October 20th – Pursuant to a September 22, 2017 announcement USCF closed the USCF Resaturant Leaders ETF (MENU). Following the closure of the Fund, the index continued and was rebranded as the Restaurant Finance Monitor Stock INDXX.


June 16th – Who knew that flipping pizza could provide a similar return to selling stuff in the clouds?   See Link    Behind The Markets Podcast Dan Weiskopf – The discussion about the Restaurant Leaders Index begins after 28 minutes


May 20th – We are not all Robots: The Restaurant and Professional Services Represented 55% of the hiring in May. See link Wearenotallrobots



What is an Exchange Traded Fund (ETF)? Although this is a website that is focused on provided information about the Restaurant Leaders INDXX Index, readers should know what the benefits are to an ETF.  With that in mind, the below acronym TED Loves TLC is meant to simply summarize what people should be looking for in a fun way. Readers should not take this as an investment recommendation at all, but read the commentary for educational purposes.


TED stands for:

  • Transparency = Most ETFs are fully transparent including Intraday pricing (INAV) & holdings.
  • Ease of Use = ETFs Trade like a stocks and are listed on a major exchange; NYSE, Nasdaq & BATS.
  • Diversification = Most ETFs are diversified so the risk is about the sector, asset class or a group’s trend.

TLC stands for:

  • Tax Efficiency = Internal capital gains are generally not passed along to investors.
  • Liquidity = Trading volume of the underlying securities is the best metrics of an ETF liquidity.
  • Cost = Fees are mostly set as a percentage of assets under management (AUM) and are generally low

See TED Loves TLC link:    TED Loves TLC


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