BlackRock on ETF Fees: Hello, Pot? This Is Kettle
BlackRock is indulging in a bit of “Do as I say, not as I do” with a round of cuts to the fees on some of its ETFs and the introduction of new ETFs with lower fees even as it criticizes other firms for doing the same thing.
Bogle Warns Boomers on Coming Retirement Train Wreck
The near future “is not going to be a fun time for pensioners,” the Vanguard icon said at the Retirement Income Symposium.
The Long View
John Bogle was long a prophet without honor in the financial services industry.
How John Bogle Really Sees ETFs
The investment visionary, long a skeptic of exchange-traded funds, gives his candid assessment of the fast-growing field.
Top Portfolio Products: BlackRock to Cut ETF Fees
New products introduced over the last week include a series of geographic exposure indexes from Russell, a strategic dividend income fund from Advantus and an ETF from AdvisorShares.
How to Hold On for Commodities’ Wild Ride
A little-known commodities index sports long-term performance more than double that of either the Dow Jones-UBS or Goldman Sachs indexes.
Top of the Dividend Charts
With current market conditions and global economic trends, advisors have a good opportunity to introduce more clients to companies that make the Mergent Dividend Achievers roster.
Mergent Index Updates
Mergent Index Updates Mergent, a leading provider of business and financial information on global publicly listed companies, also develops and licenses equity, fixed income and commodity index and investment products.
Wirehouses Raise Fees on Mutual Fund Companies
New point-of-sale fee disclosure rules under the ERISA Section 408(b)(2), set to take place this summer, are making it more difficult for wirehouses to raise the fees they charge investors.
John Bogle on Taxes: Praise for Obama; Raise Capital Gains
Often at odds with the modern fund industry he helped create, Bogle’s comments ran counter to vehement opposition from investment managers and trade organizations over raising taxes on dividends and capital gains.