Beyond Bulls & Bears

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.

Brazil elections: Brace for volatility but look for opportunities
ETFs

Brazil elections: Brace for volatility but look for opportunities

Brazilian equity markets may remain volatile following the country’s inconclusive presidential elections. However, Franklin Templeton’s Marcus Weyerer and Dina Ting see long-term investor opportunities—such as renewable energy—arising in Latin America’s largest economy even as the dust settles.

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.

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.

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.

Is Brazil Compellingly Out of Sync?
Perspectives

Is Brazil Compellingly Out of Sync?

The Russia-Ukraine war has led to a surge in commodity prices, which means Brazil, a key commodity exporter, stands to benefit. Here, Dina Ting, Head of Global Index Portfolio Management, Franklin Templeton Exchange-Traded Funds, explores the outlook for Brazilian equities in light of recent events.

ETF Trends to Watch in 2022: Conversions, International Interest and Sustainable Funds
LibertyShares

ETF Trends to Watch in 2022: Conversions, International Interest and Sustainable Funds

With January being a month for prognostications, David Mann, our Head of Global Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) Capital Markets, shares his annual outlook for the ETF industry and key trends he sees taking shape in 2022.

ETF 2021 Year-End Report Card: The Grades Are in!
LibertyShares

ETF 2021 Year-End Report Card: The Grades Are in!

As another year of living with COVID-19 draws to a close, David Mann, Head of Global Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) Capital Markets, looks back on how the industry has fared in 2021—and how his prior predictions have unfolded.

The Liquidity Unicorn: Are any ETFs Truly Bulletproof During Market Stress?
LibertyShares

The Liquidity Unicorn: Are any ETFs Truly Bulletproof During Market Stress?

In the ongoing discussion about liquidity and exchange-traded funds (ETFs), David Mann, Head of Global ETFs Capital Markets, examines a recent report outlining how ETFs have navigated the pandemic. He says it provides some validation that lower-volume funds are not all that different than higher-volume ones in navigating such crisis periods.

(ETF) Anniversaries and Taxes
LibertyShares

(ETF) Anniversaries and Taxes

As we celebrate the holiday season and ponder what we are thankful for, it’s also time to take stock of one’s investments. Here, David Mann, Head of Global Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) Capital Markets, opines on an ETF anniversary he’s thankful for—and offers some tax-planning food for thought.