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Herb Blank is a senior consultant and practice leader in the Global Finesse Product Strategy and Implementations Consulting Practice. He has more than 30 years of experience in financial product innovation and quantitative analysis.  Recognized as a pioneer in the ... more

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Dividend ETFs: How To Decide Which Is Best For You
There are more than 100 US-listed ETFs categorized by Morningstar, ETF.com, ETF Stream and others as Dividend ETFs.  Many of these use very different methodologies to satisfy disparate objectives.  Let’s take a deeper dive into 4 of them.
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Drawing Distinctions Between ESG ETFs And Impact ETFs
There are more than 100 ETFs categorized as ESG by Morningstar. They have far different goals, methodologies, and serve very different purposes for different types of investors.
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Not All Low Volatility ETFs Are The Same
Many investors, even professional hedge fund managers, choose style ETFs by name and trading volume. They miss the fact that there are many different ways to construct ETFs for a different style, size, sector, and ESG ETFs. Here's a vivid example.
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E Differences Between Low Volatility And Defensive Quant ETFs: Screening Vs. Financial Engineering
Defensive quant ETFs are engineered to hold up in defensive periods while participating at a level below market resurgences.
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Investing In Equities While Mitigating Potential Drawdowns With Options And ETFs
The US equity bull market since March 2009 is unprecedentedly long. But the many prognosticators espousing dire predictions have continued to be wrong for quite awhile.
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Corporate Citizenship And The FAANGs - Why Should Investors Care?
425, or 85%, of S&P 500 firms file annual CSR or Sustainability Reports. They provide info and data on Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Practices. FB, Google, Netflix and Apple do not. Why not? What does that mean for investors?
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