Features and News

Are FAANGs Getting Into Banking?

Are Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Google getting into financial services?

Features and News

Avoid Bank ETFs As Shakedowns Continue

Banking is lagging other financial industries.

Features and News

5 High-Flying 2013 Niche ETF Sectors

High-flying ETFs in several sectors eclipsed the S&P 500 gains.

Journal Of Indexes

SSgA & PowerShares Clash Over KBW Products

On Oct. 24, State Street Global Advisors changed the indexes on five of its ETFs from benchmarks provided by KBW to a quintet from Standard & Poor’s in a shift that belied a bit of intrigue involving Invesco PowerShares.

ETF.com Analysis

The KBW Index Shuffle

For indexing nerds, the story behind competing families of PowerShares and SSgA financial ETFs is worth digging into.

Features and News

SSgA, PowerShares In Financial-Index Tangle

SSgA dumps five KBW indexes, and PowerShares plans to pick four of them up, but what’s really going on?

Features and News

PowerShares Plans Financial, REIT ETFs

PowerShares plans financial ETFs that, like some of SSgA’s, are also based on KBW indexes.

Features and News

[MarketWatch] IAI Looking Attractive


The iShares Dow Jones U.S. Broker-Dealers Index Fund (NYSEArca: IAI) offers investors a unique way to tap into the strengthening financial sector without betting on any specific company stock, according to a new article from MarketWatch's John Spence.

Though the fund—which invests in companies like Charles Schwab and Goldman Sachs—lost significant ground recently following the slump in the stock market, it is still up more than 90 percent from its March lows.

Journal Of Indexes


Exchange - Traded Notes

Barclays Bank PLC, a division of Barclays PLC, won approval from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to launch a new kind of security that straddles the line between structured debt and ETFs. Dubbed " i Path ETNs," the new products trade like ETFs but use a debt-based struct u re that changes the tax implications, risks and arbitrage opportunities on the funds.