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The Ongoing Rise of ETF Assets

Posted By Barry Ritholtz On February 7, 2013 @ 12:15 pm In ETFs,Technical Analysis | Comments Disabled

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Source: Bianco Research [2]


In my year end column for the WaPo ( [3]10 trends to watch in finance for 2013 [3]), the very first trend was “ETFs are eating everything.”

Some of the charts nearby, courtesy of Bianco Research [2], put it into perspective visually.

Just last month, ETF assets passed the $2 trillion dollar milestone [4].  And today, Schwab announced [5] they are allowing “investors to trade over 100 ETFs commission-free.”

By way of their simplicity, low cost and passive indexing, ETFs are becoming the most dominant product in finance.


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[1] Image: http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/assets-in-all-us-exchange.jpg

[2] Bianco Research: http://www.arborresearch.com/bianco/?p=72548

[3] In my year end column for the WaPo (: http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/10-trends-to-watch-in-nance-for-2013/2013/01/11/70b7b6c6-5477-11e2-a613-ec8d394535c6_story.html

[4] $2 trillion dollar milestone: http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/e4caa1c8-6614-11e2-bb67-00144feab49a.html#axzz2KEXzvhKB

[5] announced: http://www.etftrends.com/2013/02/schwab-unveils-game-changing-commission-free-etf-platform/

[6] Image: http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/assets-in-all-bond.jpg

[7] Image: http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/total-assets-in-commodity.jpg

[8] Image: http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/assets-in-all-global.jpg

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