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Goldman Sachs poses new threat to active mutual fund managers

July 5, 2018

Truly passive index and exchange-traded funds are winning over many financial advisers. There are some holdouts among these middlemen who look after perhaps as much as $25 trillion. They are not rushing to move their clients into cheap beta-style...

Vanguard expands commission-free trading to 1,800 ETFs

July 2, 2018

Ratching up the competition for investor dollars, Vanguard said it would offer commission-free online transactions for nearly 1,800 ETFs, up from the current 77. The commission-free ETFs include most of Vanguard's offerings, as well as ETFs...

Trade fight puts ETF investors on the defensive

July 2, 2018

The threat of a global trade war is starting to show up in investor portfolios. Investors poured cash into exchange-traded funds that track producers of consumer staples and energy last month, and ditched holdings in industrial and financial...

SEC proposes making it easier to start ETFs

June 28, 2018

The fast-growing $3.6 trillion U.S. market for exchange-traded funds is closer to getting a shot in the arm after Wall Street's main regulator advanced a proposal for streamlining its approval process for the products. The Securities and Exchange...

Best- and worst-performing sector funds and ETFs this year

June 22, 2018

A rising tide may lift all ships, but a bull market doesn't lift all stock sectors. Here are the top and bottom funds and ETFs in the five best- and worst-performing sectors this year, listed from worst to first. Data are as of June 21 and are...

Celebrated investor Jim Rogers launches ETF

June 21, 2018

Celebrated investor Jim Rogers has launched an exchange-funded fund. The most intriguing question about this news: Will the perennially bearish Mr. Rogers be able to stay invested? The Rogers AI Global Macro ETF (BIKR), which launched Thursday,...

Concerns about trade war play out in ETF flows

June 20, 2018

Angst over tariff tit-for-tats played out in exchange-traded funds as companies in the cross hairs lost cash and those regarded as havens attracted inflows. The Industrial Select Sector SPDR exchange-traded fund (XLI) shed more than $406 million...

ETrade adds 32 Vanguard ETFs to its no-transaction-fee platform

June 20, 2018

ETrade has added 46 exchange-traded funds to its no-transaction-fee lineup, including 32 from Vanguard. Other ETFs added were from Direxion, iShares, Janus Henderson, NuShares and Reality Shares. The online brokerage now has more than 250 ETFs...

BlackRock to close 16 smart-beta, multifactor ETFs

June 19, 2018

BlackRock Inc. will shutter 16 exchange-traded funds in smart-beta and multifactor strategies a few months after introducing a lineup of artificial intelligence-driven products. The last day of trading for the funds will be Aug. 15, the company...

Fidelity hedges the Fed by expanding into factor-based bond ETFs

June 14, 2018

With the Federal Reserve inching interest rates higher, more creativity will be called for fixed-income allocations, which is the wave Fidelity Investments is hoping to catch with two new factor-based strategies. Rolling out low-cost factor-based...

Advisers seek guidance on ETFs

June 12, 2018

Financial advisers have one big question for the ETF industry: How the heck do you use these things, anyway? And the question is coming more frequently as smart-beta and multifactor ETFs proliferate. Most advisers are fairly well-versed on basic...

Investors dump junk ETF

June 8, 2018

With interest rates all but certain to rise soon, investors are fleeing a popular exchange-traded fund that tracks short-term junk bonds. The $2.4 billion iShares 0-5 High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (SHYG) had more than $465 million of outflows...

Focus on fiduciary boosts ETFs

June 7, 2018

Exchange-traded funds have been a quiet beneficiary of the increased focus on transparency and fiduciary responsibility, according to a panel presentation Wednesday at Pershing Advisor Solutions' annual Insite conference in Orlando, Fla. Dominic...

Watch out for stock ETFs with the largest inflows

June 7, 2018

You've probably warned clients against buying the hottest exchange-traded funds. You should also warn them against buying stock ETFs with the largest inflows, according to a study by the Leuthold Group. The stock ETFs that had the highest inflows...

Glut of smart-beta ETFs is pushing issuers toward bonds

June 6, 2018

The explosion of "smart-beta" exchange-traded funds last year was the latest gold rush to hit the fast-growing $3 trillion ETF industry. But as investors gather in New York City Wednesday and Thursday for a conference focused on smart-beta ETFs,...

Small-cap ETFs see surge in inflows

June 5, 2018

ETF investors haven't been this "America first" since Donald Trump won the presidential election — at least if flows to small-capitalization companies are any guide. Last month, roughly $7.5 billion poured into exchange-traded funds focused...

More institutional money managers joining the $1 trillion club

May 30, 2018

Among institutional money managers, a two-company battle has emerged for the most assets under management, even as more firms have joined the $1 trillion-plus AUM club. BlackRock Inc. (BLK) and Vanguard Group Inc. retained the top two positions...

Running this bond ETF is like solving a $55 billion Rubik's Cube

May 22, 2018

If you think running a passive bond fund is a formulaic task that a robot could do, think again. When your underlying index is filled with thousands of fixed-income securities, tracking it isn't exactly a simple task. The crux of the problem:...

As it gets easier to start an ETF, is there still a role for white-label fund firms?

May 22, 2018

It's never been easier to start an exchange-traded fund — or so it seems. Just ask the two wannabe asset managers who are planning new funds by themselves, away from the third-party ETF expert they previously relied upon to usher them through...

The passive-investing bid for equities is roaring back

May 14, 2018

It's January all over again for the biggest exchange-traded funds that track the S&P 500 Index. Last week about $5.7 billion poured into ETFs from State Street Corp., BlackRock Inc. and Vanguard Group Inc. linked to the U.S. equity gauge, the...

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