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Do investors know Barclays is shutting their ETN?

April 11, 2018

If you own an exchange-traded note sold by Barclays, go check your mail. Now. The British bank is retiring or replacing roughly half of its U.S. offerings Thursday, according to statements from the company. The plan affects 50 ETNs with about...

Riskiest funds fare best over time — but can you keep clients in them?

April 11, 2018

If you could go back in time 30 years, you'd probably have some words of advice for your younger self. For example, no one is really impressed by your ability to throw a Frisbee. At some point, you run out of things to do with a crate of bananas....

U.S. target-date funds have strong home-country equity bias

April 10, 2018

Target-date funds generally still have a strong U.S. equity bias, according to a Mercer target-date report released Monday. The consulting firm's survey covered 68 off-the-shelf mutual fund and collective investment trust target-date series....

Pacer rolls out ETF that invests in veteran-friendly employers

April 10, 2018

Pacer ETFs has launched an exchange-traded fund that invests in companies with the best hiring records for veterans — a first for environmental, social and governance funds. The Pacer Military Times Best Employers ETF (VETS) selects publicly...

Private equity firms seek to do well by doing good

April 10, 2018

At less than 3 inches long from head to tail, the dunes sagebrush lizard is in the running for meekest creature on earth. The tiny reptile lives on land in West Texas where Vista Proppants & Logistics was looking to build a sand mine. Vista...

Old strategy with a new twist: Dollar cost averaging and annuities

April 9, 2018

Today's investors fall on a spectrum when it comes to their tolerance for risk. Most, roughly two-thirds, are moderate risk takers, while about 1 in 10 are high risk takers and the remaining quarter are very risk averse. While market volatility...

To invest during a trade war, think local and think small

April 9, 2018

How do you invest for a trade war? The current consensus, at least as measured by ETF returns, is to think U.S. and to think small. President Donald J. Trump fired the first salvo on trade March 9 when he announced $25 billion in tariffs on...

The secret to a more productive advisory firm

April 9, 2018

The following is an excerpt from the new white paper, “Enhancing Productivity through Support Advisor Empowerment.” To download the full paper from Cadaret Grant, click here. While markets continue to provide a largely supportive backdrop...

Investment Program Association rebrands itself for Main Street

April 9, 2018

An organization that promotes alternative investments is rebranding itself to highlight what it hopes will be a link to ordinary investors. The Investment Program Association today changed its name to the Institute for Portfolio Alternatives....

5 star mutual fund managers you've never heard of

April 7, 2018

You've probably heard of most of today's best mutual fund managers: Will Danoff, the manager of Fidelity Contrafund, Dan Fuss of Loomis Sayles Bond, David Herro, the manager of Oakmark International. The problem is, so has everyone else. Who...

13 active fund managers agree to reveal closet indexing

April 6, 2018

After an investigation into mutual fund disclosures and fees, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has reached an agreement with 13 major fund firms to voluntarily disclose the extent of their closet indexing, revealing how actively...

Advisers answer common investor concerns with these talking points

April 5, 2018

Now that stock market volatility has awakened from its more than year-long slumber, investors are getting understandably nervous, which is putting financial advisers on notice. With that in mind, we combed the financial planning universe for...

Volatility is back. Should investors stay or go?

April 5, 2018

It's the eternal debate. Stocks are teetering. Volatility's back. Do you ride it out, or take the money and run? The question is obvious, the answer is not. Like now. Is it the end? Facebook and Amazon are in free fall, the yield curve is flat...

More Than a Trickle: Investment Implications of the Cape Town Water Shortage

April 4, 2018

The water crisis in Cape Town, South Africa, has been making the news in recent weeks with headlines like “Drought-hit South African city risks becoming world's first big metropolis to go dry”1 leaving many stunned. As Cape Town approaches...

What advisers need to know about alternatives

April 4, 2018

Investing in alternatives isn't always easy, according to an InvestmentNews Innovators in Investing panel. The one-hour panel features insights from Kevin White, head of investment strategy at DFS, Tom Daley, managing director of custody services...

Few places for advisers — or clients — to hide in this stock correction

April 4, 2018

If you're looking to escape this correction, you've got relatively few places to hide. The Standard & Poor's 500 stock index has fallen nearly 10% since its all-time high on Jan. 26. You can choose your causes — the threat of a trade war with...

Rise of Puerto Rico bonds has investors' minds blown

April 3, 2018

Of all the wild, head-scratching moves in financial markets this year, there are few that have surprised investors quite as much as the rally in defaulted Puerto Rico bonds. "It just blows my mind," said Matt Dalton, chief executive officer...

Lynn Tilton's Zohar III should be run by trustee, U.S. tells judge

April 3, 2018

Lynn Tilton's bankrupt investment vehicle, Zohar III, should be taken over by a trustee because of the "debilitating and entrenched acrimony" between Ms. Tilton and Zohar's creditors, a government watchdog that monitors corporate bankruptcies...

Tech rout sinks stocks

April 2, 2018

The deepening rout in once high-flying technology shares sent U.S. stocks tumbling to start the second quarter, as renewed presidential criticism of Amazon.com and retaliatory tariffs from China rattled markets. Treasuries and gold rose on safe-haven...

S&P 500 evolves to reflect makeup of the economy

April 2, 2018

The Standard & Poor's 500 Index has come a long way since 1957, the year it was introduced. An index fund wasn't even a twinkle in Jack Bogle's eye back then, and corporate America looked a whole lot different. For one thing, 400 of the companies...

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