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John D'Antona Jr.
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Are We Headed for an Index Bubble?

In a blog shared with Traders Magazine, Jared Dillian, former ETF Head Trader for Lehman Brothers, wrote that while assets have been fleeing actively managed ETFs and funds and into passively managed ones, is concerned the Index sector could be heading towards a bubble.

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