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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,...

Investors pour money into ETF ahead of index reorganization

September 19, 2018

Investors are starting to shift their cash to maintain exposure to some big tech names like Facebook Inc., Google parent Alphabet Inc. and Netflix Inc. before indexers reclassify the stocks. State Street Corp.'s Communication Services Select...

How to get investors excited about ESG ETFs

September 18, 2018

Let's be honest: Exchange-traded funds that focus on environmental, social and governance have been a giant dud. They only have about $6 billion in assets, or just 0.2% of all money invested in ETFs, despite to-die-for PR that eludes most categories....

Cadaret Grant punished for failure to supervise brokers selling complex products

September 11, 2018

Federal securities regulators Tuesday hit Cadaret Grant & Co. Inc., an independent broker-dealer based in Syracuse, N.Y., with penalties totaling more than $1.7 million in enforcement actions related to the firm's failure to oversee its registered...

Structured ETFs offer fresh twist on popular variable annuity strategy

September 6, 2018

There's nothing quite like the month of September to remind investors and financial advisers that the financial markets are fraught with risks, which is the kind of mindset that Innovator Capital Management is banking on with its new suite of...

Malaysia ETF draws most cash since 2011 even as Turkey roils emerging markets

August 13, 2018

Looking for contagion from Turkey's economic crisis? You won't find it in Malaysia. The Southeast Asian nation's stock market surged into overbought territory last week and the sole U.S.-listed exchange-traded fund tracking the measure attracted...

Big finance firms want in on theme ETFs

August 8, 2018

A colorful corner of the $3.6 trillion market for exchange-traded funds is going mainstream, thanks to some of the world's biggest finance firms. State Street Corp. and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. are planning a series of ETFs with themes that...

New ETFs seek to hedge a stock market slide

August 3, 2018

Some investors worry that exchange-traded funds will be front and center in the next big stock market correction. So naturally, you can now buy ETFs aimed at protecting you from it. Innovator Capital Management is readying three new funds that...

Invesco joins the do-it-yourself indexing trend

July 26, 2018

In the cut-throat world of exchange-traded funds, it pays to keep up with the Joneses. Invesco Ltd., the fourth-largest issuer in the U.S., is starting eight fixed-income ETFs backed by benchmarks designed by the firm, following the likes of...

TD Ameritrade latest brokerage refusing to lead in cutting ETF commissions

July 24, 2018

Commission-free ETF trading appears to be the trend that isn't going away, but TD Ameritrade is the latest company to acknowledge it will not lead in the race to the bottom. "We're not going to lead [on cutting commissions], but we need to prepare...

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