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ETFs Can Fill Fiduciary Rule Void

Posted On: May 9, 2018
By: Mark Eshman, CIO & Jack Gilligan, Director of Research

This article is part of a regular series of thought leadership pieces from some of the more influential ETF strategists in the money management industry. Today’s article features Mark Eshman, chairman and chief investment officer of Sun Valley, Idaho-based ClearRock Capital. Earlier last week, a last-ditch effort to save the Department of Labor’s proposed “fiduciary Read More

Barron’s Feature: Lobbying Index Beats the Market

Posted On: April 27, 2018
By: Vito J. Racanelli

  Corporate lobbying of government is a critical component of business strategy in the U.S., and for good reason. Favorable regulations can help companies grow their markets, keep competitors at bay, and fatten the bottom line. If an investor could methodically capture the lobbying effect on earnings, something Wall Street doesn’t seem to do well, Read More

In January, ClearRock was nominated for the 2017 ETF.com Awards category of ETF Investor of the Year Award. This distinction is awarded to a financial advisor, advisor team or institutional investor that is using ETFs to deliver high-quality portfolios in an innovative way. ClearRock was named one of five finalists out of a record turn-out of Read More

What Trump’s Tariffs Mean for ETFs

Posted On: March 14, 2018
By: Wes Flanigan, Senior Research Analyst & Henry Hagenbuch, Director of Growth

This article is part of a regular series of thought leadership pieces from some of the more influential ETF strategists in the money management industry. Today’s article features co-authors, Wes Flanigan, Senior Research Analyst for ClearRock Capital and Henry Hagenbuch, Director of Growth. On March 8th, President Trump officially raised tariffs on steel and aluminum Read More

How Hedge Funds (Secretly) Get Their Way in Washington

Posted On: February 3, 2018
By: Zachary Mider & Ben Elgin

Fake grass roots. An inflatable rat. Testimony with hidden ties. Billionaires are using DCI Group to make their bets pay off—while keeping the public in the dark. With swept-back silver hair and a prestigious résumé, James K. Glassman cuts the classic figure of a Washington wise man. He’s a former undersecretary of State, think-tank founder, Read More

FINAL TALLY: More Than 7,000 Lobbyists Worked on Taxes in 2017

Posted On: February 1, 2018
By: Taylor Lincoln, citizenvox.org

In early December 2017, we reported that 6,243 lobbyists had disclosed working on “tax” issues in first three quarters of 2017. People on both the right and the left of the political spectrum were shocked and disconcerted by that number. Our abbreviated update to that report includes data from the fourth quarter of 2017, when comprehensive tax Read More

Takeaways from Inside ETFs Fixed Income Conference 2017

Posted On: November 13, 2017
By: Jack Gilligan, Director of Research

This article is part of a regular series of thought leadership pieces from some of the more influential ETF strategists in the money management industry. Today’s article features Jack Gilligan, Director of Research for ClearRock Capital. We spent two days this month in Newport Beach, California, at the Inside Fixed Income conference. It was a great Read More

Lessons from a Decade of ETF Trading

Posted On: October 5, 2017
By: Mark Eshman, CIO & Jack Gilligan, Director of Research

  This article is part of a regular series of thought leadership pieces from some of the more influential ETF strategists in the money management industry. Today’s article features Mark Eshman, chairman and chief investment officer of Sun Valley, Idaho-based ClearRock Capital. As ClearRock was busy celebrating our 10th anniversary this summer, our research and trading Read More

Comfortably Numb:
Why the U.S. Economy Shrugs Off Politics

Posted On: September 7, 2017
By: Greg Ip

Despite threats ranging from North Korea to a government shutdown, the economy has accelerated and markets look buoyant. But complacency about political risk is itself one of the biggest risks the U.S. faces Just how much political risk can the U.S. economy tolerate? Quite a bit, it seems. The federal government could shut down in Read More

GEOPOLITICAL RISK?
DON’T WORRY ABOUT IT.

Posted On: September 1, 2017
By: Mark Eshman

This article is part of a regular series of thought leadership pieces from some of the more influential ETF strategists in the money management industry. Today’s article features Mark Eshman, chairman and chief investment officer of Sun Valley, Idaho-based ClearRock Capital. The No. 1 question we’re fielding from clients these days is, “What do you Read More

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