S&P 500 Pares Biggest Loss Since 2011; Bonds Trim Rally
Jittery markets go through wild ride but recover at close. S&P lost 3% but ended day down 0.8%.
Janus Buys VelocityShares, Giving Gross Fixed Income ETF Launching Pad: Morningstar
The $30 million acquisition positions Janus “within the rapidly growing rules-based and active ETF universe," says Janus Capital CEO Richard Weil.
Two-Thirds of Investors Want More ETFs, Schwab Says
ETF Investor Study by Schwab found that while investors know more about ETFs this year than last, they still seek more knowledge.
Top Portfolio Products: Goldman Launches Small/Mid Cap Value Fund
Meanwhile, Vanguard shares news on Windsor II, and LPL Financial adds features to its Portfolio Manager.
Making Sense of Commodity ETFs
Over the past decade, the emergence of new ETFs and other exchange-traded products (ETPs) has effectively democratized access to certain asset classes that had previously been out of reach for many non-institutional investors.
ETFs for Tax Planning
Exchange-traded funds are often regarded as more tax efficient than traditional mutual funds largely due to the fact that many ETFs have been able to avoid the annual capital gains distributions that often frustrate investors in traditional mutual funds.
Week’s Top Portfolio Products: Altegris’ New RIA Shares; State Street’s Actively Managed ETFs
iShares creates new suite of corporate-bond ETFs; new ETF out from Market Vectors.
JPMorgan Cracks Top 10 as Fund Manager, Thanks to Advisors
A sea change may be occurring in the $12 trillion asset management space, as JPMorgan Chase in February became the first bank to crack the top 10 list of the largest U.S. stock and bond funds.
BDs Watch Out: FINRA Issues 2012 ‘Watch List’
FINRA released on Tuesday its 2012 regulatory and examination “watch list,” which provides a laundry list of products the regulator will be zeroing in on.
Do Indexes Matter?
One of the driving forces behind the exploding number of new exchange-traded products (ETPs) is the exploding number of new indexes. And since the bulk of the $1.1 trillion ETP marketplace is still linked to products with underlying indexes, advisors better know their indexes. Do you go with a traditional...