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  • Coffee ETNs Could Perk Up On Persisting Crop Damage

    September 18th at 7:30am by Tom Lydon

    The coffee market and related exchange traded notes have experienced wild swings this year as a drought ravaged Brazilian crops, the largest producer in the world, and prices have further room to jump higher as crop conditions could be worse than many fear. Coffee has been the best performing...


  • BlackRock: A Triathlete’s Take on Investing

    September 18th at 7:00am by iShares

    The hand-painted sign on the side of the road read: “Trust in your training, Stick to your plan, You’ll end the day an Ironman!” The poster-board was one of literally hundreds covering the 112-mile bike course of the Lake Placid Ironman event this summer. It was just what I needed to...


  • Indexology®: How Big is the Pan Asia Bond Market?

    September 18th at 6:30am by Indexology Blog By SP Dow Jones Indices

    The S&P Pan Asia Bond Index tracks the performance of the local currency bonds in the 10 Pan Asian countries. The market value tracked by the S&P Pan Asia Bond Index has expanded three fold to USD 6.7 billion since the index’s first value on Dec. 29, 2006. This rapid expansion warrant...


  • How Fed Guidance Affects ETF Investors

    September 18th at 6:00am by Gary Gordon

    The market supposedly climbs a “Wall of Worry,” at least until those concerns overwhelm participants. Yet the only apprehension that might send stock investors for the exit doors today relates to the timing and the pace of central bank rate hikes. When it comes to a number of the traditional...


  • PIMCO Steps Into the ETF Fee War

    September 17th at 3:02pm by Max Chen

    In a rare occurrence, PIMCO cut the expense ratio on one of its actively managed exchange traded funds, revealing the stiff competition in the ETF space, even for an established fixed-income giant. In a regulatory filing last week, the money manager raised the fee waiver for its PIMCO Low...


  • How ETF Strategists Can Help Your Advisory Business

    September 17th at 1:30pm by Tom Lydon

    In the separate accounts space, exchange traded fund managed portfolios are gaining traction as innovative investment products and services find a wider audience. Consequently, more financial advisors are partnering with ETF strategists to develop customized asset allocation tools. On Tuesday, I...


  • GaveKal Primes Knowledge Leaders Index for Potential ETF Offerings

    September 17th at 1:29pm by Tom Lydon

    Pulling from the proprietary investment methodology of their flagship actively managed investments, GaveKal Capital has launched two strategic-beta indices with the hopes that they will eventually be utilized in an exchange traded fund wrapper. On Tuesday, GaveKal launched the GaveKal Knowledge...


  • Reason for Optimism With Miners ETFs

    September 17th at 12:50pm by Todd Shriber

    Gold prices are tumbling. That is a known fact and one highlighted by a nearly 5% tumble over the past month for the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD), the world’s largest physically-backed gold ETF. Not surprisingly, the declines have been even more pronounced for gold miners and the relevant...