VettaFi's Top ETF News & Research Reads: Week of March 17, 2023

Looking for something to read over the weekend? Here are the week’s most-read ETF- and advisor-related news, opinion, and research stories across the VettaFi platform.

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Investors Capturing the Night Effect Avoided S&P 500 Losses Last Week

This case study showed how the NightShares 500 ETF (NSPY) harnessed the power of the so-called “night effect” to outperform the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) in a volatile market environment.

Setting Odds on the GBTC Lawsuit

Dave Nadig opined on the most likely outcomes of Grayscale’s lawsuit against the SEC regarding the conversion of its Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (GBTC) into an ETF.

The Evidence Against Favoring Dividend-Paying Stocks

Larry Swedroe presented research that poked holes in common assumptions that dividend appreciation ETFs offer statistically significant alpha generation.

Gundlach: We Could Have the Worst Default Cycle Ever

On a recent webcast, Jeffrey Gundlach explained how the current environment of higher rates could spell disaster in the junk bond market.

Diversify Risk With Small-Caps

In a landscape where portfolio factors are “all over the place,” small-cap value strategies offer investors attractive valuations.

Watch Bullish Banking ETFs as Banks Wobble

The Direxion Daily Regional Banks Bull 3x Shares ETF (DPST) is bringing in new flows due to a trading quirk often seen in leveraged/inverse ETFs in highly trending markets.

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