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Index Funds and ETF’s

Liquid Alts, Wall Street and Media Frenzies that Drive Retirement Investor Behaviors

Liquid Alts, Wall Street and Media Frenzies that Drive Retirement Investor Behaviors

The Media Frenzied Push for a “Passive Revolution”. The ink is hardly dry on the media frenzy that has created the “passive revolution”, where it is necessary to throw the baby out with the bath water and ignore the top performing, low fee active funds that have been generating alpha…

A Guess at Why Larry Fink is Warning on Leveraged ETF’s

A Guess at Why Larry Fink is Warning on Leveraged ETF’s

Larry Fink, CEO of Blackrock rattled the ETF business last week, pronouncing leveraged ETF’s have the capacity to blow up the system. Reuters describes Mr. Fink’s warning here this morning, Blackrock’s Fink jolts ETF business with blow-up warning For background purposes, please read the Investment Company Institute’s write-up on closed…

Bloomberg ETF Analyst Promotes New Wall Street Wolf— In Sheep’s Clothing?

Bloomberg ETF Analyst Promotes New Wall Street Wolf— In Sheep’s Clothing?

Just because something costs less, does not mean it adds more value, after all fees. Bloomberg ETF Analyst, Eric Balchunas, saw the movie Wolf of Wall Street, and came to the same conclusion Not On My Nickel did based on working in the industry. ¬†Financial intermediaries add an extra layer…