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Best returns in August came from ETFs loved by gold bugs

August 30, 2019

Investing in gold and silver miners paid off this month for investors in equity exchange-traded funds. BlackRock Inc.'s iShares MSCI Global Gold Miners ETF, known as RING, has returned almost 14% in August, more than any other unleveraged stock...

Recession indicator pushed to highest alert since 2007

August 5, 2019

The latest eruption in the U.S.-China trade dispute pushed a widely watched Treasury-market recession indicator to the highest alert since 2007. (More:​ Advisers investing in technology to prepare for possible recession, Schwab study finds)...

Is a recession coming? Yield curve signals loudest warning since 2007

August 5, 2019

The latest eruption in the U.S.-China trade dispute pushed a widely watched Treasury-market recession indicator to the highest alert since 2007. Rates on 10-year notes sank to 1.714% on Monday, completely erasing the surge that followed President...

Panic sales rekindle debate over ETF liquidity

July 12, 2019

A couple of prominent investment funds are currently living through a portfolio manager's worst nightmare: So many customers are demanding their money back that withdrawals need to be frozen. Amit Deshpande, a former longtime risk manager, sees...

Zombie ETFs liquidated at a record pace in first half

July 3, 2019

It's getting more and more difficult to prevail in the crowded market for exchange-traded funds. A record 58 ETFs were liquidated in the six months through June, marking the industry's worst-ever start to a year, according to data compiled by...

Bond ETFs nearing record inflows for first half

June 26, 2019

As the risk of an economic slowdown lingers, exchange-traded fund investors are seeking shelter in bond funds. They've poured about $72 billion into fixed-income ETFs this year through Friday, with the funds on track for their biggest first-half...

ETF traders push back against proposal for bond reporting lag

June 17, 2019

An audacious plan to give bond dealers more time to reveal large corporate-debt transactions has sparked a blowback from traders of exchange-traded funds. Jane Street Group, one of the largest ETF market-makers, hedge fund Citadel and an association...

BlackRock: Focus on ETF quality, rather than cost

June 13, 2019

BlackRock Inc. is tired of the conversation about cost. The world's largest asset manager, which runs some of the cheapest investment products available, plans to place a greater focus on the quality of the engineering, construction and management...

Cetera latest to be hit with data breach of personal information

June 13, 2019

Cetera Financial Group is the latest in a growing number of financial advice firms to be hit with a data breach, putting information for about 2,000 clients at risk. The firm confirmed the number of clients whose information was potentially...

Movie director's family office looks at investments through an ESG lens

June 3, 2019

James Cameron has thrived on disaster and dystopia over his 40-year career. But when it comes to personal investing, the Hollywood director is betting on a better future. Mr. Cameron, whose films have grossed about $6 billion worldwide, and...

How to battle sequence-of-returns risk

May 25, 2019

There were two recurring themes at the annual InvestmentNews​ Retirement Income Summit in Chicago earlier this month: the economic impact of increased longevity and the need for guaranteed income in retirement. Retirement has traditionally...

Legg Mason cuts 12% of staff in revamp as investor Peltz joins board

May 24, 2019

Legg Mason Inc. is cutting 120 people, or about 12% of its staff, and streamlining its executive committee just days after adding investor Nelson Peltz to its board. The cost-cutting steps are "critical to our ongoing growth," Joseph Sullivan,...

Capital Group, bastion of active management, rebounds to $1.9 trillion

May 14, 2019

It's been a trying decade for Rob Lovelace. Capital Group Cos., the money-management firm his father's father founded in Los Angeles during the Great Depression, took a beating after the financial crisis. Over seven straight years, clients pulled...

Fidelity drops Goldman, brings securities lending in-house

May 14, 2019

Fidelity Investments is cutting out its middleman — Goldman Sachs — when dealing with Wall Street short sellers. The money manager is bringing its stock-lending business in-house, according to a March 29 regulatory filing, instead of paying...

BlackRock takes lead in battle of lower-fee ETFs, but winning hurts

May 3, 2019

BlackRock Inc., the world's largest issuer of exchange-traded funds, is winning a battle to attract investors with lower fees, even as success takes its toll. The iShares Broad USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF, ticker USHY, added a record $368...

Franklin plans to cut up to 5% of workforce

April 23, 2019

Franklin Resources Inc. plans to cut as much as 5% of its workforce to help save at least $75 million as the fund company faces continued outflows. Franklin, the parent of Franklin Templeton Investments, started with voluntary buyout offers...

BlackRock rebounds as clients move from cash to fixed income

April 16, 2019

BlackRock Inc. rebounded from a rocky end of last year, as customers jumped into its fixed-income products and showed interest in illiquid alternatives. The world's largest asset manager saw $65 billion in net inflows in the first quarter, the...

Most Americans got a tax cut and didn't notice

April 15, 2019

Republicans passed a sweeping tax cut for two-thirds of Americans in 2017, saying it would pay for itself and the American public would thank them. Now, as Americans finish filing their taxes to the IRS for the first time under the new system,...

BlackRock wages secret fee war for junk-debt ETF investors

April 9, 2019

A covert price war is raging between money managers looking to lure junk-bond investors. BlackRock Inc., the world's largest issuer of exchange-traded funds, has slashed the cost of its iShares Broad USD High Yield Corporate Bond ETF by waiving...

ETF that doesn't reveal its assets poised to get SEC OK

April 9, 2019

An exchange-traded fund that doesn't have to reveal its assets is poised to get the regulator's blessing after a more than four-year wait. The Securities and Exchange Commission plans to issue an order granting Precidian Funds permission for...

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