Insights From “Inside ETFs” — Part 2 of 2

Inside ETFs is the ETF industry’s main event each year. It is a three day conference organized by Index Universe and occurs around the beginning of February. This article is the second article in a two part series focusing on insights I gleaned from attending Inside ETFs 2013.

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The Westin Diplomat hosted the Inside ETFs conference.

To review, in part one of this series I addressed the prominence of both Vanguard and iShares in relation to the other ETF Sponsors at the conference. The tension present at conference concerning active ETFs was another insight I outlined. In part two, I’ll cover ETF model portfolios and social media usage at Inside ETFs. Continue Reading

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Insights From “Inside ETFs” 2013 — Part 1 of 2

In February I attended and spoke at the ETF industry’s main event, Inside ETFs, hosted by ETF research leader Index Universe. This gathering was held at the spectacular Westin Diplomat in Florida. It was a mix of close to 1,500 registered investment advisors, ETF Sponsors, stock exchanges, ETF model portfolio managers, index providers, trading and research companies.

A view toward the ocean from the Westin Diplomat.

A view toward the ocean from the Westin Diplomat.

CNBC was on hand to broadcast live from the event. Bob Pisani interviewed product providers on their outlook toward ETFs and the markets overall. I was invite to be part of a group that rang the NYSE Opening Bell from Inside ETFs to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the first ETF, which trades on the NYSE ARCA platform. The following day I moderated a panel of experts discussing crisis investing using ETFs. Needless to say, this three day conference was a whirlwind of activity and I thought I’d take moment to deliver several insights from the event.

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New ETF Products Flying Under The Radar

Christian Magoon highlights several new ETFs that have launched in 2012 that have flown under the radar of investors and deserve a closer look. This insight was delivered in Magoon’s weekly ETF column on the NASDAQ. ETFs from PIMCO, Direxion, Market Vectors, First Trust, PowerShares, iShares and WisdomTree are covered.

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The Best Currency ETF Products Of 2012

In a recent article published by Seeking Alpha, Christian Magoon examines the 24 different currency ETFs and ETNs. He highlights the best currency ETF products in 2012. Christian also names the ETF Sponsor dominating this category with 5 of the top 10 performing currency products in 2012.

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Russell Factor ETF Small Caps Shine

Christian Magoon just penned an article on Seeking Alpha highlighting the leadership Russell Factor ETFs have assumed in the broad based small cap ETF space this year. The results are nothing short of dominant. Read more here.

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