December 11th at 11:14amby
With the markets reaching new all-time highs, many investors will see their mutual funds distribute large capital gains during this holiday season. This is especially true in the mid- and small-capitalization segments of the market, given the generally strong returns this year and based on initial...
December 11th at 10:00amby
With the end of 2013 in sight, it is fair to say it has been a rough year for emerging markets investors. It is also fair to say that, in recent months, some green shoots have started to emerge. For example, exchange traded funds tracking equities in steady, lower beta developing markets such as...
December 11th at 9:30amby
High-grade corporate bond exchange traded funds were slammed earlier this year as interest rates climbed amid speculation the Federal Reserve was close to tapering its quantitative easing program. The Fed’s tapering timeout would not only serve to steady popular ETFs such as the iShares iBoxx...
December 11th at 9:00amby
On Tuesday, Goldman Sachs reiterated its bullish view on European equities for 2014. Noting that European equities remain cheap, Goldman Sachs' Peter Oppenheimer told CNBC his firm is "pretty optimistic of equity markets still" while noting that "there's been a big period of outperformers of...
December 11th at 7:30amby
As 2013 draws to a close, you may be wondering what to expect in the year ahead, and how to prepare your portfolio accordingly. A new piece, BlackRock’s 2014 Outlook—The List: What to Know, What to Do is here to help you. In this 2014 outlook piece, Jeffrey Rosenberg, Peter Hayes and I have...
December 11th at 7:00amby
Precious metals got clobbered this year, but investors still trickled into silver exchange traded funds while gold funds saw a record exodus. Physically backed silver ETFs held 655 million ounces of the metal as of Oct. 31, up 25 million ounces since January, reports Nat Rudarakanchana for
December 11th at 6:30amby
China exchange traded funds have picked up their respective paces in recent weeks, but investors should not gloss over Hong Kong ETFs. Last week, Goldman Sachs forecast the Hang Seng China Enterprises Index, which is comprised of Chinese companies listed in Hong Kong, will jump 19% by the end of...