ETF Report

 Will Mutual Fund Fee Debate Benefit ETFs?

Mutual fund fees are getting tougher scrutiny these days as a protracted bear market has left legions of mutual fund investors up in arms about paying revved up fees for ho-hum performance.

ETF Report

 A Golden Age Dawns

Since ancient times, gold has served as a store of wealth, a currency and a commodity.

ETF Report

 Another Milestone

The ETF industry passed yet another milestone in early May, when Barclays Global Investors received an exemptive order from the Securities and Exchange Commission permitting mutual funds to exceed the investment limits of section 12(d)(1) of the Investment Company Act of 1940.

ETF Report

 Creating an Alternative Market View

At a time when major market indices are down (the S&P 500 by 22.1% in 2002 and 3.2% in the first quarter of this year), investors who want to remain in the market are seeking alternative market views in which to invest.

ETF Report

 Vanguard Switches Indices

The Vanguard Group has begun switching to MSCI indices from those of Standard & Poor’s and Russell, making it one of the first ETF providers to switch indices.

Journal Of Indexes

How You Should Be A Corporate Watchdog

Levitt speaks out on investor advocacy, market reforms, rogue lawmakers and more in an interview and excerpt from his new book.

Journal Of Indexes

The Curmudgeon

Attila the CEO receives a rude awakening regarding retirement. Hemmed in by governance standards, he is forced to labor on.