Buffer ETFs discussion

Clark mentioned Buffer ETFs on the podcast recently. I’m creating this post as a placeholder, and a reminder to do some detailed numerical modeling, also as an invitation for others to put in their thoughts.

I love the idea of limiting drawdowns, but if you give up too much upside, or you are subjected to too-high fees, than it may be better to have low-fee equity index funds plus low-fee bond index funds or US Treasury Bills / Money Market funds.

I don’t think these things will be too hard to model, honestly.

How ‘Buffer’ ETFs Can Cushion a Major Market Selloff (investopedia.com)

What are Buffer ETFs? | Charles Schwab