Federal Reserve Overview

The Federal Reserve of the United States is a U.S. government agency in charge of regulating the money supply and banking institutions of the United States. The Fed actions and decisions are of great importance for the economy. The Fed mandate is to achieve maximum employment, stable prices and to moderate long-term interest rates.

Features and News

This Treasury Bond ETF Trade Is Hot Again

No one wanted long-dated Treasury bond funds, but it seems risk-off is gaining ground again. 

Index Investor Corner

Swedroe: Following Up On 2017’s ‘Sure Things’

As always, the gurus’ results tend to be … mixed.

Features and News

US Job Growth Slows Sharply As Jobless Rate Falls

Weak job growth in March doesn’t keep unemployment rate from dipping.

Features and News

Tax Reform Will Push Stocks To New High; Midcaps Look Ripe

Chief portfolio strategist at Wells Fargo Funds Management shares his outlook for the economy and stocks. 

Features and News

This Preferred Stock ETF Top Fixed Income Performer

A preferred stock ETF is the year’s best-performing fixed-income fund to date, leading a segment that’s delivering solid returns.

Features and News

Emerging Market Local Debt ETFs Shine

Despite solid performance, investors have been slow to put assets into these funds this year.

Podcasts

ETF.com Podcast: How An Active Manager Uses ETFs

Dave Haviland of Beaumont Capital Management discusses why investors need tactical advice.

ETF.com Analysis

2 Smart Beta ETFs For Rising Rates

Here are a few next-generation funds to combat higher rates.

ETF Strategist Corner

Min Vol ETFs Underperform When Rates Rise

Higher sensitivity to yield is at the heart of this strategy’s interest rate reaction.