Gold Mutual Funds Deliver Strong Performance as Prices Soar
Screening among the two dozen mutual funds targeting gold mining companies, three funds with a five-star rank from Standard & Poor's are deserving of your consideration.
Despite Growth, More ETFs “Jump the Track”
Most ETFs track an index instead of employing a professional manager, and inevitably there is a lag between the performance of the index and the fund's net asset value.
ETF Focus: International Dividend ETFs for a Low Interest-Rate Environment
One asset class that Standard & Poor's Equity Research believes offers both attractive yields as well as potential for further growth is international dividend stocks. International...
The Trouble with Target-Date ETFs
One by one, the rollout of new exchange-traded funds has begun to challenge mutual fund providers for investor asset share.
ETF Expert: As ETF Offerings Expand, More Funds “Jump the Track”
Morgan Stanley study found 37.5% of ETFs had a tracking error of more than 100 basis points in '09
The Most Attractive Microcap Funds
For those who are interested in putting some portion of their holdings into an equity fund that is not dominated by stocks they already own in other funds, there are microcap funds.
ETF Expert: Software ETFs Programmed for Industry’s Revival
Average revenue growth in the software field was 15% last year, and most industry players expect even stronger growth this year. Here's a look at two exchange-traded funds and one exchange-traded trust that let investors target the U.S. software industry.
What Trading Volume Says About ETFs
By now, advisors and even most investors understand the way exchange-traded funds (ETFs) operate. One issue, however, that seems to be a cause of confusion...
Small-Cap Value Funds Thrive with Low Rates, Weak Economy: Mutual Fund Focus, September 2010
Now that low interest rates and a sluggish economy seem to have insinuated themselves into a state of apparent semi-permanence
The ETF Advisor: New ETFs in 2010 for Hedge Funds, Foreign Stocks and MLPs
Like the elves in Santa's workshop who toil year-round making gifts for well-behaved children, providers of exchange-traded funds have been hard at work this year...