1505, 2022

Still Believe In Disruption? ARKK Vs. XOUT

By |May 15th, 2022|Categories: Insights|

The ARK Innovation Fund (NYSEARCA: ARKK) is ARK Investment Management’s flagship ETF, with more than $7.8 billion in assets under management. ARKK’s fund objective is to invest in companies that capture the theme of disruptive innovation. What exactly is “disruptive innovation”?

2904, 2022

Should You Bet Defiantly Against BLOK?

By |April 29th, 2022|Categories: Blockchain, ETF, Insights|

Defiance ETFs has filed for a new ETF that shorts the Amplify Transformational Data Sharing ETF (BLOK). Given BLOK’s track record of success since its inception in 2018, up over 100% on a cumulative basis, the idea of shorting it seems odd.

604, 2022

EQM Indexes 1Q 2022 Market Review – Optimists vs. Pessimists

By |April 6th, 2022|Categories: Insights|

During the first quarter, U.S. stock markets recorded their first quarterly loss in two years and the U.S. bond market suffered its worst quarter in 40 years. The start of the Federal Reserve’s interest rate hiking cycle, persistently high inflation, and the Russian invasion of Ukraine, combined, creating a volatile quarter for both stocks and bonds.

2203, 2022

Blockchain 101: Topic #2 – Fighting the World’s First Crypto War

By |March 22nd, 2022|Categories: Blockchain, ETF, Insights|

Years ago, when we started talking about Digital Assets and Blockchain, one of the early criticisms among sceptics was the lack of “real-life”, practical use-cases. Well, one is playing out in “real time” with regard to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, leading some to describe it as the “first crypto war”.

603, 2022

The Pandemic Transformation of Retail

By |March 6th, 2022|Categories: ETF, Insights, Online Retail|

Retail was already under a massive transformation prior to the pandemic, with shoppers shunning brick-and-mortar stores in favor of online retail’s 24/7 shopping convenience, greater product selection, competitive pricing, and rapid delivery options. But the pandemic has permanently changed retail shopping habits forever.

1702, 2022

Blockchain 101: Topic #1 – MEV: Blockchain’s Got a Gas Problem

By |February 17th, 2022|Categories: Blockchain, ETF, Insights|

The modern world is full of acronyms, but one acronym relevant to the Blockchain is MEV or miner extractable value. MEV is the measure of profit a blockchain miner can make through their ability to include, exclude or reorder transactions.

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