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iShares' Core ETF strategy doing the trick
A year ago, BlackRock Inc.'s iShares unit launched a series of exchange-traded funds aimed at buy-and-hold investors to fight its declining market share.
Volatility in Treasuries falls as heat in D.C. spikes
The world's biggest investors are finding government bonds becoming safer, not more risky, as the deadline to avoid the first American default approaches.
Firms seek reworking of money fund reform
Major financial firms are calling on the Securities and Exchange Commission to narrow its money market fund reform plan, asking it to exclude tax-exempt money funds and revise the definition of “retail investor,” among other changes.
Early leaders in liquid alternatives
It may take several more years for the cream-of-the-crop liquid-alternatives managers to emerge, but even in the early innings, these four firms are making strong cases.
iShares takes next step to woo retail investors, fend off Vanguard
BlackRock's ETF unit extends its core series to include managed portfolios as it takes another step in its efforts to woo retail investors. And keep Vanguard at bay. Jason Kephart explains.
Fee war redux? State Street ETFs undercut iShares and Vanguard
State Street Global Advisors, the second-largest provider of exchange-traded funds, is making a push to join the ranks of low-cost ETF providers by offering the cheapest Russell 1000, 2000, and 3000 ETFs on the market. SSgA launched the SPDR Russell 2000 ETF (TWOK) on Tuesday and changed the
Where are the fund shareholders' yachts?
Shareholders of mutual fund companies have had a lot to be happy about so far this year — much more, in fact, than the shareholders in the mutual funds themselves. Publicly traded shares of mutual fund companies soared more than 62% for the 12-month period ended May 20, more than double the S&P
BlackRock forming RIA council
The largest money manager in the world is turning to registered investment advisers for help.
Fidelity heats up ETF battle, but some advisers grouse
Fido late last week substantially expanded its roster of commission-free ETFs. But some advisers are already criticizing the move. Jason Kephart reports.
Fidelity doubles down on free ETFs
Fidelity Investments is the latest discount-brokerage firm to make a big move to embrace exchange-traded funds. The company is more than doubling the number of ETFs that financial advisers can trade commission-free to 65, from 30. All the ETFs available commission-free on Fidelity's platform are
Fear rising with rates
Bond market sell-off likely a question of when, not if, and investors 'have no idea what's about to happen'
BlackRock's Koesterich: Expect madness in March
There is trouble in the eurozone, and here at home, Congress is busy squabbling over the deficit. No, this isn't a reprinted article from 2011, but the key players and problems remain the same. The stock market was shaken early last week by Italy's murky election results and the looming
Koesterich on markets: Expect some madness in March
There is trouble overseas in the eurozone, and here at home, Congress is busy squabbling over the deficit.
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