Archives: November 2006

The $10 Trillion Question

Posted by: Lauren Young on November 30

In case you missed the news, mutual fund assets have officially crossed the $10 trillion mark. Tom McManus, a Banc of America strategist, says riskier funds continue to attract even...

No great ETF for plays on exchanges

Posted by: Aaron Pressman on November 29

Commenter Eli Nahass asks, after reading a recent post about the booming market for derivatives exchanges, if there are any ETFs that invest primarily in such shares. The answer is,...

Google's Easy Come-Easy Go $8 Bil

Posted by: Roben Farzad on November 28

$8 billion gone in less than a week.

Eat Drink Outlooks

Posted by: Lauren Young on November 20

This is the time of year when every mutual fund company and investment bank holds its 2007 outlook sessions. The events typically take place over a meal at a swanky...

Forget China, derivatives are the hottest IPOs

Posted by: Aaron Pressman on November 17

It's no secret that shares of derivatives exchanges like the Chicago Board of Trade (Symbol: BOT) and Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) have been among the best performers of the year....

Hertz's ugly IPO gets priced tonight

Posted by: Aaron Pressman on November 15

As I've noted time and time again, the upcoming IPO for car rental giant Hertz seems to be trying to set some kind of high water mark for private equity...

WisdomTree has a few more ETF ideas on tap

Posted by: Aaron Pressman on November 14

Thanks to Roger Nusbaum, I see that WisdomTree has filed to introduce another 31 exchange-traded funds. There are some interesting ideas here, including an international real estate fund and dividend-oriented...

I wonder how the head of CVS is feeling this morning?

Posted by: Aaron Pressman on November 08

After watching a ton of election coverage last night all across the TV dial, I went to sleep around 1 a.m. I think I must have seen about 117 interviews...

Little Chelsea is all grown up and working for 2 and 20

Posted by: Aaron Pressman on November 06

Word from the Baltimore Sun that Chelsea Clinton has jumped from the world of management consulting to a hedge fund. The former first daughter will hang her hat at Avenue...

A big crowd to get Miller's market-beater crown

Posted by: Aaron Pressman on November 03

The popular stereotype of the wacky, opinionated and brilliant fund manager is about to take a serious hit. After Peter Lynch retired, there was a short-term deficit of WOB's. Thankfully...

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