Categories: ETFs

Schwab unveils “game changing” ETF platform

Posted by: Tara Kalwarski on November 02

The first Charles Schwab-branded exchange-traded funds launch tomorrow, Nov. 3, and Schwab is offering free, uncapped trading to its customers who buy in online—essentially creating a platform that enables retail...

Is BlackRock-Barclays Good for ETFs?

Posted by: Lauren Young on June 12

Is it a good thing or a bad thing for exchange-traded funds that BlackRock has emerged as the buyer for the Barclays PLC's iShares unit? BlackRock is spending $13.5 billion...

Buyers Lining Up for Barclays’ iShares Unit

Posted by: Ben Steverman on May 15

The pursuit of Barclay’s prized iShares unit, the No. 1 ETF firm, continues to heat up. Here is a guest Investing Insights posting by BusinessWeek’s David Bogoslaw on the latest...

Signs of an ETF Backlash

Posted by: Ben Steverman on August 26

At first, exchange-traded funds were a genuine innovation. Then, ETFs became a fad, the butt of Wall Street jokes as ETF after ETF sliced and diced the stock market in...

Move over ETFs: Here come ETNs

Posted by: Lauren Young on April 21

While new issuance of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) is down this year, filings for exchange-traded notes (ETNs) are picking up. ETNs have accounted for roughly one in every two launches this...

The Trouble With ETFs: Part II

Posted by: Lauren Young on January 29

The whole point of an exchange-traded fund is to mirror the returns of the index it tracks. Well, Morgan Stanley has just updated its data on ETFs and how well...

Fundamental Weighting Fun

Posted by: Lauren Young on June 26

This is a guest entry from Benjamin Levisohn (below), who is working as an intern at BusinessWeek this summer. Levisohn is a student at CUNY's Graduate School of Journalism. Yesterday,...

More ways to surf the water theme

Posted by: Aaron Pressman on May 18

Investing in companies in the water business has worked out pretty well for the past few years. Water is a limited resource in many parts of the world and business...

Creative ETFs on a new web site for investors

Posted by: Aaron Pressman on January 22

Hedge fund manager and prolific author James Altucher has a fascinating new web site called Stockpickr which tracks the disclosed portfolios of famous and successful investors (via SEC filings) and...

Big uh-oh for new Claymore Oil ETFs

Posted by: Aaron Pressman on January 17

Greg Newton over at the NakedShorts blog has highlighted a huge defect in the new Claymore Macroshares oil ETFs today. Recall, this is the paired ETF, with one tracking the...

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,...

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...

The PowerShares Machine

Posted by: Karyn McCormack on October 19

Every week it seems I get several press releases in my email box from PowerShares Capital Management, the growing ETF machine. This week, the one that caught my eye was...

An ETF in Every Portfolio

Posted by: Lauren Young on October 10

You may have missed my story last week on cool ways to use ETFs in your portfolio. An area I didn't get to cover, but one that deserves some attention...

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