They offer investors low costs and transparency, but they remain a tiny part of the ETF universe.
The basic engine of U.S. economic prosperity has been the economy's tendency to innovate, which has not changed, and investors need to continue working past fears of the financial crisis, says economics professor Austan Goolsbee.
Investors who don't realign their expectations and savings plan for changing U.S. demographics and slower growth are in for a jarring experience, says Research Affiliates' Rob Arnott.
Breaking the link between price and portfolio weighting is why smart beta strategies outperform cap-weighted methods, says Research Affiliates' Rob Arnott.
The next 12 to 18 months will be slow and painful, but America's fundamentals support longer-term optimism, says University of Chicago economist Austan Goolsbee.
The uptake of actively managed ETFs will increase amid innovation in the financial-services industry as investors' comfort levels grow, says State Street's Chris Goolgasian.
In their search for income amid Fed taper fears, investors are optimistic about unfamiliar, higher-yielding assets, but State Street's Chris Goolgasian questions their judgment.
As more countries adopt monetary stimuli for their economies, the devalued currencies have created a runup in physical gold demand, according to State Street's Chris Goolgasian.
Darrin DeCosta of Accretive Asset Management explains how his firm's fixed-income indexes help individuals better asses bond prices.
Common gold-valuation metrics, which measure several ratios, are likely to be wrong because gold doesn't have a core value, says State Street's Chris Goolgasian.
Sometimes hidden risks really are not risky after all.
Sometimes, but not always, simple is best.
Demographic and reform trends, plus a higher awareness of hospital infection rates, make the health-care market attractive to this cleaning and sanitation firm.
Cap-and-trade and the U.S. farmer: Friends or foes?
All signs point to yes--but it's not that simple.