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Top 10 Posts from 2018: Chart Crimes, Political Divides, AI, and the Skill Ratio

What Enterprising Investor articles most resonated with readers this year? The results offer an illuminating look into the forces that shaped finance in 2018.

The ETF at 25: Still Scratching the Surface, Says SPDR’s Jim Ross

Exchange-traded fund (ETF) pioneer Jim Ross talks with Paul Kovarsky, CFA, about how ETFs have evolved over the past 25 years and where he anticipates them heading in the years ahead.

Canadian ETFs: Capturing Investors’ Mind Space

Where are exchange-traded funds (ETFs) headed in Canada and around the world? Peter Haynes, CFA, weighs in.

ETFs: The New Manifest Destiny?

The astronomical growth in exchange-traded funds (ETFs) raises many questions about the future of ETFs and the investing world more generally. For perspective on these issues, Paul Kovarsky, CFA, spoke with Inside ETFs chairman Matt Hougan.

Top Five Articles from May: Chart Crimes, Investing Lessons from Mom, and the Invisible Octopus

Does the CFA charter add value? Why does everyone hate finance and what can be done about it? The leading Enterprising Investor posts from May address these questions and more.

ETFs and Smart Beta: From Invisible Hand to Invisible Octopus

Dave Nadig of ETF.com talks to Paul Kovarsky, CFA, about exchange-traded funds (ETFs), smart beta, their evolution, and the criticism they have evoked.

Top Five Articles from March: Inflation, Manager Selection, Skill Ratio

The introduction of the Skill Ratio by Daniel Blais, CFA; Brodie Gay's examination of how inflation is underreported; and an exploration by Ziad Abou Gergi, CFA, of the manager-selection process, are among the top posts from March.

Manager Selection: An Alpha Generator in Multi-Asset Portfolios

Cheap exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and smart beta products are no substitutes for active management, says Ziad Abou Gergi, CFA. But the manager-selection industry needs to adapt to the changing environment and investors' price sensitivity.

Robo Advice: Are ETFs the Solution?

Much of the financial management industry has concluded that exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are the future of robo advice, says Dan Tammas-Hastings, CFA. That is naive.

In Practice Summary: Optimizing Exposure to Precious Metals through a Fund

What is the best way to hold more traditional stores of value, such as gold? Mark Harrison, CFA, and Keyur Patel explore the question in the latest edition of the In Practice series.



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