Features and News

Secular Bears Have Cyclical Rallies

Tech and energy stocks might be the way to go for now. But don't ditch natural gas and utilities as value plays at some point, says analyst.

Features and News

CMI Data: Good News For Consumer Staples ETFs?

CMI figures could pose good news for consumer staples exchange-traded fund investors.


ETF Report

 Are Thematic ETFs Right For You?

Specialty-sector ETFs—also called “thematic” ETFs—have emerged as a major force in the ETF industry.

Features and News

Q1: Small-Caps Lead Overseas, Large Growth Best In U.S.

Among diversified stock ETFs, investors favored emerging markets and growth in Q1. But some sector and alternative funds also outperformed.

Features and News

Investors Betting On Gaming ETF

Political maneuvers in Washington, D.C., and Beijing spur renewed interest in the gaming sector.

Features and News

Stein Sees Light At End Of Tunnel For U.S. Economy

Noted economist and manager expects a broad recovery by the fourth quarter. And he's dipping into sectors already showing strength.  

Journal Of Indexes

Around The World Of ETFs

Pioneering Active Bond ETF Shuttered

One of the first active bond ETFs, the Bear Stearns Current Yield Fund (AMEX: YYY), has thrown in the towel after an unsuccessful launch. The Board of Trustees of Bear Stearns' Active ETF Trust voted unanimously to liquidate the fund.

Features and News

REIT ETFs Take Different Paths In '08

Investors beware: REIT funds sport varying characteristics that make each handle market's storm quite uniquely.