PowerShares files for two more fund-of-funds ETFs using rotation strategies.
While we'd never recommend chasing headlines, there's little doubt that commodities are the story of the year—perhaps of the decade. To ignore the boom and volatility of the commodities market and their secondary impacts on politics, corporate finance, food prices and the wealth of nations would be foolish.
A virtual roundtable
Fallout from the latest fund closings leads analysts to consider which are the most likely to be next on the chopping block.
An investing approach that can break the link between price and portfolio weight, bypassing the return drag caused by cap weighting.
Each morning on IndexUniverse.com, ETFR publisher Jim Wiandt and ETFR editor Matt Hougan debate the biggest issues impacting the ETF and index industries.
I have just read the latest Hougan additions to the "impact ETFs" discussion. Again, I'll share some deep secrets about my views on alpha and fees (be patient).
New research from Morgan Stanley found that inflows into U.S.-listed ETFs topped $11.6 billion in the first three months of 2007, bringing total ETF assets in the U.S. to approximately $480 billion. That actually represents a significant slowdown in asset growth, as it calculates out to just 10 percent annualized growth. In comparison, the industry grew 40 percent in 2006.