ETF Asset Growth Balloons, But Are Signs of Exhaustion Showing?

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Mark Melin
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As the ETF revolution moves into a mature stage across the US financial landscape much in the way quantitative investing has, an 84-page JPMorgan report notes the growth but also points to a slowing in new offerings in 2017. The continued growth of ETFs come as active managers are even using the passive vehicles in noticeable numbers. [dalio] Passive ETFs started in Canada and have revolutionized an industry It seems like ages ago that perhaps the most significant financial product to hit Wall Street was first launched in Canada. In 1990 when an exchange traded fund (ETF) first launched allowing…

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Mark Melin is an alternative investment practitioner whose specialty is recognizing the impact of beta market environment on a technical trading strategy. A portfolio and industry consultant, wrote or edited three books including High Performance Managed Futures (Wiley 2010) and The Chicago Board of Trade’s Handbook of Futures and Options (McGraw-Hill 2008) and taught a course at Northwestern University's executive education program.