Morningstar Launches Strategic Beta Ratings System
At its fifth annual ETF Conference, Morningstar introduced the industry’s first strategic beta exchange-traded product classification system.
Are Risk Parity Funds Back on Track?
Allocations based on risk can help boost portfolio diversification, one expert shares.
JPMorgan’s Kelly: U.S. Economic Recovery ‘Like an Irish Summer’
Recovery has been “damp and disappointing,” David Kelly says, but decline in unemployment is encouraging. If only the housing market would recover…
Gene Fama: When’s the Right Time for Active Investing? Never
The Nobel laureate remains a true believer in efficient markets and passive investing and blasts behavioral economists who "dredge for anomalies."
PIMCO’s ‘Secret’: Its Managers, Including Bill Gross, Still Trade Daily
PIMCO’s Jerome Schneider told Morningstar ETF conference attendees that the bond giant's portfolio managers, even CIO Gross, still spend much of their time trading.
Schwab Adds 65 ETFs to Fee-Free Platform
Investors can now trade more than 180 ETFs online through Schwab with no charge.
Passive Beats Active in August Fund Flows: Morningstar
The research firm releases ETF data for the first time, saying the funds represent a growing portion of investors' net worth.
BlackRock’s Koesterich: 3 Strong Headwinds Hampering U.S. Economy
At Morningstar ETF conference, BlackRock and iShares’ chief investment strategist sees demographics, debt and wage stagnation keeping GDP growth in check.
Why Alt Investments Are Luring Investors: Hatteras
The alt investment firm's new paper, “Defining Liquid Alternatives Investments,” shows advisors how they can use alternatives to diversify their clients’ portfolios.
When Active ETFs Aren't Really Active
Because of the SEC's approval of transparent, actively managed ETFs, advisors can now select from an increasing array of passively and actively managed ETFs for building and maintaining client portfolios.