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Smart-beta ETFs are hot for teachers

February 28, 2018

An unlikely superstar is emerging in the battle for ETF supremacy: the professor. Over the last six months, the $3.6 trillion U.S. exchange-traded fund industry has plucked several prominent academics out of the classroom and put them on the...

Worried about rising rates? These ETFs may offer limited value

February 26, 2018

If you were to meet an alien from newly discovered exoplanet Ross 128 b, the one thing he's likely to know about Earth is that interest rates are rising. But would he know how to invest in a rising-rate environment? Probably not. He wouldn't...

Innovative ETFs struggle to impress investors

February 15, 2018

ETF enthusiasts gathered recently in Hollywood, Florida, for the Inside ETFs conference, the industry's biggest party of the year. By many accounts it was the swankiest celebration yet. And for good reason. When Inside ETFs first convened in...

Investors pile into cash ETF

February 20, 2018

Someone call Ray Dalio: Investors are feeling less stupid about owning cash. The SPDR Bloomberg Barclays 1-3 Month T-Bill exchange-traded fund (BIL) took in $580 million last week, tops among U.S. fixed-income products. During an interview in...

Inside ETFs CEO departs for cryptocurrency venture

February 20, 2018

Having helped establish a global reputation for Inside ETFs, Matt Hougan is now setting his sights on the potential of cryptocurrencies. Mr. Hougan, 41, has stepped away from his role as CEO of Inside ETFs to join San Francisco-based Bitwise...

ETF alphabet soup obscures market risks

February 15, 2018

What's in a name? When it comes to exchange-traded funds, the answer could mean the difference between surviving a volatile market and getting wiped out. ETFs have tripled their assets to $3.4 trillion over the last six years, capitalizing on...

Volatility-tied note that crashed was meant for hedge funds: Credit Suisse CEO

February 14, 2018

Credit Suisse Group CEO Tidjane Thiam said an exchange-traded note tied to volatility that lost most of its value last week is a tool created for hedge funds and professionals. "This is a daily trading tool for very sophisticated investors,...

Fidelity halts investor purchases of three volatility-focused ETFs

February 9, 2018

Fidelity Investments is halting investor purchases of three volatility-focused exchange-traded funds to protect customers from outsized risk. The products are: ProShares Short VIX Short-Term Futures, VelocityShares Daily Inverse VIX Short-Term...

Credit Suisse to redeem volatility note

February 6, 2018

Credit Suisse Group is buying back one of its exchange-traded notes after volatility soared, triggering losses for the holders who had bet on muted market swings. The notes mirror the inverse performance of the Cboe volatility index, which on...

ETFs tied to volatility index suffer

February 6, 2018

The fallout from the implosion of a vast array of arcane bets against stock-market volatility mounted quickly Tuesday as Credit Suisse Group moved to liquidate one investment product and more than a dozen others were halted after their values...

Vanguard rolls out active-factor ETFs

February 15, 2018

The Vanguard Group has launched six new factor-based, actively managed exchange-traded funds and one factor-based mutual fund. The six ETFs — Vanguard U.S. Minimum Volatility ETF (VFMV), Vanguard U.S. Value Factor ETF (VFVA), Vanguard U.S....

TD Ameritrade launches all-night trading for ETFs

January 22, 2018

Stock traders who want to pull all-nighters can now do so through TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. The second-biggest discount broker now lets customers buy and sell 12 U.S. exchange-traded funds 24 hours a day on weekdays. Clients in Asia will be...

ETF assets boom in 2017

January 3, 2018

Investors aren't the only ones happy about 2017 returns. ETF sponsors are doing a happy dance, too. Net ETF issuance jumped to an estimated $473.2 billion last year, up 67% from $282.2 billion in 2016, according to the Investment Company Institute,...

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...

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...

BlackRock revenue takes hit in ETF fee wars

December 5, 2010

BlackRock Inc. is losing its tight grip on the $927 billion U.S. ETF market — potentially costing the company hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue — and the competition is just starting to heat up. A major competitor, The Vanguard...

Proposed ETF council gets mixed early reviews

January 24, 2010

Exchange-traded-fund providers said last week that they are willing to consider joining a proposed ETF trade organization, but only if it could prove its value. “The bottom line is, we're interested in having an entity represent the ETF industry...

Schwab launches six managed ETF portfolios

January 24, 2010

The Charles Schwab Corp. last week announced the launch of six managed portfolios of exchange-traded funds available through a fee-based portfolio advisory program. “Investors today are looking for more help managing the risk in their investments...

ETF providers to focus on better education for financial advisers

November 8, 2009

Exchange-traded-fund providers in the coming year will have to focus on making sure financial advisers understand their products — and how to use them in client portfolios — as they anticipate increased scrutiny from regulators and the media,...

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