Monthly Archives: March 2013

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Guinness Atkinson Plans To Enter ETF Race, Vanguard Shifts Indexes

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Though investor confidence was somewhat tested this week after the latest developments in the eurozone, bullish sentiment still remains a dominant force on Wall Street, with equity indexes continuing into … Continue reading

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March ETF Performance Report: S&P 500 Eyes Record High

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Despite some close calls over March, especially with new rumblings out of Europe and Cyprus, the equities markets and stock exchange traded funds steered back into a bullish streak, closing the month and … Continue reading

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Visual Risk Analysis Of The Latin America 40 Index Fund (ILF)

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With over 1,400 ETFs on the market and new products launching every month, some might find the sheer variety of options intimidating. When looking to diversify overseas the first question that stumps many … Continue reading

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Daily ETF Flows: IVV Scoops Up $228M

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iShares’ IVV ETF gathered $228 million on Thursday, March 28, while U.S. Continue reading

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Daily ETF Roundup: Stocks Close Out Quarter On High Note

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U.S. equity markets finished an impressive first quarter on a high note today, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average logging in its best quarter in 15 years and the S&P 500 breaking a six-year old high … Continue reading

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Fidelity’s Christine McConnell to Retire

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The conservative bank-loan fund manager plans to step away at the end of March. Also, DoubleLine recruits more professionals from TCW, Principal files for permission to market actively managed ETFs, T. … Continue reading

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Emerging Market ETF Focuses on Small-Cap Dividend Stocks

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I do the “ETF of the Week” for MarketWatch every Thursday on Chuck Jaffe’s MoneyLife Show where I highlight big movers and disappointments within the exchange traded fund market. This Thursday, I looked … Continue reading

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Commodity ETFs: Oil Paces Weekly Gainers, Corn Slumps on Crop Report

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U.S. Oil Fund (NYSEArca: USO) has been on a tear in March with crude prices bouncing from about $90 to $97 a barrel amid signs of steady improvement in the U.S. economy. USO was poised for a 3.5% gain … Continue reading

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Corn ETF Crashes as Farmers Plant Most Since 1930s

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Teucrium Corn Fund (NYSEArca: CORN) plunged 6% on Thursday following a government report that U.S. farmers intend to plant the biggest crop since 1936. The corn ETF was selling off on heavy volume after … Continue reading

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The Best ETFs For Your 401k

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ETFs can be a good alternative to traditional retirement fund options because of their low cost, superior performance and liquidity. Continue reading

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