ETF News

Fee-Only Advisors Shift Investing Landscape

A surge in fee-only advisors has changed the way Americans invest and propelled ETFs into the fastest-growing investment product.

Egypt ETFs Surge, Credit Default Swaps Fall as Mubarak Resigns

Egypt's default risk fell and shares rallied as Hosni Mubarak stepped down as the country's president.

SEC Probing Insider Trading Through ETFs

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating whether exchange-traded funds are being used to hide insider trading, a person with knowledge of the probe said.

When Do ETFs Make The Grade?

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A new rating system to help financial advisors understand and compare exchange-traded funds was unveiled this week at the 4th Annual Inside ETFs Conference. 

Playing Defense

by Gail Liberman

Investors continued the gold rush last year, but how they invested varies.

Ready For Reflation

by Marla Brill

Several kinds of ETFs should benefit if prices and interest rates begin to rise.

Advisor Emporium

Advisor Emporium

Commodities Investors Favor Mutual Funds Over ETFs

For all the talk about the runaway success of exchange-traded funds, there's at least one sector where traditional mutual funds maintain their supremacy: commodities. 

Vanguard Emerging Market ETF Surpasses BlackRock's

Vanguard Emerging Market ETF became the third-largest U.S. exchange-traded fund this week, adding to evidence that investors are migrating to the cheapest offerings.

ETF Assets Up 28% In 2010

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Assets in U.S.-traded ETFs rose 28% in 2010--in a market that is still largely dominated by three fund providers, according to a report by Standard & Poor's.

U.S. ETF Market Value Topped $1 Trillion Last Year, Study Says

The combined market value of U.S. ETFs surpassed $1 trillion for the first time in 2010, while ETFs investing in emerging markets and bonds receiving the most new money.

Fidelity, E*Trade Start Unified Managed Accounts

Fidelity and E*Trade are starting unified managed accounts for individual investors who want someone else to manage their money.

Investors Win As Fund Firms Fight To Cut Fees

A price war is slashing expenses to the bone on index-tracking exchange-traded funds and mutual funds. And that suits Harold Evensky fine.

Small Companies Could Face Big Risks From Climate Change

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Are small companies telling investors about climate risks and opportunities that affect their businesses? A new study examined 364 companies to find out.

Advisor Emporium

Advisor Emporium  

Variable Annuity Offers ETFs From Vanguard, iShares

A new variable annuity will allow investors to build their portfolio by choosing subaccounts that invest in ETFs.

Brokerages To Tell IRS What Investors Paid For Stocks

Investors who forget what they paid for shares of stock will get help starting next year, courtesy of the IRS.

The Struggle To Explain Bond ETFs

When it comes to bond ETFs, investors think they've got lemons. The ETF industry has been working hard to convince them it's really lemonade.

Water ETF Celebrates Five Years With Outperformance

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The first water ETF celebrates its five-year anniversary this month.

ProShares Launches Long/Short Absolute Return ETF

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ProShares is partnering with Rob Arnott's Research Affiliates (RAFI) to launch an absolute return ETF based on RAFI's fundamental indexing methodology.