Director of Global ETF Research,
Ben Johnson, CFA, is director of global ETF research and editor of Morningstar ETFInvestor, a monthly investment newsletter. Before assuming his current role, he was director of ETF research for Europe and Asia. Mr. Johnson also previously served as a senior equity analyst, covering the agriculture and chemicals industries. Before joining Morningstar in 2006, he worked as a financial advisor for Morgan Stanley.
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There were 261 new exchange-traded products launched in 2015, explains Ben Johnson, in Morningstar ETFInvestor, who highlights two favorites from among these newcomers.
There have been 261 new exchange-traded launched into the United States market in 2015. Here, I take a look at the class of 2015 and call out what I believe are the two best launches of 2015, suggests Ben Johnson, editor of Morningstar ETFInvestor.
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