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The Big ETF Charade

The Journal of Portfolio Management, Volume 41, Issue 2, Page 3-4, Winter 2015....

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US Sector ETF Performance – January 30

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Playing the Rising Robotics with the ROBO ETF

The robot revolution is at hand. Big dollars are being spent on new startups and the devices are becoming more commonplace each day. ...

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ETF Securities Launches Two "Diversified-Factor" ETFs (SBUS, SBEU)

This week, investors welcomed two new products from New York-based ETF Securities: the Diversified-Factor U.S. Large Cap Index Fund (SBUS n/a) and the Diversified-Factor Developed Europe Index Fund (SBEU n/a). ...

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iShares launches ETF tracking low volatility property index 

iShares has launched an ETF that will aim to track the performance of the MSCI USA IMI Liquid Real Estate Index, giving investors access to the US property...

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ETF Scorecard – January 30th Edition

To help investors keep up with markets, we present our ETF Scorecard, which takes a step back and looks at how various asset classes across the globe are performing. ...

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US Sector ETF Performance – January 29

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IQ Hedge Multi-Strategy ETF Tops $1B AUM

The IQ Hedge Multi-Strategy ETF has surpassed $1 billion in assets under management, reinforcing its status as the largest hedge fund strategy exchange-traded vehicle. read more ...

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Trade Strong U.S. Small Caps with this ETF

While most investors focus on the Swiss franc, quantitative easing or other global economic indicators, small-cap stocks have been outperforming. ...

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Morningstar names Vanguard fund manager Domestic-Stock Fund Manager of the Year

Morningstar has named PRIMECAP Management Company the Domestic-Stock Fund Manager of the...

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US Sector ETF Performance – January 28

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New Reports from Bespoke Market Intelligence

Our January Bespoke Consumer Pulse Report -- brought to you by Bespoke Market Intelligence -- is due out later this week.  For those unfamiliar, our monthly Pulse report makes up the backbone of our Bespoke Consumer...

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Politics and Uncertainty Take NBG Under $1 and Pound the Greek ETF

The world finally has figured out that dealing with Greece's government is becoming like dealing with troubled Latin American markets of years past, except perhaps even...

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Vanguard warns advisers on stock risk in client portfolios

Advisers need to adjust client expectations for low-return...

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Fidelity, Schwab: Donors Felt Extra Generous in 2014

Both of the big donor-advised fund sponsors reported big increases in grants by account holders, driven partly by Ebola and other health-related...

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IRA Insights: Vanguard research shines light on investor behavior

Nearly four out of every ten U.S. households own an Individual Retirement Account (IRA). Are they maximizing their IRA contributions and what are the trends around IRA use? Each month Vanguard researchers analyze the trends to see if these investors are...

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US Sector ETF Performance – January 27

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Socially responsible strategies largely absent from ETF landscape

Among U.S.-listed exchange-traded products, 10 “socially responsible” products account for only $1.14 billion, or just 0.06% of ETP...

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ETF assets reach $2.08 trillion

Fueled by investors' migration to independent advice, ETFs see a 17 percent increase in...

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ETFs’ Future Debated by Top ETF Players

Will supply-side product innovation or new demand from millennials and ETF marketplaces fuel the fund sector’s next trillion...

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Simple Asset Class ETF Momentum Strategy with SHY Return Filter [PREMIUM]

A subscriber suggested using iShares 1-3 Year Treasury Bond ETF (SHY) as a return filter for the“Simple Asset Class ETF Momentum Strategy” as a way to suppress maximum drawdown. The basic strategy each month allocates funds...

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Schwab's Randy Frederick discusses market | America's Markets

In this eiditon of America's Markets USA Today's Mat Krants sits down with Randy Frederick to discuss the snowstorm, oil, the fed, and...

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US Sector ETF Performance – January 26

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Vanguard Boasts a Trillion Dollars Worth of Boredom and Counting

Martha King makes the non-excitement of Vanguard into a virtue at the Inside ETFs...

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Should Boards of Directors Communicate With Shareholders? Vanguard Says Yes. Many Directors Say No.

Shareholder-director communication has become a popular topic for corporations, most recently spurred by Vanguard's December 4, 2014 announcement that it will propose "shareholder liaison committees" to the boards of companies in which it...

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Schwab Increases Its Commission-Free ETF Offering

Schwab is adding 18 more ETFs to Schwab ETF OneSource starting next month, Schwab announced Monday. Schwab ETF OneSource offers investors commission-free ETFs. With the addition, Schwab will offer 198 ETFs covering 64 Morningstar categories with no...

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Insights on ETMFs and ETFs from an ETF Service Provider

Insights on ETMFs and ETFs from an ETF Service Provider by Wesley R. Gray, Ph.D., Alpha Architect, Author, Quantitative Value: A Practitioner’s Guide to Automating Intelligent Investment and Eliminating Behavioral Errors Our firm mission is to...

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Schwab adds 18 more funds to its commission-free ETF platform

Schwab's fund platform is expanding to 198 the number of ETFs that trade without...

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DWA Momentum ETFs added to Schwab OneSource

ETF Trends reports that 4 of our ETFs (PDP, PIE, PIZ, and DWAS) will be added to the Schwab OneSource (commission-free) platform on February 1st: Charles Schwab (NYSE: SCHW), the largest discount broker, said today it will expand its Schwab ETF OneSource...

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Vanguard Convertible Securities Manager to Retire

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2 ETF Plays to Ride the Euro-Coaster

As advisors, it's up to us to act when opportunity strikes. Here’s how I’m acting on the recent Swiss and European currency...

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Wall Street's Business As Usual During The Blizzard — Here's What To Wear To Brave The Elements

New York City and New England is expected to get hit "a crippling and potentially historic" blizzard today and tomorrow.  As of right now, it appears that Wall Street will still be going to work, though. The New York Stock...

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A New Way to Bet on Europe: Inside the STOXX Europe 600 ETF (STXX)

Europe’s sluggish recovery has been in the limelight for a number of years now, leading many to suspect that improving growth is that much closer. 2015 just might be the year that the ECB’s extensive stimulus efforts finally take root...

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For Vanguard, these are the best of times

Vanguard Group Inc. on Jan. 20 surpassed State Street Global Advisors as the second-largest exchange-traded fund provider, a new milestone following a year that was filled with...

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ESG strategies largely absent from ETF landscape

As the integration of passive strategies into institutional portfolios accelerates, another unequivocal trend — the consideration of environmental, social and governance factors in investment decisions — remains primarily a pivot point for...

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Andrew Gelman’s mistrust of behavioral economics

Gelman, a Columbia statistician and political scientist, voices his discomfort with the behavioralist research and policy attitudes of recent years: I see a common thread in a lot of the counterintuitive, tabloid, Psychological-Science-type work out...   Read More >

GDP Miss Due To Decrease In Gov’t Spending

The important point of this is that a we’ve been saying for a while the private economy continue to hum along at a 3%+ growth […] The post GDP Miss Due To Decrease In Gov’t Spending appeared first on...   Read More >

Is the Fed behind the curve?

Quick follow-up to my previous post.  The 30-year T-bond yield just fell to 2.22%, the lowest ever.  Meanwhile Fed officials are itching to raise rates because the economy is in danger of overheating. Is the Fed behind the curve? ...   Read More >

'Bad Tayloring'

PK: Bad Tayloring: Since they aren’t currently able to demand a return to the gold standard — and maybe a ban on paper money? — Republicans are pushing to mandate that the Fed follow the so-called Taylor rule, which relates short-term...   Read More >