Investment strategies for low volatility times
Barclays Global Investors released a new investment tool geared to financial advisors on the iShares.com Web site. Plus more ETF news.
International and technology ETFs post strong returns in Q3 2003 - small-caps also lead the way.
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.
Asia and Tech ETFs Lead the Way
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.
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.
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.
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%.