Top Portfolio Products: SSGA Rolls Out Multi-Factor SPDR ETF
Plus, Exceed Investments adds fund that tracks Nasdaq’s structured-product index.
Better Governance, Rising Middle Class Spur Emerging Market Dividends
Apple’s triumphant announcement last week that it had crossed the $700 billion market capitalization milestone bodes well for other companies.
Hong Kong-Shanghai ‘Through Train’ Opens Up Investment, Arbitrage Options
Here's a move that marks yet another important step in China’s goal of greater participation in the global financial markets.
Top Portfolio Products: Multi-Strategy ETF Launched by AdvisorShares
Plus, Invesco PowerShares outlines changes to its municipal bond ETFs.
New Hire Roundup: Charlson to Head Morningstar Alternative Funds Research
Meanwhile, the American Benefits Council names new board members and officers, and CFPB adds experts to senior posts.
Is China Heading for a Real Estate Bubble Burst?
China is cracking down on shadow banking and lending to protect its economy, but could a real estate bubble bust all its efforts?
China Takes Big Step Toward Internationalizing Currency
Investors should be looking more closely at China’s process of internationalizing its currency, and why it appeals to them.
Merrill, Goldman, Seafarer Launch Funds
Bank of America said recently that it launched the Merrill Edge Select Portfolios to give its mass-affluent clients access to actively managed, diversified portfolios with a minimum balance requirement of $20,000 and a 1% yearly management fee.
Top Portfolio Products: iShares Launches 7 ETFs
New products introduced over the last week include seven new ETFs from iShares and one new fund from Seafarer Capital Partners. In addition, Invesco introduced two new high-beta ETFs.