When it comes to developments in ETFs it is always important to keep in mind one thing.  ETFs are a business.  A big (and growing) business.  It is incumbent on you the investor to view the actions of fund sponsors through this light.  On balance, ETFs have made the lives of investors much easier, but that doesn’t mean you still shouldn’t be a smart shopper when it comes to ETFs.  In today’s screencast we want to look at a few recent posts that illustrate the dynamics in today’s ETF industry.

Posts mentioned in the above screencast:

The ETF industry should close another 200 funds.  (IndexUniverse)

Zombie ETFs.  (Abnormal Returns)

Should ETFs be allowed to include illiquid stocks?  (Felix Salmon)

Creating liquidity out of illiquidity.  (FT Alphaville)

Why fund companies keep low asset ETFs open:  you never know when an asset surge is coming.  (IndexUniverse)

Revisiting the MLP meme.  (Abnormal Returns)

Milk, eggs and ETFs.  (Abnormal Returns)