9 episodes

Hosted by Jim Wiandt, founder of ETF.com and CEO of Spark Network, Pennies from Heaven is a podcast featuring choice insights and lively debate with all the biggest names in the ETF world and beyond. Join us each month to receive pennies from heaven, straight from the nattering nabobs of investment as they discuss hot button topics and what's to come.

Pennies from Heaven with Jim Wiandt Spark Network

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Hosted by Jim Wiandt, founder of ETF.com and CEO of Spark Network, Pennies from Heaven is a podcast featuring choice insights and lively debate with all the biggest names in the ETF world and beyond. Join us each month to receive pennies from heaven, straight from the nattering nabobs of investment as they discuss hot button topics and what's to come.

    Big Ideas for the Year from Future Proof, Huntington Beach

    Big Ideas for the Year from Future Proof, Huntington Beach

    On this episode of Pennies from Heaven, Jim enjoys a blast from the past with former ETF.com cohorts Matt Hougan, Dave Nadig and Cinthia Murphy and asks them for their Big Ideas for the year.

    • 50 min
    Making Sense of Tesla’s Exit from the S&P ESG with Alex Matturri, Deborah Yang, Eric Balchunas and Dave Nadig

    Making Sense of Tesla’s Exit from the S&P ESG with Alex Matturri, Deborah Yang, Eric Balchunas and Dave Nadig

    Alex Matturri, the former head of S&P’s index business and Deborah Yang, the CEO of Daizy and former head of MSCI’s ESG business discuss and debate the methodology and purposes of ESG índices with Eric Balchunas from Bloomberg and Dave Nadig from Vettafi.

    Motley Fool Takes the Big Plunge into ETFs

    Motley Fool Takes the Big Plunge into ETFs

    Jim Wiandt and Dave Nadig sit down with Kelsey Mowrey and the team at Motley Fool and get into a little Motley Fool history and talk about why Motley Fool Asset Management decided to switch all of it’s billion dollars in traditional mutual funds to ETFs as well as a deep dive into the challenges of making that happen.

    • 45 min
    The Truth About the New Crypto ETFs - With Guest Host Eric Balchunas

    The Truth About the New Crypto ETFs - With Guest Host Eric Balchunas

    This may be the best discussion on the controversial new crypto ETFs and the regulatory environment surrounding them that we have heard yet. This episode features a lively roundtable discussion moderated by the leading reporter in ETFland, Eric Balchunas of Bloomberg, together with Simeon Hyman Head of Investment Strategies at ProShares who launched the first futures-based crypto ETF, and Leah Wald, CEO of Valkyrie who launched the second. Edelman Financial Engines founder Ric Edelman weighs in with strong thoughts from the advisor investor perspective and Bitwise CEO Matt Hougan makes the case for further innovation. The episode touches on the structural, trading and regulatory nuances of crypto ETFs, as well as the strong appeal and seemingly long road ahead for the launch of a spot bitcoin ETF.

    • 53 min
    Pennies From Heaven: Crypto Roundtable with Eric Balchunas, Dave Nadig and Dave Abner

    Pennies From Heaven: Crypto Roundtable with Eric Balchunas, Dave Nadig and Dave Abner

    Bloomberg's Eric Balchunas, ETF Trends' Dave Nadig and Gemini's Dave Abner join Jim on Pennies from Heaven this month to predict when a long-awaited crypto ETF will be approved by the SEC, whether government regulation of crypto will reach beyond ETFs, and the use of Bitcoin as a store of value or an actual form of currency.

    • 32 min
    The Lasting Legacy of John Bogle - With Eric Balchunas

    The Lasting Legacy of John Bogle - With Eric Balchunas

    Bloomberg ETF Analyst Eric Balchunas put the downtime of the pandemic to use by writing a forthcoming book about John C. Bogle, the late visionary founder of Vanguard, who changed how we think about "democratized" modern investing and index funds forever. Listen as Balchunas talks to Jim about what he learned about Bogle, and how "St.Jack's" legacy has continued to speak to millennial and Gen Z investors who are disillusioned with Wall Street.

    • 40 min

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