Seana Smith Archive
Published May 23, 2012
While a number of investors shy away from Facebook’s volatile stock, others are anxiously awaiting the action, looking for alternative ways to invest in the social media network.
Published May 14, 2012
JPMorgan's multi-billion dollar loss is triggering questions from investors regarding the strength and stability of the financial sector, placing pressure on bank-sector ETFs.
Published May 05, 2012
Emerging markets are attracting investors' attention as rapid growth offers new investment opportunities.
Published April 19, 2012
Following the first-quarter’s strong performance, some tech stocks are beginning to give back recent gains. Slower-than-expected earnings from a few of the sector’s bellwether stocks is hitting the market, casting a cloud over what has been an upbeat earnings season.
Published April 12, 2012
As the global population grows and emerging markets thrive, fund managers are turning the potential water crisis into a profitable business.
Published April 05, 2012
The global ETF industry is off to its best start to a year ever, attracting record inflows of more than $67 billion during the first quarter, a 57% increase from one year ago.
Published March 29, 2012
This week marks the first anniversary of Scottrade’s FocusShares, the online brokerage family’s 15 exchange-traded funds that track Morningstar indices.
Published March 22, 2012
Data shows that more than 84% of actively managed U.S. equity funds underperformed their S&P benchmark last year, and nearly 57% have underperformed over the last five years.
Published March 15, 2012
The battle among exchange-traded fund providers is heating up as sponsors slash fees to stay competitive.
Published March 07, 2012
Although dividend-paying stocks are underperforming the S&P 500 index so far this year, analysts say there’s still room for high-quality stocks.