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.
New Hire Roundup–Securities America Promotes Hulett; Hendrickson Joins HSBC
This week in new hires, Securities America announced officer promotions and Damion Hendrickson joined HSBC.
The ETF Witch Hunt
What are the reasons and causes behind the “Flash Crash” on May 6, 2010? Does anybody know? What about the stock market’s latest tendency to convulse? People still want answers because nothing they’ve heard up until now is satisfying. As a result, some of them have resorted to good old-fashioned...
ETF Inflows to Hit $100 Billion
Despite a sluggish U.S. economy and the government’s debt crisis, the brisk pace of investment dollars flowing into ETFs continues.
Top Portfolio Products: Cantor Fitzgerald to Launch ETF Arbitrage, Van Eck Adds Mortgage REIT ETF
This week in new portfolio products, Cantor Fitzgerald announced that it will launch an ETF arbitrage business under Dan Segal, and Van Eck introduced a mortgage REIT income ETF.