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Slim pickings for Russell 2000 arbitrageurs

May 29, 2007

PHILADELPHIA — Arbitrageurs looking to profit from the annual reconstitution of the small-cap Russell 2000 Index next month will have a more difficult time of it this year, according to some industry experts. That’s good news for the average...

Lipper launches target-risk ETFs

May 23, 2007

Lipper Inc. of New York announced today it has created a suite of target-risk fund benchmarks made up exclusively of exchange traded funds. The five new indexes are objective, risk-based tools comprised of ETFs whose historical returns, correlations,...

AMEX debuts ETFs by First Trust

May 10, 2007

The American Stock Exchange began trading 17 exchange traded funds managed by First Trust Advisors LP this morning. Sixteen of the funds, called AlphaDEX funds, are designed to track the performance of a group of custom "enhanced" indexes created...

Active ETFs likely to receive a European tryout

May 7, 2007

LONDON — The first active exchange traded funds might be introduced in the United States within the next three to six months, according to sources close to negotiations between the Securities and Exchange Commission and Bear Stearns Asset Management...

Smith Barney creates ETF model portfolios

April 30, 2007

New York-based Smith Barney’s Consulting Group has launched eight model portfolios that invest in exchange traded funds: the CG Select ETF Allocations. “We believe this is one of the industry's first model portfolio programs to offer active...

Forget skill; fees drive bond fund returns

April 30, 2007

PHILADELPHIA — It is a message he has delivered many times before, but industry experts said John C. Bogle’s continued assertion that bond funds on average are too expensive deserves special attention in the current market. The reason is that...

Claymore introduces two ETFs

April 26, 2007

Claymore Securities Inc. of Lisle, Ill., today announced the launch of two new exchange traded funds: the Claymore/Clear Mid-Cap Growth Index ETF, and the Claymore/IndexIQ Small-Cap Value ETF. The Claymore/Clear Mid-Cap Growth Index ETF follows...

Two high-yield funds aim to help hedge risk

April 23, 2007

PHILADELPHIA — At a time when many financial advisers think that investors should stay away from high-yield bonds because they are too risky, along come two high-yield products that investors can use to hedge some of that risk. Rydex Investments...

Natural gas exchange-traded security launched

April 18, 2007

Victoria Bay Asset Management LLC of Alameda, Calif, announced today the launch of the United States Natural Gas Fund LP (UNG), an exchange-traded security based on natural gas. “UNG intends to invest primarily in those futures contracts that...

WisdomTree to launch 401(k) platform for ETFs

April 16, 2007

PHILADELPHIA — WisdomTree Investments Inc. is planning to roll out a platform designed to get exchange traded funds into 401(k) plans. The exact details of the platform, which is expected to be launched in September or October, are still being...

Sale of parent Mellon has Dreyfus in flux

April 16, 2007

PHILADELPHIA — With the acquisition of the parent company due to close in July, the future of the storied Dreyfus Corp. still is uncertain. Although the Dreyfus brand will survive after its Pittsburgh-based parent, Mellon Financial Corp., is...

Investment club unveils index

April 9, 2007

Nasdaq Stock Market Inc. has teamed with BetterInvesting, a nonprofit investment education organization, to launch the BetterInvesting 100 Index, a listing of the top growth companies that the group's 13,127 investment clubs and 131,556 individual...

Changes in 401(k) world may open the door for ETFs

April 9, 2007

NEW YORK — Although exchange traded funds are growing at a torrid rate, with a new offering almost daily, one area where ETF growth has been slow is in retirement accounts. That might be about to change. A number of developments in the 401(k)...

ETF industry chugs along with new products

April 9, 2007

PHILADELPHIA — The exchange traded fund industry is tripping over itself to come out with new buzz-worthy products. “Money is pouring [into ETFs], and people are trying to capitalize on it,” said Richard Romey, president of ETF Portfolio...

SSgA retools sales force in bid to boost ETF sales

March 19, 2007

PHILADELPHIA — As exchange traded funds proliferate, ETF producers are getting more aggressive when it comes to pitching product. Just last week, in an effort aimed mostly at bolstering its ETF sales, State Street Global Advisors of Boston...

ETF industry sees birth of more rating services

March 12, 2007

PHILADELPHIA — The number of companies that rate exchange traded funds — and the methods they use to rate them — is growing. XTF LP of New York became the latest company to provide ETF ratings last month. The partnership, which builds and...

Index provider role may cross advice line

March 12, 2007

NEW YORK — As indexes developed specifically for exchange traded funds proliferate, so do concerns about potential conflicts of interest that may exist when index providers reach for extra performance. The fear is that index providers, in an...

New ETFs highlight belief that simple is good

March 5, 2007

PHILADELPHIA — WisdomTree Investments Inc. of New York is betting that when it comes to fundamental indexing — indexes weighted not by market capitalization but by other factors — the simpler, the better. That is one reason why it decided...

ETFs seek appeal among hedge funds

February 26, 2007

PHILADELPHIA — The Vanguard Group Inc., which long has espoused the virtues of buy-and-hold investing, is encouraging hedge funds — which rank among the most frenetic of investors — to invest in its exchange traded funds. The Malvern, Pa.-based...

Barclays targets REITs, but timing may not be right

February 19, 2007

PHILADELPHIA — Real estate investment trusts have outperformed the broad market for seven years, so it isn’t surprising that exchange traded fund providers want in on the action. Barclays Global Investors of San Francisco has five iShare ETFs...

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