Matt Hougan

Matt Hougan is CEO of Inside ETFs, a division of Informa PLC. He spearheads the world's largest ETF conferences and webinars. Hougan is a three-time member of the Barron's ETF Roundtable and co-author of the CFA Institute’s monograph, "A Comprehensive Guide to Exchange-Trade Funds." Analysis

What Do Yields Say?

As you know, Paul, I'm skeptical about the reliability of CDS market information ... especially in the sovereign markets. Analysis

Are The Broker-Dealers Bottoming?

It looks like they might be. While the broader Financial sector suffers, the iShares DJ Broker-Dealers ETF (NYSE Arca: IAI) is holding above its November lows (so far).

ETF Report

 Five Tips For Trading Illiquid ETFs

There were 861 exchange-traded funds and exchange-traded notes on the market at the end of January 2009. Unfortunately, more than half—471 to be exact—had less than $50 million in assets under management.

ETF Report

 Don’t Buy USO (Buy USL Instead)

Investors spent the last part of 2008 and the first part of 2009 pouring money into the United States Oil Fund (NYSE Arca: USO). They must be out of their minds. Analysis

Japan, Paul?

It's hard to question your long positions in gold and silver, Paul. But Japan?

Features and News

IPOs & ETFs To Teeter-Totter Together

New MacroShares funds aim to provide direct exposure to housing prices. But they could also give a boost to how ETFs raise seed money. 

Journal Of Indexes

How Long Can You Hold Leveraged ETFs?

Measuring the error of expectations Analysis

Where Does That Leave ETF Investors?

Let's suppose you're right, Paul. Let's suppose that Messrs. Bernanke, Geithner and Summers are doomed to failure. Where does that leave investors?