Concidence? Big ETF News Accompanies Big ETF Conference
The week has brought launches of ETPs on the Singapore dollar, BDCs and infrastructure, along with Schwab’s commission-free platform.
FINRA Warning on BDCs Doesn’t Stop Market Vectors’ ETF Debut
Despite FINRA's January warnings on high-risk business development companies, Market Vectors has launched the first-ever ETF to offer pure-play BDC exposure.
Searching for Yield? New ETF Taps U.S. Infrastructure
Yorkville, one of the smaller players in the ETF space, filled a niche that some believe has been neglected: U.S. infrastructure.
ETFs and 401(k)s: The Romance Begins
ETFs have grown enormously over the past 20 years, 401(k) plans have grown over an even longer period, and yet the twain have hardly met. That's about to change.
Frank Talk With Vanguard’s Advisory Chief
Martha King explains how the firm reaches out to advisors—and when it doesn't—and speaks frankly about competition with Schwab, frustration with index providers and more.
Daily Changes to ETF Premiums Can Be Predicted in Advance: Morningstar
New Morningstar research offers insight—and investment opportunity—based on the way ETF premiums and discounts behave.
Vanguard’s Brennan: Embrace Innovation, Beware Proliferation in ETFs
At the InsideETFs conference, Vanguard Chairman Emeritus Jack Brennan says now is “the best time ever” to be a financial advisor, and ETFs are one of the key reasons.
Largest ETF Firms Still See Ample Room for Growth
“Only 3% of households today own ETFs; less than 50% of FAs use ETFs on a regular basis,” said ProShares CEO Michael Sapir at the InsideETFs Conference.
Commodities and Currencies: Two ETF Trends to Watch in 2013
A significant and growing allocation to commodities, and the lift to Japanese and Brazilian equities on currency devaluation plans, are among the trends that Deutsche Bank's ETF chief sees.
Schwab Seeks to Lead in ETF Education
Charles Schwab announced its game-changing commission-free ETF platform to much fanfare on Thursday, but less heralded has been a new ETF education resource launched last year that could help advisors use these ETFs.