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Malaysia ETF draws most cash since 2011 even as Turkey roils emerging markets

August 13, 2018

Looking for contagion from Turkey's economic crisis? You won't find it in Malaysia. The Southeast Asian nation's stock market surged into overbought territory last week and the sole U.S.-listed exchange-traded fund tracking the measure attracted...

Active money management isn't going to disappear

August 13, 2018

There's a line of argument in the financial press that suggests that active money management is dying, a victim of high fees and underperformance versus low-cost indexing that captures average market returns. News flash: This is anything but...

Sell-off in cryptocurrencies reaches new low

August 8, 2018

This year's sell-off in cryptocurrencies plumbed new depths Wednesday after the Securities and Exchange Commission dented enthusiasts' hopes for a VanEck exchange-traded fund backed by bitcoin. A broad selloff in coins of all types reduced the...

Big finance firms want in on theme ETFs

August 8, 2018

A colorful corner of the $3.6 trillion market for exchange-traded funds is going mainstream, thanks to some of the world's biggest finance firms. State Street Corp. and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. are planning a series of ETFs with themes that...

Vanguard, Fidelity, Pimco are top three fund firms among RIAs

August 7, 2018

Vanguard, Fidelity and Pimco remained the three leading fund complexes attracting the strongest purchase consideration from RIAs this year, according to a study by research firms Market Strategies International and Morpace. The researchers defined...

Appeals court upholds dismissal of Wells Fargo 401(k) lawsuit

August 6, 2018

A federal appeals court in St. Louis upheld a U.S. District Court judge's dismissal of an ERISA breach claim against Wells Fargo & Co. by a participant in the company's 401(k) plan, who alleged fiduciaries could have offered a better-performing...

Vanguard exec: Investors should look for 'the catch' in Fidelity's no-fee funds

August 3, 2018

There's more than meets the eye when it comes to the free funds unveiled by Fidelity Investments this week, according to Vanguard Group chief investment officer Greg Davis. Vanguard's rival stoked the investing industry price war Wednesday by...

New ETFs seek to hedge a stock market slide

August 3, 2018

Some investors worry that exchange-traded funds will be front and center in the next big stock market correction. So naturally, you can now buy ETFs aimed at protecting you from it. Innovator Capital Management is readying three new funds that...

American Funds offering TDFs in collective investment trusts

August 3, 2018

Capital Group, the asset manager behind the American Funds investment brand, is planning to offer its target-date mutual funds in a collective-investment-trust-fund vehicle later this year, in a move to seize on the growing popularity of CITs...

Fidelity's zero-fee funds unleash the power of free

August 2, 2018

Fidelity Investments fired a shot heard around the investing world Wednesday: It announced it would roll out two index mutual funds Friday that charge no fees. Both funds will track market cap-weighted Fidelity indexes. The Fidelity Zero Total...

Fidelity's zero-cost funds raise issues for 401(k) advisers

August 2, 2018

Fidelity Investments is making 401(k) advisers' lives a little more complicated. The Boston-based behemoth dropped some eye-popping news Wednesday: as of Friday, it will begin offering two index mutual funds with a price tag of 0.00%. Yes, funds...

Voya gives investors back $2 million under SEC order

August 2, 2018

The Securities and Exchange Commission has terminated a disgorgement fund set up by Voya Investments to reimburse investors in certain Voya mutual funds. The SEC said Voya distributed the entire $2,024,355.48 it had agreed to pay to 36 of its...

Fidelity resets the fee-war bar with zero-expense index funds

August 1, 2018

Fidelity Investments has pushed the limit in the wealth management industry's fee wars by launching two index funds with expense ratios of zero. The $7 trillion asset manager's seemingly blatant effort to capture more market share also includes...

Cash floods into muni bond funds

July 26, 2018

Bondholders are no longer seeing losses from their investments in state and local-government debt — and they're pouring money back into the market. Mutual funds that focus on municipal bonds picked up $1.68 billion in the week through July...

Invesco joins the do-it-yourself indexing trend

July 26, 2018

In the cut-throat world of exchange-traded funds, it pays to keep up with the Joneses. Invesco Ltd., the fourth-largest issuer in the U.S., is starting eight fixed-income ETFs backed by benchmarks designed by the firm, following the likes of...

TD Ameritrade latest brokerage refusing to lead in cutting ETF commissions

July 24, 2018

Commission-free ETF trading appears to be the trend that isn't going away, but TD Ameritrade is the latest company to acknowledge it will not lead in the race to the bottom. "We're not going to lead [on cutting commissions], but we need to prepare...

In wake of tax reform, muni bond market gains footing

July 23, 2018

Six months after the sweeping tax-reform package that cut corporate and individual rates rattled the $3.7 trillion municipal bond market, financial advisers say the fallout has proven to be a good thing for investors. With deductions for state...

Adviser education key to solving 'ESG paradox'

July 21, 2018

Call it the "ESG paradox." About 80% of advisers report that clients bring up environmental, social and governance factors in investment conversations, according to research from InvestmentNews. But despite the investor interest, only about...

Commission-free ETFs will become the norm, Schwab CEO says

July 20, 2018

When it comes to trading fees for exchange-traded funds, investors and financial advisers should get used to paying less. While The Vanguard Group fired a hefty salvo in the ETF low-fee battle earlier this month, Walt Bettinger, president and...

401(k) advisory firms with custom TDFs offer pain, solace to asset managers

July 20, 2018

Target-date funds built by firms with large networks of 401(k) plan advisers are beginning to gather significant assets, posing a direct threat to some asset managers trying to distribute their own products. Consider Retirement Plan Advisory...

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