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$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,...

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 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...

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...

`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...

Social Finance plans no-fee ETFs

February 25, 2019

The first free exchange-traded fund is on its way. Social Finance Inc., the online lender known as SoFi, is helping start two new ETFs that won't charge a management fee, according to regulatory filings. The funds, which plan to waive charges...

Mortgage ETF is one of the most popular this year

February 20, 2019

Investors on the hunt for both safety and a touch of yield have made a product stuffed with mortgage-backed securities the third-most popular exchange-traded fund this year. The $15 billion iShares MBS ETF (MBB) has taken in more than $3 billion...

Life is brutish and short for new ETFs

February 15, 2019

New exchange-traded funds must endure a brutal Darwinian struggle for attention and assets. To attract enough capital to survive amid the competition, new ETFs need a good investment idea and a catchy marketing approach. Those were but some...

Schwab, Fidelity expand commission-free ETF trading

February 12, 2019

Brokerage platform giants Charles Schwab Corp. and Fidelity Investments issued near-simultaneous announcements Tuesday morning that they are each expanding to more than 500 the number of commission-free ETFs on their respective platforms. The...

Zero-fee ETFs are the elephant in the room at industry summit

February 11, 2019

There's a Fidelity-sized cloud hanging over asset managers gathering this week at the marquee event for exchange-traded funds. After the $2.6 trillion Boston-based behemoth started selling mutual funds without an annual management charge last...

Stock pickers are excited as passive funds shed $16 billion

February 8, 2019

For stock pickers, it's the dream that will never die: An aging bull market prone to violent dislocations will revive their fortunes as they buy overlooked winners and snub losers. Things haven't gone according to plan over the years as the...

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