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Fidelity has lowest-cost target date funds, edging out Vanguard
Fidelity Investments edged out The Vanguard Group Inc., a major rival in the retirement-planning business, for having the lowest-cost target date fund lineup as of the end of last year, according to research released Tuesday.Fidelity Freedom Index charged 16 basis points for its target date series
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.
Finra goes after algorithmic trading trickery
Today's Breakfast with Benjamin menu: Finra targets trading trickery. Plus: Credit Suisse pleads guilty to tax evasion, dealing with the Fed's giant balance sheet, Treasuries vs. gold and 10 great baseball movies to see this summer.
Does Vanguard pose a threat to advisers?
The fund giant's online advice platform is viewed by some as a threat, but others see it as complementary. Trevor Hunnicutt reports.
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
Markets wake up to China's economic slowdown
Breakfast with Benjamin: Markets wake up to China's economic slowdown. Plus: Soros deters British EU exit, an all-ETF retirement portfolio, rethinking cash-rich tech companies, undervalued Wall Street banks, and test your investor profile (for fun).
Vanguard's longtime fixed-income boss announces retirement
Robert Auwaerter, a 32-year veteran of The Vanguard Group Inc., on Monday announced plans to retire next March as head of the fixed-income group. He will be replaced by Gregory Davis, 43, who currently serves as chief investment officer of the Asia Pacific region and is a director of Vanguard ...
Vanguard hits reset button on its managed-payout funds
The Vanguard Group Inc. is giving its managed-payout strategy a fresh start. The indexing giant last week said that it will merge its three managed-payout funds, which are designed to build the principal investment along with inflation while making monthly payouts, into a single fund, in part to
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.
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.
Vanguard threatens to ground pilots from making 401(k) trades
The Southwest Airlines pilots, who subscribe to an investment newsletter, are hurting certain funds by trading en masse, Vanguard says
American Funds retools approach to adviser market
After five years of outflows — to the tune of $242 billion — American Funds is overhauling its approach to working with financial advisers. Jason Kephart has the details.
Vanguard to pay short-term capital gains on money market funds
The Vanguard Group Inc. is paying out short-term capital gains on three of its money market funds, an unprecedented move sparked by the low-interest-rate environment. The company announced short-term capital gains, payable today, on three of its money market funds, said Emily White, a Vanguard
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.
Is seven the magic number for Vanguard Explorer?
The Vanguard Group Inc. has added a seventh subadviser and 12th portfolio manager to the $11.4 billion Vanguard Explorer Fund (VEXPX). Stephens Investment Management Group LLC and its chief investment officer, Ryan Crane, were named to the fund Monday, Vanguard said. Stephens is expected manage a
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