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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...

Vanguard social-investing error prompts funds to check controls

August 22, 2019

Managers overseeing trillions in exchange-traded funds have been quietly meeting around Wall Street this week to check the quality controls on their funds, rattled after Vanguard Group Inc. mistakenly added shares of 11 companies, including...

S&P 500 ETF separates truth from turbulence

August 21, 2019

The next time it seems as if the sky is falling, pull up the trading volume in the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY) for a reality check. Last Wednesday was one of those days. The S&P 500 Index was nearing a 3% drop, and it looked as if maybe this...

Stock volatility spurs worst run of ETF withdrawals in six months

August 19, 2019

A volatile few months for global stock markets is taking its toll on exchange-traded funds. Almost $18 billion fled U.S.-listed equity ETFs during the past three weeks, the most since February, according to data compiled by Bloomberg Intelligence....

CFRA bulks up ETF research with acquisition of First Bridge

August 5, 2019

Investment research firm CFRA has acquired First Bridge Data in a move that will give CFRA access to global ETF data and analytics that until now it has been getting from third-party providers. For financial advisers, the addition of First Bridge...

Franklin Templeton to build asset-class agnostic ETF

August 2, 2019

Franklin Templeton has a wonky plan to simplify stock and bond allocations. The San Mateo, California-based asset manager wants to start a new exchange-traded fund that will invest in equities, debt, commodities and currencies — rather than...

Disruptive ETFs face an ESG disruption

July 25, 2019

ETFs have new competition, and its name is ESG. Exchange-traded funds have been one of the most disruptive forces in investing in recent years. Burned by decades of high fees and underperformance in actively managed mutual funds, investors have...

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...

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