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Pax World Introduces Sustainable ETFs

Financial advisors whose clients want ethics to play a role in their investment portfolios are getting a new tool.

Flash Crash May Stain ETF Industry

Exchange-traded funds don't appear to have been the cause of Thursday's flash crash, but the day could stand as a blemish on the products' reputation for reliability as trading vehicles.

For Morningstar, A Closed-End Conundrum

Morningstar Inc., the immensely powerful arbiter of the mutual fund industry, is turning its attention to a corner of the business it has long ignored: closed-end funds.

ETFs Played Key Role In Market Drop

Early signs suggest ETFs played a big role in Thursday's turmoil. It's too early to tell if they were victims or somehow contributors to the problem.

ETFs Chase Small-Cap Rally

The past year's small-cap stock rally may well be spent, but a raft of new exchange-traded funds with bullish marketing materials suggest fund companies still smell opportunity.

Vanguard Offers Free ETF Trades

The Vanguard Group is now offering its brokerage clients commission-free transactions across its line of exchange-traded funds.

Understanding Indexes

by Gail Liberman

Popularity, turnover, structure and other factors affect index funds and ETFs.

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How Much Leverage Is Optimal?


The author of a paper that looks at how to determine optimal leverage in an investment portfolio is the 2010 first-place winner of a $10,000 award for advancements in active management.

Dividend ETFs Beckon Income-Starved Investors

Exchange-traded funds that focus on dividend-paying stocks trailed the market in 2009, but they may attract bond investors who are worried about the prospect of rising interest rates.

A Good Complement

by Marla Brill

More advisors think both bond mutual funds and ETFs belong in client portfolios.

Performance Trade-Off

by Alan Lavine

Keeping ETF dividends in cash may reduce total return.

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ETFs Buoyed By Health-Care Bill's Passage

The passage of health-care overhaul has buoyed shares of exchange-traded funds focused on the sector.

Active ETFs A Slow-Moving Stampede

A parade of big-name mutual fund companies have filed paperwork to launch actively managed ETFs, but it could take years before any of them attract significant interest from investors.

J.P. Morgan Plans Actively Managed ETFs

J.P. Morgan Chase indicated it plans to offer actively managed exchange-traded funds, following recent moves by competitors.

Direxion Launches ETFs


In what seems to be a continuing race among providers to introduce exchange-traded funds, Boston-based Direxion announced today that it has launched six new leveraged ETFs.

Eaton Vance Plans Active ETFs

The parade of mutual fund companies jumping into the ETF business continues. The latest entrant: Eaton Vance Corp.

Bond ETFs Have Hidden Risks

Investors seeking safety have been pouring cash into bond funds-but, when it comes to exchange-traded funds, they run the risk of limiting their gains or magnifying their losses.