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Vanguard bolsters efforts to woo financial advisers

December 10, 2007

Despite once having been seen as betraying financial advisers, The Vanguard Group Inc. of Malvern, Pa., continues to ratchet up efforts to court them. But the fund company may not be doing enough to heal old wounds. Many advisers felt that Vanguard...

ICI is likely to prevail in its effort to end ETNs' tax break

December 3, 2007

The Investment Company Institute, the powerful mouthpiece of the mutual fund industry, is trying to torpedo the tax advantages of exchange traded notes, and industry insiders think that it has a pretty good chance of being successful. "I think...

Analyzing international ETFs a challenge

November 19, 2007

Although exchange traded funds increasingly provide an inexpensive way for financial advisers to gain access to international markets, analyzing such ETFs is more difficult than analyzing those that stick to domestic securities. Consider the...

Capital gains looming once again

November 5, 2007

With corrrections Mutual fund investors will learn the hard way at the end of this year that you can never keep the tax man away for long. That is when fund companies announce taxable distributions for their funds. For some shareholders, it...

Most investors can't distinguish ETFs from mutual funds

October 29, 2007

Exchange traded funds are becoming a must-have for individual investors, but few of them know exactly what they are, how they work or what makes them different from their mutual fund cousins, advisers observed. "I don't think most clients can...

State Street spins out more SPDRs

October 15, 2007

State Street Global Advisors of Boston today launched three new fixed-income exchange traded funds on the American Stock Exchange. The SPDR Lehman New York Municipal Bond ETF aims to track the Lehman Brothers Managed Money Municipal New York...

ETFs face loss of seed money

October 15, 2007

Hundreds of exchange traded funds may not see the light of day, because seed capital for such funds is drying up. "Seed capital has virtually run out, and no one has refilled the granary," said James Lowell, Needham, Mass.-based editor of Forbes...

U.S. ETF assets up to $554 billion

October 11, 2007

Exchange traded fund assets increased by 9.7% in September, as 15 new funds were launched, according to State Street's monthly exchange traded fund snapshot. In total, there were 560 ETFs in the U.S. managed by 17 money managers, with assets...

Advisers, providers remain skeptical on ETF-based annuities

October 8, 2007

More than two years after the launch of the first variable annuity based on exchange traded funds, VA providers and financial advisers are still ap-proaching the product with caution. As separate products, ETFs and variable annuities are increasingly...

Powershares to offer laddered-treasury ETFs

October 8, 2007

PowerShares Capital Management LLC of Wheaton, Ill., will expand its family of fixed-income exchange traded funds on Oct. 11, when it lists a 1-30-year-laddered treasury portfolio, as well as insured New York and California municipal bond portfolios,...

Help investors diversify intelligently

October 8, 2007

Financial planners and investment advisers apparently are doing their jobs well — their clients and other individual investors are diversifying their investments as never before. That is the implication of the report in InvestmentNews last...

SPDR man touts new ETFs

October 5, 2007

The first exchange traded funds giving investors access to international bonds began trading today, State Street Global Advisors of Boston announced. "The SPDR Lehman International Treasury Bond ETF offers unmatched fixed-income diversification...

Rydex ETF Essentials for investors debuts

October 4, 2007

Rydex Investments yesterday kicked off a web initiative to put investors in the know about exchange traded funds. The Rockville, Md.-based firm’s ETF Essentials program arrives on the heels of ETFs’ growing popularity as an investment option....

ETFs weather the fiscal storm

October 1, 2007

The ETF 50 Index, increased 4.7% in September, marking its largest monthly gain this year. The benchmark, which contains 50 of the most-held exchange traded funds, advanced 3.5% in the third quarter and finished 11.5% ahead in the first nine...

First life-cycle ETFs debut

October 1, 2007

The first life-cycle exchange traded funds began trading today, TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. of Omaha, Neb., said in a statement. The five TDAX Independence ETFs, a joint venture between TD Ameritrade and XShares Advisors LLC of New York, seek...

U.S. ETF assets top $507 billion

September 27, 2007

Total assets of the 546 exchange traded fund listed in the U.S. rose 3.7% to $507.11 billion in August, according to a report by the Investment Company Institute. Assets of all exchange traded funds rose in August rose by $18.25 million, from...

Two proposed ETFs plan to tap private equity

September 17, 2007

Despite a downturn in private-equity returns, two new exchange traded funds providing investors access to that space may soon be launched. The proposed ETFs — one from PowerShares Capital Management LLC of Wheaton, Ill., and the other from...

State Street launches muni bond ETF

September 13, 2007

State Street Global Advisor, of Boston, today launched its municipal bond exchange traded fund, the SPDR Lehman Municipal Bond ETF, on the American Stock Exchange. The ETF allows clients to invest in federal tax-free municipal bonds with highly...

First muni ETF debuts on AMEX

September 10, 2007

The first exchange traded fund to invest in municipal bonds began trading today on the American Stock Exchange. The iShares S&P National Municipal Bond Fund from Barclays Global Investors of San Francisco, however, won’t be the last muni ETF....

Volatile market sends many investors to ProShare ETFs

September 10, 2007

Recent market volatility has been good for ProShare Advisors LLC. The gyrations have drawn attention to its 52 exchange traded funds, all of which use leverage to provide short or magnified exposure to various indexes. One ETF that has been...

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