth
CFRA’s Todd Rosenbluth offers his perspective on Invesco’s QQQ Innovation Suite, ARK Invest’s new ad, ETF closures, and much more. ETF.com’s Drew Voros explains the recent uptick in performance from marijuana ETFs. Global X ETFs’ Jay Jacobs discusses the rise of thematic ETFs, including the Global X Telemedicine & Digital Health ETF (EDOC) and the Global X Cloud Computing ETF (CLOU).
2020 Election Uncertainty: ETFs in Focus
ETF.com’s Sumit Roy assesses various election outcomes and the potential ETF impact. Principal’s Matt Raynor offers an overview of the preferred securities market, along with their two actively managed ETFs covering the space. ROBO Global’s Lisa Chai spotlights the index behind their Artificial Intelligence ETF (THNQ).