Beyond Bulls & Bears

Don’t call this a Flash Crash!
ETFs

Don’t call this a Flash Crash!

US market structure was back in the news recently with several stocks experiencing irregular price movements on the morning of January 24. David Mann, Franklin Templeton’s Head of Global Exchange-Traded Funds (ETF) Product and Capital Markets, explains how this event relates to similar events ETFs have seen in the past.

ETF trends to watch in 2023: Active munis, global appeal and dividend funds
ETFs

ETF trends to watch in 2023: Active munis, global appeal and dividend funds

With January being a month for prognostications, David Mann, Head of Global Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) Product and Capital Markets, shares his annual outlook for the ETF industry and key trends he sees taking shape in 2023.

ETF 2022 year-end report card: The grades are in!
ETFs

ETF 2022 year-end report card: The grades are in!

As 2022 winds down, David Mann, Head of ETF Product & Capital Markets, assesses how the industry and his predictions for the year fared amid a turbulent market environment.

A Time of Transition and Tax-Loss Harvesting
ETFs

A Time of Transition and Tax-Loss Harvesting

As the transition to a new year approaches, David Mann, Head of ETF Product & Capital Markets, revisits the annual tax-loss harvesting season. He also discusses how the strong US dollar has been driving down the returns of US-listed ETFs that hold international equities.

A lesson in ratios and ETF liquidity
ETFs

A lesson in ratios and ETF liquidity

In the midst of back-to-school season, David Mann opines on the real-life applications of mysterious middle-school math and exchange-traded funds.

In ETF trading, no news is good news
ETFs

In ETF trading, no news is good news

David Mann, Head of Global Exchange Traded Funds Capital Markets, takes this quiet end-of-summer opportunity to pre-empt any of the typical ETF investor concerns that can pop up during busier times.

A collective ETF trading mentality
ETFs

A collective ETF trading mentality

What do sports cards have in common with exchange-traded funds? David Mann, Head of Global Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) Capital Markets, explains why a collective mentality may be beneficial for traders of both.

Accidents, safety nets and ETFs
ETFs

Accidents, safety nets and ETFs

What do auto accidents have to do with trading exchange-traded funds? Buckle up as David Mann explains some good practices to hopefully avoid a “bad” trade.

Don’t Fear the ETF Liquidity Boogeyman
ETFs

Don’t Fear the ETF Liquidity Boogeyman

Selling an exchange-traded fund (ETF) should be just as easy as buying one, irrespective of the fund’s size or volume. David Mann, Head of Global ETF Capital Markets, discusses why investors need not fear some unknown future event when making today’s investment decisions.

Moneyball: The Art of Analysis in ETF Trading and Liquidity
Perspectives

Moneyball: The Art of Analysis in ETF Trading and Liquidity

What does baseball have in common with exchange-traded funds (ETFs)? David Mann, Head of Global ETF Capital Markets, steps up to the plate to explain—and clear up some misconceptions about trading and liquidity.

Clearing the Inbox: ETFs that Hold only Russian Equities
Emerging Markets

Clearing the Inbox: ETFs that Hold only Russian Equities

Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) holding only Russian equities have had creations suspended and trading halted since the war in Ukraine commenced. David Mann, Head of Global ETF Capital Markets, addresses the most commonly asked questions on these events.

Diving into the ETF and Mutual Fund NAV Pool
LibertyShares

Diving into the ETF and Mutual Fund NAV Pool

With many mutual funds converting into exchange-traded funds (ETFs), the combination of ETF trading and net asset value is garnering more attention. David Mann, Head of Global ETF Capital Markets, dives in.