Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:23:42 GMTMarket 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.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 13:29:08 GMTThese 7 industry developments will rattle investors in 2017, predicts Chuck Jaffe.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 21:42:45 GMTSo-called “bond surrogates,” which have long been in favor in an era of rock-bottom bond yields, may be ending their market dominance.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 17:40:43 GMTPassive management is indeed growing, but it’s not even close to displacing humans, writes Ben Carlson.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 16:03:29 GMTExchange-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.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 09:15:08 GMTExchange-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.
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 15:35:16 GMTSo-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.
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 15:24:17 GMTIf 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.
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 08:10:08 GMTDespite 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.
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 14:09:53 GMTOnly one of the 15 most heavily traded issues on the stock market in 2016 was actually a stock. The rest were ETFs,