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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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

Vanguard combines two strong funds creating a $25 billion large-cap growth portfolio

December 17, 2018

The Vanguard Group, citing efficiencies and lower fees, is combing two big actively managed large-cap growth funds to create one really big fund. By the end of March, investors in the $15.1 billion Vanguard Morgan Growth Fund (VMRAX) will be...

Alternative strategies prove their worth as stocks turn bearish

December 7, 2018

As stock market volatility returns in earnest, investors who have waited patiently in alternative investments are starting to reap some of the benefits. Though liquid alternative mutual fund categories have generally been out of favor against...

Bitwise launches two new funds to capitalize on dip in cryptocurrency market

December 5, 2018

The downturn in U.S. stocks is nothing compared to the sell-off cryptocurrency traders are experiencing. Bitcoin plunged 5.2% Tuesday to $3,700, the lowest it's been since November 2017, according to MarketWatch. Ether, one of bitcoin's largest...

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...

Are stocks ready for a rally?

December 3, 2018

The easing of U.S.-China trade tensions might not be as unabashedly bullish as investors had expected. When the Dow Jones Industrial Average on Monday was unable to sustain a 400-plus gain on news of the weekend agreement to delay a planned...

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