ETF Report

 ETFs Ready to Take on Conventional Funds

ETFs will experience a growth spurt over the next couple of years, though nowhere near that suggested by some analysts, who predicted a doubling of assets every year for five years.

ETF Report

 Trading a Global ETF

As the number of exchange-traded funds worldwide grows and demand for product steadily rises, US and international funds increasingly seek trading privileges outside national boundaries.

ETF Report

 Brokerage Windows See the Light of Day

The ability to use exchange-traded funds in individual retirement plans has been gaining steam as more and more financial planners learn about the benefits of ETF investing.

Journal Of Indexes

You Call That Style?

A proposal for new style indexes in which growth and value indexes are determined independently of each other.

ETF Report

 Island and Instinet at War Over ETF Volume

The battle for market share in ETF trading heated up in March as Instinet and Island, the dominant electronic communication networks, declared war by cutting fees associated with trading ETFs and boosting rebates for adding volume in ETF share trading.

Journal Of Indexes

Perfection Impossible

Discussion of the tradeoffs involved in index selection as well as some of the problems of proposed innovations.

Journal Of Indexes

Index Rex

The author unveils a methodology that seeks to incorporate the collective decisions of fund managers into investable benchmarks.

ETF Report

 Making a Case for Active ETFs

To be or not to be? That was the question the Securities and Exchange Commission put to proponents and detractors of actively managed ETFs.