Features and News

Are Mutual Fund Scandals a Boon for the ETF Industry?

The Spitzer investigation continues to provide fresh gunpowder for ETF marketers . . . but they've remained eerily silent.

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iShares Launches First TIPS Exchange-Traded Fund

The iShares Lehman TIPS Bond Fund (ticker: TIP) began trading on the New York Stock Exchange.

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U.S. Equity Index Benchmark Usage

A study by Russell Indexes indicates assets are flowing into its style benchmarks.

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Dow Jones Takes Over TRAC-X High Yield Indexes

Dow Jones Indexes inked a deal with Morgan Stanley and JPMorgan to take over the TRAC-X North America High Yield Index series.

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Careful with Asset Class Correlations

Correlation analysis is important to designing and implementing efficient portfolios. However, investors should be aware that correlations between asset classes are not static.

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What Next?

The best advice for most investors is to ignore all claims, from whatever the source, about any ability to outperform on a risk-adjusted based on stock-selection or market timing skills.

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Indexing and Corporate Governance

Should index funds and ETFs focus more on corporate governance as long-term investors?

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Joel Dickson Interview

Vanguard tax guru and fund co-manager discusses Vanguard's quantitative approach to managing its active stock funds.