Alternatives ETF Overview

What are alternatives ETFs? Hedge funds, commodities, options strategies, private equity—anything that doesn't fit cleanly into the equity or fixed-income buckets has been termed "alternative" at one point or another. Perhaps the most defining characteristic for alternative investments was that if you were not a "qualified investor," most investors couldn't buy them. Today, however, financial innovation has made many of these complex strategies available to a broader audience through ETFs.

Alternatives ETF University

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Features and News

Friday Hot Reads: 13 Contrarian Economic Predictions For 2017

Also, BlackRock’s Matt Tucker's expectations for the bond market this year.

Features and News

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The present may offer long-term fixed-income investors more comfort if they select a strategy maintaining investment discipline and seeking pricing inefficiencies.

ETF Strategist Corner

Alternative Strategies In ETFs Vs Mutual Funds

ETFs aren’t automatically the best choice relative to mutual funds.

Daily ETF Watch

ETF Watch: A SPDR Buy-Write ETF Coming

Another covered-call ETF hits the regulatory pipeline.

Features and News

Top ETF Picks For 2017

Here is a group of strategists’ favorite ETFs going into the new year.

ETF Strategist Corner

Core Stock & Bond Portfolios Need New Look

Consider satellite-income asset classes.

Features and News

Mergers & Acquisitions Surge; M&A Funds Flat

The headline-making M&A deals aren’t translating into blockbuster returns for ETFs in the segment.

Features and News

SEC Wants To Hear From You On Bitcoin ETF

Regulators seek more public input before deciding on whether to approve the bitcoin ETF. Analysis

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The deepest and most vested crowdsourcing tool has been around forever.