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Some of the biggest supporters of ETFs may come as a big surprise. Mutual funds increasingly are including shares of ETFs in their portfolios. Read about the reasons why this is happening, and check out other stories in this week’s digest, including a look at dividend-stock ETFs and why gold is not the safe haven for investors it’s cracked up to be.

— Jonathan Burton

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Who is buying ETFs? Increasingly, mutual funds

If you can’t beat them, invest in them.
Who is buying ETFs? Increasingly, mutual funds

Active managers have a new favorite tool: passive funds

Active managers are looking awfully passive lately.
Active managers have a new favorite tool: passive funds

Feeling bullish on the ETF industry? There’s an ETF for that

The ETF industry has gone through the looking glass.
Feeling bullish on the ETF industry? There’s an ETF for that

Better performance isn’t tempting investors into active management

The out-of-favor investment category of actively managed products showed improved results in the first quarter of 2017, but market participants showed little interest nonetheless, continuing their decade-long migration to passively managed investments.
Better performance isn’t tempting investors into active management

‘Trump trade’ reversal is afoot as money flows to bonds

As the Trump trade fades, investors continue their flight from U.S. risky assets to plow into bonds, emerging markets and even European equities, according to fund flows data.
‘Trump trade’ reversal is afoot as money flows to bonds

Fear of a 40% selloff pushed this portfolio manager to record low stock holdings

What does a value-conscious portfolio manager do when there are no value stocks to be found?
Fear of a 40% selloff pushed this portfolio manager to record low stock holdings

How would you have done with these 3 new funds?

Here are three very different funds that celebrated their first anniversary this week, with a look at how they have traded and performed over that period.
How would you have done with these 3 new funds?

The Marijuana ETF is a buzz kill on 4/20

Marijuana users may be celebrating the drug’s informal holiday of 4/20 on Wednesday, but marijuana investors don’t seem eager to join the party.
The Marijuana ETF is a buzz kill on 4/20

This dividend stock ETF can help you make money by avoiding losses

James Norman of QS Investors explains the attraction of a low-volatility strategy as stocks hover near record highs.
This dividend stock ETF can help you make money by avoiding losses

Are thematic ETFs gimmicks or smart strategic plays?

It has become something…

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