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  • ETFs to Look at Ahead of The Fed Meeting

    09-21-2016 10:50 AM by Astor Investment Management

    By Deepika Sharma, Astor Investment Management, ManagingDirector of Investments The market is pricing in only a 20% probability of a hike at Wednesdays Fed meeting and the possibility of a hike by December stands at a 51.8%. In January this year, on the heels of the first Fed ...

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  • As SEC Tinkers with Money Market Funds, Look to ETFs

    08-11-2016 06:33 PM by Tom Lydon

    In attempt to obviate another debacle in money market funds after the financial downturn, the Securities and Exchange Commission is expected to implement a round of new rules in mid-October that could change the way the $2.7 trillion industry works. This could potentially trig...

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  • Rethinking Bond ETFs: Unbundle and Rebuild

    07-26-2016 08:00 AM by Corey Hoffstein, Newfound Research

    By Corey Hoffstein With the benefit of hindsight, there have been few investments as attractive as core U.S. fixed income over the last 30 years. Capital preservation, income, diversification, and even hedging volatility: was there anything fixed income did not provide? Wit...

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  • Video: Active Bond ETFs to Help Preserve Your Capital

    04-20-2016 05:32 PM by Max Chen

    Jerome M. Schneider, Head of Short-Term Portfolio Management at PIMCO, joined ETF Trends publisher Tom Lydon to discuss short-term bond ETF options that investors and financial advisors can use for capital preservation. For instance, PIMCO offers the PIMCO Enhanced Short Matur...

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  • ETFs to Substitute Low-Yield Money Market Funds

    02-24-2016 03:57 PM by Tom Lydon

    With overnight rates at historic lows, people have not been getting much out of their money market funds. Alternatively, investors seeking a cash alternative can turn to ultra-short-term bond exchange traded funds. According to Lipper data, there is about $2.7 trillion in U.S....

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  • Fixed-Income ETFs That May Benefit from Rising Rates

    12-15-2015 05:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    With the Federal Reserve likely to hike short-term rates from near zero levels, one group of fixed-income investors who utilize money market funds and ultra-short-term bond exchange traded funds as cash alternatives may stand to benefit. The extended near-zero-rate environment...

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  • Bond ETF Strategy for a Rising Rate Environment

    11-12-2015 05:00 PM by Max Chen

    As the markets prepare for a rising interest rate environment, bond exchange traded fund investors may turn to more defensive strategies to prop up performance and mitigate rate risks. Charles Schwab strategists argue that fixed income will offer opportunities as the Federal R...

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  • Stock ETF Investors May Be Getting Cold Feet After Record Run

    05-20-2015 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    As the equities market marches toward new highs, investors have been trimming their U.S. stock exchange traded fund exposure. For instance, over the past week, the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEArca: SPY) has lost $639.2 million in assets, according to ETF.com. According to Ban...

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  • Actively Managed ETFs top $20B in Assets

    04-30-2015 09:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    The exchange traded fund industrys exponential growth is trickling down to actively managed funds. For the week ending April 24, actively managed ETFs had a combined $20.15 billion in assets under management, according to AdvisorShares data, marking the first time active ETFs hav...

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  • ETFs for Cash Hoarders

    04-09-2015 10:30 AM by Todd Shriber

    There is something to be said for investors keeping some dry powder. Mohamed El-Erian endorsed the idea earlier this week, saying the bulk of his portfolio is in cash. But for investors looking to main some semblance of income, liquidating equity and fixed income holdings in f...

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  • Epic Fail: Another Dismal Year for Active Management

    03-12-2015 02:00 PM by Todd Shriber

    Extending a theme that has received more attention as the exchange traded funds industry has boomed, active managers notched another batch of dismal performances in 2014 despite an almost 14% jump by the S&P 500. The benchmark U.S. index had its third straight year of doub...

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  • Fed Concerned About Money Market Funds

    02-25-2015 08:20 AM by Tom Lydon

    The Federal Reserve expressed concern that money market mutual funds and exchange traded funds could be vulnerable to stress during calamitous market environments, according to a monetary policy report released Tuesday. News of the Feds view regarding the vulnerability of mone...

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  • Ultra-Short-Term ETF Alternatives for Money Market Changes

    02-19-2015 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Ahead of regulatory changes in the money market funds, Fidelity Investments is converting a few of its money funds. Investors who are wary about regulatory repercussions can also turn to ultra-short-duration bond exchange traded funds as cash alternatives. Fidelity is reshuffl...

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  • PIMCOs Schneider Discusses Short-Term Bond ETFs, Rate Risk

    02-05-2015 09:00 AM by ETF Trends

    PIMCO Managing Director Jerome Schneider joined ETF Trends Publisher Tom Lydon at the Inside ETFs conference in Hollywood, Fla. to discuss what fixed income investors, including advisors, are thinking about this year in anticipation of interest rates rising. The fixed income s...

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  • Short-term, Money Market Bond ETFs Reveal Rising Rate Expectations

    12-22-2014 10:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Yields on ultra-short-term debt and bond-related exchange traded funds are rising, revealing increased expectations of a Federal Reserve rate hike. For example, the PIMCO Enhanced Short Maturity ETF (NYSEArca: MINT) has a 0.62% 30-day SEC yield and a 0.45 year duration. The Gu...

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  • Active ETF Segment Keeps Growing, Attracting Assets

    12-12-2014 09:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    While the exchange traded fund industry is dominated by passive index-based options, the smaller actively managed ETF segment continues to gain assets and expand investment offerings. According to AdvisorShares data, there were 122 actively managed U.S.-listed ETF on the marke...

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  • PIMCOs MINT Celebrates Five-Year Anniversary in Style

    11-18-2014 12:36 PM by Tom Lydon

    The PIMCO Enhanced Short Maturity (NYSEArca: MINT) celebrated its five-year anniversary Monday and it can be said MINT did so in style. When it debuted in 2009, MINT, not the PIMCO Total Return ETF (NYSE: BOND), became California-based PIMCOs first actively managed ETF. Five y...

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  • BOND Bleeds, but Other PIMCO ETF See Modest Inflows

    11-04-2014 12:57 PM by Todd Shriber

    The PIMCO Total Return ETF (NYSEArca: BOND), the exchange traded fund managed by Bill Gross prior to his resignation from the firm he founded, lost another $437 million in assets last month. BOND, the second-largest actively managed ETF lost $631 million in September. BOND, an...

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  • Active ETF Space Gets More Active

    10-20-2014 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The actively managed exchange traded fund space is dominated by a handful of players, but the industry could quickly expand if the Securities and Exchange Commission gives the greenlight for nontransparent ETF offerings. PIMCO, First Trust Advisors, WisdomTree Investments and ...

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  • ETF Options to Hedge Against Falling Prices, Low Inflation

    10-02-2014 03:30 PM by Max Chen

    Now that commodity prices have declined to multi-year lows and the U.S. dollar is picking up some momentum, U.S. inflation expectations are being depressed. If deflationary pressures persist, investors can turn to some assets and exchange traded funds to hedge risks. The U.S. ...

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  • Some PIMCO ETFs Taking in Cash After Gross Departure

    10-01-2014 02:28 PM by Todd Shriber

    Following Bill Gross abrupt resignation from PIMCO, the bond manager he co-founded, speculation has swirled regarding asset flight from the firm and where some of that capital will head. Wall Street analysts have highlighted firms that could benefit from PIMCO client skittishn...

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  • PIMCO to Shutter Four ETFs, Add Three New Funds

    08-18-2014 07:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    PIMCO, the eleventh-largest U.S. issuer of exchange traded funds, said four of its ETFs will be closed in September, but the asset manager plans to add three new actively managed ETFs to its lineup. The PIMCO Australia Bond Index ETF (NYSEArca: AUD), PIMCO Canada Bond Index ET...

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  • No Free Lunch with Ultra-Short-Term Bond ETFs

    08-08-2014 02:45 PM by Tom Lydon

    Ultra-short-duration bond exchange traded funds provide a suitable alternative for investors who are seeking to park their cash. However, the investments do come with some risk considerations. These conservative bond options are attracting investors turning away from long-term...

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  • Ultra-Short-Term Bond ETFs as Money Market Fund Alternatives

    07-31-2014 11:40 AM by Tom Lydon

    I do the ETF of the Week for MarketWatch every Thursday on Chuck Jaffes MoneyLife Show where I highlight big movers and disappointments among exchange traded funds. On Thursday, I focused on the money market fund industry and the PIMCO Enhanced Short Maturity ETF (NYSArca: MIN...

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  • New Money Market Fund Rules, a Boon for Ultra-Short-Term ETFs

    07-24-2014 08:15 AM by Tom Lydon

    With the Securities and Exchange Commission adopting new reform rules for the $2.6 trillion money market fund market, large institutional investors could turn to easy-to-use, ultra-short-duration bond exchange traded fund as a suitable alternative. The SEC is implementing new ...

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  • Rising Rate Preparation With Short-Term Bond ETFs

    07-22-2014 11:30 AM by Todd Shriber

    In her congressional testimony last week, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen reiterated that interest rates will remain low for the foreseeable future as the central banks continues to search for ways to stimulate the U.S. economy. Despite Yellens commentary and the 10-year Tr...

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  • Actively Managed ETFs Show Continued Growth

    07-16-2014 11:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    While actively managed exchange traded funds still represent just a sliver of the broader exchange traded products industry, active offerings are on a positive growth trajectory. As of the end of June, there were 89 U.S.-listed actively managed ETFs with a combined $16.3 billi...

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  • Active Management: The Next Frontier of ETF Growth

    06-25-2014 09:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    While still a small segment of the growing exchange traded fund universe, actively managed strategies could support the ETF industry's next growth spurt. A recent SEI (Nasdaq: SEIC) white paper, The Rise of Active Management in ETFs, outlines the shift in the actively managed ...

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  • Short-Term Bond ETF Options as SEC Mulls Money Market Reform

    03-31-2014 04:53 PM by Tom Lydon

    Ultra-short-duration bond exchange traded funds have garnered attention as an alternative to money market funds with the SEC set to implement structure changes in coming months. However, the SEC could scale down rules to exempt some investors. The Securities and Exchange Commi...

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  • Hedge Against Market Turns with Short-Term Bond ETFs

    03-26-2014 07:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Investors have used fixed-income assets and bond exchange traded funds to help cushion the shocks in the riskier equities market. However, as we look to a longer time horizon, the diversification effects of bonds begin to diminish. Bonds may be offering lower long-term protect...

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  • Ultra-Short-Term Bond ETFs as Cash Alternatives

    03-14-2014 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    As investors plan for retirement, income generated from stocks and fixed-income positions will be used to cover short-term living expenses, or the revenue can be stashed away in a cash equivalent, such as ultra-short-term bond exchange traded funds. In an aggressive ETF portfo...

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  • Tom Lydon on FOX Business: Why Investors Are Turning to Bond ETFs

    02-25-2014 05:52 PM by ETF Trends

    With volatility shaking up the equities space, investors are turning to fixed-income assets. ETF Trends Publisher Tom Lydon appeared on FOX Business to go over some bond exchange traded funds that mitigate the negative effects of rising interest rates and provide some extra cash ...

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  • Short-Duration ETF Showdown

    01-13-2014 11:18 AM by Todd Shriber

    Ten-year Treasury yields surged by nearly 130 basis points last year as investors fretted about a reduction to the Federal Reserve's $85 billion-per-month quantitative easing program. Those rising yields prompted losses for scores of bond exchange traded funds, catching many i...

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  • 6 Ultra Short Duration Bond ETFs

    11-07-2013 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Investors who are seeking cash or money market fund alternatives can utilize ultra-short-duration bond exchange traded funds to park their money. Bond ETFs come in a range of maturities, providing investors with a way to customize his or her level of rate risk. With short dura...

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  • Franklin Templeton Enters ETF Arena

    11-05-2013 06:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Mutual fund provider Franklin Templeton is testing the waters in the exchange traded funds space, launching its first fund, an actively managed short-term U.S. bond offering. According to the NYSE, the Franklin Short Duration U.S. Government ETF (NYSEArca: FTSD) will begin tra...

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  • A Rising Rates ETF Portfolio

    10-26-2013 07:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    Ten-year Treasury yields are down more than 4% over the past month, but that decline has barely dented the 36.4% year-to-date rate spike. The reality of rising rate environment is not all bad news for stocks. However, some sectors and asset classes do struggle when rates spike...

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  • Investors Use Short-Term Bond ETFs to Hedge Rising Rates

    10-11-2013 03:08 PM by Tom Lydon

    Investors shifted assets in fixed-income portfolios in response to the rising rate environment, shifting into short-duration bond exchange traded funds. Now on the lowest end of the spectrum, investors have more ultra-short-duration options. We are seeing tremendous flows year...

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  • Not All Active ETFs are Duds

    10-09-2013 07:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Actively managed exchange traded funds have been slow to match the phenomenal growth in passive index-based ETFs, but the active space has produce some interesting investment strategies. Active bond ETFs have gotten a lot of attention lately, mostly due to PIMCO's entrance int...

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  • Money Market Reform Debate and Short-Duration Bond ETFs

    09-17-2013 11:50 AM by Tom Lydon

    Ultra-short-duration bond exchange traded funds have popped up as an alternative to money market funds as Fed leaders push for tighter rules while financial leaders point to increased costs. The 12 heads of regional Federal Reserve bank warned that Securities and Exchange Comm...

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  • Floating Money Market NAV Makes Short-Duration ETFs Attractive

    07-26-2013 05:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    A floating net asset value on money market funds could cause operational and accounting issues that would deter money fund investors and potentially divert money toward short-duration bond exchange traded funds as an alternative. According to a U.S. Chamber of Commerce Center ...

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  • Scrutiny Over Money Fund Holdings Helps Short-Duration ETF Outlook

    07-18-2013 03:40 PM by Tom Lydon

    The Securities and Exchange Commission believes there is not enough diversification among money funds, adding onto the money market reform rhetoric and potentially putting more ammunition behind ultra-short-duration bond exchange traded funds. According to the SEC, money funds...

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  • Ultra-Short-Duration Bond ETFs as a Cash Alternative

    06-20-2013 01:10 PM by Tom Lydon

    I do the ETF of the Week for MarketWatch every Thursday on Chuck Jaffes MoneyLife Show where I highlight big movers and disappointments within the exchange traded fund market. On Thursday, I highlighted the PIMCO Enhanced Short Maturity ETF (NYSEArca: MINT) and Guggenheim Enha...

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  • Money Market Debate Puts Focus on Short-Duration ETFs

    06-19-2013 05:46 PM by Tom Lydon

    The Investment Company Institute is staunchly against SEC reforms to float the net asset value on money markets but believes a type of "gates and fees" could pose as a better solution. In either case, short-term bond exchange traded funds stand to gain a competitive advantage. ...

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  • Short-Duration ETFs Could Capitalize on Money Market Fund Reforms

    06-16-2013 07:07 AM by Tom Lydon

    Ultra short-term fixed-income exchange traded funds could gain a competitive advantage as the Securities and Exchange Commission mulls over money market fund reforms. Short-term bond ETFs provide an attractive alternative to investors who are seeking a relatively safe and cash...

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  • Money Market Reform May Shift Cash to Short-Duration ETFs

    05-15-2013 11:50 AM by Tom Lydon

    Potential money market fund reforms could deter investors, triggering consolidation in the money market, and push others to alternative options, like short-duration bond exchange traded funds. According to a Moody's Investors Service, we will likely witness a "reshaping of the...

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  • Money Market Fund Reform and Short-Duration Bond ETFs

    05-06-2013 09:41 AM by Tom Lydon

    The Securities and Exchange Commission is "actively" working on balanced reforms to address risks in the $2.6 trillion money market fund industry, which could push investors to ultra-short-duration bond ETFs as a viable alternative. "The staff and Commissioners are actively en...

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  • A Closer Look at the Active ETF Business

    05-03-2013 08:59 AM by Tom Lydon

    The actively managed exchange traded fund industry is going through a growth spurt, making it more important than ever for investors to understand the differences between active and passive management. Small differences in these funds can have a big impact upon a portfolio. Th...

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  • Active ETF Market Gearing Up

    04-11-2013 09:19 AM by Tom Lydon

    Established firms in passive indexed exchange traded funds as well as traditional mutual fund shops are preparing to launch actively managed ETFs. "If actively managed ETFs can outperform their index-based counterparts, they could be of great interest to both individual and in...

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  • Money Fund Changes May Drive Interest in Short-Duration ETFs

    04-05-2013 06:24 AM by Tom Lydon

    With U.S. regulators taking a closer look at money market funds, fund managers are trying to take preemptive steps to thwart regulatory actions. Still, observers doubt it is enough and some investors are contemplating short-duration bond exchange traded funds as an alternative. ...

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  • Active vs. Passive Debate Spills Into ETFs

    04-03-2013 12:45 PM by Tom Lydon

    The debate over active management versus passive management remains, but in the end does it really matter? Both styles compliment exchange traded fund investing and when used together -- they can both enhance a portfolio. "While some trace their history to as early as 2000, mo...

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  • Investment Researcher Picks Best Active ETFs

    03-01-2013 08:02 AM by Tom Lydon

    Actively managed exchange traded funds are still a drop in the bucket in terms of overall ETF assets. However, a major obstacle that has limited the proliferation of actively managed ETFs was lifted recently. The ability to use derivatives in actively managed ETFs was once res...

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  • Short-Duration Bond ETFs Eye Money Fund Reform

    02-22-2013 12:30 PM by Tom Lydon

    Short-duration bond exchange traded funds are beginning to look more attractive relative to money market funds as the federal government and regulatory bodies scrutinize vulnerability in the $2.7 trillion money fund industry. The Financial Stability Oversight Council is callin...

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  • Who'll Tell Grandma Her Money Market Fund May Not Be Safe?

    01-13-2013 06:14 AM by Tom Lydon

    Money market funds are back in the spotlight with some managers recently announcing increased disclosure, including releasing the value of money funds on a daily basis. I still think this story isn't getting the press it deserves. With $2.7 trillion in assets under management,...

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  • Money Market Fund Reform Would be Boon for Short-Duration ETFs

    12-26-2012 07:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The multi-trillion dollar money market fund business is facing renewed efforts on regulatory reform, putting investors on edge. Nevertheless, what may be a bane for the money markets could be a boon for short-duration bond exchange traded funds. The council is seeking comment ...

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  • How PIMCO Manages Its Active ETFs

    12-08-2012 05:53 AM by Tom Lydon

    While PIMCO is a relatively newer player in the exchange traded fund market, the fund company's offerings have made a big splash in the industry, especially after Bill Gross, founder and co-chief investment officer, adapted his flagship Total Return fund into an ETF investment ve...

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  • Short-Term Bond ETFs in Focus on Money Fund Reform Talk

    11-29-2012 10:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    SEC Commissioner Elisse Walter will be the next chairwoman for at least awhile and could possibly renew talks about money market reforms. Meanwhile, Schwab has filed for an actively managed short-term bond exchange traded fund that could provide a competitive alternative to low y...

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  • A 'Bucket' ETF Retirement Strategy for Moderate Investors

    11-02-2012 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    For those seeking to invest toward their Golden Years, exchange traded fund products provide low-cost, diversified exposure to broad asset classes, allowing investors to remain hands-off and spend less time worrying about their nest egg. Christine Benz, Morningstar's director ...

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  • Active ETF Sector is Gaining Traction

    08-27-2012 10:03 AM by Tom Lydon

    The actively managed exchange traded fund category appears to be gaining momentum with the recent success ofthe PIMCO Total Return ETF (NYSEArca: BOND). There has been a slew of active ETFs recently launched, which has led many to wonder how active management is defined with an E...

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  • Why Investors Are Dumping Money Market Funds For Short-Duration ETFs

    07-27-2012 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    With the regulatory spectre looming over the money market fund industry, corporate treasurers and investors have begun shopping around for safe alternatives, like short-term bond exchange traded funds. After the financial depression of 2008, the Securities and Exchange Commiss...

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  • Will ETFs Replace Money Market Funds?

    07-16-2012 03:30 PM by Tom Lydon

    U.S. regulators are already scrutinizing money market funds and even considering radical changes to one of the stable norms within the market. However, asset managers are already looking for a contingency plan in exchange traded fund products for potential changes. Regulators ...

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  • ETFs Capitalize on Money Funds' Uncertain Outlook

    03-27-2012 07:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    In anticipation of new regulations that could potentially diminish the returns and liquidity in money market funds, exchange traded fund providers are already filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission to provide an ETF alternative to mop up demand. Federated, Legg Mas...

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  • PIMCO ETF is Alternative to Money Market Funds

    03-05-2012 09:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    It's tough for investors to earn income with money market funds, but there is an exchange traded fund that stands out. In this low-interest rate environment, the PIMCO Enhanced Short Maturity Strategy (NYSEArca: MINT) offers those investors with sums too big for an FDIC account a...

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  • Money Market Rules May Boost Short-Duration ETFs

    02-07-2012 11:09 AM by John Spence

    The Securities and Exchange Commission is set to announce a two-part plan to stabilize money market funds, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. If approved, the proposals could hurt the performance of money market funds and make short-duration exchange traded funds a more at...

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  • Active ETFs Seen Taking Off in 2012

    12-27-2011 04:08 PM by John Spence

    Actively managed exchange traded funds havent gained much traction in the investment landscape yet, but some veteran observers expect that to change in 2012 as high-profile managers get in the active ETF game. Index-tracking ETFs have been tremendous for investors because of t...

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  • ETF Chart of the Day: Absolute Returns

    10-10-2011 10:44 AM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial

    Cambria Global Tactical ETF (NYSEArca: GTAA) launched nearly one year ago, and the exchange traded fund has attracted approximately $164 million in assets under management since inception. Issued by AdvisorShares, which is familiar in the industry as pioneers in actively manag...

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  • Surveying Actively Managed ETFs

    09-28-2011 09:18 AM by Tom Lydon

    Actively managed exchange traded funds have been hyped as the industry's next big growth area, but so far assets represent a small portion of the overall business. Despite regulatory hold-ups and portfolio disclosure issues, many investment managers are lining up to list activ...

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  • Active ETFs Set to Support Industry Growth

    09-12-2011 01:08 PM by Tom Lydon

    According to the New York Stock Exchange, growth in the U.S. exchange traded fund market will likely be supported by actively managed ETFs. A bevy of providers are waiting for regulatory approval to introduce active ETFs. "Our pipeline continues to be quite robust and we have ...

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  • ETF Chart of the Day: Pimco Enhanced Short Maturity Strategy (MINT)

    09-02-2011 10:29 AM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial

    Global stock exchange traded funds are selling off Friday after a disappointing nonfarm payrolls report for August. Now might be a good time to take another look at an ETF that's designed as an alternative to money market funds for investors looking for a safe place to stash cash...

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  • Federated Readies First ETF

    09-01-2011 03:44 PM by Tom Lydon

    Investment manager Federated Investors has filed to launch a fixed-income exchange traded fund designed as an alternative to money market mutual funds. It would be the company's first ETF. The firm is readying the fund as investors seek shelter in fixed income due to the uncer...

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  • Pimco Active ETF Geared to Risk-Averse Investors

    08-26-2011 02:31 PM by Tom Lydon

    Investors may want to consider an actively managed ETF from bond giant Pimco that's designed as an alternative to low-yielding money market funds, analysts say. In today's nervous climate, investors are seeking safety over performance. For example, exchange traded funds that i...

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  • Pimco Looks to Expand ETF Presence

    08-12-2011 08:36 AM by Tom Lydon

    Pimco is making waves in the exchange traded fund business with plans to launch an ETF version of Total Return Fund, the huge portfolio overseen by bond whiz Bill Gross. The investment manager has also filed paperwork with regulators to introduce ETFs to track bonds in Austral...

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  • ETF Spotlight: Pimco Enhanced Short Maturity Strategy (MINT)

    07-21-2011 07:43 AM by Tom Lydon

    ETF Spotlight on Pimco Enhanced Short Maturity Strategy Fund (NYSEArca: MINT), part of an ongoing series. Assets: $1.3 billion. Objective: The Pimco Enhanced Short Maturity Strategy Fund is an actively managed exchange traded fund that seeks to outperform money market funds...

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  • New Pimco ETF Targets Shorter-Term Corporate 'Junk'

    06-22-2011 09:31 AM by Tom Lydon

    Bond giant Pimco recently introduced an exchange traded fund that targets the short-term segment of the high-yield corporate bond market. Pimco 0-5 Year High Yield Corporate Bond Index Fund (NYSEArca: HYS), which invests in bonds with shorter maturities than existing "junk" ET...

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  • State Street Files For Active ETFs: Will They Take The Lead?

    04-05-2011 08:36 AM by Tom Lydon

    State Street has filed to launch actively managed exchange traded funds (ETFs), another sign of interest in this sector of the market. The Boston-based provider has filed to register six ETFs that are actively managed. Oliver Ludwig for Index Universe reports that the funds co...

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  • The ETF List Keeps Growing

    03-28-2011 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The exchange traded fund (ETF) space continues to grow, as providers file and launch new ETFs for investors to consider for their portfolios. Global X filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission to launch equity focused ETFs that cover the auto and farming industries on ...

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  • PIMCO's ETF Hits $1 Billion With Active Success

    03-22-2011 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Actively managed exchange traded funds (ETFs) recently hit a significant milestone as PIMCO's actively managed ETF joins the billion dollar club. The PIMCO Enhanced Short Maturity Strategy Fund (NYSEArca: MINT) has become the first actively managed ETF to break the $1 billion ...

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  • How ETFs Benefit As Corporations Sit On Cash

    02-22-2011 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Fixed-income exchange traded fund (ETF) investors like companies that have lots of money because that will either mean the firm will reinvest for growth or reward its shareholders. However, due to antiquated U.S. tax laws, a good chunk of corporate cash holdings is tied overseas....

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  • Actively Managed ETFs Reach Milestone

    01-11-2011 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The actively managed exchange traded fund (ETF) industry surged to a milestone of its own at the close of 2010. Actively managed ETFs, which have struggled to gain more of the spotlight, moved past the $3 billion in assets mark last year, reports Murray Coleman at Barron's. [W...

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  • Low Yields on Cash Send Investors to ETFs

    01-07-2011 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    If you've been frustrated by low yields in money markets, a relatively new type of exchange traded fund (ETF) might be appealing to you. Frustration with low yields on cash is evident in the popularity of one fund in particular: PIMCO Enhanced Short Maturity Strategy Fund (NYS...

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  • Year-End Capital Gains Hit Fixed-Income ETFs

    11-22-2010 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    The year is winding down, which means it's time to start thinking about taxes, unpleasant though that may be. Capital gains and ETFs are usually not synonymous, but this year we may be seeing more distributions than years past, especially in fixed-income exchange traded funds ...

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  • An ETF Solution to the Corporate Cash Problem

    09-20-2010 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    There's a lot of mattress-stuffing in the markets these days as corporations and individual investors alike hoard cash in favor of safety. That cash is being held largely in money market funds, which some argue is only marginally better than the proverbial mattress. It's been ...

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  • Actively Managed ETFs a Flop? Not So Fast

    08-31-2010 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Actively managed exchange traded funds (ETFs) are still waiting for their ship to come in, but that doesn't exactly mean that the segment of the industry has done a belly flop. Since September 2009, about 14 actively managed ETFs have launched. Today, there are 28 such ETFs tr...

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  • The $1 Billion ETF Provider Club Gets a New Member

    06-07-2010 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Gaining entree into the $ 1 billion marks a significant milestone for exchange traded fund (ETF) providers. It signals that investors like their funds and that the provider behind them isn't going anywhere. Last month, a new entrant appeared. Total assets in U.S. ETFs closed o...

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  • Safe-Haven and Bear ETFs Lead Asset Grab in May

    06-04-2010 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    A host of events that conspired to spook investors in May, from a "flash crash" to debt woes in Europe and the threat of war between North and South Korea. While millions of investors took comfort in exchange traded funds (ETFs) that cover safe-haven asset classes, it wasn't enou...

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  • Why Actively Managed Bond ETFs Are In Favor

    02-14-2010 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    There are currently 17 actively managed exchange traded funds (ETFs) trading in the United States right now, and the ones raking in the most assets are those focused on the fixed-income space. Why is this? Many actively managed ETFs are still trying to build track records and...

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  • Bond ETFs: Beware of a Bubble

    01-28-2010 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Shaken by the financial debacle of 2008, jumpy investors turned to bonds and related exchange traded funds (ETFs) to safeguard what was left of their wealth. The problem with this scenario is that investors aren't letting go of bonds, despite the changing investment atmosphere. ...

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  • Don't Count Out Actively Managed ETFs

    11-22-2009 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Actively managed exchange traded funds (ETFs) are still a relatively new player on the market, but already some providers and investors may have already written them off. Is it premature to do so? Actively managed ETFs are still in their infancy, and the segment is still grow...

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  • PIMCO Set to Launch Money Market Alternative ETF

    11-17-2009 06:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded fund (ETF) provider and bond giant PIMCO is launching a new fund today that's billed as being a "higher-yielding alternative to money market funds." PIMCO Enhanced Short Maturity Strategy Fund (NYSEArca: MINT) is an actively managed ETF that will primarily inv...

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