Fidelity's Dance With BlackRock Good Start

Fidelity’s new and expanded commission-free trading program is a net positive for investors.

Features and News

Pyxis' Ross: Senior Loan ETF Close To Home

ETF newcomer Pyxis’ first fund, a senior loan portfolio, taps into a space the firm knows quite well, its president says. Analysis

High-Yield Senior Loan ETFs

This week a new issuer is likely to come out of the woodwork to offer another take on the ultra-popular theme of the year—high-yield ETFs. Analysis

ETF Choices For Rising Rates

Rising rates are inevitable, but needn’t torpedo either bond or equity investors.

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Blackstone's GSO Preps Leveraged-Loan ETF With State Street

GSO Capital Partners, a unit of the Blackstone Group that focuses on credit assets, is part of a regulatory filing seeking permission to market its first actively managed ETF designed to track high-yield corporate “leveraged” loans, according to an article on Fox Business.

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 SSgA Unveils Floating-Rate Alternative

In early December, State Street Global Advisors brought yet another alternative to market for investors looking to capture the performance of the floating-rate bonds market in their portfolios.

The SPDR Barclays Capital Investment Grade Floating Rate ETF (NYSE Arca: FLRN) will face competition from other offerings, including the $59 million iShares Floating Rate Note Fund (NYSE Arca: FLOT), which tracks the same Barclays Capital benchmark underlying FLRN.