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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...

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,...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

ETF strategies gain traction

January 29, 2012

Money overseen by U.S. investment managers who buy exchange-traded funds instead of individual stocks and bonds rose by 43% during the 12-month period ended Sept. 30, even faster than the growth for ETFs, according to a report from Morningstar...

John Bogle: ETF speculation 'insane' for longer-term investors

June 18, 2010

Speculating through exchange-traded funds isn't prudent for longer-term investors, according to John C. Bogle, who created the first index mutual fund in 1975. While buying and holding a market-based ETF is an “intelligent” strategy, speculating...

That an ETF is commission-free doesn't make it cheaper, advisers say

February 7, 2010

Commission-free ETFs are good, but they may not be best. That's the opinion of a sampling of financial advisers, who generally praised Fidelity Investments' move last week to offer free trading in 25 iShares exchange-traded funds to its retail...

Schwab unveils its ETF select list

March 13, 2011

Charles Schwab Investment Advisory Corp. has unveiled a select list of exchange-traded funds for retail investors. Schwab is considering offering similar lists for active traders or more-sophisticated investors, said Michael Iachini, director...

Top 10 trending ETFs - The ETFs that get advisers' attention

March 8, 2011

There are thousands of ETFS that advisers have to choose from — but a clear handful garnered a major portion of advisers' attention last year. Ten ETFs in particular emerged as the most researched of 2010, according to data provided to InvestmentNews...

Pimco joins actively managed ETF biz

November 22, 2009

Pacific Investment Management Co. LLC last week launched its first actively managed exchange-traded fund. The Pimco Enhanced Short Maturity Strategy Fund (MINT), aims to preserve capital while offering more attractive yields than investors earn...

Bruce Bond's email on his reduced role at Powershares

November 20, 2009

The following is the text of an email that Bruce Bond, chairman and CEO of Invesco Powershares, sent earlier this week describing his new role: Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009 To Our Valued Business Partners, Having a great team and focusing our resources...

Coming off a high: ETF assets dip slightly, to $689B

November 15, 2009

Assets in the exchange-traded fund industry totaled about $689 billion as of Oct. 30, down 0.8%, or $5.3 billion, from a month earlier, according to a report last week from State Street Global Advisors. The slight decline comes after assets...

Exotic ETF outcry: Much ado about nothing?

September 9, 2009

When it comes to leveraged and inverse ETFs, seemingly every regulator and influential brokerage firm has recently voiced the opinion that these exotic vehicles — which can double or triple the returns (or short the losses) of a market index...

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