Webinar

Equity Symposium

Equity markets recovered in 2023 and ETF investors have been reengaged in recent months. Demand for equity ETFs has accelerated both for a core allocation and more tactical exposures. With so many equity ETFs to choose from, it is important to dive into the drivers. We plan to cover broad US and international strategies as well as more targeted smart beta, thematic and active strategies. Position your client portfolios for 2024 after hearing from industry experts.

Commentary

Increased Jobless Claims Could Fuel Rate Cuts & S&P 500

The markets these days have been especially sensitive to economic data, as any indication of weakness could mean rate cuts may finally be close. That, in effect, should also push the S&P 500 to even higher heights.

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Equity Symposium Will Cover Valuations and More

The Equity Symposium on March 13 is shaping up to give investors critical insights into the equity space. This free event will provide CE credits. VettaFi is fresh off the smashing success of Exchange and continuing to provide the insights investors need to navigate today’s complicated environment.

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Altman’s $7 Trillion Semiconductor Vision: Impact on AI?

OpenAI leader Sam Altman made headlines earlier this month, touting a semiconductor project requiring trillions of dollars.

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Chart of the Week: Advisors Looking at Municipal Bonds Choices

Investors continue to turn to low-cost core taxable bond ETFs in 2024. The Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF (BND) and the iShares Core Aggregate Bond ETF (AGG) gathered $2.5 billion and $2.1 billion, respectively, as of late February.

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Spot Ether ETFs Riding Tailwinds of Bitcoin ETFs

This week bitcoin prices reached over $60,000 — the highest level since November 2021. Since the launch of spot bitcoin ETFs in early January, demand continues to pile on. So far the nine new spot ETFs (ex-GBTC) have seen over $7 billion in net inflows.

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Bitcoin Could Pilfer Market Share From Gold, Says Expert

Bitcoin has long been referred to as “digital gold.” In what would likely amount to good news for the cryptocurrency and related spot ETFs launched in January, at least one expert believes bitcoin could eventually wrest market share from the yellow metal.

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Global Equities Rally Could Spill Over Into International Bonds

Thanks to artificial intelligence (AI) and investors still holding out hope that rate cuts will happen at some point, global equities are marching higher. That rally could eventually spill over into other assets like international bonds.

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Tech Sector Outlook Still Sturdy

The Nasdaq-100 Index (NDX) is higher by 6.7% year to date. That confirms tech stocks remain in strong form. Still, some market observers are concerned valuations in tech and other high-growth sectors are becoming somewhat frothy.

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Bitcoin Miners Pricing in Halving Upside

The next bitcoin halving – the process through which mining of the cryptocurrency becomes more difficult – is about two months away and will officially arrive when 840,000 blocks is reached.

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Retreating Dollar Puts Gold Back in the Spotlight

A retreating dollar is exactly what gold needed to put the precious metal back into the investment spotlight. Hotter-than-expected inflation in January pushed the yellow metal below the $2,000 mark. But it has been rising again with geopolitical factors providing tailwinds along with a weaker greenback.

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A Wonderful Options-Based Dividend-Focused ETF?

This week, VettaFi hosted a webcast in partnership with Swan Global. The educational focus was on the challenges of achieving sustainable income and the benefits of an options-based strategy.

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3 Active ETFs Sending Buy Signals Right Now

On the lookout for some new ETFs? Active ETFs had a great year in 2023 and are off to a hot start in 2024. The question, then, is how to choose from a growing list of strategies. One powerful heuristic for assessing ETFs — tech analysis — can help.

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As U.S. Stocks Rally, Europe May Not Be Far Behind

The S&P 500’s drive toward a record high could have Europe equities following right behind it. As such, traders may want to consider European equities as a latent move if the S&P keeps pushing to higher highs.

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How Themes ETFs Stands Out in Crowded Market

There are more than 200 ETF providers in the $8 trillion U.S. ETF market, but I’m intrigued by a recent entrant’s ambitions. In December 2023, Themes ETFs introduced 11 ETFs.