Eric Nelson: Why ETFs Are Inferior
The advisor and pundit argues ETFs are no way to optimize a client’s investment return.
LPL to Pay $12M FINRA Fine for Failing to Supervise ETF, VA, REIT Sales
FINRA censured and fined LPL for broad supervisory failures involving sales of non-traditional ETFs, VA contracts and non-traded REITs
Top Portfolio Products: Recon Capital Adds FTSE 100 ETF
Also, Altegris launched a fund for accredited investors and Genpact added a wealth management solution.
Hedging Currency With ETFs to Dampen Volatility
Assets have flowed into currency-hedged equity funds as the U.S. dollar has gained strongly against most major currencies.
A Little-Known Bond Vehicle for When Interest Rates Rise
Target date bond ETFs have been skating under the radar since 2010. But that could change when markets become convinced that rates will soon rise.
4 Things Advisors Need to Know When Switching to ETFs
There are important differences with mutual funds that need to be considered by advisors.
Fund Investors Favored Taxable Bonds, International Equities in March
Mutual funds saw overall net outflows in March for the first time this year, but taxable bond and international equities found favor with investors, while international equity ETFs took in $24 billion.
Fund Fees Plunge Thanks to Investors
Fund expenses are coming down, but don’t thank the financial services industry.
Top Portfolio Products: US Bancorp Debuts Active Small-Cap ETF
In other product news, ERI Scientific Beta added two factor index families, and Global X launched a Pakistan ETF.
5 ETFs to Invest in Mainland China
A new generation of Chinese ETFs with exposure to once-restricted A-shares has invaded the U.S. marketplace.