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Money goes where it's treated best. That simple truth is a big reason why more and more money—trillions, in fact—flows into a powerful, low-cost tool that's quietly transformed investing in recent years. Exchange-traded funds, or ETFs, let you invest...Show More
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Tell Us Something We Don’t Know About QQQ

24:38 | May 16th

If ETFs had a Mount Rushmore, QQQ (aka 'The Qs') would definitely be on it. This $72 billion legend of an ETF just turned 20 years old and is now the second most traded security in the world. But how much do investors really know about it?  On this w...Show More
Introducing: Business of Bees

03:06 | May 7th

These days about one in three bites of food you eat wouldn’t be possible without commercial bee pollination. And the economic value of insect pollination worldwide is estimated to be about $217 billion. But as important as bees have become for farmin...Show More
5 Surprising Things About the European ETF Market

24:58 | May 2nd

While ETFs play an increasingly large role in U.S. financial markets, they're still in their infancy in Europe. The continent has regional markets, which has led to substantial fragmentation -- think a lot of products but not yet a lot of assets. Tom...Show More
The Heartbeat Trade

28:01 | Apr 18th

ETFs provide unique tax capabilities. And according to a recent article in Bloomberg Businessweek, some of those unique capabilities are being utilized to their fullest potential. While that might actually benefit the average investor, should society...Show More
Introducing "What Goes Up," A New Show From Bloomberg

02:28 | Apr 17th

On this new show from Bloomberg, hosts Mike Regan and Sarah Ponczek speak with expert guests each week about the main themes influencing global markets. They explore everything from stocks to bonds to currencies and commodities, and how each asset cl...Show More
ETF Tank

53:49 | Apr 4th

The market for exchange-traded funds is getting nasty. Especially for new ETFs. Carving out a niche for one is becoming increasingly difficult. There are already more than 2,000 exchange-traded products out there and the market has started to feel sa...Show More
Less Than Zero: A Look Into a Wild Two Weeks in the ETF Fee War

35:30 | Mar 21st

After a fairly long period of peace in the ETF Fee War, an unprecedented outbreak occurred, which saw about 10 different issuers reducing or undercutting costs on a few dozen products, which included the first zero and negative fee ETFs.  Smaller iss...Show More
Moats and Boats (and Maybe a Dragon!)

28:34 | Mar 7th

Winter is coming. Actually, it’s pretty much always winter for new ETFs. And on this Game of Thrones-inspired episode of Trillions, Joel and Eric look at two products that have managed to survive the brutal fee wars with their unique approaches: the ...Show More
Inside "Inside ETFs," Part II

30:57 | Feb 21st

The biggest exchange-traded fund conference in the world has come and gone. But we have you covered.The event, which has grown from 450 people to over 2,000 in just 12 years, featured panels, presentations and booths on everything from artificial int...Show More
Delusional ETF Trading with Sarah Newton

30:19 | Feb 7th

When life handed Sarah Newton lemons, she used ETFs to make lemonade. Or at least to keep herself busy. On this week's Trillions we speak to Sarah, a self-taught, do-it-yourself ETF trader who says she's still up after 6 years. She shares her fascina...Show More
What’s the Deal With ESG ETFs?

29:38 | Jan 24th

Separating hope from hype can feel especially daunting when you look at ETF investing through an ESG (environmental, social, and governance) lens. One reason is that, while ESG draws a lot of media attention, the category itself has only drawn about ...Show More
The ETF Space Race

23:59 | Jan 10th

Now that pretty much everything has been ETF-ized here on Planet Earth, issuers are looking beyond this world into the final frontier: space. While this may sound "out there," analysts expect the industry to grow to over $3 trillion in the next 30 ye...Show More
Introducing "Works For Me," A New Podcast From Bloomberg

03:26 | Jan 9th

On this new show from Bloomberg, hosts Francesca Levy and Rebecca Greenfield navigate the productivity industry by way of their own experiences. In each episode, one of the two becomes a human guinea pig as she tries to solve a specific work-related ...Show More
Our Two Dads: A Personal Look at How (Some) Boomers Use ETFs

33:32 | Dec 27th, 2018

Surveys have shown that millennials are adopting ETFs at a higher percentage than any other generation, whereas baby boomers remain the lowest. To conduct their own boomer survey, Eric and Joel interview the two boomer investors they know best on thi...Show More
ETF Regime Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

22:21 | Dec 13th, 2018

Markets no longer look quite so utopic and a new kind of reality seems to be emerging. As investors turn defensive, ETFs that would normally be ignored or rendered useless during the FANG-topia of yesteryears -- short-term debt ETFs, utilities, and l...Show More
10 Billion Served: The Unsung Role of an ETF Market Maker

34:14 | Nov 29th, 2018

There’s been roughly 10 billion individual ETF trades in the past 25 years with almost no issues. This McDonald’s-esque track record of happy customers is one of the reasons ETFs have become so popular. One of the main reasons behind the stellar trac...Show More
Elevate Your Portfolio With Marijuana ETFs

27:47 | Nov 15th, 2018

What if there were a rolling paper that let you put the entire marijuana industry into a tightly packed joint? There is, and it's called an exchange-traded fund.While more and more states legalize medical and recreational marijuana in the U.S., the f...Show More
Travel Genius, a New Show From Bloomberg

02:35 | Nov 6th, 2018

What’s the most sure-fire way to get a flight upgrade? How can you find the best, secret local restaurants by asking just one question? What's the first thing you should do when you get into a hotel room? On Bloomberg's new podcast Travel Genius, we'...Show More
Prognosis, a New Show From Bloomberg

02:16 | Nov 2nd, 2018

Where does a medical cure come from? 100 years ago, it wasn't uncommon for scientists to test medicines by taking a dose themselves. As medical technologies get cheaper and more accessible, patients and DIY tinkerers are trying something similar—and ...Show More
Around the World With ETFs

38:29 | Nov 1st, 2018

Acronyms are a popular way to shorthand especially promising emerging markets. Take the BRICs: Brazil, Russia, India and China. Or how about MIST: Mexico, Indonesia, South Korea and Turkey. And here's a new one from Bloomberg Intelligence: Africa's C...Show More
Trailer: The New Economy

02:29 | Oct 24th, 2018

Bloomberg’s head of economics Stephanie Flanders calls on Bloomberg's worldwide network of reporters and expert commentators to cast a fresh eye on looming challenges for the world economy which affect us all.This 6 part podcast combines on the groun...Show More
Coming Soon: The ETF Story

02:22 | Oct 19th, 2018

The creation story of the first exchange-traded fund is actually the best way to understand how they work. And it's not just educational, it's entertaining. Like the PC and the MP3, the story of the creation of SPY -- which turned 30 this year -- is ...Show More
Where To Invest $10,000 Right Now

29:38 | Oct 18th, 2018

With many of the world's stock markets in turmoil, and interest rates on the rise in the U.S., it can be hard to spot investment opportunities. A popular Bloomberg article asks six experts where they would invest $10,000 right now. Some of those area...Show More
Four ETF Nerds Debate 20 Topics

40:33 | Oct 4th, 2018

Neeeeeeerrrrrrddsss! The term used to be an insult but now it’s (mostly) a compliment. At least that's the case in the world of ETFs, where passions run high for these low-cost, liquid funds. Used by long-term retail investors and institutional trade...Show More
The Man Who Hates ETFs Has Found a Way to Save Mutual Funds

38:33 | Sep 20th, 2018

While the rise of ETFs has been good for ETFs, it has come at the expense of many mutual fund managers -- humans who have seen about $1 trillion in outflows over the past four years. The situation has confounded many active fund companies and fueled ...Show More
2008: The ETF Retrospective

34:58 | Sep 6th, 2018

Ten years ago, the financial crisis changed everything -- and helped create the world we now inhabit. Eric and Joel push rewind to revisit 2008, examine why ETFs managed to take in money that year despite the huge loss in the market, and dissect what...Show More
Barry Ritholtz: Use Your Disillusion II

44:21 | Aug 23rd, 2018

This week on Trillions, Joel and Eric record the podcast equivalent of a double-album with Barry Ritholtz, an ETF-using financial advisor as well as a Bloomberg Opinion columnist, host of the Bloomberg podcast "Masters in Business," and overall deep ...Show More
Barry Ritholtz: Use Your Disillusion I

59:46 | Aug 23rd, 2018

This week on Trillions, Joel and Eric record the podcast equivalent of a double-album with Barry Ritholtz, an ETF-using financial advisor as well as a Bloomberg Opinion columnist, host of the Bloomberg podcast "Masters in Business," and overall deep ...Show More
Next up: Barry Ritholtz

09:13 | Aug 16th, 2018

Next week, we’re going long with Barry Ritholtz—a money manager, Bloomberg Opinion columnist, and fellow podcast host. Get ready: We literally couldn't stop talking.
He's Half ETF, Half Crypto: One Man's Quest to Bring Progress to the Universe

38:46 | Aug 9th, 2018

You never go full crypto, right? Yet clearly some in the ETF industry see a massive opportunity, hence the steady talent trickle to the nascent space. To date, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has received more than 25 filings for ETFs fea...Show More
ETF Mailbag: Answering Listener Questions

30:23 | Jul 26th, 2018

What is the best ETF for the long-term? How important is index selection? Is there a pot ETF? Can you get private equity exposure through an ETF? These are just some of the questions that Joel and Eric attempt to answer in this episode of Trillions w...Show More
Your ETF Guide to the Trade War

35:14 | Jul 12th, 2018

Trade tensions and tariffs are a new variable for investors. How should investors differentiate between noise and reality? Should they adjust their portfolio? What ETFs can be used? Joel and Eric are joined by reporter Sarah Ponczek and advisor John ...Show More
Getting Mutualized with Jack Bogle

29:26 | Jun 28th, 2018

No one person has had a bigger impact on the fund industry than Vanguard founder Jack Bogle, the legendary investor who invented indexing and popularized low-fee mutual funds. One of Vanguard's biggest advantages: Its mutual fund ownership structure,...Show More
The ETF Halftime Report

38:16 | Jun 14th, 2018

ETF flows are one of the best ways to get inside the mind of investors. They tell you which asset classes, sectors, strategies and specific ETFs both traders and long-term investors are favoring. But interpreting flows is as much art as science. On t...Show More
Looking Into BlackRock's Crystal Ball

31:54 | May 31st, 2018

There are over 120 U.S. ETF issuers, but only one has more than $1 trillion in assets, over 300 products and knows what it is like to beat Vanguard: BlackRock. The asset manager made the equivalent of the Louisiana Purchase when it acquired iShares f...Show More
The Making of MAGA

25:13 | May 17th, 2018

In this special report, Rachel Evans interviews Hal Lambert, the creator of the MAGA ETF, to learn how he turned his idea for the fund into a reality. The episode examines his strategy—buying companies that donate to the Republican Party—how this con...Show More
Bonus: The Pay Check, a New Podcast

03:34 | May 9th, 2018

It’s a big, expensive, global mystery. Why do women still make less money—a lot less—than men? In the US, the average woman makes 80 cents to every dollar a man makes. Launching May 9, the Pay Check is an in-depth investigation into what that 20 perc...Show More
Standing at the Crossroads of Active and Passive

34:48 | May 3rd, 2018

Are ETFs turning mom and pop into maniacal day traders? Are investors using the right type of trade orders? This week, Joel and Eric speak with Matt Gouletof Fidelity, whose platform serves 9 million households, to discuss insights about retail inves...Show More
The Mystery of Smart-Beta, Explained

31:22 | Apr 19th, 2018

Smart-beta is one of the hottest trends in not just ETFs but all of investment management. Assets in the category have grown from $0 to almost $1 trillion in barely a decade. But what is it, exactly?  On this week’s Trillions, Joel and Eric explore t...Show More
ETF Rising Stars

32:11 | Apr 5th, 2018

While the very largest ETFs attract the bulk of flows, a few smaller products manage to beat the odds and emerge from obscurity each year to capture investors' imagination and assets. Over the past year, growth in robotics, the Internet and China hav...Show More
Ticker Madness

43:04 | Mar 22nd, 2018

Tickers are special. Not only can they catch our eye, they also tell a story. Some ETF tickers are especially great -- take MOO, for instance, or TAN. But with hundreds of them cluttering the stock market, you sort of have to wonder: Which ETF ticker...Show More
The Radiohead Guide to Good ETF Investing

32:25 | Mar 8th, 2018

What happens when ETF nerds/Radiohead superfans take over the podcast? You get the Radiohead Guide to Good ETF Investing. Trillions goes full prog rock this week as Joel and Eric are joined by Bloomberg reporter Rachel Evans for a dive into the band'...Show More
Hedging With ETFs Is Trickier Than It Looks

32:49 | Feb 22nd, 2018

The last few weeks have reminded investors that the market can go down as well as up (who knew?). Hedging can help protect a portfolio, and ETFs can help with that cause, but you're effectively picking your poison; some limit the potency of the hedge...Show More
Coming Soon: What'd You Miss This Week

02:00 | Feb 12th, 2018

This month, Bloomberg is excited to bring you a brand new show. Every Friday on What'd You Miss This Week, we'll feature the most interesting interviews from Bloomberg's daily market close show, "What'd You Miss" hosted by Scarlet Fu, Julia Chatterle...Show More
This ETF is Rated R

32:35 | Feb 8th, 2018

Movies get ratings, so why not ETFs? After all, there are more than 2,100 ETFs, with one new one launching every day, that provide exposure to every asset class, sector, region, country, commodity, currency, factor, theme, derivative and strategy tha...Show More
Inside "Inside ETFs"

26:10 | Jan 25th, 2018

What do you get when you cross ComiCon, the Catalina Wine Mixer and low-cost passive investing? You get "Inside ETFs," the world's largest ETF conference, which is getting bigger and more colorful by the year, in no small part to the growing mountain...Show More
Talking Recipes with a Master Chef

27:18 | Jan 11th, 2018

On the fourth episode of Trillions, we get a first-hand look at how a professional builds ETF portfolios that work for different types of investors with varied goals. We look at how ETFs are chosen and assembled as well as the psychological methods B...Show More
Under the Hood

51:38 | Dec 28th, 2017

What questions should you ask about an ETF before you make an investment? What about when two or three ETFs seem practically the same? In this episode, Todd Rosenbluth, a mutual fund and ETF analyst with CFRA, joins the podcast to discuss his due dil...Show More
The Paradox of Choice

23:58 | Dec 14th, 2017

Right now there are about  2,100 ETFs -- 2,078 if you want to get specific about it. That's a lot of stuff to choose from. How should you approach navigating a store with this much selection? One aisle at a time.On the second episode of Bloomberg’s n...Show More
Fast, Good, Cheap

28:12 | Nov 30th, 2017

Collectively, exchange-traded funds, or ETFs, are doubling assets every couple of years. In order to achieve a feat like that in finance you need some attractive qualities. The ETF happens to have many. You can almost think of these as a disruptive t...Show More
Welcome to Trillions

02:41 | Nov 28th, 2017

Money goes where it's treated best. That simple truth is a big reason why more and more money—trillions, in fact—flows into a powerful, low-cost tool that's quietly transformed investing in recent years. Exchange-traded funds, or ETFs, let you invest...Show More