Making the ETF Singularity even more singular

Josh Brown’s article from yesterday on the “ETF Singularity” is a winner.

…we now have Concrete ETFs, Rare Earths ETFs, Global Aquaculture (Fishing!) ETFs, ETFs that hold only metals that are the color white (look it up – WITE, I kid you not)…

We need to make an ETF of all the loony swap-based ETFs that have been launched over the last few years. And we could call it the World’s Traded Fund, so its ticker symbol would be WTF!

And even Singapore’s not immune to the exotic-ETF trend. The SGX hasn’t listed anything quite as niche as the FSG double-long-gold-double-short-S&P500-mumble-swerve, but there’s a shopping list of excitingly exotic ETFs on the SGX’s website right here. Here’s a few of the interesting ones:

Now, all these funds are perfectly good investment vehicles, and their performance is fine – they all do exactly what they say on the pack. But it seems like some of them were created to answer a question that nobody asked.

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