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Avoid hedge funds' ETF termite problem
Some of the smartest investors, like John Paulson, are bad role models in their choice of exchange-traded funds, which are often celebrated for their low costs.
Proliferation of ETFs both good and bad
A big issue for advisers and investors is the ever-expanding universe of ETFs.
iShares and Pimco to shut 22 ETFs
The funds include iShares' target-date lineup and Pimco's foreign-bond trackers.
Liquid alts to get their own benchmarks
New measures aim to combat challenge of assessing performance; investible products may not be far behind.
Investing lessons from Lebron James
Breakfast with Benjamin: What bond investors can learn from Lebron James. Plus: Gold: It all depends on the Fed; commodities as a geopolitical hedge; investing in women; and golf stocks come up short.
For fund managers, high-yield pullback comes with liquidity risks
Lower broker-dealer bond inventories and growing use of high-yield funds could test markets, increase price swings.
Buckling in for market volatility
Breakfast with Benjamin: Market volatility headed your way. Plus: Hidden ETF risks, Buffett hoards cash, SEC whistleblowers come out of the woodwork, the upside of passive real estate investing, and how Millennials blow through their money.
Dan Fuss: Risk in geopolitics, high-yield, leveraged funds
Loomis Sayles bond fund manager says the firm is “as cautious as we've ever been”
Giddy markets continue to look blissfully past mounting geopolitical unrest
Breakfast with Benjamin: Looking past all the geopolitical risk. Plus: U.S. investors finally start diversifying overseas, what's not to like about a marijuana ETF, how the Millennial generation slept through the bull market run, and a tribute to a fund industry critic.
Schwab adding Morningstar Office to its RIA platform
Deal part of custodian's integration initiative with tech product providers.
Equity ETF investors kept the pedal to the metal in the second quarter
Despite the old adage of “sell in May and go away,” investors kept the pedal to the metal in second quarter of 2014, pushing the average equity exchange-traded fund's (ETF) three-month return to 4.71%, with equity ETFs posting their eighth consecutive quarter of plus-side returns. Q2 was not all ...
Fixed-income ETFs continue to build off 2014's fast start
Bond markets continued to build off Q1 2014's fast start, and bond fund groups of all stripes did well; from Treasuries to emerging markets and from corporates to munis—seemingly everyone had a fantastic quarter. All of this came as the U.S. economy faced mixed results in the quarter's data: Q1 GDP
Multialternative mutual funds gain in popularity
As the stock market continues its push to new record levels, multialternative mutual funds have been enticing investors and advisers with the chance to hedge some of the mounting risk.The broad category, represented by 120 mutual funds, almost a third of which have been launched in the past 18
Fixed-income ETFs ranked by quarterly returns
Name/ticker3-month return1-year returnNet assets ($M)Expense ratio*3-month average daily volumePimco 15+ Year U.S. TIPS Index Exchange-Traded Fund (LTPZ)8.12%8.84%$69.60.20%1,985Pimco 25+ Year Zero Coupon U.S. Treasury Index ETF (ZROZ)7.93%9.70%$76.90.15%4,021Vanguard Extended Duration Treasury ...
Equity ETFs with the largest inflows and outflows
Largest inflows Name/ticker3-month estimated net flows ($M)3-month return1-year returnNet assets ($M)Expense ratio*iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (EEM)$5,718.26.60%13.83%$39,840.80.67%SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY)$3,894.15.18%24.41%$168,463.00.10%Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund