Staff Analysis

ETFs and Market Impact

Matt—you raise an interesting point about ETFs affecting muni bond markets. They've been accused of the same in commodities.  Here's what I think. Analysis

Opening Illiquid Markets

I agree, Jim: You gotta love this tit-for-tat battle in the muni bond market. Analysis

Hello Munis and Hello Rudy

Well, the Muni ETFs have finally arrived, and we've got the perfect in depth look at them to help you make sense of the various offerings.

Features and News

Second Muni Bond ETF To Launch

BGI's first mover advantage in the muni bond space lasts about eight hours.

Features and News

First Muni Bond ETF Launches

Barclays Global Investors (BGI) launches the first municipal bond ETF. Analysis

Returns Decay

Your blog about chasing returns got me thinking, Jim: Will all these new quantitative strategies suffer from returns decay? Analysis

The Shakedown

It kind of feels like that seminal moment in every market cycle, when the pretenders begin to be weeded out by reality.

Features and News

Tracking MLPs

S&P launches an MLP ETF ... but is it too late? Analysis


I had not caught the FTSE RAFI ad in the Wall Street Journal. That sounds like a RAFI in conjunction with a PowerShares ad to me. What did the small print say?