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24 minutes | Jan 30, 2023
Thematic Tech Trade: Getting Love Again in 2023 1/30/23
CNBC’s Bob Pisani spoke with Jon Maier, CIO of Global X ETFs, and Kevin Simpson, Founder and CIO of Capital Wealth Planning. After a dismal year in 2022, thematic tech is back in a big way – especially with the rise of new technology like ChatGPT. They discussed the thematic tech trade and got to the crux of what’s driving these gains – digging into whether investors are seeing any signs of a bottom in technology stocks and ETFs just yet.
20 minutes | Jan 23, 2023
SPY ETF Turns 30: First ETF in the U.S. 1/23/23
CNBC’s Bob Pisani spoke with Rory Tobin, Head of the Global SPDR ETF Business at State Street Global Advisors, and Todd Rosenbluth, Head of Research at VettaFi. They celebrated the 30th anniversary of the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust – the largest, most heavily traded ETF in the world. They discussed why indexing has challenged active management and why ETFs have been such a successful wrapper for indexing – to the point of actively challenging mutual funds as the investment vehicle of choice.
20 minutes | Jan 17, 2023
From First to Worst – Bitcoin’s Wild Ride + Betting on Big Tech 1/17/23
CNBC’s Bob Pisani spoke with Simeon Hyman, Global Investment Strategist at ProShares, and Nate Geraci, President of The ETF Store. They tackled bitcoin’s wild ride over the past two years and the impact on bitcoin futures trading. They also discussed what the heaviest-volume tech ETFs out there are telling us about investors’ willingness to bet on big tech this year – and delved deep into ProShares’ hugely successful dividend ETF strategy.
17 minutes | Jan 9, 2023
Topping the Charts in 2022 – JPMorgan’s JEPI ETF 1/9/23
CNBC’s Bob Pisani spoke with Hamilton Reiner, Head of U.S. Equity Derivatives at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, and Dave Nadig, Financial Futurist at Vetta-Fi. They discussed what sector plays worked well in 2022 and what investors should consider betting on in 2023. Plus, the man who runs one of the most successful active funds out there – the J-P Morgan Equity Premium Income ETF (ticker JEPI) – offers his take on whether actively managed funds can still shine in the year ahead.
26 minutes | Dec 14, 2022
Talking Technicals: Sector Rotation ETF Strategies 12/14/22
CNBC’s Bob Pisani spoke with Katie Stockton, Founder of Fairlead Strategies, and Ben Lavine, CIO of 3-D-L Capital Asset Management. With the fundamental picture next year looking cloudier by the minute, many investors are turning to technical analysis to determine where to put their money to work next. Today on the show they laid out some key asset sector rotation and asset allocation strategies to help ETF investors wade through the murky economic environment. In the Markets ‘102’ portion of the podcast, Bob continues the conversation with Katie Stockton from Fairlead Strategies.
24 minutes | Dec 12, 2022
Heavy-Volume ETF Bright Spots & the Commodities Equation 12/12/22
CNBC’s Dominic Chu spoke with Tom Lydon, Vice Chairman at VettaFi, and Will Rhind, Founder and CEO of GraniteShares. They discussed some of the heavy-volume ETF bright spots hidden beneath the veneer of lighter holiday trading volumes. Plus, single-stock ETFs have gained traction as investors dig around for alpha. GraniteShares is set to launch three new leveraged single-stock ETFs on Tuesday, allowing investors to place amplified bets on Meta, Alibaba and Nvidia. The team also tried to make sense of the commodities story – as investors grapple with uncertainty over China’s reopening, the Federal Reserve and the inflation picture.
28 minutes | Dec 5, 2022
Schwab’s Dividend Darlings – ETF Edition 12/5/22
CNBC’s Bob Pisani spoke with D.J. Tierney, Senior Investment Portfolio Strategist at Schwab Asset Management – along with Dave Nadig, Financial Futurist at VettaFi. They dove deeper into how investors can make use of ETF to get in the game of tax-loss harvesting – selling securities at a loss to offset those losses against capital gains taxes on other securities. They also broke down Schwab’s top picks when it comes to playing defense and owning dividend darlings to fend off inflation and rising interest rates. In the Markets ‘102’ portion of the podcast, Bob continues the conversation with Dave Nadig from VettaFi.
32 minutes | Nov 28, 2022
China’s Covid Unrest & Tax-Loss Harvesting Season 11/28/22
CNBC’s Bob Pisani spoke with Brendan Ahern, CIO of KraneShares – along with Ben Slavin, Global Head of ETFs at BNY Mellon, and Matt Bartolini, Head of SPDR Americas Research at State Street Global Advisors. They discussed the fallout from Covid-19 unrest in China as rare protests break out across the nation. What does this all mean for China’s reopening story? Plus, it’s been a rough year and a lot of investors have had losses, particularly in technology stocks and funds. The gang explored the ins and outs of tax loss harvesting as investors look to close out the year. In the Markets ‘102’ portion of the podcast, Bob continues the conversation with Ben Slavin from BNY Mellon.
10 minutes | Nov 21, 2022
Diving into Dividend ETFs – Dividend Growth Plays & Future of Online Retail 11/21/22
CNBC’s Seema Mody spoke with Todd Rosenbluth, Head of Research at VettaFi, and Brian Giere, Senior Vice President at Amplify ETFs. They discussed popular alternative sources of income, as investors look to navigate a rocky landscape for equities and a volatile bond market – with a special focus on dividend growth ETFs. Plus, they dove into the holiday shopping season and debated over what the road ahead for online retail looks like in the face of high inflation.
30 minutes | Nov 14, 2022
Crypto Chaos Aftermath – Post-FTX Impact on ETFs 11/14/22
CNBC’s Bob Pisani spoke with Deborah Fuhr, Founder and Managing Partner of ETFGI – along with Simeon Hyman, Global Investment Strategist at ProShares. They dove headfirst into last week’s crypto chaos – including the fallout from the collapse of embattled crypto exchange FTX and the titanic trading volume in bitcoin futures ETFs as a result. With crypto facing a true crisis of confidence, how can investors hope to weather the storm and regain faith in digital currencies after a massive blow-up like that? In the Markets ‘102’ portion of the podcast, Bob continues the conversation with Simeon Hyman from ProShares.
26 minutes | Nov 7, 2022
Alternative Asset Plays – Commodity & Hedge Fund ETF Exposure 11/7/22
CNBC’s Bob Pisani spoke with Andrew Beer, founder of Dynamic Beta Investments and co-portfolio manager of DBMF – along with Andrew McOrmond, Managing Director at WallachBeth Capital. They took a look at one of the best-performing ETFs of 2022 – delving into alternative asset plays and offering ETF investors exposure to key commodity-tracking hedge funds that specialize in trading futures contracts. The fund has been on fire all year long – they break down what’s fueling the gains. In the Markets ‘102’ portion of the podcast, Bob continues the conversation with Andrew McOrmond from WallachBeth Capital.
30 minutes | Oct 31, 2022
Yearning for Yield – Inside the Hottest Bond ETFs of 2022 10/31/22
CNBC’s Bob Pisani spoke with Bryon Lake, Global Head of ETF Solutions at J-P Morgan Asset Management, and Tom Lydon, Vice Chairman at VettaFi. As investors continue clamoring for yield, they discussed more ways to get exposure with higher-yield products, including the largest actively managed ETF in the world – the J-P Morgan Ultra-Short Income ETF (JPST). The fund has been on fire, with more than $22 billion in assets under management – while its sister fund, the J-P Morgan Equity Premium Income ETF, has enjoyed the most inflows of any active fund this year. In the Markets ‘102’ portion of the podcast, Bob continues the conversation with Tom Lydon from VettaFi.
26 minutes | Oct 24, 2022
Inside Scoop with Invesco – What the Flows Are Saying 10/24/22
CNBC’s Bob Pisani spoke with Anna Paglia, Global Head of ETFs and Indexed Strategies, and Dave Nadig, Financial Futurist at VettaFi. They did a deep dive into fruitful yields and the future of growth stocks. Invesco offers a suite of products that track senior loans issued by banks to corporations, as well as the largest tech-oriented ETF out there, the Invesco QQQ. They discussed what the flows are saying about investors’ appetite for growth and for risk – and how to best handle the market’s many twists and turns heading into year-end. In the Markets ‘102’ portion of the podcast, Bob continues the conversation with Dave Nadig from VettaFi.
29 minutes | Oct 17, 2022
Single-Bond ETFs: Mad Dash for Yields 10/17/22
CNBC’s Bob Pisani spoke with Alex Morris, President and CIO of F-M Investments, and John Davi, founder and CIO of Astoria Portfolio Advisors. They took a closer look at the ripple effects of Europe’s energy crisis and fluctuating demand in China. They discussed the advent of single-bond ETFs. As investors clamor for heftier yields and move from thinking “there is no alternative” to “there are reasonable alternatives,” more and more market participants are clamoring for exposure to targeted Treasuries like the 2-year Treasury note. Turns out, there’s an ETF for that! In the Markets ‘102’ portion of the podcast, Bob continues the conversation with John Davi from Astoria Portfolio Advisors.
16 minutes | Oct 10, 2022
Drilling Down on Energy – Oil ETF Impact 10/10/22
CNBC’s Bob Pisani spoke with Jan van Eck, CEO of VanEck Associates, Chris Hempstead, Director of ETF Trading at Mirae Asset Securities, and Fiona Boal, Global Head of Commodities and Real Assets at S&P Dow Jones Indices. They took a closer look at the ripple effects of Europe’s energy crisis and fluctuating demand in China. They also discussed key alternatives to crude and broke down potential ways to help investors get the edge when it comes to getting in on the energy game for the rest of 20-22. In the Markets ‘102’ portion of the podcast, Bob continues the conversation with Jan van Eck.
29 minutes | Oct 3, 2022
The Big ESG Debate – Bulls vs. Bears 10/3/22
CNBC’s Bob Pisani spoke with Todd Rosenbluth, Head of Research at Vetta-Fi – along with Vivek Ramaswamy, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of Strive Asset Management and Arne Noack, Head of Systematic Investment Solutions for the Americas at DWS Group. They dove into the big ESG debate – pitting the bulls against the bears to lay out all the arguments for and against ESG investing. Some are even calling it a ‘sham’ – so what’s the verdict? And what steps can ESG advocates take to improve visibility and criteria to convince their critics otherwise? In the Markets ‘102’ portion of the podcast, Bob continues the conversation with Todd Rosenbluth.
27 minutes | Sep 26, 2022
Active vs. Passive Management – Who’s Winning in 2022? 9/26/22
CNBC’s Bob Pisani spoke with Tom Lydon, Vice Chairman at Vetta-Fi, and Anu Ganti, Senior Director of Index Investment Strategy at S&P Dow Jones Indices. They delved into the age-old debate of active versus passive management. With market volatility on the rise, many active fund managers claim this is their time to shine – and according to the latest SPIVA survey out from S&P Dow Jones Indices, actively managed funds are enjoying their best performance against their benchmarks in over a decade. But is all that enough to beat out passive investing in the long run? In the Markets ‘102’ portion of the podcast, Bob continues the conversation with Tom Lydon.
36 minutes | Sep 19, 2022
Market Mayhem – Navigating the Volatility with Charles Ellis 9/19/22
CNBC’s Bob Pisani spoke with Nick Colas, Co-founder of DataTrek Research, and Charley Ellis, author of Winning the Loser’s Game – now out with two new books on investing, Figuring It Out and Inside Vanguard. In the midst of the September swoon, they discussed how to wade through the market volatility and recent turbulence – honing in on the most popular ETF trends du jour to help investors make sense of it all. In the Markets ‘102’ portion of the podcast, Bob continues the conversation with Nick Colas.
30 minutes | Sep 12, 2022
Crypto Craze: Comeback Around the Corner? 9/12/22
CNBC’s Bob Pisani spoke with Matt Hougan, CIO of Bitwise Investments – along with Ric Edelman, founder of Edelman Financial Services as well as the Digital Assets Council of Financial Professionals from the Future Proof Conference in Huntington Beach, California. They dove into the crypto craze – including challenges facing the crypto community this summer, what could drive a possible crypto comeback and whether there is any hope for approval of a spot bitcoin ETF in light of recent SEC scrutiny. In the Markets ‘102’ portion of the podcast, Bob continues the conversation with Ric Edelman.
32 minutes | Sep 7, 2022
Politics Behind Energy: Taking Aim at ESG 9/7/22
CNBC’s Bob Pisani spoke with Arne Noack, Head of Systemic Investment Solutions, Americas, at DWS Group and Todd Rosenbluth, Head of Research at VettaFi – along with Mona Naqvi, Global Head of ESG Capital Markets Strategy at S&P Global Sustainable1. They discussed the politics behind energy – which are heating up as states like Florida and Texas are taking aim at ESG funds. Our panel of experts delved into the impact on ESG ETFs and how the industry, including major issuers like BlackRock, is responding to accusations of boycotting oil with its greener approach to investing. Plus, they talked about the latest push to standardize ESG criteria – and what the SEC’s take on it might be. In the Markets ‘102’ portion of the podcast, Bob continues the conversation with Todd Rosenbluth from VettaFi.
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