John Spence

ETF Report

 In the Limelight

After remaining relatively quiet on the ETF scene for quite some time, State Street Global Advisors has made some moves as of late.

Features and News

Fee Study Reaffirms Bogle Fund Research on Fund Costs (Again)

A revisit of fund fees shows a devastating analysis the the direct (inverse) relation between fees and performance.

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More Than SPDRs and $1.1 Trillion

After a period of relative inactivity, State Street Global Advisors (SSgA) has been making waves in the world of indexing...and beyond.

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Cashing in on Texas Tea

With crude oil prices continuing to soar, the oil sector has become all the rage. John Spence takes a look at natural resources ETFs.

Features and News

Investors Could Jump Back on S&P 500 Bandwagon

Investors may be poised to again begin moving a flood of assets into the venerable 500.

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ETF Short Interest Drops from High March 2004 Levels

Compared to ordinary equity short volumes, ETF have phenomenally high short interest for a variety of hedging and speculative reasons. What the latest drop in short interest may mean...

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Bogle Critical of Latest Indexing Trends

Index Investing pioneer John Bogle laments the speculative shift of index products & says the trend is harmful to investors

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ETF Options Provide Flexible Tools for Hedging, Managing Risk

The proliferation of ETF options has provided investors with new tools covering narrower areas of domestic and international markets.

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Hedge Funds Index Funds Opening Asset Class

Funds begin tracking hedge funds indexes, providing some transparency, while opening the asset class to more investors.