Carolyn Hill Analysis

A Cloud Computing ETF?

What is cloud computing, and does it have a place alongside tech you might already own? Analysis

How Greece Is Affecting Your Portfolio

Greece is a mess, and it may be impacting your portfolio in unexpected ways. Analysis

GAF: Gaffe Or Good Choice?

SPDR has marketed GAF as an ‘emerging Middle East & Africa’ ETF since its inception in March 2007. That's a little bit misleading. Analysis

A Family Of Contango Killers?

Barclays just launched 18 ‘pure beta’ commodities ETNs. But what exactly does ‘pure beta’ mean?

ETF Report

 Eurozone Vs. Pan-European: Know The Difference

So you think you know Europe? Many U.S. investors claim they have a handle on the Old World, but the Europe of the past is rapidly evolving. The truth is, as the European Union has grown, a divergent line has formed. There are really two Europes now: the eurozone, with countries that have embraced the euro as their currency; and geographic Europe, a pan-European view that includes non-EU countries—namely, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

ETF Report

 The First-To-Market Myth

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.

Features and News

Schwab Sets Plan To Use ETFs In 401(k)s

Could Schwab 401(k) plans turn the world of mutual funds upside down?

Features and News

ETF Tracking Error Fell In 2010, Study Says

ETF tracking errors dropped last year, partly because managers were more efficient.

Features and News

FactorShares ETFs In Free-Trading Program

FactorShares’ new spread ETFs join the commission-free trading revolution.