Heather Bell

Heather Bell is managing editor for ETF.com and ETF Report.

ETF Report

 Five Funds To Watch For In 2010

We’re in an amazing era in terms of the evolution of ETFs. In just the past couple of years, we’ve seen the launch of the first truly active ETFs, the advent of 300 percent leveraged and -300 percent inverse ETFs and an explosion in coverage of emerging and frontier markets. All told, 77 new ETFs came to market in the first nine months of 2009, with nine of those attracting more than $100 million in assets.

ETF Report

 The Best Of Abroad: EAFE And Beyond

Investors know they need international exposure. For indexers, that has typically meant a fund tied to the MSCI EAFE index. And for ETF investors, that means either the Vanguard Europe Pacific ETF (NYSE Arca: VEA) or the iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund (NYSE Arca: EFA). These two big funds dominate the space—EFA is in the top 10 of U.S.-listed ETFs by assets, and VEA is a share class of Vanguard’s EAFE index mutual fund. But they’re not the only games in town. There’s at least one traditional cap-weighted alternative out there, not to mention a variety of alternatively weighted and strategy-driven ETFs.

Features and News

Jim Rogers Interview: Long Sugar, But Getting Short Bonds

IndexUniverse.com finds out what commodities expert Jim Rogers really thinks.

Features and News

Jim Rogers: Long Sugar, But Getting Short Bonds

The commodities expert shares his opinions on regulatory issues, the energy markets and the U.S. government's spending spree, among other topics.

  • Alternative energy's brilliant future
  • Is BRIC just a marketing scam?
  • Sugar's sweet scope
     

ETF.com Analysis

Jim Rogers: The Next 10 Years

I’m moving to
China … possibly to live in a bunker. At least that was my inclination after listening to a presentation by Jim Rogers yesterday.

ETF Report

 An Equity Alternative To Commodities

Increased concerns about regulatory crackdowns on commodity futures have investors looking for alternatives. One place they are looking is equities. After all, companies involved in natural resources are closely tied to commodities markets: They generally either produce or process commodities, and sometimes—as in the case of steel—they are the most direct way to gain access to commodities that are not covered by liquid futures contracts.

Features and News

ETF Watch: Sept. 14 – Sept. 18

EGA launches first emerging market financials ETF; AdvisorShares debuts with DENT; our list of funds in registration, and more!

Features and News

Manulife Sets Plans To Enter ETF Market

Financial services giant Manulife files to enter the ETF market.

 

Features and News

Jefferies Seeks ETF Exemption From SEC

Jefferies has filed with the SEC to enter the U.S. ETF marketplace.