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Canadian Couch Potato is a podcast designed to help you become a better investor with index funds and ETFs. It is hosted by veteran journalist, blogger, and portfolio manager Dan Bortolotti. Dan offers straight-up, practical advice for Canadians who want to learn more about index investing, whether they manage their own portfolios or work with an advisor. Episodes typically feature an interview with an expert on a specific investing or financial planning topic. In a segment called “Bad Inves ...
 
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ETF Trends CEO Tom Lydon discussed the Financial Select Sector SPDR (XLF) on this week’s “ETF of the Week” podcast with Chuck Jaffe on the MoneyLife Show. This ETF, one of the powerhouse SPDR products, provides exposure to an index that includes companies from the following industries: diversified financial services; insurance; commercial banks; ca…
 
ETF Trends CEO Tom Lydon discussed the Rayliant Quantamental China Equity ETF (RAYC) on this week’s “ETF of the Week” podcast with Chuck Jaffe on the MoneyLife Show. RAYC employs a systematic approach that exploits mispricing in Chinese stocks. The strategy is localized to China, applying specialized data and models capturing features that make Chi…
 
ETF Trends CEO Tom Lydon discussed the Global X Cybersecurity ETF (BUG) on this week’s “ETF of the Week” podcast with Chuck Jaffe on the MoneyLife Show. BUG seeks to invest in companies that stand to potentially benefit from the increased adoption of cybersecurity technology, such as those whose principal business is in the development and manageme…
 
ETF Trends CEO Tom Lydon discussed the Arrow DWA Tactical International ETF (DWCR) on this week’s “ETF of the Week” podcast with Chuck Jaffe on the MoneyLife Show. DWCR seeks long-term capital appreciation that corresponds generally to the performance, before fees and expenses, of the Dorsey Wright Country and Stock Momentum Index. The index is con…
 
ETF Trends CEO Tom Lydon discussed the ALPS Sector Dividend Dogs ETF (SDOG) on this week’s “ETF of the Week” podcast with Chuck Jaffe on the MoneyLife Show. This ETF offers exposure to a strategy that is largely similar to the popular "Dogs of the Dow" approach that involves a portfolio consisting of the ten components of the Dow Jones Industrial A…
 
ETF Trends CEO Tom Lydon discussed the SPDR S&P 500 ESG ETF (EFIV) on this week’s “ETF of the Week” podcast with Chuck Jaffe on the MoneyLife Show. The S&P 500 ESG Index is designed to measure the performance of securities meeting certain sustainability criteria (criteria related to ESG factors) while maintaining similar overall industry group weig…
 
ETF Trends CEO Tom Lydon discussed the iShares Russell 2000 ETF (IWM) on this week’s “ETF of the Week” podcast with Chuck Jaffe on the MoneyLife Show. This ETF is one of several offering exposure to the Russell 2000 Index, a widely followed measure of small cap U.S. stocks. Given this investment objective, IWM may be useful in a number of different…
 
ETF Trends CEO Tom Lydon discussed the Xtrackers USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (HYLB) on this week’s “ETF of the Week” podcast with Chuck Jaffe on the MoneyLife Show. HYLB offers broad exposure to “junk” bonds — debt issued by borrowers with a higher risk of default. For taking on the added risk, investors are rewarded with higher yields than t…
 
ETF Trends CEO Tom Lydon discussed the Xtrackers CSI 300 China A-Shares ETF (ASHR) on this week’s “ETF of the Week” podcast with Chuck Jaffe on the MoneyLife Show. ASHR was the first U.S.-listed ETF to offer direct exposure stocks listed in mainland Chinese markets in Shenzhen and Shanghai. ASHR tracks an index of 300 biggest and most liquid stocks…
 
ETF Trends CEO Tom Lydon discussed the Amplify Online Retail ETF (IBUY) on this week’s “ETF of the Week” podcast with Chuck Jaffe on the MoneyLife Show. IBUY seeks to provide investment results that, before fees and expenses, correspond generally to the price performance of the EQM Online Retail Index. The Index is a globally-diverse basket of publ…
 
ETF Trends CEO Tom Lydon discussed the Invesco NASDAQ Next Gen 100 ETF(QQQJ) on this week’s “ETF of the Week” podcast with Chuck Jaffe on the MoneyLife Show. QQQJ tracks a modified market-cap-weighted, narrow index of 100 non-financial stocks that are next-eligible for inclusion in the NASDAQ-100 Index.…
 
ETF Trends CEO Tom Lydon discussed the Invesco Solar Ticker (TAN) on this week’s “ETF of the Week” podcast with Chuck Jaffe on the MoneyLife Show. The Invesco Solar ETF (the "Fund") is based on the MAC Global Solar Energy Index (the "Index"). The Fund will invest at least 90% of its total assets in the securities, American depositary receipts (ADRs…
 
ETF Trends CEO Tom Lydon discussed the iShares U.S. Home Construction ETF (ITB) on this week’s “ETF of the Week” podcast with Chuck Jaffe on the MoneyLife Show. This ETF offers exposure to the U.S. homebuilding industry, and as such offers exposure to a corner of the domestic economy that tends to be cyclical in nature. In addition to pure play hom…
 
ETF Trends CEO Tom Lydon discussed the Pacer US Cash Cows 100 ETF (COWZ) on this week’s “ETF of the Week” podcast with Chuck Jaffe on the MoneyLife Show. A strategy driven exchange traded fund that aims to provide capital appreciation over time by screening the Russell 1000 for the top 100 companies based on free cash flow yield.…
 
ETF Trends CEO Tom Lydon discussed the Renaissance IPO ETF (IPO) on this week’s “ETF of the Week” podcast with Chuck Jaffe on the MoneyLife Show. The Renaissance IPO ETF adds positions of the most significant U.S. listed companies after they go public. They are added on a fast entry basis on the stock's fifth day of trading or upon quarterly review…
 
ETF Trends CEO Tom Lydon discussed the VictoryShares Nasdaq Next 50 ETF (QQQN) on this week’s “ETF of the Week” podcast with Chuck Jaffe on the MoneyLife Show. The investment seeks to provide investment results that track the performance of the Nasdaq Q-50 Index before fees and expenses. The fund seeks to achieve its investment objective by investi…
 
ETF Trends CEO Tom Lydon discussed the VanEck Vectors Brazil Small-Cap ETF (BRF) on this week’s “ETF of the Week” podcast with Chuck Jaffe on the MoneyLife Show. BRF offers targeted exposure to Brazil's small cap segment, making it a powerful tool that can be used to fine-tune equity portfolios. Given the granularity of this fund, BRF likely has so…
 
ETF Trends CEO Tom Lydon discussed the ETF of the Week: iShares Global Clean Energy (ICLN) on this week’s “ETF of the Week” podcast with Chuck Jaffe on the MoneyLife Show. This fund offers a way to invest in the global clean energy index, including both domestic and international stocks in its portfolio. Given the narrow focus, ICLN likely doesn't …
 
ETF Trends CEO Tom Lydon discussed the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY) vs Invesco S&P 500 Equal Weight ETF (RSP) on this week’s “ETF of the Week” podcast with Chuck Jaffe on the MoneyLife Show. SPY is one of the largest and most heavily-traded ETFs in the world, offering exposure to one of the most well known equity benchmarks. While SPY certainly may…
 
ETF Trends CEO Tom Lydon discussed the Defiance Nasdaq Junior Biotechnology ETF (IBBJ) on this week’s “ETF of the Week” podcast with Chuck Jaffe on the MoneyLife Show. IBBJ covers companies around the globe that are focused on various areas within the biotech or pharmaceuticals space. Included companies are those involved in genomics, DNA technolog…
 
ETF Trends CEO Tom Lydon discussed the Global X Telemedicine & Digital Health ETF (EDOC) on this week’s “ETF of the Week” podcast with Chuck Jaffe on the MoneyLife Show. The Global X Telemedicine & Digital Health ETF (EDOC) seeks to invest in companies positioned to benefit from further advances in the field of telemedicine and digital health. This…
 
ETF Trends CEO Tom Lydon discussed the iShares MSCI Eurozone ETF (EZU) on this week’s “ETF of the Week” podcast with Chuck Jaffe on the MoneyLife Show. This ETF offers exposure to the equity markets of the EMU member countries: meaning only those who have adopted the Euro. This bloc of nations represents some of the strong economies east of the Atl…
 
ETF Trends CEO Tom Lydon discussed the Global X Education ETF (EDUT) on this week’s “ETF of the Week” podcast with Chuck Jaffe on the MoneyLife Show. EDUT provides a unique take on equities with high exposure to the education theme. Companies that facilitate digital learning, educational content publishing, for education at all levels around the wo…
 
ETF Trends CEO Tom Lydon discussed the Xtrackers Harvest CSI 300 China A-Shares ETF (ASHR) on this week’s “ETF of the Week” podcast with Chuck Jaffe on the MoneyLife Show. The Xtrackers Harvest CSI 300 China A-Shares ETF (ASHR) was the first U.S.-listed ETF to offer direct exposure stocks listed in mainland Chinese markets in Shenzhen and Shanghai.…
 
ETF Trends CEO Tom Lydon discussed the Direxion Work From Home ETF (WFH) on this week’s “ETF of the Week” podcast with Chuck Jaffe on the MoneyLife Show. The Direxion Work From Home ETF offers exposure to companies across four technology pillars, allowing investors to gain exposure to those companies that stand to benefit from an increasingly flexi…
 
ETF Trends CEO Tom Lydon discussed the ARK Genomic Revolution Multi-Sector Fund (ARKG) on this week’s “ETF of the Week” podcast with Chuck Jaffe on the MoneyLife Show. The ARK Genomic Revolution ETF (ARKG) is an actively-managed fund from the team at ARK Invest that tries to pick the companies best positioned to profit from advancements in energy, …
 
ETF Trends CEO Tom Lydon discussed the Direxion Fallen Knives ETF (NIFE) on this week’s “ETF of the Week” podcast with Chuck Jaffe on the MoneyLife Show. The Direxion Fallen Knives ETF aims to deliver a simple, systematic approach to capturing stocks that have fallen significantly, but with the financial health to support future outperformance. The…
 
ETF Trends CEO Tom Lydon discussed the Roundhill Sports Betting & iGaming ETF (BETZ) on this week’s “ETF of the Week” podcast with Chuck Jaffe on the MoneyLife Show. BETZ is designed to offer retail and institutional investors exposure to sports betting and iGaming industries by providing investment results that closely correspond, before fees and …
 
ETF Trends CEO Tom Lydon discussed the Fidelity New Millennium ETF (FMIL) on this week’s “ETF of the Week” podcast with Chuck Jaffe on the MoneyLife Show. The fund seeks long-term growth of capital. Normally investing primarily in equity securities. Identifying early signs of long-term changes in the marketplace and focusing on those companies that…
 
Replay from the Phil Bak Podcast - please update your subscriptions. Liam Vaughan joins the podcast to talk about his recent book Flash Crash: A Trading Savant, a Global Manhunt, and the Most Mysterious Market Crash in History. The conversation includes details on how the flash crash went down, the aftermath and the resulting blame games, Nav Sarao…
 
Replay from the Phil Bak Podcast - please update your subscriptions. April Boyle, Founder and Executive Director of the Build Institute in Detroit, talks about how underestimated entrepreneurs and communities can build lasting wealth and ownership. April discusses Build's mission, why small business is the backbone of communities, and the challenge…
 
ETF Trends CEO Tom Lydon discussed the Principal Sustainable Momentum Index ETF (PMOM) on this week’s “ETF of the Week” podcast with Chuck Jaffe on the MoneyLife Show. PMOM tracks an index of large- and midcap US equities that exhibit sustainable price momentum. The Fund seeks to provide investment results that closely correspond, before expenses, …
 
ETF Trends CEO Tom Lydon discussed the ProShares Pet Care ETF (PAWZ) on this week’s “ETF of the Week” podcast with Chuck Jaffe on the MoneyLife Show. PAWZ is the first ETF focused on the pet care industry. PAQZ gives investors the opportunity to gain broad exposure to public companies in the global pet care industry - companies that stand to potent…
 
Republishing a recent episode of the Phil Bak Podcast. Please update your subscriptions to download the new show episodes. Subscription links available at philbak.com. In this episode: David Abner, President of Dabner Capital Markets and former CEO of WisdomTree Europe joins Phil for a wide ranging conversation about the digitization of the asset a…
 
ETF Trends CEO Tom Lydon discussed the SPDR Gold Sahres (GLD) on this week’s “ETF of the Week” podcast with Chuck Jaffe on the MoneyLife Show. GLD is one of the most popular ETFs in the world, offering exposure to an asset class that has become increasingly important to the asset allocation process in recent years. GLD can be used in a number of di…
 
ETF Trends CEO Tom Lydon discussed the WisdomTree Cloud Computing ETF (WCLD) on this week’s “ETF of the Week” podcast with Chuck Jaffe on the MoneyLife Show. The WisdomTree Cloud Computing Fund seeks to track the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the BVP Nasdaq Emerging Cloud Index, an equally weighted index designed to meas…
 
ETF Trends CEO Tom Lydon discussed the Invesco QQQ ETF (QQQ) on this week’s “ETF of the Week” podcast with Chuck Jaffe on the MoneyLife Show. This ETF offers exposure to one of the world's most widely-followed equity benchmarks, the NASDAQ, and has become one of the most popular exchange-traded products. The significant average daily trading volume…
 
ETF Trends CEO Tom Lydon discussed the ARK Genomic Revolution Multi-Sector Fund (ARKG) on this week’s “ETF of the Week” podcast with Chuck Jaffe on the MoneyLife Show. The ARK Genomic Revolution ETF (ARKG) is an actively-managed fund from the team at ARK Invest that tries to pick the companies best positioned to profit from advancements in energy, …
 
ETF Trends CEO Tom Lydon discussed the ProShares Long Online/Short Stores ETF (CLIX) on this week’s “ETF of the Week” podcast with Chuck Jaffe on the MoneyLife Show. CLIX is founded on the premise that the brick-and-mortar retail industry will wither under pressure from online shopping. The fund provides 100% long exposure to online retailers and 5…
 
ETF Trends CEO Tom Lydon discussed the Nationwide Risk-Managed Income ETF (NUSI) on this week’s “ETF of the Week” podcast with Chuck Jaffe on the MoneyLife Show. NUSI is actively managed portfolio of stocks included in the Nasdaq-100 Index and an options collar. Per index rules, the fund only invests in the top 100 largest by market cap, nonfinanci…
 
ETF Trends CEO Tom Lydon discussed the IQ MacKay Shields Municipal Intermediate (MMIT) on this week’s “ETF of the Week” podcast with Chuck Jaffe on the MoneyLife Show. MMIT seeks current income exempt from federal income tax. The Fund seeks to achieve its objective by investing primarily in investment-grade municipal bonds and will also seek to enh…
 
ETF Trends CEO Tom Lydon discussed the Principal U.S. Mega-Cap Multi-Factor Index ETF (USMC) on this week’s “ETF of the Week” podcast with Chuck Jaffe on the MoneyLife Show. A strategic beta solution that seeks enhanced stability with exposure to the largest companies in the United States. The Principal U.S. Mega-Cap Multi-Factor Index ETF goes bey…
 
Christopher Irons from Quoth the Raven research joins the show to talk about Covid-19 and its impact on the economy, how Chris identified the risks of a pandemic early on and what to expect from the markets and a macro level going forward. Phil and Chris also discuss censorship, Austrian economics, corporate bailouts, investing in gold, and more.…
 
ETF Trends CEO Tom Lydon discussed the Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLP) on this week’s “ETF of the Week” podcast with Chuck Jaffe on the MoneyLife Show. The ETF offers exposure to the consumer staples sector, making it an appealing option for investors looking to implement a sector rotation strategy or tilt exposure towards corners of…
 
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