Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)
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Vanguard to launch actively managed ETFs
The Vanguard Group Inc., the third-largest U.S. provider of exchange-traded funds, has asked regulators for permission to open actively managed ETFs.
Money pours into health care ETFs at fastest pace since 2008
Money is flooding into exchange-traded funds focused on health care at the fastest rate in at least six years, driven by booming biotechnology and pharmaceutical sectors bringing new products to market.
Inflows lead to price cuts of Vanguard ETFs
Vanguard has cut the expense ratios on five ETFs, largely as an automatic response to increased asset inflows. The exchange-traded funds are mostly international in focus and include the FTSE All-World ex-U.S. Small-Cap ETF (VSS), the FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (VWO), the Global ex-U.S. Real Estate
An ETF 'missionary,' Dave Camp's tax plan
Breakfast with Benjamin: A man called "Mr. ETF," plus the skinny on Dave Camp's tax plan, Edward Jones settles cold calling case, a Wall St. cop moves on and a new take on "insider" trading.
Investors put rout behind them, sending $21 billion to stock ETFs
Investors are returning to the U.S stock market after the worst selloff in seven months, adding almost 52 times more money to exchange-traded funds that own equities than bonds.
Investment advisers have come around to ETFs
The first exchange-traded funds were started more than 20 years ago, but registered investment advisers really started using them only in the past five years. RIAs' use of ETF products rose 27% annually over the past five years, and accounted for $170 billion of the channel's total assets as of
Gold rides high on the taper effect
Friday's menu: Gold rides high on the taper effect, playing smart defense with a wide-moat ETF, blaming cold weather in February, stirring the income inequality pot, why you should complete your LinkedIn profile, and the SEC shows some love.
Pros panic while retail investors stay cool
As strategists warned of calamity, investors dropped $3B a week into emerging-market funds.
New ETFs are hedged against credit and interest rate risk
iShares, Wisdomtree launch new funds taking advantage of the government's new floating-rate notes.
Schwab's all-ETF 401(k) platform revs up competition
There’s no question that Schwab’s all-ETF 401(k) offering will inspire competitors to do the same, but whether plan sponsors will embrace these ETF-based plans remains to be seen. Charles Schwab & Co. Inc. on Wednesday announced the long-awaited launch of its all-ETF 401(k) platform, after
New iShares ETFs let investors bet on developed markets while skirting currency risk
Offerings are attractive because the U.S. dollar is expected to rise against other currencies as the Fed tapers bond-buying program, eventually pushing up interest rates.
After long wait, Schwab's all-ETF 401(k) platform opens for business
Dealing with fractional shares proved to be tricky, but firm thinks it has the problem solved.
Index funds have record year as passive wins over active
U.S. investors embraced passive investing in 2013 by pouring a record $115 billion into index mutual funds, almost double the previous high. Investor deposits into benchmark-tracking funds outstripped the $38.3 billion gathered in 2013 by actively managed mutual funds, according to data compiled by
Cold weather offers hot investment plays
Natural-gas prices spike up, but experts warn that opportunity is only short-term.
Financial advisers don't make the most of ETFs, survey finds
Financial advisers may be underutilizing one of today's hottest investment tools and it might be because they're taking the path of least resistance. Despite a keen interest in embracing ETFs, advisers invest a relatively small proportion of client assets in the funds and don't always take
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February 27, 2014