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Schwab Debuts Cheapest Ever Bond ETF (SCHZ)
July 15, 2011
Schwab was a latecomer to the ETF industry, launching its first products years after companies such as iShares and Vanguard had established themselves as pioneers in the space. But Chuck has been...
Be Careful When Reaching for Yield with ETFs
June 29, 2011
One of the key lessons of the credit crisis and the subprime-mortgage meltdown was that investors can unknowingly add huge risks to their portfolios when digging for just a little extra yield. ETF...
CBND vs. LQD: Better Corporate Bond ETF?
June 27, 2011
Innovation has become a hallmark of the ETF industry in recent years, as new and existing issuers alike have have rolled out increasingly complex and creative products that have further expanded the...
Exchange traded funds from Vanguard and BlackRock dominate the list of top 20 ETFs by total distribution in the 401(k) and defined contribution business, according to a report this week. “ETFs are off...
SYDNEY/MUMBAI, May 23 (Reuters) - India's Aditya Birla, JSW Steel , and Jindal Steel and Power are among firms shortlisted to bid for Australian coal explorer Bandanna Energy as part of a...
ETF Buying Patterns Suggest ‘Risk-Off’ Trade
May 19, 2011
Investors favoring bond exchange traded funds rather than stock and commodity ETFs so far this month is a sign of waning risk appetite. The latest flows in exchange traded products “suggest that...
Johnson & Johnson, McDonald’s sell bonds
May 17, 2011
McDonald’s, Johnson & Johnson and Caterpillar are selling bonds, joining a parade of big-name companies including Google that are issuing debt in recent days as borrowing costs fall even further.
Inverse Bond ETFs: Highlighting All The Options
April 25, 2011
Investors have been slowly embracing exchange-traded products as a tool for accessing fixed income exposure in recent years, gradually becoming more comfortable with the nuances of bond ETFs and the...
ETF Pipeline: Floating Rate Bonds, European Bonds, And More
April 22, 2011
The past week has seen the continuation of brisk expansion in the ETF industry, with more than a dozen new products debuting. The product pipeline continues to fill as well, with the most noteworthy...
Any investor who hasn’t been living under a rock probably has some idea as to why the ETF industry has been expanding so quickly over the last several years. Intra-day liquidity, enhanced tax...
Announcing The Free Head-To-Head ETF Comparison Tool
March 24, 2011
Now available from ETF Database is the free Head-To-Head ETF Comparison Tool, an analytical resource that allows investors to quickly and easily compare two ETFs side by side and analyze how potential...
Direxion Debuts Short Aggregate Bond, Treasury ETFs
March 23, 2011
Direxion, one of the largest issuers of 2x and 3x leveraged ETFs, announced the launch of three products offering daily inverse exposure to fixed income benchmarks. The new -1x Direxion ETFs include:...
ETFs Options for Volatile Times
February 26, 2011
The problems in the Middle East have riled the markets, and anxious investors have been rushing into safer bets. While safe-have investments continue to draw attention, there are other exchange traded...
ShareBuilder 401(k) Adds Vanguard to Lineup
February 14, 2011
As the market marches toward recovery, ING DIRECT’s ShareBuilder 401(k) - an all-exchange traded fund (ETF) 401(k) plan provider – is feeling good about the year that just wrapped and the year that...
ETF Investors Are Embracing Low Cost Options…Or Are They?
January 24, 2011
When running down the benefits of constructing a portfolio with ETFs, most investors will touch on the potential for enhanced tax efficiency, intra-day liquidity, and transparency in holdings. But the...
For ETF Investors, The Details Matter (Part II)
January 17, 2011
Last week we highlighted several often-overlooked nuances of popular exchange-traded products, detailing the surprisingly large impact that seemingly minor distinctions can have on a portfolio’s...
ETFs to expand in 2011; assets top $1 trillion
January 12, 2011
Exchange traded funds have topped $1 trillion in assets and investors should look for more financial firms to join the business in 2011.
December ETF Roundup: $1 Trillion And Counting
January 06, 2011
U.S. ETF assets topped $1 trillion for the first time in December, as a year-end rally in global equity markets and another strong month of inflows pushed the industry past the milestone. ETF assets...
ETF Alternatives To The World’s Largest Mutual Funds
December 06, 2010
It may be premature to hit the print button for the death certificate of active management, but changes to the investing landscape over the last several years have forced a reassessment of the value...
International Bond ETFs To Diversify Fixed Income Exposure
November 15, 2010
In recent years, one of the fastest-growing corners of the ETF market has been the fixed income space. As investors have become more comfortable with the idea of utilizing the ETF structure to achieve...
Bond ETFs: 12 Stops Along The Risk/Return Spectrum
November 02, 2010
As investors have become more comfortable with the marriage of fixed income exposure and the ETF wrapper, billions of dollars have flowed into bond ETFs in recent years. Impressive innovation in the...
Ten ETFs Every Advisor Should Know (But Most Have Never Heard Of): Part I
September 16, 2010
As the ETF industry has expanded at a breakneck pace in recent years, keeping track of all the products out there has become no easy task. There are now well more than 1,000 exchange-traded products...
PHB: Different Kind Of Junk Bond ETF
September 15, 2010
The impressive ETF boom of the last several years has in many ways changed the investing landscape quite dramatically. Although index mutual funds have been around for more than 30 years, the...
Rethinking AGG: One Stop Fixed Income Exposure?
July 25, 2010
The tremendous surge in ETF assets in recent years has been attributable not to equity funds, but rather to products offering exposure to other asset classes. The number of exchange-traded commodity...
5 Bond ETFs for a Low-Interest-Rate Environment
July 21, 2010
Economic data coming out isn’t exactly alleviating investor fears and they’re seeking safer bets in these uncertain times. Bond exchange traded funds (ETFs) remain one of the more popular choices,...
Three Tips For Using An ETF Fact Sheet
May 04, 2010
ETFs have become popular among all types of investors in part because of their simplicity. The daily disclosure of holdings, low turnover, and constant objective have made ETFs the preferred vehicle of...
AGG vs. BND: What’s The Difference?
April 09, 2010
Fixed income investing often takes a back seat during the portfolio construction process. Bond investing may not be nearly as sexy as stock picking, but this asset class is no less vital to the...
Five Bond ETFs Worth A Closer Look
April 07, 2010
Fixed income ETFs have been one of the hottest growth areas in a rapidly-expanding industry. According to the ETF screener, there are now more than 100 bond ETFs available to U.S. investors, a...