Crypto Analyst Brian Kelly Bullish on Bitcoin, But Not a Bitcoin ETF

At the Crypto Finance Conference, in Switzerland on January 18, the crypto entrepreneur, analyst, and regular CNBC contributor Brian Kelly was interviewed by Cointelegraph, where he spoke about what to expect from Bitcoin and crypto in 2019. Cryptocurrency Trend Reversal in 2019? While discussing the overall state of the cryptocurrency market, Kelly proclaimed that we are somewhere close to the end of the bear market and that 2019 will turn out better than 2018. However, he did add that it’s possible we see another leg down, before seeing a trend reversal.…

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iShares Russell 1000 Value ETF (IWD) Position Decreased by Strategic Wealth Management Inc.

Strategic Wealth Management Inc. reduced its position in shares of iShares Russell 1000 Value ETF (NYSEARCA:IWD) by 0.5% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 36,839 shares of the exchange traded fund’s stock after selling 180 shares during the period. iShares Russell 1000 Value ETF accounts for about 3.7% of Strategic Wealth Management Inc.’s holdings, making the stock its 14th biggest position. Strategic Wealth Management Inc.’s holdings in iShares Russell 1000 Value ETF were worth $4,091,000…

Advised clients fail to jump on board as ETFs eclipse index funds

Advised clients fail to jump on board as ETFs eclipse index funds

ETFs have eclipsed index mutual funds in the US and are on track to do so in Europe, yet platforms’ functionality and costs mean advisers aren’t yet jumping on the trend with the same enthusiasm as other professional investors. ETFs surpassed tracker funds for inflows in 2014 and have continued to attract more assets in the period since, according to Cerulli analysis. In 2017, index trackers took in €77.9bn across Europe compared to €87.3bn drawn in by ETFs. In August 2018, index trackers represented 53% of the passive universe compared…

5 No- or Low-Cost ETFs and Index Funds

Low fees are one of the primary reasons why so many advisors and investors continue gravitating toward index funds and ETFs. Being mindful of the impact fund fees have on investors also explains why some fund issuers, like Vanguard, are revered by many investors. There is a downside to all those low fees floating around in the index fund universe. Fortunately, that downside is not, at least not yet, being endured by investors. Rather, it is the fund issuers themselves that feel the effects of providing cheap products. Last year,…