Seana Smith Archive
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.
Published March 02, 2012
Actively managed exchange-traded funds are back in the spotlight this week, with the world’s largest bond fund, PIMCO Total Return now available as an ETF.
Published February 16, 2012
ETFs that offer investors exposure to banks, insurance firms and real estate companies are in the green, showing a significant shift from last year’s poor performance.
Published February 09, 2012
Investors are coming off the sidelines in early 2012 after many fled during the market turmoil last year. One particularly hot spot has been ETFs.