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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...

Cannabis ETFs face a 'day of reckoning'

July 8, 2019

There may be trouble ahead for the growing number of exchange-traded funds that invest in cannabis companies. Pot ETFs face a "day of reckoning" within the next couple of years as investor interest in the industry — which has returned more...

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...

American Century taps DFA vets for new factor-based business

June 26, 2019

If there was any doubt about American Century Investments' commitment to its expansion into the exchange-traded funds space, the $168 billion asset manager has put those doubts to rest with the launch of Avantis Investors. The new Los Angeles...

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...

'Dumb money' in ETFs isn't so dumb after all

June 5, 2019

Retail investors in exchange-traded funds have found a smart strategy to deal with the never-ending stream of market drama inspired by President Donald J. Trump: Ignore it. This group of investors has most likely earned more in the market than...

How ETF investors are playing trade tensions

May 20, 2019

Exchange-traded fund investors are shaking up their portfolios to prepare for any fallout from the trade skirmish between the U.S. and China. There's been a rush into domestically oriented small-cap shares and out of funds that hold Chinese...

Fate worse than zero hits fund land

May 15, 2019

The trend that's been driving fees in the world of asset management relentlessly lower has finally reached its (il)logical conclusion. The Securities and Exchange Commission has just approved an exchange-traded fund with negative fees. It's...

Uber IPO flop is coming to an ETF near you

May 15, 2019

Investors betting that the bad times are over for Uber Technologies Inc. after a dismal trading debut will soon be able to express their views through an exchange-traded fund. The $40 million Renaissance IPO ETF (IPO) plans to add Uber to its...

ETFs threaten to 'amplify' systemic risk when liquidity dries up

May 9, 2019

Exchange-traded funds face a growing threat from the very traders who sustain them, according to Moody's Investors Service. The $3.9 trillion U.S. industry could feed systemic risks if market makers, which play a crucial role keeping the price...

'Death by Amazon' gauge exposes gulf between retail ETFs

May 9, 2019

Measuring the impact of Amazon.com on exchange-traded funds just got easier, thanks to a new "Death by Amazon" gauge from CFRA Research. Retailers at risk from the Seattle-based company's expansion underperformed the S&P 500 Index by more than...

Asset managers preparing to launch nontransparent ETFs

May 1, 2019

Financial advisers would be wise to start boning up on the ins and outs of nontransparent exchange-traded funds, because they might be coming soon to a platform near you. For years, asset managers have been trying to quietly nudge the concept...

New ETF offers a way to bet on credit volatility

April 17, 2019

The short-volatility complex is coming to corporate debt ETFs. An exchange-traded fund that will test appetite for credit volatility as a standalone asset class arrived this month, smack in the middle of the calmest junk-bond markets since October....

$4 trillion rally in S&P 500 has buyers flooding world's largest ETF

April 15, 2019

The S&P 500 has grown by $4 trillion since its December meltdown, and exchange-traded fund investors are betting there may be more room to run. Investors poured more than $5.6 billion into the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust, known as SPY, last week,...

SEC cracks down on ETF names that could be misleading

April 12, 2019

Exchange-traded funds looking to tap some of the hottest investment trends are going undercover. A growing number of thematic ETFs are changing their identities before they even start trading to conform to a decades-old rule that dictates what...

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...

Factor investing gets a reboot as ebbing demand bites at ETFs

April 5, 2019

A rough start to the year for more than $850 billion exchange-traded funds with quantitative strategies is fueling a product rethink. Smart-beta stock ETFs, which use characteristics such as a company's value, size or momentum to direct investments,...

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