Seana Smith Archive
Published January 10, 2013
Investors poured a record-breaking $191 billion into the U.S. exchange-traded-fund industry in 2012, a 61% increase from 2011 and a 13% rise from the previous record of $169 billion set four years ago.
Published December 28, 2012
Blowout sales failed to attract shoppers this holiday season, and retail exchange-traded funds dipped on weak holiday sales.
Published December 06, 2012
Those looking to invest in dividend-paying companies can allocate money to dividend-focused exchange-traded funds.
Published November 19, 2012
The rush to sell insurance stocks in preparation for Hurricane Sandy pushed prices lower, triggering a fall in exchange traded funds with top holdings in property and casualty insurers.
Published October 19, 2012
Despite a bullish start to the year, tech-based ETFs are struggling to keep hold of their gains after a drop in Apple stock, and Google's surprise third-quarter earnings miss.
Published September 21, 2012
Not all investors looking to bet on Apple’s success can afford to buy shares at $700 a pop. Alternative investments offer retail investors and the general public a cheaper way to play one of the top-performing stocks.
Published September 13, 2012
Investors in gold and silver exchange-traded funds get a big boost from QE3, as the metals move inversely to the price of the U.S. dollar.
Published August 31, 2012
Fantasy football has grown into a lucrative business, generating profits in excess of $1 billion through cable deals, advertisements, draft guides, buy-in fees and various endorsements.
Published August 23, 2012
Homebuilder exchange-traded funds are trending higher this week as the housing market proves to be a bright spot in the sluggish economic recovery.
Published August 02, 2012
Commodity focused exchange-traded funds have been on a run since June, offering investors a hedge against rising food prices.