Outside the U.S., India and Philippines also ripe.
Oil prices are in a slump, but that doesn’t mean it’s all bad for you.
We're in a structural bull market, and RSP and IYY are the ETFs to play the strength in broad US equities.
Bernanke’s latest comments suggesting the punch bowl isn’t going anywhere yet stokes stocks.
Stocks are cheap and, for those courageous enough to buy now, total-market funds could be the way to go.
According to popular theory, first-to-market ETFs have distinct competitive advantages in attracting investors over their slower-moving peers. Issuers race to launch funds before their competitors, eager to grab investor attention and take advantage of that early-launch momentum. Those looking for evidence need only consider the gold ETFs: The SPDR Gold ETF (NYSE Arca: GLD) launched in November 2004 and built up over $52 billion in AUM.
Alpha, Beta and Cost
In most highly competitive industries, first-mover status is an elite distinction that can prove vital to long-term acceptance in the marketplace. But with 280 different funds launched last year and the first active portfolios finally arrived, how much does being first really matter in a hyper-evolving exchange-traded funds marketplace?
In part II of a series, Serrapere considers new approaches to handle the increasingly risky market.