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Clintons jump through financial planning loopholes to dodge estate taxes they support
Breakfast with Benjamin: Brokers pouncing on 401(k) biz. Plus: The Clintons dodge the estate taxes they support. The Fed wants to add exit fees to bond funds, U.S. banks on the edge of new funding rules, Congress mulls investor confidence on your dime, El-Erian sides with the IMF, and merger mania
European stocks hit six-year high on fifth day of rally
Breakfast with Benjamin: Euro stocks rally but for how long?. Plus: The China risk, big money managers are flush once again, the future of airplane seating, and 21 inspirational yearbook quotes.
Vanguard beats BlackRock, taking in most ETF money in 1Q
The Vanguard Group Inc., the third-biggest provider of exchange-traded funds, has gained ground on larger competitors so far this year after gathering more than seven times as much money into its ETFs than the rest of the U.S. industry combined. Vanguard attracted $13.1 billion, or almost 90
New ETF targets stocks with 25-year dividend history
ProShares this month ann-ounced a new exchange-traded fund that invests solely in S&P 500 companies that have raised their dividends for 25 straight years or more.
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
Rivals in, but Vanguard won't offer junk-bond ETFs
High-yield bond ETFs are wildly popular with investors. So why is it that ETF giant Vanguard steadfastly refuses to offer such funds?
With ETFs, commission-free doesn't mean cost-free
The Charles Schwab Corp. made a big splash three years ago when it offered the first exchange-traded funds to trade commission-free.
BlackRock combines fund sales teams
BlackRock Inc. last week combined its mutual fund and exchange-traded-fund sales teams to create the largest sales force in the asset management industry.
With Big Three dominating, smaller ETF players folding
The ETF Big Three's stranglehold on the industry is finally starting to make some smaller players tap out and could lead to more mergers and acquisitions.
SSgA rolls out active ETFs
State Street Global Advisors has rolled out its first active ETFs and will focus on tactical allocation.
Guggenheim said to weigh bid for Deutsche Bank's fund biz
Guggenheim Partners LLC is among the companies preparing to bid for Deutsche Bank AG's asset-management divisions.
Gold still has room to rise: SSgA portfolio manager
Add Chris Goolgasian to the list of investors bullish on gold — but not for the usual reasons.
State Street, JPMorgan made a bundle propping up money funds
Fed used custodians as fronts to funnel cash to besieged money-market funds; 'national emergency'
Fear and uncertainty have ETFs on fire
U.S. exchange-traded funds took in $56.3 billion for the first half of this year, an increase of more than 50.9% from the first half of 2010, according to State Street Global Advisors' mid-year SPDR outlook.
State Street money management boss out-earns CEO
Powers pulled down more in 2010 than bank's chief executive; neither hurting
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