Wed, 14 May 2014
Growth-stock troubles trip up hedge funds in March.
DFA's Bob Deere describes how flexibility found with substituting highly correlated stocks and allowing more time for trades provides investors with better trading advantages.
Although the stock market isn't a screaming buy today, investors shouldn't completely abandon equities for bonds. Here are some stock ETFs that are worth a closer look.
ETFs can be great vehicles for accessing core, liquid areas of the market, but they have more issues in MLPs and illiquid underlying assets, like high-yield bonds.
As the fiduciary standard expands, ETF managed portfolios will continue to look increasingly attractive to registered investment advisors seeking to outsource investment management, says Morningstar's Andy Gogerty.
As economic concerns weighed, taxable-bond funds were the strongest asset gainers in May, but their inflows were only about half what they were the prior month, says Morningstar's Kevin McDevitt.
Windhaven's Eric Biegeleisen discusses his firm's broad approach to ETF selection and its focus on the tracking, trading, and structural aspects of such funds.
The author and Princeton professor favors plain-vanilla, index-based investments and says specialized, high-cost products are bad for the ETF industry.
Among the several competing players, one particular S&P index tracker stands out with its lower fees and flexible structure.
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Understanding the differences and similarities between these two popular indexing strategies can affect your portfolio planning.
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