At this week’s Schwab Impact Conference in Boston ETF Trends editor-in-chief Tom Lydon sat down with Jeff Cox of MSNBC to give an abbreviated State of the Union for ETFs.

This year has been a banner year for ETF inflows, but August brought regulatory concerns over the stability and effects of ETFs on the market. In addition there have been a record amount of ETFs launched that provide exposure to endless sectors, styles, and regions.

So what to make of it all? Tom talks shop below.