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."

Journal Of Indexes

Reality Check

Ann Domini has asked shareholders to take a leap of
faith … off the cliff of active management.

Features and News

Worse Than It Seems?

Discounts and incentives mask a deeper pullback in the housing market, despite what the indexes may say.

ETF Report

 Beating an iPath to oil

Barclays Bank filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission for the right to launch their third iPath exchange-traded note. The proposed ETN tracks Goldman Sachs' Crude Oil Total Return index, which offers a futures-based exposure to the price of crude. It has the benefit of the perfect ticker symbol: OIL.

Features and News

PWC Earns Five Stars

The PowerShares Dynamic Portfolio earns five stars from Morningstar, after walloping the market by 7% per annum.

Features and News

Merrill Lynch Launches Commodity Index

It’s amazing what a little money and competition can do: Merrill Lynch enters the commodities indexing space with yet another innovative approach.

Features and News

Exchange-Traded Notes

Barclays launches new “exchange-trades notes” tied to two leading commodity indexes. What’s next? According to Barclays, everything …

Features and News

WisdomTree Launches its First 20 ETFs

WisdomTree launched twenty dividend-weighted ETFs on Friday, June 17; the company promises to “change the way investors think about indexing.”

Features and News

The Golden Age Of Information

Housing prices going up??? Investors going to cash??? Wheat prices on the wise??? It’s a good time to be an information junky.

Features and News

Where Are They Now?

A look back at some of the biggest ETF product launches of the past two years. How did all those hot hot funds pan out?