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    Mutual fund outflows add to the pain of capital gains distributions

    Mutual fund outflows can spell capital gains disaster and this year, some funds with low turnover are reporting sizable capital gains distributions as managers sell securities to meet investor withdrawals.

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    Blending Mars, Venus can energize a fund

    Appears that mixed-gender portfolio management teams tend to generate better performance

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    BlackRock's iShares taking in money fast and furious

    For the first time, fund manager saw roughly equal deposits into equity and fixed-income ETFs as investor demand for bond products increased.

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    ETF scrutiny continues after chaos of Aug. 24 but little consensus emerging on solutions

    Stability of funds in volatile markets remains a concern for investors and regulators.

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    How ETFs can help mitigate the impact of market bubbles

    Emphasizing defense and true diversification in ETF choices can provide protection.

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    F-Squared haunts Virtus as fund distributor pays $16.5M to settle false performance claims

    Virtus Investment Advisers agreed to pay a $16.5 million fine to settle charges it publicized false performance data for the AlphaSector exchange-traded fund, the Securities and Exchange Commission reported Monday.According an SEC statement, Virtus published a “substantially overstated performance

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    Financial markets brace for fallout from the Paris terror attacks

    Breakfast with Benjamin: The financial markets are likely to be swept up in the immediate unrest following Friday's terror attacks in Paris.

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    ETF for rising rates draws billions but dashes investors' hopes

    ProShares UltraShort 20+ Year Treasury (TBT) has attracted nearly $10 billion worth of inflows in its life but has only $2.8 billion to show for it today.

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    BlackRock lowers fees on seven ETFs as it turns focus to price-conscious investors

    Expense ratios on 'core' exchange-traded funds to drop to as low as 0.03%; new fund launched.

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    ETF that bet on bitcoin has been surging

    ARK Investment Management says the capricious cryptocurrency is a buy in the wake of emerging market volatility

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    Advisers flocking to an ETF that costs more than a mutual fund

    First Trust Dorsey Wright Focus 5 offers easy way into a popular sector rotation strategy.

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    Closed-end funds trading at steepest discounts in eight years as investors sell ahead of rate increase

    Strategists say pricing anomalies should be considered buying opportunity as Fed action expected to be small.

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    A new option for income generation: High dividend, low volatility ETFs

    Potential is there to meet investors' objectives of capital preservation, growth and income without taking on unacceptable risk

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    Bond funds slump amid global crises and Fed inaction

    At the time of our last quarterly review, the Greek debt crisis was front and center, spinning off volatility and vitriol as creditors and debtors slugged it out for supremacy.

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    China casts a pall over global markets in third quarter

    Global markets took it on the chin in the third quarter, with fears of slowing global growth, Federal Reserve tightening measures, slumping commodity prices and drug-pricing issues sending the major indexes down during the quarter more than 10% from their recent market highs.