Matt Hougan

Matt Hougan is president of ETF Analytics and global head of editorial for IndexUniverse. In this role, he serves as editor-in-chief of and the Exchange-Traded Funds Report (ETFR), and senior editor of Journal of Indexes.


Hougan has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Barron's, Investor's Business Daily, USA Today, The New York Times, Fortune, Forbes, Market Watch and other publications. He is a regular guest on CNBC, where reporter Bob Pisani refers to him as the "Master of All Things ETF."


Under Hougan's leadership, the Exchange-Traded Funds Report is a repeat winner of the "Best ETF-Focused Publication" award at the Capital Link Closed-End Fund and Global ETF Conference. He was recently named to the ETFdb "ETF Hall of Fame."


Hougan graduated from Bowdoin College with a degree in philosophy.

Recent Articles By The Author

Why Portugal Matters for ETFs

Economic turmoil in Portugal may seem far away to an ETF investor, but it's closer than you think.

Focus on China Exports

The right move for a China-focused investor, oddly enough, is to not focus on China.

Uranium Miners Dig Up Solid Returns

These ETFs may be more volatile than some other nuclear power funds, but they offer the chance for outsized gains.

How To Play Libya

The U.S. Oil Fund may be a great idea for a short-term trade, but for a long-term investment? Not so much.

Forget About the BRICs

Smaller, lesser-followed country markets have dominated the top of the ETF performance list for the past year.