Appoints John Spence as Web Editor

Latest Hire Will Increase Trader-Oriented Coverage on Leading ETF-Focused Site

Mar 29, 2011, 09:00 ET from ETF Trends

IRVINE, Calif., March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --, a leading online provider of news, education and research tools for ETF investors, announced that John Spence has joined as Web Editor, expanding the site's daily market content. The appointment reflects the website's commitment to keeping its audience up to date on the growing number of opportunities and trends in the ETF marketplace.


"John has been writing about ETFs for more than 10 years and brings a distinct perspective to the site," ETF Trends Publisher and President of Global Trends Investments Tom Lydon said. "He knows the inner workings of the ETF industry and has tracked its growing popularity and innovation, having talked with everyone from executives to individual investors. We are excited to have him join our team and look forward to his contributions."

Mr. Spence's appointment will double ETF Trend's daily content, adding more daily market opportunities and trend stories geared toward traders, including news and analysis delivered before the market opens and after it closes. Mr. Spence will also provide his unique take on the ETF industry to articles on general ETF education, new products, investment asset classes, strategies and model portfolios.

Mr. Spence has been writing about ETFs, personal finance and financial markets for more than a decade. He previously wrote the widely read ETF Investing column at for seven years. His work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune and other major newspapers.

He first began writing about ETFs in the late 1990s at and He has assisted in the production of three books on investing with ETFs, including "Active Index Investing," the definitive guide to how index-based strategies are used to enhance performance, reduce costs and minimize the risks of investing.  He is a graduate of Middlebury College in Vermont, and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of San Francisco.

"I'm extremely excited to join ETF Trends and to have the opportunity to cover every angle of the ETF marketplace," Mr. Spence said. "I look forward to sharing my passion for ETFs with investors who understand their potential and to help these individuals, as well as advisors and traders, navigate the complexities and opportunities of the ETF frontier."

For more information or to speak to Mr. Lydon or Mr. Spence, please contact Chris Moon at 973-732-3521 or

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About Global Trends Investments

Global Trends Investments is a registered investment advisor working with individual and corporate clients, providing the personal service needed to build successful investment portfolios. Headed by President Tom Lydon, who also serves as Editor of and is the author of iMoney: Profitable ETF Strategies for Every Investor, Global Trends Investments utilizes Exchange Traded Funds to build a foundation for their managed portfolios.