Vanguard's CIO says the fund shop is looking forward to the substantial long-term cost savings and price stability once it transitions to the FTSE and CRSP indexes, beginning next year.
Now with a "Core" series of ETFs, BlackRock is looking to have its cake and eat it, too.
The Research Affiliates chairman discusses why he see value in developing-markets bonds as well as the urgency for investors to build a 'third pillar' in their portfolios.
With U.S. stocks facing anemic growth in the years ahead, investors banking on 10% returns from equities should rethink their assumptions, says Research Affiliates' Rob Arnott.
A new active ETF aims to avoid yield-chasers' mistakes by using a mix of quantitative and fundamental strategies to focus on total return.
Sovereign fiscal issues and currency effects can create opportunity for a tactical global fixed-income manager, says State Street's Chris Goolgasian.
Two new active ETFs from SSgA aim to beat CPI and offer investors a way to overcome home-country bias.
New tactical SSgA ETFs aim to help investors reduce risk and add return and income, says the firm's U.S. Portfolio Group head Chris Goolgasian.
ETFs have little ability to own the very illiquid securities that can be the most lucrative in the high-yield space, says ETF analyst Tim Strauts.
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.
Reducing exposure to highly correlated securities can help reduce risk during a market downturn, says Astor Asset Management's Rob Stein
Limiting implicit storage costs can help boost returns from commodity futures investments, says Yale professor Geert Rouwenhorst.
Michael Iachini of Charles Schwab says investors need the most assistance in narrowing down the expanding investment universe and in trading ETFs effectively.
ETFs can be used effectively, but those who trade too often and venture into asset classes they know little about are setting themselves up for disappointment.
Excessive share issuance in developing markets has caused many stocks to lag GDP growth, which is why investors should consider a dividend strategy, says Morningstar's Sam Lee.
Premiums and discounts spiked for some illiquid funds, but the broad-market fixed-income ETFs performed admirably during the recent market volatility, says Morningstar's Tim Strauts.
It's hard to find an investment that is going to thrive following a U.S. sovereign debt default, says Morningstar's Paul Justice.
Russell's Rolf Agather and Mark Roberts discuss why their firm launched a series of ETFs based on six established investment strategies.
Russell's Rolf Agather and Mark Roberts explain how their new line of ETFs cuts across traditional market-cap and style-growth boundaries.
Value investors might want to consider allocating a small portion of their portfolios to a momentum strategy, says Russell's Ed Rosenberg.
Axioma's Chris Canova and Russell's Ed Rosenberg illuminate the difference between two factors and how investors can gain access them.
Axioma's Chris Canova and Russell's Ed Rosenberg discuss how to gain exposure to factors like momentum, size, and volatility using ETFs.
A new breed of ETFs of ETFs should allow investors to gain access to active managers' strategic bets while still enjoying the benefits of the ETF structure, says Russell's Greg Friedman.
Russell's Greg Friedman describes how his firm's new family of funds complements traditional index ETFs and allows individuals to invest with more precision.
A number of new ETF products are making it easier for individuals to obtain access to traditional hedge fund strategies without paying hedge fund fees.
New product offerings, better education, and a move to fee-only advisors has been a boon to ETF inflows, according to WisdomTree CEO Jonathan Steinberg.
WisdomTree CEO Jonathan Steinberg thinks that investors are becoming more interested in emerging-markets sovereign debt because those nations are displaying better fiscal discipline than developed countries.
Seeking out dividend payers can help investors tap emerging-markets growth while providing a downside risk cushion, according to WisdomTree CEO Jonathan Steinberg.
Morningstar ETF analyst Mike Rawson surveys the pros and cons of the different strategies employed by dividend ETFs.
Morningstar's Paul Justice and Sam Lee discuss what types of ETFs work well for investors and when they might want to look at other investment vehicles, such as active mutual funds or closed-end funds.
Morningstar's Patty Oey on the makeup of the biggest emerging-markets exchange-traded funds, some of the major trends driving those markets today, plus two ways to play South Korea.
Morningstar's Abraham Bailin and State Street's Anthony Rochte discuss shifts in thinking on gold, silver, and their application in a portfolio.
Short interest does not pose a problem for standard ETF shareholders, says Morningstar's Bradley Kay.
By allowing active management of risk at low cost with tax efficiency, ETFs provide an important building block for outcome-based investing, says Russell Investments CIO Erik Ristuben.
BlackRock's Matt Tucker describes the challenges in the evolution of the fixed-income ETF and what's behind ETF deviations from benchmark values.
Exposure to many different sources of returns can make a well-behaved, well-balanced portfolio over the long term, says Vanguard's Sandip Bhagat.
Russell Investments CIO Erik Ristuben comments on the use of factor exposures in portfolios.
Morningstar's Paul Justice and Mike Rawson discuss the differences among the major index families and how to manage market exposures and taxes using ETF holdings.
The USCI Fund offers individuals a new, and possibly better, approach to access the commodity market but risks remain, according to Morningstar's Ben Johnson.
The iShares vs. SPDR gold ETF: Which shines brighter?
Vanguard's Chief Investment Officer Gus Sauter outlines his ideas for robust market circuit breakers and other trading changes.
Traditional index mutual funds can offer similar tax advantages to ETFs says Vanguard's Chief Investment Officer Gus Sauter.
The IndexIQ Global Resources Fund gives investors commodity exposure through equities, eliminating some of the persistent issues with ETFs that track futures markets.
Many similar funds exist, but these offerings round out Vanguard's lineup.
Wrapping partnerships up in a fund diminishes the tax benefits.
The merger of money managers like Guggenheim Partners with ETF providers like Claymore could lead to more individual products that were formerly only available to institutional investors.
New corporate bond ETFs with set maturity dates could allow sophisticated ETF bond investors to better match their investments with their liabilities.
Morningstar's Paul Justice and Bradley Kay look at price differences between fixed-income ETFs and their underlying indexes.
Morningstar's Paul Justice and Bradley Kay on the factors driving the market turmoil and ways to invest in the volatility that is spreading worldwide.