Most Advisors Say Alts Just as Crucial as Traditional Assets
More than half of advisors say that alternatives are as important, or more important, to a portfolio than traditional assets, a Morningstar study says.
Advisors Struggle to Understand ETF Liquidity and Trading
When it comes to knowing how ETFs work, advisors have the hardest time understanding liquidity and trading, according to Cerulli's latest research.
Equity Funds (Barely) Stay in Black as Bond Funds Plummet in Q2: Lipper
While commodities specialty funds had a stellar second quarter, precious metals fell more than 35%, according to the research group.
ETFs Got You Down? AdvisorIQ Is Here to Help
New platform from CLS Investments provides industry insight, trends and profiles of successful ETF advisors.
Gold Gets Blamed for Record Commodity ETP Outflows
A sharp decline in the price of gold and large outflows from gold ETPs caused commodity ETP assets to drop to their lowest level since Q2 2010, says ETF Securities.
Equity, Bond Flows Bounce Back in Early July
New views on quantitative easing bring investors back into the markets, EPFR Global reports
BD Stocks Blowing Away Indexes
The Dow Jones Industrial Average and the Standard & Poor's 500 indexes rose roughly 12%, excluding reinvested dividends, in the first half of 2013. Many broker-dealers fared even better.
DeLegge on ETFs’ Future, Spat With Bogle, as ETF Conference Nears
A chat with keynote speaker Ron DeLegge ahead of AdvisorOne's inaugural advisor-centric ETF gathering July 23, designed to provide advisors with the knowledge and tactics to successfully build client portfolios with ETFs.
3 Bearish Factors That Could Set China on Fire
Chinese business leaders and officials may try to spread the blame for their diminishing fortunes, but they have become their own worst enemies.
Great Gold Crash Exposes Toxic Advice
Current trading patterns for the precious metal, though, do point to certain trading possibilities that could prove profitable.