Marsha Zapson

ETF Report

 When the VIX Heads South

Investment strategies for low volatility times

ETF Report

 iShares.com New Investment Tools

Barclays Global Investors released a new investment tool geared to financial advisors on the iShares.com Web site. Plus more ETF news.

ETF Report

 Third Quarter Outperformance

International and technology ETFs post strong returns in Q3 2003 - small-caps also lead the way.

ETF Report

 Insurance Group Rates a Bond ETF for Risk

The National Association of Insurance Commissioners gave the iShares GS $InvesTop Corporate Bond Fund (LQD) an NAIC 1 rating, which should be a boon for the new fund.

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 Third Quarter Outperformance

Asia and Tech ETFs Lead the Way

ETF Report

 Final bows: Europe Consolidates

The European ETF market has entered what participants on both sides of the Atlantic characterize as a consolidation phase following two years of exponential growth.

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 Can an ETF Capture Alpha?

One of the best-kept secrets on the American Stock Exchange these days is a family of ETFs that offer the average investor the potential to gain alpha at a cost of 60 basis points.

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 Oh, What a Lovely Law

With the new US dividend tax law in place, not only will utility ETFs start looking a whole lot better, but the law may also spur demand for more ETFs that invest in securities with dividends.

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 Hedging with Options

As investors returned to the market, seeking participation in a stock rally that began some three months ago, the Dow had climbed to over 9,000 by mid-June, the S&P 500 index had increased about 23% and the Nasdaq 100 had risen about 25%.