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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...

Largest energy ETF has worst week in 18 months

January 28, 2019

The largest exchange-traded fund focused on the energy sector is bleeding cash after oil's best run since October came to an end. The $13.4 billion Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLE) lost $632 million last week, its largest weekly outflow...

BlackRock data leak also hit Envestnet financial advisers

January 23, 2019

BlackRock Inc.'s data leak has reached Envestnet Inc., a technology provider that serves financial advisers, and Axa Equitable, which sells life insurance and investment products. On Wednesday, Axa became the third company to disclose it was...

Royal Bank of Canada deal with BlackRock gives it ETF heft without much cost

January 9, 2019

Royal Bank of Canada is vaulting into the No. 1 spot in Canada's rapidly expanding ETF market without much added cost with its new partnership with BlackRock Inc. Royal Bank's RBC Global Asset Management division and BlackRock's Canadian asset...

Vanguard gives day traders the stiff-arm by dropping inverse, leveraged strategy funds

January 9, 2019

The Vanguard Group, underscoring its dedication to buy-and-hold investing, is taking another step to give day traders the boot from its brokerage platform. The $5 trillion asset management complex announced Tuesday that it is removing access...

'ETFs as asset class' among the top 2019 market trends

January 2, 2019

Wall Street's going to have to adjust its business to account for a not-so-new but fast-growing asset class: exchange-traded funds. Treating ETFs as a class of assets independent from stocks is among the nine biggest market structure trends...

Investors flee biggest financials ETF at fastest pace since 2008

December 19, 2018

As fears about future economic growth roil markets, financial firms are falling out of vogue with ETF investors at a pace unseen since the collapse of Lehman Brothers. The $24 billion Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLF) had $1.8 billion...

Investors pour record cash into value ETF

December 19, 2018

The great rotation to value continues. Whether it can last is another question. The $38 billion iShares Russell 1000 Value ETF (IWD) took in around $1.1 billion last week, the third most since the fund started trading in May 2000. And its previous...

Regional bank ETFs suffer as housing market cools

December 3, 2018

With interest rates rising and the housing market slumping, exchange-traded fund buyers aren't banking on regional banks. Investors pulled $547 million from the $4 billion SPDR S&P Regional Banking ETF (KRE) in November, its biggest monthly...

Fear dictates ETF flows

November 30, 2018

From stocks to bonds to factor funds, safety was the name of the game for ETF investors in November. In a month dominated by midterm elections, trade tussles, Federal Reserve talk and concerns about slower growth, the message was clear: Steer...

Bitcoin ETFs stymied by lack of safeguards, says SEC chief Jay Clayton

November 28, 2018

The head of the Securities and Exchange Commission said Tuesday that concern over a lack of investor protections makes it unlikely that his agency will approve a bitcoin exchange-traded fund anytime soon. Chairman Jay Clayton said at a conference...

SEC commissioner warns about use of leverage in ETFs

November 12, 2018

Investment products that use derivatives to improve returns are threatening the reputation of the $3.6 trillion market for exchange-traded funds, according to one of five commissioners at the Securities and Exchange Commission. "The risk with...

Answering 'Is that an ETF?' may get easier under plan put to SEC

October 29, 2018

Investors could find it easier to differentiate between exchange-traded funds and other investments under a new proposal put to the Securities and Exchange Commission. Under the plan, issuers would be banned from calling their products ''ETFs,''...

Investors jump into ETFs that took a beating in the latest sell-off

October 29, 2018

Investors in exchange-traded funds are buying the dip. Cash is pouring into ETFs tracking areas of the market that have been pummeled in the October sell-off, like small-cap stocks and semiconductor manufacturers. The iShares Russell 2000 ETF...

New ETF team at Bank of America picks funds

October 17, 2018

Mary Ann Bartels knew there'd be pushback. "We're like Einstein," she nervously joked to a colleague at Bank of America Corp. in the months before they unveiled their latest research, alluding to the deeply skeptical reaction that greeted the...

ETF investors are rewriting the rules on hedging risk

October 16, 2018

Investors are coming up with new ways to hedge credit risk as interest rates rise and the Federal Reserve appears to be on course for further tightening, with minutes from its last meeting scheduled to be released Wednesday. Amid a steep run-up...

True costs of an ETF lie far beyond its expense ratio

October 4, 2018

When advisers think about what an exchange-traded fund costs, the first and sometimes only factor that comes to mind is its expense ratio. But Maggie Dorn, vice president and ETF specialist with American Century Investments, said that conspicuous...

BlackRock is the winner and loser in this bond ETF fee fight

October 1, 2018

The fee fight continues in ETF land. But now it's happening within fund firms themselves. BlackRock Inc.'s $2.2 billion iShares Broad USD Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF (USIG) took in a record $624 million last Tuesday. It appears that...

Bank-heavy ETFs see brisk demand amid rising interest rates

September 24, 2018

Investors of exchange-traded funds are chasing chunky yields and pouring cash into strategies holding banks, hoping to profit from higher interest rates. The $33 billion Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLF) took in $942 million last week,...

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