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Merrill Lynch fined $45.5 million for failing to report trades

October 23, 2017

Bank of America Corp.'s Merrill Lynch was fined 34.5 million pounds ($45.5 million) for failing to report two years' worth of exchange-traded derivatives transactions, making the bank the first in the U.K. to pay a penalty on that type of trades...

DOL fiduciary rule, along with two other regs, could be a boon for ETFs

October 12, 2017

Three rules will make exchange-traded funds more accessible to new types of investors. In the U.S., the fiduciary duty and new insurance guidelines will enable retirement savers and insurers to raise their exposure to ETFs. In Europe, the Markets...

10 top performing mutual funds and ETFs for the 3rd quarter of 2017

October 2, 2017

The bull market charged ahead in the third quarter, tacking on a 4.48% gain to the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index. Year-to-date gain: 14.2%. Some funds trampled the S&P 500 in this period. Here are 10 top-performing funds and ETFs for the...

Morningstar ETF conference: Momentum, Bitcoin and Selena Gomez

September 8, 2017

Richard Thaler is the Nobel prize-winning Charles R. Walgreen distinguished service professor of behavioral sciences and economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He's also a principal with Fuller & Thaler Asset Management,...

Dalia Blass could tackle fiduciary standard as first order of business at SEC

September 6, 2017

Dalia Blass' first order of business as head of the Securities and Exchange Commission's Division of Investment Management could be to shape the agency's position on a fiduciary standard. "I'm going to be surprised if that's not the first order...

In the ETF world, spoils still go to the biggest and cheapest

September 6, 2017

The ETF industry has grown largely due to passively managed, low-cost investments. Over time, these funds have an indisputable edge over their actively managed rivals. "Actively managed funds have underperformed versus passively managed funds,...

Investors pour money into bonds, international in July

August 10, 2017

If you're an adviser, you're probably wondering: Who is pouring all that money into bond funds? It's not an easy question to answer, but at least part of the answer can be found in the mirror. Most mutual fund inflows come via the institutional...

Fiduciary rule will top agenda for new head of SEC's Division of Investment Management

August 3, 2017

Leadership of the Securities and Exchange Commission's division that writes rules governing investment advisers is changing hands, as the agency renews its effort to raise advice standards. The SEC announced on Thursday that the director of...

Contrarian alert: ETF investors crowd into tech, flee consumer defensive sector

June 9, 2017

If you're a contrarian, and believe that it's best to buy what other investors hate, then it's time to load up on consumer defensive ETFs and ditch your technology holdings, according to estimated asset flows for May. Just be sure to read the...

Online security ETFs surge in face of cyberattacks

May 15, 2017

Call it the flight to cyber-safety. After a wave of global online attacks over the weekend, companies such as FireEye Inc. that provide software security services gained Monday on speculation the exposed weaknesses may trigger a surge in security...

More ETFs getting put on deathwatch

May 3, 2017

According to the Morningstar database, 471 exchange-traded funds have been shuffled off to the dustbin of history in the past five years. How do you know if an ETF is headed towards the Choir Invisible? And how much does it matter? The growth...

Trump agenda spawns new ETFs that align with his policies

May 1, 2017

The first hundred days of Donald Trump's presidency have seen a slew of new exchange-traded funds that seek to capitalize on the administration's policies and platforms. A few have proven to be decent bets. Thematic ETFs have proliferated as...

Smart-beta ETFs shine

April 29, 2017

Smart-beta ETFs​ have been the fund industry's latest passion. That's not usually a good thing: A rush of new funds in a particular area is usually a prelude to a long period of buyer's remorse from investors and mockery from the press. So...

Is it time to go international?

April 29, 2017

The question for advisers now: When will the hurting stop? More importantly, if international investing is worthwhile, what do you need to tell clients? No less a personality than John Bogle, founder of The Vanguard Group, has expressed skepticism...

Vanguard fires another salvo in the fee war

April 28, 2017

Vanguard announced another round of fee reductions today as the mutual fund price war rages on. The nation's largest fund company lowered the expense ratio on four share classes of the nation's largest mutual fund, the $550-billion Vanguard...

BlackRock's two-tier ETF pricing system is working

April 26, 2017

BlackRock Inc. signaled its willingness to engage in a price war last October by cutting fees on 15 exchange-traded funds, going head-to-head with faster-growing ETF rivals Vanguard Group and Charles Schwab Corp. in the fight for investors flocking...

Vanguard, iShares dominate ETFs in April

April 25, 2017

If you're an ETF provider, you'd probably like to have one of your products be on the list of the 10 highest asset flows for the year. Good luck with that. So far this year, Vanguard and iShares are the only ETF producers on the list of the...

Investors pour into bond funds in March

April 12, 2017

You'd expect that after an eight-year bull market and a massive first-quarter stock rally, investors would be pouring more money into stock funds than bond funds. You'd be wrong. Investors yanked an estimated $5.2 billion from U.S. open-ended...

Record $132 billion flowed into ETFs in first quarter

April 4, 2017

Inflows into exchange-traded funds totaled a record-breaking $132 billion from January through March, beating the previous record of $106 billion set in the fourth quarter of 2016, according to State Street Global Advisors. Inflows of $35.5...

Smart beta could give funds an entry into ETF market

January 24, 2017

More than 2,200 people met at the Inside ETFs conference in Hollywood, Fla., this week, and it was all about product — smart beta product, specifically. The record attendance follows record flows to ETFs in 2016, with more than $280 billion...

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