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May ETF Roundup: Launches, Filings And Closures
May 31, 2013
May was yet another strong month in the markets, with few investors selling early this year to avoid a summer slump. However, some investors were spooked early in the month after the FOMC rate decision...
Why ETFs Close
May 22, 2013
The news of BlackRock shutting down one of its exchange traded funds is just a normal part of a maturing and consolidating EF business. But it does bring into focus what happens for investors when a...
When ‘loser’ ETFs close, investors can lose too
May 21, 2013
Notable ETF Outflow Detected - ALT
May 14, 2013
Symbols mentioned in this story: ALT Exchange traded funds (ETFs) trade just like stocks, but instead of ''shares'' investors are actually buying and selling ''units''. These ''units'' can be traded...
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iShares Plans First ETF Closure Since 2002
April 29, 2013
BlackRock’s iShares is the world’s biggest exchange traded fund provider, bringing to market many large and well-known ETF strategies. Still, the money manager is not immune to finicky investors as the...
A Closer Look At Managed Futures ETPs
February 18, 2013
While it was once just full of index tracking funds, the exchange-traded fund universe has continued to grow and evolve over the years. Today, investors not only have access to cheap stock and bond...
Three Year Check: CPI, ALT, GRES
November 05, 2012
From the most basic portfolio building blocks to specialized funds that give investors access to niche markets, ETFs cover them all, and with the constant opening and filing of new ETFs it is easy to...
iShares Diversified Alternatives Trust Getting Very Oversold
September 14, 2012
In trading on Friday, shares of the iShares Diversified Alternatives Trust ETF (ALT) entered into oversold territory, changing hands as low as $49.52 per share. We define oversold territory using the...
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* Lowers earnings estimates for global software, IT companies * Expects IT cos' earnings to fall 2 pct in 2012, increase 4 pct in 2013 * Favours large caps vendors and companies that are restructuring...
Drop In Unemployment Rates Lifts Markets
October 21, 2011
A drop in the September unemployment rate in 25 states boosted the markets higher during the midday with the Dow soaring 180 points to 11,722. Nasdaq climbed 20 points to 2619.
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Earlier this week we spoke about iShares Diversified Alternatives (NYSEArca: ALT) and the “alternatives” space in exchange traded funds in general. Another prominent fund in this category of...
Complete List Of Active ETFs
June 05, 2011
Since PowerShares debuted its first active ETFs in the spring of 2008, this corner of the exchange-traded product market has grown tremendously. Though many active ETFs have been somewhat slow to...
What if the gold market breaks down?
May 01, 2011
Using ETFs To Access Alternatives
February 08, 2011
The introduction and rapid expansion of the ETF industry has no doubt been a very positive development for investors big and small. The low fees characteristic of the exchange-traded structure have...
The Long And The Short Of ETF Investing
November 21, 2010
While ETFs have been praised for their ability to offer immediate diversification and low cost exposure to a wide variety of asset classes, more and more investors are also realizing that ETFs may also...
Seven Wildly Successful Active ETFs
November 07, 2010
The ETF industry has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years, thanks in large part to a shift by investors towards cost-efficient passive indexing strategies and away from pricey active management....
ETF Pipeline Grows: More Hedge Fund Products, VIX ETNs In The Works
November 05, 2010
Less than a week into November, the month is shaping up to be one of the most active in recent memory for the ETF industry. Vanguard (international real estate ETF), UBS (another MLP ETN), PIMCO...
Three Low Volatility ETF Options
August 02, 2010
Traditionally, investors have sought to smooth out the volatility of equity portfolios through the addition of fixed income securities. But in the current liquidity-fueled environment, the relationship...
Closer Look At Hedge Fund ETFs
July 27, 2010
The past few years have seen no shortage of innovation in the ETF space; targeted international products, state-specific funds, and single-commodity ETPs are just a few of the developments to come out...
iShares Files for Actively Managed ETFs – What It Means
June 21, 2010
As speculated would happen around the time that BlackRock acquired the world’s largest exchange traded fund (ETF) provider iShares, the firm has filed to expand its line of actively managed ETFs beyond...
iShares: No Longer Just An Index-Based ETF Provider
June 18, 2010
The anticipation has been building throughout the last year in the ETF industry, with several of the world’s largest asset management firms laying the groundwork to roll out actively-managed ETFs. Big...
Handicapping The Active ETF Race
March 18, 2010
To say opinions on the future of active ETFs are mixed would be a major understatement. Nearly two years after PowerShares launched its first line of active ETFs and a year after the much-publicized...
Five ETFs To Give Your Portfolio Much-Needed Diversification
February 22, 2010
As seasoned investors know, any potential investment must be evaluated not on a stand-alone basis but on its contribution to an overall portfolio. In addition to considering the risk and return profile...
Alternative ETFs: Sophisticated Strategies in a Simple Package
February 16, 2010
Ten iShares ETFs Every Investors Should Know (But Most Don’t)
February 10, 2010
San Francisco-based iShares, which was acquired by BlackRock from Barclays last year, has more than 180 U.S.-listed ETFs. But the distribution of assets is far from even across these funds. At the end...
This Week In ETFs: January 29th Edition
January 29, 2010
ETFs experienced a rocky week, as president Obama gave his first State of The Union Address and Apple debuted its much anticipated tablet computer, the iPad. In other news, Ben Bernanke won a secnd...
CEO Fink's bullish as BlackRock profit mushrooms
January 27, 2010
BlackRock, the world’s largest publicly traded asset manager, generates a jump of nearly 400% in fourth-quarter net profit, powered by rising markets, net inflows and its acquisition of Barclays Global...