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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....

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,...

Vanguard poised to top BlackRock in first-quarter U.S. ETF flows

March 27, 2019

Vanguard Group Inc. is luring more money this quarter than any of its rivals in the ultra-competitive U.S. market for exchange-traded funds. The $5 trillion asset manager's U.S. ETFs have absorbed about $17 billion since year-end, meaning it's...

As cash-back ETF hits funds market, signs of trouble appear

March 20, 2019

There's a whiff of desperation among asset managers in their seemingly never-ending war on fund fees. Last week, one ETF upstart created a minor splash by doing what was once unthinkable — offering to pay investors to buy into its exchange-traded...

Goldman to buy S&P portfolio unit to boost ETF sales

March 19, 2019

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. agreed to buy a new distribution channel for its expanding roster of exchange-traded funds. The acquisition of Standard & Poor's Investment Advisory Services gives the bank another vehicle to bring its funds to investors...

ESG funds have never been cheaper as Vanguard sets off fee war

March 15, 2019

The price war has come to socially conscious investing. BlackRock Inc., Vanguard Group and Deutsche Bank's DWS Group have slashed fees for exchange-traded funds that track companies performing well on environmental, social and governance criteria....

Forget zero fees. This ETF is offering to pay investors

March 12, 2019

Free is no longer cheap enough in the ultra-competitive market for exchange-traded funds. Salt Financial, which currently runs one $10 million ETF, plans to woo buyers with a fund that will temporarily pay them to invest, according to regulatory...

JPMorgan rolls out cheapest-ever stock ETF

March 11, 2019

JPMorgan Chase & Co. is still trying to make a buck while selling America's cheapest exchange-traded fund. The bank plans to charge just 20 cents for every $1,000 invested in a new stock fund, undercutting all 2,000 existing U.S. ETFs, a regulatory...

Vanguard lowers fees on some ETFs

March 1, 2019

Vanguard Group, the second-largest issuer of exchange-traded funds, escalated an industry price competition by lowering fees on three of its popular products. The asset manager will reduce fees on its Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF, making it...

Vanguard using ETF portfolios to turn advisers into life coaches

March 1, 2019

Vanguard Group's Greg Davis has a message for financial advisers about their clients: "You are their emotional ballast for the uncertain times." The chief investment officer of the $5 trillion asset manager stressed the growing importance of...

`Investing on steroids' pays off as thematic ETFs outperform

February 28, 2019

For returns more than triple the stock market average so far this year, look no further than a quirky group of exchange-traded funds that bet on the latest investment fads. The top three performing U.S.-listed, non-leveraged ETFs this year are...

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