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

Tapping Into Oil

If oil is scarce, then investors will want to own it: Hougan surveys the available options.

Features and News

Last (LAST!) Minute Tax Fix

Before you put the bubbly on ice, there’s still time to cut your tax bill with exchange-traded funds.

Features and News

A New Era

After a landslide vote by NYSE seat holders vote overwhelmingly favored the merger with Archipelago, the Big Board's deal, together with the Nasdaq/Instinet merger appear poised to permently alter global market structure.

ETF Report

 The Dirty Little Secret of (Some) ETF Dividends

The 2003 tax cut put the thrill back in high-yield investing. By reducing the top tax rate on corporate payouts from 38.6 percent to 15 percent, the new law instantly made dividend paying stocks more attractive.

Features and News

Despite Controversy, Rogers Commodity TRAKRS Ready AT CME

Jim Rogers’ commodity index mutual funds are frozen in the Refco bankruptcy proceedings. But that’s not stopping the CME from launching its new Rogers Commodity TRAKRS. Nor should it.

Features and News

Hedging the Housing Bubble?

With houses staying on the market longer and interest rates creeping up, it’s time to think about hedging against the housing bubble. Here’s how – with indexes, ETFs and other instruments.

Features and News

Active on the Active Front

Actively managed funds are the next frontier for the ETF industry; a look at how the battle’s shaping up in the United States.

ETF Report

 Building A New Asset Class

You can hardly open a business magazine these days without some pundit telling you to invest in commodities.

Features and News

The Wild World of Unusual Indexes

When I think of indexing, I think of the S&P 500, the Dow Jones Industrial Average and other financial stalwarts. But there are indexes out there for everything, from the price of fine wine to the likelihood of the Apocalypse.