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Healthy Growth in Investment Banks’ Advisory and Underwriting Fees
The top five US investment banks, including J.P. Morgan (JPM) and Goldman Sachs (GS), garnered total advisory and underwriting fees of $8 billion in 2Q17. This trend represented a 12% year-over-year increase.
New Kid in Town: Introducing TETF
Although the ETF industry posted stellar growth, no one thought of issuing an ETF dedicated to ETF providers. The gap was filled by TETF in April 2017.
ETFs Are Expected to Post Strong Growth
The total size of the US ETF (VOO) (IWD) industry rose 32% in 2016 to $2.8 trillion due to continued improvement in markets during the period.
Why ETFs Are Seeing Increased Popularity
Mutual fund ownership of equities is at the lowest level in ~13 years, while ETFs (SPY) (IVV) are gradually increasing their share in the stock market.
Jury Hasn’t Decided on ETFs’ Role in Stock Market Rise
Although ETF (VTV) ownership increased substantially during the last 20 years, it still isn’t high enough to meaningfully impact stock prices.
Looking Back: How ETFs Seized the World
Since 1993, ETFs have experienced exponential growth and provided easy access for investors to most asset classes and different investing strategies.