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Market Extra: How unloved is active managem...

May 04, 2017Comments off

There has been a new development in the investor retreat from active management, and it’s one that should have portfolio managers quaking in their boots.

Conrad de Aenlle's Funds For Thought: ...

May 03, 2017Comments off

The tendency of investors to underperform the stock market, even before taking mutual fund expenses into account, is well documented. TrimTabs Investment Research, for instance,

Market Extra: Don’t blame ETFs or passive...

May 02, 2017Comments off

Investors have poured tens of billions of dollars into U.S. stock-based exchange-traded funds of late, with industry assets hitting record after record. Investors have also

Market Extra: Passive funds aren’t afraid...

May 01, 2017Comments off

Index-fund operators, who have grown into market heavyweights, aren’t opposed to throwing that weight around. While passive investing may be, at its heart, a do-nothing

ETF Focus: ETF rides March inflows to fresh...

Apr 25, 2017Comments off

The ETF industry keeps making new records, and it’s hitting them faster and by bigger margins than ever. Global assets for exchange-traded products hit a

ETF Focus: France ETF has biggest one-day p...

Apr 24, 2017Comments off

Vive la France ETF. The largest exchange-traded fund to track the French equity market soared on heavy volume on Monday, in what amounted to a

ETF Focus: Feeling bullish on the ETF indus...

Apr 21, 2017Comments off

The ETF industry has gone through the looking glass. The newest exchange-traded fund to hit Wall Street is also the first to track one of

ETF Focus: How would you have done investin...

Apr 20, 2017Comments off

New exchange-traded funds are launched everyday—381 debuted globally in 2016, according to research firm ETFGI—but after the initial excitement and flurry of interest that accompanies

ETF Focus: The Marijuana ETF is a buzz kill...

Apr 20, 2017Comments off

Marijuana users may be celebrating the plant’s informal holiday of 4/20 on Wednesday, but marijuana investors don’t seem eager to join the party. The only

Market Extra: Who is buying ETFs? Increasin...

Apr 19, 2017Comments off

If you can’t beat them, invest in them. Market participants have been shunning mutual funds, moving instead to exchange-traded funds. Like mutual funds, ETFs also