SEC Wants Exchange-Traded Funds to Be Easy to Trade
An efficient-markets-fundamentalism model of the SEC is actually pretty good for predicting what the SEC will do. Except about insider trading, I guess.
SEC Rejects Non-Transparent ETFs
The SEC rejected plans by BlackRock and Precidian Investments to open a new type of ETF that wouldn’t disclose holdings daily.
Retirees, Active Management and MLPs: The Future of ETFs
ETF professionals from Schwab, Global X Funds, ALPS and Alerian discussed where they expect to see future innovation in the ETF space.
Top Portfolio Products: BlackRock Launches Commodities ETF
Vident introduces a bond ETF, Wolf Hedge adds global fund, and Allianz rolls out a new fixed indexed annuity.
Saudis Sitting Pretty in Global Oil Price Plunge
There’s still only one country in a position to choose winners and losers in the global market: Saudi Arabia.
Fidelity Launches Actively Managed, Fixed Income ETFs
Fidelity Investments is expanding its ETF offerings with a suite of actively managed fixed income funds.
Janus Buys VelocityShares, Giving Gross Fixed Income ETF Launching Pad: Morningstar
The $30 million acquisition positions Janus “within the rapidly growing rules-based and active ETF universe," says Janus Capital CEO Richard Weil.
Top Portfolio Products: Goldman Sachs Adds, Rebrands Funds
Plus, ProShares rolls out EAFE-dividend and Morningstar-alternatives ETFs.
The Energy Investing Sector: Opportunities and Challenges
The energy sector is riding a shale-oil tailwind that should grow in strength, but there are some headwinds as well.
Wide Moat ETF Sees Companies as Castles
Just like a moat surrounds and protects a castle, so does an economic “moat” surround and protect a firm from competitors.