Monthly Archives: December 2021

The Inside ETFs Podcast: The Impact of the Pandemic on ETFs with Michael Arone



2021 was a year to be attentive to market trends for many ETF investors. But what have investors learned as we approach 2022? Will trends change in the new year?

In this episode, Douglas Yones, Head of Exchange Traded Products at the New York Stock Exchange, is joined by Michael Arone, Chief Investment Strategist and Managing Director at State Street Global Advisors. Michael reveals how the pandemic has impacted the way investors and advisors are building their portfolios, and shares his opinions on enhancing your portfolio as new variants emerge. He shares his personal preferences for ETFs and inflation beneficiaries, discussing both positive and negative aspects of the investments.

Michael discusses: 

  • His recommendations for asset allocation as the new year approaches
  • Lessons learned about ETF investing throughout the pandemic
  • Strategies advisors can utilize with their clients after a year of volatility
  • The truth about inflation beneficiaries
  • How investors should be approaching international markets in 2022

Resources: WealthManagement.com | Douglas Yones, ChFC® | State Street Global Advisors | Michael Arone


The World Of ETFs – The ETF Evolution From Broad Beta to Broad Scale Adoption with John Feyerer



In the early days of ETFs, investors focused solely on the headline indices, and some believed ETFs could be a fleeting trend. Today, you can barely open a newspaper without reading something about the growth and benefits of ETFs.

In this episode, Douglas Yones, Head of Exchange Traded Products at the New York Stock Exchange, is joined by John G. Feyerer III, CFA, Head, Innovation & Commercialization at Invesco. John shares his experience with ETFs and the growth his company predicted for the asset class back in 2007. John discusses how ETFs have been adopted by investors, the approach Invesco focuses on when advising clients and what they are looking towards in 2022.

John discusses: 

  • How ETFs have evolved beyond the S&P 500
  • Smart Beta: what it means and how it has become an accepted strategy
  • How advisors are utilizing RSP/RSPE in investment portfolios
  • What ESG solutions provided by Invesco in the form of ETFs
  • What Invesco is doing in the crypto and digital asset space

Resources: WealthManagement.com | Douglas Yones, ChFC® | John G. Feyerer | Invesco