3 Reasons Advisors Are Wary of Alt Investments
In a new survey, State Street found that many advisors are still wary of alternatives. Should they be?
Merrill Edge Makes Big ETF Push
The mass-affluent platform is likely to add alternatives and other products in the future to boost assets and clients, executives say.
ETF Investors Take Fresh Look at European Blue Chips
Here’s a hot corner of the global market you might want to look into — Europe (that’s right, Europe).
Olivia Mitchell: You Might Live to 100. Will Your Money?
Wharton professor Olivia Mitchell and Stephen Utkus of Vanguard on how investors can prepare for increasing likelihood of long life spans.
Guaranteed Income Is Top Priority for Retirement Plan Participants
Nearly half of those surveyed say they believe they are prepared to live the lifestyle they want in retirement.
BlackRock Introduces Income Indexes for Pre-Retirees
A new way for advisors and their older clients to calculate how much annual income they will need in retirement as well as how much they need to save.
ETF Investors Move Into Shorter Duration, Senior Loans in Bond Selloff: SSgA
In a midyear 2013 SPDR ETF outlook released Monday, SSgA said investors “remain interested in adding to their fixed-income exposure through ETFs even as the prospects of future positive total returns are weakening.”
State Street, BlackRock Earnings Reflect ETF Momentum
ETF provider Vanguard also tops Morningstar’s list of fund-flow assets for March 2013.
Seeking Less Uncertainty
Although stock market volatility as measured by the CBOE S&P 500 VIX has bottomed near pre-financial crisis lows, interest in ETFs that minimize rollercoaster moves hasn’t slowed.
Top 4 Commission-Free ETF Platforms
Here's what the major firms offer when it comes to trading for free in the exchange-traded universe.