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iwantfreedom

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ETF funds gaining popularity
« on: August 15, 2017, 12:07:12 AM »
Hello,
I'm not changing my world view after reading one article but here an article that may be of interest, friends: https://www.ft.com/content/8720939e-7e82-11e7-9108-edda0bcbc928 (It should be free).

"What may have been a clever idea in its infancy has grown into a blob which is destructive to the growth-creating prospects of free-market capitalism. Says someone who is probably feeling the squeeze.

I'm not too informed about economics but a lot of the content in this article is in stark contrast to general MMM philosophies.

Not all money is in ETFs and index funds, but I wonder what the implications will be when even more is concentrated in these buckets. Any ideas?


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Re: ETF funds gaining popularity
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2017, 12:47:10 AM »
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Re: ETF funds gaining popularity
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2017, 01:06:09 AM »
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Thanks. Not surprised. I don't automatically think of someone with seven posts as a "friend". Feels presumptive. Think I'll flag this and let the mods decide.
« Last Edit: August 15, 2017, 01:11:16 AM by Dicey »

iwantfreedom

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Re: ETF funds gaining popularity
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2017, 02:23:02 AM »
Unfortunate, sorry! The link worked for me and I don't subscribe FT.com. I guess the post should be blocked.

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Re: ETF funds gaining popularity
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2017, 05:59:30 AM »
That article was cross-posted to the Irish Times, so if you haven't already viewed your ten IT articles this week (I assume most of you won't have :) ), you can also read it there: https://www.irishtimes.com/business/financial-services/record-etf-inflows-fuel-price-bubble-fears-1.3185508