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.
Why Bond Bears Are Wrong
Any Wall Street pro will probably tell you there’s plenty to hate about bonds. Yet doom-and-gloom forecasts for the bond market continue to be wrong.
Bill Gross: German Bunds Are the ‘Short of a Lifetime’
Janus' Bill Gross laid out his case for the move as critics said widespread short selling of 10-year bunds would lead to "financial Armageddon."
Schwab Marries Strategic Beta, Market-Cap Strategies
Schwab’s Tony Davidow believes there’s a role for active, market-cap and fundamental index strategies in building portfolios.
How to Mimic Hedge Funds With ETFs
It's a complicated, but viable, process for advisors, says Adam Patti of IndexIQ.
Top Portfolio Products: SSGA Rolls Out Multi-Factor SPDR ETF
Plus, Exceed Investments adds fund that tracks Nasdaq’s structured-product index.
Schwab Posts 7% Profit Decline for Q1 Despite Asset Growth
The company points to higher compensation costs as a cause of its falling net income.
Will Energy Mergers Speed Up After Shell-BG Deal?
A Brunswick survey of oil and gas specialists found that 68% of analysts and investment managers expect more M&A activity but only 20% of bankers and lawyers do.
Top Portfolio Products: New ETFs Adjust for Rising Rates, Fluctuating Currencies
Invesco PowerShares and Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management launch products that focus on investors' latest market concerns.