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ETFs that hide their portfolios get go-ahead from SEC

December 11, 2019

Four new types of exchange-traded funds that allow money managers to hide their holdings have been approved by U.S. regulators. T. Rowe Price, Fidelity, Natixis and Blue Tractor won permission from the Securities and Exchange Commission to create...

Advisers bypass zero expense ratios for brand-name ETFs

December 10, 2019

Low fees might be the surest form of investment alpha, but it turns out that brand-name asset managers with longer track records still rule when it comes to exchange-traded funds. It also helps to have shelf space on high-traffic brokerage platforms....

Wells Fargo eliminates commissions from stocks and ETFs on WellsTrade

December 10, 2019

The wave of zero-fee trading kept coming Tuesday with Wells Fargo Advisors dropping commissions on stocks and ETFs from WellsTrade, its self-directed trading platform. The move comes one day after Bank of America announced it would eliminate...

BofA puts final nail in the coffin of commissions on Merrill Edge platform

December 9, 2019

Recognizing the trend toward lower trading fees, Bank of America has made that final step in a steady migration to commission-free trades on its Merrill Edge Self-Directed platform. Less than two months after expanding free-trading access for...

Riskiest ETFs get a green light

December 5, 2019

A plan to greenlight some of the ETF industry's most controversial products comes with a caveat that could doom them to irrelevance. Asset managers will soon have free rein to create leveraged and inverse exchange-traded funds under a recent...

Volatility futures may be subdued because of all the volatility ETPs

December 2, 2019

Exchange-traded products are taking up a bigger chunk of Cboe Volatility Index futures trading than they have in about seven years, and that could be depressing the gauge, according to Nomura Securities International Inc. When VIX-linked ETPs...

1,000 dead ETFs is cause for celebration

December 2, 2019

Sometimes death is a sign of life. The exchange-traded fund industry buried its 1,000th product this year, with the number of victims growing almost as fast as new products hitting the market. This is obviously bad for the issuers of the deceased...

ETFs that hide their holdings get a green light

November 15, 2019

Regulators are on track to approve four new flavors of exchange-traded funds that keep their holdings secret, notching a win for active managers. The Securities and Exchange Commission said it plans to approve active nontransparent ETFs from...

Ken Fisher has a big bet on a risky corner of Wall Street

November 8, 2019

Billionaire Ken Fisher made his name and fortune picking stocks. But over the years he's also become a huge player in an arcane — and controversial — corner of Wall Street: exchange-traded notes. With little fanfare, his Fisher Investments...

How far will LPL move amid an industry price war?

October 15, 2019

Management at LPL Financial is trying to figure out how to wade deeper into the pricing war that discount broker and RIA custodian Charles Schwab Corp. ignited at the start of the month when it said it was eliminating commissions for online...

Gold ETFs post longest run in a decade

October 9, 2019

As global tensions escalate and signs of a slowdown mount, more investors are turning to gold. Worldwide holdings in bullion-backed exchange-traded funds have expanded for 17 days in a row, the longest run of inflows since 2009. The total stash...

Barclays offers first zero-fee ETNs

October 8, 2019

Barclays is opening a new front in a brutal price war between asset managers. The British bank is starting the first no-fee exchange-traded notes in the U.S., joining a growing number of institutions that are offering investors their products...

Stock havens cost more than ever

October 7, 2019

Some of the highest valuations in years can't keep exchange-traded fund investors from hunkering down in the safest pockets of the U.S. equity market. As the S&P 500 Index began October with its third week of losses, utilities ETFs took in $726...

Crypto ETF advocates face SEC resistance despite strategic shift

September 30, 2019

After years of delays and false signs of progress, asset managers looking to start the first cryptocurrency exchange-traded fund are heading back to the drawing board. Van Eck Associates Corp. — once seen as a front-runner — shelved its...

Taxes are one thing – not the 'only' thing

September 27, 2019

Tax Day has come and gone. As advisers to high-net-worth individuals and families, tax planning is a year-round priority. HNW clients have wide-ranging objectives that include everything from transferring large amounts of money to younger generations,...

Invesco seeks SEC approval for ETF designed to thwart copycats

September 26, 2019

Invesco wants to start a new type of exchange-traded fund that conceals its portfolio. The actively managed ETFs would rely on Invesco's own, proprietary design, according to regulatory filings from the $1.2 trillion money manager. Unlike conventional...

The ETF market just got a shot in the arm from D.C.

September 26, 2019

Wall Street's main watchdog is cutting back regulatory red tape for exchange-traded funds, potentially triggering faster growth for the $4 trillion market. After more than a decade of wrangling, the Securities and Exchange Commission said Thursday...

SoFi refunds investors for tax hit caused by proprietary ETFs

September 23, 2019

When investors incurred capital gains taxes because Social Finance Inc. replaced Vanguard funds with proprietary ETFs in some portfolios managed by its robo-adviser, the company defended the move as a regular change relating to client investment...

Proposal for Bitcoin ETF withdrawn by Cboe, VanEck SolidX

September 18, 2019

Cboe Global Markets' BZX exchange has withdrawn a proposal to the Securities and Exchange Commission to list and trade shares of a Bitcoin investment vehicle. A proposed rule change that would have allowed BZX to list and trade SolidX Bitcoin...

Goldman uses JPMorgan's own tactics against it in ETF battle

September 17, 2019

Goldman Sachs is throwing everything but the kitchen sink at boosting its share of the $4 trillion U.S. market for exchange-traded funds — even mimicking one of its Wall Street foes. The bank is adopting an approach pioneered by JPMorgan Chase,...

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