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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

Best returns in August came from ETFs loved by gold bugs

August 30, 2019

Investing in gold and silver miners paid off this month for investors in equity exchange-traded funds. BlackRock Inc.'s iShares MSCI Global Gold Miners ETF, known as RING, has returned almost 14% in August, more than any other unleveraged stock...

S&P 500 ETF separates truth from turbulence

August 21, 2019

The next time it seems as if the sky is falling, pull up the trading volume in the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY) for a reality check. Last Wednesday was one of those days. The S&P 500 Index was nearing a 3% drop, and it looked as if maybe this...

Stock volatility spurs worst run of ETF withdrawals in six months

August 19, 2019

A volatile few months for global stock markets is taking its toll on exchange-traded funds. Almost $18 billion fled U.S.-listed equity ETFs during the past three weeks, the most since February, according to data compiled by Bloomberg Intelligence....

CFRA bulks up ETF research with acquisition of First Bridge

August 5, 2019

Investment research firm CFRA has acquired First Bridge Data in a move that will give CFRA access to global ETF data and analytics that until now it has been getting from third-party providers. For financial advisers, the addition of First Bridge...

Fate worse than zero hits fund land

May 15, 2019

The trend that's been driving fees in the world of asset management relentlessly lower has finally reached its (il)logical conclusion. The Securities and Exchange Commission has just approved an exchange-traded fund with negative fees. It's...

Franklin Templeton to build asset-class agnostic ETF

August 2, 2019

Franklin Templeton has a wonky plan to simplify stock and bond allocations. The San Mateo, California-based asset manager wants to start a new exchange-traded fund that will invest in equities, debt, commodities and currencies — rather than...

ETF strategies gain traction

January 29, 2012

Money overseen by U.S. investment managers who buy exchange-traded funds instead of individual stocks and bonds rose by 43% during the 12-month period ended Sept. 30, even faster than the growth for ETFs, according to a report from Morningstar...

BlackRock revenue takes hit in ETF fee wars

December 5, 2010

BlackRock Inc. is losing its tight grip on the $927 billion U.S. ETF market — potentially costing the company hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue — and the competition is just starting to heat up. A major competitor, The Vanguard...

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