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Market Extra: Investors buy up volatility ETFs going into the Trump era

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:23:42 GMT

Market anxiety has been rising in anticipation of Friday’s inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump, and traders are taking to the instruments that can provide a hedge in volatile times, pouring money into the exchange-traded products that aim to track market volatility.(image)



Chuck Jaffe: You’re not going to like these predictions for mutual funds

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 13:29:08 GMT

These 7 industry developments will rattle investors in 2017, predicts Chuck Jaffe.(image)



Market Extra: ‘Bond surrogates’ ETFs fall out of favor with yields expected to rise

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 21:42:45 GMT

So-called “bond surrogates,” which have long been in favor in an era of rock-bottom bond yields, may be ending their market dominance.(image)



How can active fund management be dead if indexing represents only 5% of all assets?

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 17:40:43 GMT

Passive management is indeed growing, but it’s not even close to displacing humans, writes Ben Carlson.(image)



Market Extra: Financial ETF nears highest level since 2008 after bullish bank results

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 16:03:29 GMT

Exchange-traded funds tied to the financial sector rallied on Friday, with the largest nearing its highest level in almost nine years on the back of a pair of strong results in the space.(image)



Market Extra: Bank ETFs still favored as investors see growth and Trump bump ahead

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 09:15:08 GMT

Exchange-traded funds that track the financial sector, one of the most popular and successful trades of 2016, have maintained their upward momentum thus far this year, with investors continuing to pour money into the group.(image)



Market Extra: ‘Smart beta’ ETFs may not be the smartest bet over the long-term

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 15:35:16 GMT

So-called “smart beta” exchange-traded funds, a small but growing part of the overall ETF market, have been touted as a way for investors to outperform regardless of economic conditions or the market’s cycle, but new data from Morningstar shows that fund performance is wildly inconsistent over time.(image)



Market Extra: Bitcoin could soar if the Winklevoss ETF is approved

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 15:24:17 GMT

If a bitcoin ETF is approved, which remains far from certain, analysts said that would have a positive impact on bitcoin itself as funds buy the physical commodity, spurring demand.(image)



Market Extra: As yields rise, sun may be setting on dividend-ETF rally

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 08:10:08 GMT

Despite a pick-up in dividend activity in the fourth quarter, exchange-traded funds dedicated to high-yielding companies underperformed the broader market in the final three months of the year, while some of the largest such funds suffered outflows.(image)



Market Extra: Here’s how much ETFs are dominating on the trading floor

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 14:09:53 GMT

Only one of the 15 most heavily traded issues on the stock market in 2016 was actually a stock. The rest were ETFs,(image)