Fidelity's ETF Strategy in Focus After Zero

(1:15) – Overview of Fidelity’s ETF Strategy (4:00) – What Should You Base Your ETF Buying Decision On? (7:30) – Current Investing Trends With Current Market Conditions (11:35) – Increased Interest In Low Volatile ETFs: FDLO & FVAL (16:00) – How Can These ETFs Fit Into Your Portfolio? (17:50) – Fidelity International ETFs: FIDI & FIVA (20:00) – Fidelity Low Duration Bond Factor ETF: FLDR (21:55) – Episode Roundup: [email protected]

In this episode of ETF Spotlight, I talked with Paul Baiocchi, VP, ETF Business Development at Fidelity.

Fidelity has been giving tough competition to Vanguard– the earlier low-cost leader in the ETF and mutual fund space.  The investing giant recently launched four zero fee index funds. They offer a full lineup of low-cost sector ETFs, factor-based ETFs, fixed income ETFs, and Fidelity ONEQ, which follows the NASDAQ Composite Index.

Fidelity’s sector ETFs are among the cheapest in the industry. The firm also has 265 ETFs available for commission free trading on its platform. It recently announced that it would trade bitcoin for hedge funds and other professional investors.

To start off, Paul gave us an overview of Fidelity’s ETF strategy.

Recent fund flows clearly show that investors are becoming more cost conscious and moving their dollars to the cheapest ETFs. Should they base their investing decision on fees alone? Are there other costs to be considered?

We talked about what’s happening in the market. Some of the earlier high flyers have been beaten down amid worries about earnings, trade tensions and looming midterm elections. What do fund flows on Fidelity’s platform tell us about major trends?

We then discussed rising interest in factor investing and how Fidelity Low Volatility Factor ETF (FDLOFree Report) Fidelity Momentum Factor ETF (FDMOFree Report) and Fidelity Value Factor ETF (FVAL

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