Top Portfolio Products: BlackRock Launches 3 Funds; New Putnam Fund Seeks Total Return
New products introduced over the last week include three alternative investment funds from BlackRock, a new dynamic allocation fund from Putnam, and two Credit Suisse funds reorganized into Aberdeen funds.
ProShares Launches Two Volatility ETFs
ProShares introduced the ProShares VIX Short-Term Futures (VIXY) and the VIX Mid-Term Futures (VIXM)—responding to the desire among advisors and sophisticated investors to include volatility exposure within portfolios.
Rydex to Close 12 Leveraged ETFs
Competition in the short/long ETF market has been fierce.
More Beta in Leveraged ETFs
For those who like to back their convictions with a bit of leverage, ProShares has some new ETFs that may fit the bill.
Hedge Fund Lite
C'mon, admit it. You'd love to charge hedge-fund-like fees with that magical "2-and-20" formula (2 percent management fee plus 20 percent of the profits) that...
Shorting the China Boom
A meteoric run-up in Chinese stocks has some investors believing a strong reversal could be in the works. If that happens, now they'll get the...
Bull and Bear ETFs
Financial advisors often have to field clients' questions on whether it's a bull or bear market and, in either event, whether they should be buying...