ETF News

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


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

ProShares Launches Long/Short Absolute Return ETF


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

Rydex Rolls Out Six ETFs

by Eric Uhlfelder

Rydex is rolling out six new equity ETFs that collectively offer global equity exposure in a different way than do conventional index funds.

State Street Cuts 5% Of Workforce As Low Rates Squeeze Profit

State Street Corp. said it will cut 1,400 jobs beginning this week and trim real estate costs as interest rates near zero erode profit. Barclays also is preparing to eliminate jobs, sources say.

A Tamer Route

by Marla Brill

Once the bad boys of the bond market, emerging market debt is now seen as less risky.

Finding 'Green' Gold

by Jerilyn Klein Bier

Responsible investors focus on this dirty industry's brighter spots and alternatives.

College Students Drive SRI Efforts

by Jerilyn Klein Bier

Their mission: making big endowments and big business socially responsible.

Asset Managers Venture Further Into ETFs

As financial advisors increase their use of ETFs, money managers are moving further into the low-cost arena, laying the groundwork to launch additional active and passive funds.

ETF Growth Fuels Fear Of 'Flash Crash' Repeat

With total assets in exchange-traded funds approaching $1 trillion, the rapid growth of these products is coming under fire from critics who contend that ETF proliferation has created new risks...

ETFs Riskier to Markets Than Rapid Trading, Study Says

ETFs, not high-frequency trading, pose the greatest danger to stock-market stability and may trigger more disruptions like the May 6 selloff, according to the Kauffman Foundation in Kansas City.

NASDAQ Puts Emphasis On Green Investing


The world's largest stock exchange company has made a big commitment to green investing with the introduction of 66 new indexes that track the clean energy and environmental sectors, as well as...

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As Public Eyes Gold, Advisors Blanch

(Dow Jones) When it comes to gold, financial advisors are finding themselves in an all-too-familiar role: that of mom and dad slapping hands away from the cookie jar.

Advisor Launches ETF Portfolio


Pelleton Capital Management Ltd. has launched a model investment portfolio that includes exchange-traded funds focusing on sustainable, green investments.

New ETFs Mimic Individual Bonds

One of the exchange-traded fund industry's latest innovations aims to answer a long-standing criticism of bond mutual funds.

TD Ameritrade Offers ETF Center


TD Ameritrade's new ETF Market Center is offering a list of 100 commission-free ETFs for retail investors and independent RIAs interested in long-term investing.

Nothing To Fear But Fear Itself

by Michelle Knight

In an investment world where volatility has become the new normal, consider these techniques to help you work effectively with clients.