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Morningstar says investors rushed the exits in 2018

January 17, 2019

Investors ran for cover in 2018, according to the latest data from Morningstar showing last year's level of net inflows into U.S. mutual funds. Net inflows into ETFs were the lowest since 2008. In a year that saw the S&P 500 Index finish down...

BlackRock's assets fall below $6 trillion amid market turmoil

January 16, 2019

The brutal stock market took its toll on BlackRock Inc. in the fourth quarter as institutions withdrew money from the company, pushing assets down from their record level. The world's largest asset manager reported assets under management declined...

Betting S&P 500 will fall, traders shift cash in leveraged ETFs

January 15, 2019

Investors are increasingly shifting away from bets that U.S. stocks will rise and flipping their cash into exchange-traded funds that profit when markets tumble. About $218 million has flowed out of bullish leveraged ETFs tracking the S&P 500...

$1.8 billion record inflow into junk-bond ETF

January 14, 2019

A record inflow into the largest high-yield debt ETF can't mask lingering nerves among investors. The $14.8 billion iShares iBoxx High Yield Corporate Bond exchange-traded fund absorbed nearly $1.8 billion last week, the highest amount ever,...

Gundlach warns U.S. economy is floating on 'ocean of debt'

January 14, 2019

Jeffrey Gundlach said yet again that the U.S. economy is gorging on debt. Echoing many of the themes from his annual "Just Markets" webcast Tuesday, Mr. Gundlach took part in a roundtable of 10 of Wall Street's smartest investors for Barron's....

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...

Stock market earnings angst goes beyond Apple

January 3, 2019

Apple's first estimate reduction in two decades helped ignite a 660-point rout in the Dow Jones Industrial Average Thursday. Bad news for investors: the iPhone maker is hardly the only company paring a forecast. Among U.S. companies issuing...

Rotten day on Wall Street, as Apple woes send stocks plunging

January 3, 2019

U.S. stocks sank after a factory gauge dropped the most in a decade and Apple cut its sales outlook, adding to concern that global growth is slowing. Treasuries rallied and the yen strengthened. The S&P 500 Index tumbled 2.5% for its steepest...

Vanguard shutters $1 billion mutual fund

January 3, 2019

The ongoing evaluation and cleanup of the fund lineup at The Vanguard Group is eliminating another large mutual fund from its big mutual fund complex. The $5 trillion asset manager announced Thursday that it will liquidate the Vanguard Convertible...

Market downturn puts spotlight on active management

January 2, 2019

The momentum toward passively managed index investing is expected to lose some steam as the volatility in the financial markets shines fresh light on the benefits of active management. It is as cyclical as the markets themselves, and a lot of...

'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...

Shift from active to passive appproaches tipping point in 2019

December 31, 2018

A line between active and passive funds is set to cross next year. When it comes to mutual funds and exchange-traded funds that buy U.S. stocks, those that passively track indexes now hold 48 percent of assets, according to estimates from Morningstar...

Fund investors pull $56 billion in biggest exit since 2008

December 27, 2018

Mutual funds suffered redemptions of $56.2 billion in the week ended Dec. 19. That's the biggest outflow since the week ended Oct. 15, 2008, according to data released Wednesday by the Investment Company Institute. And the numbers over the last...

Cetera fined $1.4 million for award-winning broker's excessive trades

December 20, 2018

Cetera Advisor Networks must pay nearly $1.4 million in fines and restitution in relation to the short-term mutual fund purchases of a former broker, who'd received sales awards from the broker-dealer for two consecutive years. The Financial...

T shares are dead

December 20, 2018

The Department of Labor fiduciary rule was expected to usher in a new era of mutual fund share classes that were more transparent and leveled the playing field for advisers. The death of the regulation altered the course of that revolution....

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...

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...

Financial advisers put market volatility in perspective for clients

December 19, 2018

No, Virginia, there is no Santa Claus rally this year, and that has advisers scrambling to calm clients as the financial markets head toward the worst December in 50 years. With the U.S. stock market having dropped into correction territory,...

ETrade launches national adviser referral network

December 18, 2018

ETrade Financial Corp. has launched a national adviser referral network to enhance its financial adviser custodial business. The ETrade Advisor Network, which was cited as a driving force behind the custodial relationship ETrade announced last...

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