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The creation story of the first exchange-traded fund is actually the best way to understand how they work. And it's not just educational, it's entertaining. Like the PC and the MP3, the story of the creation of SPY -- which turned 30 this year -- is full of characters, twists and turns, and subplots. In the end, the product launched an industry that's reshaping not just investing but the entire financial ecosystem. This six-episode miniseries will weave together interviews with the founding fathers and other key players that help investors better understand the ETF and how we got here.

The ETF Story Bloomberg

    • Business
    • 4.7, 26 Ratings

The creation story of the first exchange-traded fund is actually the best way to understand how they work. And it's not just educational, it's entertaining. Like the PC and the MP3, the story of the creation of SPY -- which turned 30 this year -- is full of characters, twists and turns, and subplots. In the end, the product launched an industry that's reshaping not just investing but the entire financial ecosystem. This six-episode miniseries will weave together interviews with the founding fathers and other key players that help investors better understand the ETF and how we got here.

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

Dan Dolan ,

Worth a listen

Great history lesson on the ETF.

CamptownLady ,

Go right to the last 5 minutes

A nice idea, but gets lost in some weeds. Seems to spend about 33% of the first podcast talking about how thick a report on the 1987 crash was, and trying to outdo each other finding metaphors--Harry Potter, Tolstoy, and, of course, a telephone book. The meat is in about the last 6 minutes, so skip ahead, even then be prepared for oddly extensive physical detail about what Nate looked like. Hope it improves in the future with better editing.

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