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Our panel of guest experts explores the role of liquidity in institutional portfolios and what the savviest investors may overlook during the year ahead.
Is Michael Burry Right About ETFs Being a Danger?
ETFs have created opportunities for investors by offering market access, transparent pricing, liquidity and easier trading execution. But some believe ETFs may just be a bubble waiting to cause trouble. Hear the expert’s opinions.
Should ETF Providers Pay Market Makers?
Incentivizing market makers transparently helps create the natural liquidity that supports the ETF market.
Not All ETFs Are Created Equal
Strong client relationships and new technologies create competition between liquidity venues, which results in more choice and opportunities for investors. ETFs are emerging as a new and valuable source of liquidity.
2020’s Biggest Risk: A World with Less Central Bank Support
If a major liquidity event occurs in the next twelve months, is the market prepared? A discussion of how potential changes to central bank support and rising rates may create short-term liquidity shocks, but not long-term systemic problems.
High Tech Automation vs. Old School Relationships
The liquidity landscape has changed significantly in the past decade with dozens of new, technology-driven participants specializing in different market niches. While this provides opportunity, a fragmented market also creates vulnerability in a crisis. A mixture of strong client relationships and new technologies can help unite fragmented liquidity venues.
Blankfein on Liquidity: Abundant One Minute – Zero the Next
The lessons learned from a decade ago have resulted in a safer marketplace for day-to-day business, but the market may be more vulnerable to outlying and exceptional events which will require Fed intervention to correct. How does the market value liquidity in such a time of distress?
Master the Ins and Outs of Liquidity
Access all of our liquidity insights to help keep overall costs in check.
Why Liquidity Matters
In volatile markets, liquidity is vital. Master liquidity to help deliver lower costs on your investments.
*Based on the secondary 180 day dollar trading volume, SPY and DIA ranked within the top 35 most liquid out of 2,167 US-listed ETFs. Source: Bloomberg Finance L.P., as of March 31, 2020.
1 Bloomberg Finance, L.P., as of March 31, 2020, calculations per SPDR Americas Research.
2 Bloomberg Finance, L.P., as of March 31, 2020, calculations per SPDR Americas Research.
3 Bloomberg Finance L.P., as of March 31, 2020. Based on 180 day dollar trading volume. Past performance is not a guarantee of future results.
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