3110, 2022

EQM Indexes’ Online Retail Holiday Shopping Predictions

By |October 31st, 2022|Categories: Insights|

Looking back at last holiday season, most of the globe was in the midst of a pandemic surge, which, along with continued supply chain issues, helped place a big lump of coal in the stocking of in-person shopping.

3008, 2022

New ETF NDIV Offers High, Inflation-Resistant Yield

By |August 30th, 2022|Categories: Insights|

A commodity price supercycle is an extended period of time during which commodity prices are above historical norms. There have been two occasions in the past 50 years coined "commodity supercycles" - the end of the Bretton Woods system in the early 1970s, which ended in the collapse of oil prices in 1986; and the period from 2001 to 2014 fueled by rapid growth in demand from China, the U.S. shale boom, and post-global financial crisis stimulus.

2608, 2022

Blockchain 101- Why is the Merge Causing Ethereum to Surge?

By |August 26th, 2022|Categories: Insights|

Cryptoland is close to adopting a new, more energy-efficient Ethereum platform, nicknamed “The Merge” because it involves the merging of the current proof-of-work Ethereum blockchain and the proof-of-stake “Beacon Chain” created by Ethereum developers.

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.

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