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MiB: Schwab’s Liz Ann Sonders

This week, our Masters in Business radio podcast, we speak with Liz Ann Sonders, Chief Market Strategist for Charles Schwab. Early in her career, Sonders worked for the legendary Marty Zweig, where she learned the importance of...

19.7 hours on ritholtz.com

Vanguard claims cheap investment funds outshine high cost ones

Its study of 6,500 funds available in the UK found that if they are split in half between high and low cost, the cheaper ones outperformed in 10 out of 12 investment...

23.6 hours on dailymail.co.uk

Schwab vs. WealthFront vs. Betterment

I attended a fun evening dinner with my friends from FirstTrust this week.  They had a guest speaker who was a political consultant – usually this isn’t my favorite topic – but I joined to have a few glasses of wine...

35.4 hours on mebfaber.com

Schwab grabs astounding $1.5 billion of robo-assets in six weeks, but mostly from itself

Walt Bettinger boasts of 'hundreds of new accounts daily' for Schwab Intelligent Portfolios then fences with Wall Street analysts who beg details Walt Bettinger: As time goes on, the weighting of new-to-firm...

35.7 hours on riabiz.com?subscribed=true

US Sector ETF Performance – April 24

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A Brief History of Commodity ETF Spikes

Commodity investing has long been known for its volatility, attracting traders who seek large daily movements to generate returns. After the ETF industry made investing in these hard assets more accessible, the popularity of utilizing these assets...

38.9 hours on etfdb.com

Energy ETF Cheat Sheet: Expenses, Dividends & Returns

Allocations to energy stocks are a key component of many investing strategies, and this sector is well represented in the portfolios of both buy-and-hold investors and more active tactical traders. ...

39.2 hours on etfdb.com

Dividend ETF vs. Dividend Weighted ETF

Over the years ETFs have become the vehicle of choice for accessing a wide range of asset classes, from traditional stocks and bonds to more “exotic” strategies such as commodities and hedge fund-like positions. So it is no surprise that...

39.3 hours on etfdb.com

Dividend ETF Investing: An ETFdb.com Guide

Value investing is one of the oldest and most popular equity strategies, mastered by legendary investors like Warren Buffett and Benjamin Graham and embraced by countless professional money managers and individual investors. The rise of the ETF industry...

39.3 hours on etfdb.com

High Yield ETF Investing: An ETFdb.com Guide

Not all dividend ETFs are created equal, in fact the differences in the risk / return profile among the products in this segment of the ETF universe can be significant. The nuances of the underlying indexes can be somewhat complex, and are critically...

39.3 hours on etfdb.com

Frontier Market ETF Investing: An ETFdb.com Guide

Emerging market investing has taken off in recent years, as investors have sought out sources of high growth that developed economies simply cannot offer. But while investing in these developing economies has become relatively commonplace, frontier...

39.4 hours on etfdb.com

101 ETF Lessons Every Financial Advisor Should Learn

Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have burst on to the scene in the late 2000s and early 2010s, raking in hundreds of billions of dollars in assets and prompting a major shift towards indexing strategies in the process. ETFs have empowered financial advisors...

39.8 hours on etfdb.com

Leveraged ETF Rebalancing: An ETFdb.com Guide

Since their introduction in 2006, leveraged ETFs have attracted tens of billions of dollars in cash inflows and become immensely popular among investors looking to accomplish a variety of objectives. As scrutiny of these products has intensified, the...

40 hours on etfdb.com

How to Build a Bond ETF Portfolio

In recent years, ETFs have become increasingly popular tools for accessing the fixed income corner of the market. The space initially grew much more slowly than equity ETFs, but investors have gradually become more comfortable with the combination of...

40.3 hours on etfdb.com

VIX ETF Options: Leveraged, Inverse, and More

As ETFs have become more targeted and specialized, they have allowed all types of investors to gain exposure to securities and strategies that were previously hard-to-reach. One of those previously hard to reach places was volatility. Now, investors can...

40.3 hours on etfdb.com

The 25 Best ETF Newsletters

Sometimes it’s nice to have investment information and analysis delivered right to your email inbox. Whether it’s on a weekly, bi-weekly, monthly or quarterly basis, a newsletter can keep you up to date on the news, as well as provide...

40.3 hours on etfdb.com

Top 50 Free Online ETF Tools: Return Calculators, Correlation, Historical Performance and More

As the world of ETFs has expanded from a closet industry to a mainstream investment vehicle, the number of funds has skyrocketed, meaning investors have more ETF options than ever before. Sorting through all of the funds offered today can be a daunting...

40.3 hours on etfdb.com

The Best S&P 500 ETF: SPY vs. IVV vs. VOO

The S&P 500 Index is perhaps the world’s best known benchmark. First published in 1957, the cap-weighted index consists of 500 large cap U.S. stocks listed on either the NYSE or NASDAQ and has become a widely-followed barometer measuring...

40.4 hours on etfdb.com

ETF Alternatives to High Yield Savings Accounts

The average savings account in the U.S. offers investors a paltry 0.06% APY, with some as low as 0.01%. With rates near zero, it can certainly be difficult to grow your savings over time. There are some high yield savings accounts that offer rates...

40.5 hours on etfdb.com

Finding the Best Target Retirement Date ETF

The rapid development of the exchange-traded fund industry has brought to market some of the most useful and intriguing products for all walks of investors. With more than 1,600 ETPs offering exposure to just about every asset class, investment strategy,...

40.5 hours on etfdb.com

The iShares MSCI EAFE ETF (EFA): A Complete History

The iShares MSCI EAFE ETF (EFA A) debuted in the latter half of 2001 and quickly rose to fame in the ETF world. The ETF was the first of its kind, offering significant exposure to developed markets outside of the U.S., thus helping investors add a more...

40.5 hours on etfdb.com

Currency ETN Investing: An ETFdb.com Guide

ETFs have become popular in recent years as tools for establishing low cost and tax-efficient exposure to traditional asset classes such as stocks and bonds. Many have also turned to ETFs for currency exposure, whether it be hedging against exposure...

40.8 hours on etfdb.com

China ETF Investing: An ETFdb.com Guide

Exposure to China once was a binary attribute: either a portfolio had exposure, or it did not. Innovation in the ETF space has significantly changed this corner of the investing landscape; there are now multipe ETFs offering exposure to China, each with...

40.8 hours on etfdb.com

Active ETF Investing: 3 Things To Consider

While the bread-and-butter of the ETF industry has been index-tracking products, active ETFs are quickly growing in popularity as several funds have gained critical mass with investors. More importantly, these funds have allowed retail investors to apply...

41 hours on etfdb.com

Schwab will take a machete to Schwab Private Client hyper-fee fund holdings but still steer assets to high-margin OneSource, ADV says

The cost-slashing by the $65-billion AUM San Francisco RIA is meant to streamline and improve process, according to the company Peter Mafteiu: This is like overwhelming a reader ... so they really cannot map out the changes that...

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ETF Portfolio Building: A Beginner's Guide

The key to any good portfolio is diversification: a good mix of a variety of asset classes (equities, bonds, real estate, currency, commodity, and multi-asset) will — over the long run — yield a positive return at lower risk than the...

41.1 hours on etfdb.com

10 Essential Apps for Intelligent ETF Investors

Smartphone apps make it easy to accomplish nearly anything, from staying on top of your weight loss plan to “playing” a “harmonica”. At any rate, investors can also take advantage of the usefulness and portability of smartphone...

41.1 hours on etfdb.com

ETF Biases: What’s Really Driving Your ETF Portfolio?

Over the years, investors have come to embrace the exchange-traded fund structure, as these securities provide low-cost access to nearly every corner of the investable universe. ...

41.1 hours on etfdb.com

Ten Commandments of ETF Investing

As ETFs have burst on to the scene the number of products available and complexity of exposure offered has increased significantly. Advisors and investors have taken steps to educate themselves on the ins and outs of ETFs, but many are still scrambling...

41.1 hours on etfdb.com

ETF Alternatives to the Most Popular Mutual Funds

With over 1,600 exchange-traded funds on the market, investors can easily tap into nearly every corner of the investable universe. Prior to ETFs, investors turned to mutual funds to gain diversified exposure to both equity and bond markets. In this...

41.1 hours on etfdb.com

ETF Rapid Fire: 25 Unique ETFs You May Have Missed

In an effort to shed more light on some of the more compelling products to hit the Street over the years, we’ve highlighted 25 unique ETFs that warrant a closer look from anyone looking to diversify their portfolio: ...

41.1 hours on etfdb.com

Building the Perfect ETF Portfolio (with 20/20 Hindsight)

One of the most frustrating aspects of investing is hindsight. The could have, should have, would have mentality has nagged every investor at some point or another. It can be easy to look back and think of what you should have invested in at the time,...

41.1 hours on etfdb.com

Invest Like a Billionaire: Under the Hood of the IBLN ETF

ETFs have undeniably opened up the doors to asset classes that were previously accessible only by sophisticated and institutional investors. Through the use of a single ticker, retail investors can now tap into virtually any market around the globe;...

41.2 hours on etfdb.com

Greatest Comebacks in ETF History

Over the last 20 years, Wall Street has witnessed both the rise and fall of hundreds of exchange traded products. For the most part, many of the funds that struggled during their first few years of trading were forced to close their doors. In this piece,...

41.3 hours on etfdb.com

The ETF Universe: A Visual Guide

With over 1,600 products and counting, the ETF universe has certainly come a long way since SPY made its debut as the first exchange-traded fund in 1993. And as the industry continues to democratize the investment landscape, exchange-traded products are...

41.3 hours on etfdb.com

ETF Industries Around the World

The first exchange-traded fund made its Wall Street debut in 1993, and more than two decades later, investors now have more than 1,600 products to choose from. ...

41.3 hours on etfdb.com

7 Charts to Put the ETF Industry in Perspective

Since SPY’s debut in 1993, Wall Street has witnessed the ETF industry expand rapidly over the last two decades. Now, individual and institutional investors alike have more than 1,600 products to choose from, ranging from plain-vanilla ETFs to funds...

41.3 hours on etfdb.com

3 Simple Moving Average ETF Trading Strategies

The active trading community has embraced ETFs as these financial instruments offer unparalleled intraday liquidity, transparency, and cost-efficiency. Rapid growth in the exchange-traded universe has spawned hundreds of viable instruments that make it...

41.4 hours on etfdb.com

ETF Trading Cheat Sheet

With over 1,600 ETFs on the market, finding the right fund to trade can be more challenging than you might suspect. ...

41.4 hours on etfdb.com

ETF Scorecard - April 24th 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. ...

44.6 hours on etfdb.com

ETF Investing

To become a successful ETF investor, an important step is to educate yourself on the theory behind ETFs and basic ETF investing strategies. Below are our best timeless educational articles that will teach you everything you need to know about ETF...

3 days on etfdb.com

Schwab CEO praises fast 'robo advisor' start, laments low rates

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Charles Schwab Corp's automated investment product has attracted $1.5 billion of assets in over 23,000 accounts in its first six weeks, about 20 percent of whom are new clients, Chief Executive Officer Walt Bettinger told...

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Schwab CEO praises fast 'robo advisor' start, laments low trading

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Charles Schwab Corp's automated investment product has attracted $1.5 billion of assets in over 23,000 accounts in its first six weeks, about 20 percent of whom are new clients, Chief Executive Officer Walt Bettinger told...

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ETF Stats for March 2015 – Trading Activity Picks Up

Twenty-three ETFs and two ETNs came to market in March.  Meanwhile, five ETFs shuttered operations and are no longer with us.  The net increase of twenty puts the month-end count of listed products at 1,687, consisting of 1,480 ETFs and 207...

3 days on investwithanedge.com

Effects of Execution Delay on Simple Asset Class ETF Value Strategy [PREMIUM]

“Effects of Execution Delay on Simple Asset Class ETF Momentum Strategy” investigates how delaying signal execution affects strategy performance. How does execution delay affect the performance of the complementary Best...

3 days on cxoadvisory.com

US Sector ETF Performance – April 22

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Schwab Intelligent Portfolios Launch and Updates

StockBrokers.com blogged about the planned launch of Schwab’s Intelligent Portfolios last fall. Now, we wanted to take a closer look at Schwab Intelligent Portfolios since the launch occurred on March 9. If you’ve watched much...

4 days on stockbrokers.com

Is a Pakistan ETF Launch for You?

One nation's stock market that has been extremely difficult for U.S. investors to get into is Pakistan, but access via a new ETF is about to...

4 days on 247wallst.com

Effects of Execution Delay on Simple Asset Class ETF Momentum Strategy [PREMIUM]

“Optimal Monthly Cycle for Simple Asset Class ETF Momentum Strategy?” investigates whether using a monthly cycle other than end-of-month (EOM) to determine the winning asset improves performance of the “Simple...

4 days on cxoadvisory.com

US Sector ETF Performance – April 21

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Smart Beta Expansion: Q&A with ETF Securities (SBUS, SBEU)

The evolving ETF industry continues to spawn innovative products that are democratizing the investment landscape in more ways than one. Most recently, the wave of “Smart Beta” products has brought forth strategies that were not too...

5 days on etfdb.com

Vanguard emails coming from a new address

You may notice that Vanguard emails have a new email address (e-vanguard.com). To make sure you receive important communications, please add this address to your...

5 days on personal.vanguard.com

Optimal Monthly Cycle for Simple Asset Class ETF Momentum Strategy? [PREMIUM]

As explored for a 10-month simple moving average (SMA) in “Optimal Cycle for Monthly SMA Signals?”, subscribers have inquired whether there is a best time of the month for measuring momentum in the “Simple Asset...

5 days on cxoadvisory.com

US Sector ETF Performance – April 20

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Here's Why Updated ETF Data Is So Hard to Find

Because the various fund sponsors report data inconsistently and often with delays, it's hard to get a clean comparison between rival...

6 days on financial-planning.com

Account activity alerts now available for your Vanguard accounts

As part of our ongoing effort to protect your Vanguard account, we've added a new feature for web-registered clients. Effective immediately, you'll automatically receive e-mail alerts when you perform certain transactions on your account. This...

6 days on personal.vanguard.com

Exploring the Currency-Hedged ETF Trend

Currency-hedging has been around the ETF world for years, allowing investors to gain exposure to certain corners of the global market while curtailing FX risk. As we move into 2015, investors have begun to move more and more of their money into these...

6 days on etfdb.com

Time to Buy Utilities as Market Tests Key Resistance Levels, ETF Pick

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- As May approaches, many of us are starting to figure out how to play the "Sell in May and Go Away" axiom. Each year, traders try to navigate their way through the financial market and turn a profit. This year,...

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China ETF Plunges 4% In One Day

Issues of margin trading, a surge of individual investors into local shares, a ballooning stock market, and a slowing of the world’s second largest economy sent the largest China ETF by...

7 days on 247wallst.com

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