By |Published On: October 2nd, 2019|Categories: ESG, Podcasts and Video|

Here is a link to our podcast on Taylor Schulte’s “Stay Wealthy” show.

Without question, you have heard of Exchange Traded Funds, also commonly referred to as ETFs. It’s a complex topic so I brought in the best person I know to help us break it down, in plain English. Ryan Kirlin is the Head of Capital Markets for Alpha Architect. He’s also a national-caliber rowing athlete and his claim to fame is having been tested at a resting heart rate of 38 while on the U.S. team for rowing. It was the second-lowest resting heart rate recorded by the US team doctors in 40 years! Today, with Ryan’s help, we’ll dig into: 1.) What exactly an ETF is 2.) How ETFs are different from a mutual fund 3.) The tax benefits of an ETF versus a mutual fund 4.) Why their popularity won’t be slowing down any time soon Listen to today’s podcast episode by clicking on the links below:Click to Listen on All Podcast PlayersClick to Listen in Your Web Browser

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About the Author: Wesley Gray, PhD

Wesley Gray, PhD
After serving as a Captain in the United States Marine Corps, Dr. Gray earned an MBA and a PhD in finance from the University of Chicago where he studied under Nobel Prize Winner Eugene Fama. Next, Wes took an academic job in his wife’s hometown of Philadelphia and worked as a finance professor at Drexel University. Dr. Gray’s interest in bridging the research gap between academia and industry led him to found Alpha Architect, an asset management firm dedicated to an impact mission of empowering investors through education. He is a contributor to multiple industry publications and regularly speaks to professional investor groups across the country. Wes has published multiple academic papers and four books, including Embedded (Naval Institute Press, 2009), Quantitative Value (Wiley, 2012), DIY Financial Advisor (Wiley, 2015), and Quantitative Momentum (Wiley, 2016). Dr. Gray currently resides in Palmas Del Mar Puerto Rico with his wife and three children. He recently finished the Leadville 100 ultramarathon race and promises to make better life decisions in the future.

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