Touring The Muni Bond ETF Universe (MUB, SMB, MLN, BAB, BABS, BABZ, HYD, HYMB, PRB, PVI, MUNI)

Michael Johnston: Innovation has become a common occurrence in the ETF industry in recent years, transforming the product lineup from a collection of blunt instruments into an arsenal of more than 1,400 investing tools. Among those products are a growing number of precise, targeted tools that allow investors an

NYSE:BAB April 16, 2012 2:00pm

Highlighting 10 Successful Active ETFs Not Named TRXT (MINT, ELD, ALD, CEW, WDTI, GSY, HDGE, MUNI)

Michael Johnston:  The debut of PIMCO’s highly-anticipated Total Return ETF (NYSEArca:TRXT) earlier this month has been hailed as a pivotal moment for the active ETF industry, potentially opening up the floodgates to significant future inflows. There seems to be an opinion that the active ETF movement

NYSE:ALD March 13, 2012 11:14am

The PIMCO Total Return ETF; An Active ETF Gamechanger? (TRXT, AGG, SCHZ, BND, LAG, MINT, MUNI)

Michael Johnston:  Bond fund giant PIMCO launched its highly anticipated Total Return ETF (NYSEArca:TRXT) on Thursday, bringing to market an exchange-traded version of the mutual fund that has accumulated about $250 billion in assets since its debut in the 1980s. The new ETF is the most

NYSE:AGG March 1, 2012 12:26pm

Bond ETF Drawbacks: The Case For Active Management In Fixed Income Arena (AGG, IEI, BND, GIY, MINT, MUNI, ALD, ELD, HYG, JNK)

While many of the “first generation” of ETFs offered exposure to widely-followed equity indexes, the universe of exchange-traded products has expanded at a tremendous pace in recent years to
NYSE:AGG June 7, 2011 12:45pm

Guggenheim Launches Pair Of Active Bond ETFs

Guggenheim became the latest ETF issuer to roll out actively-managed products on Wednesday, raising the curtain on a pair of funds that offer exposure to bond markets. The company completed
NYSE:ALD June 1, 2011 5:42pm

A Closer Look At PIMCO’s Proposed Total Return ETF

PIMCO dropped some big news on the market on Wednesday with a filing for a PIMCO Total Return ETF. This is potentially game-changing news for the ETF industry and ETF investors. Morningstar's Jason Stipp brought in Eric Jacobson, director of fixed-income research, and Paul
NYSE:BABZ April 28, 2011 1:26pm

Active ETF Blockbuster: PIMCO Files For Total Return Fund (MINT, SMMU, MUNI, BABZ)

PIMCO, the world’s largest bond manager, has ETF investors salivating over the prospect of an ETF version of the ultra-popular Total Return Fund. In a recent SEC filing, PIMCO laid the groundwork
NYSE:BABZ April 21, 2011 1:26pm

Eaton Vance Gets Active ETF Approval

The deep freeze that has kept more than a dozen of would-be issuers of active ETFs from entering into the space seems to be thawing a bit; shortly after iShares received the green light from the
NYSE:ALD April 10, 2011 11:36am

Major Moves Dec: Active ETF Assets Surpass $3 Billion To Close Off 2010 (MUNI, MINT, ELD, GTAA, HYLD)

Actively-managed ETFs closed off 2010 by crossing the $3 billion mark in assets within the US markets. Active ETFs had come close in November 2010, when they finished that month at slightly
NYSE:ELD January 6, 2011 4:13pm

Top ETF Themes For 2011 (IAU, GLD, MINT, MUNI, BABZ)

Bob Pisani discusses the projected ETF trends in the coming year. Bob sees the expansion of industrial metal ETFs, and price wars to
NYSE:BABZ December 28, 2010 6:33pm

Year In Review: How The 7 Active ETF Issuers Fared Over 2010 (ONEF, ALT, GTAA, AADR, HYLD, GRV, DENT, ELD, CCX, CEW, MUNI, MINT)

At the end of 2010, there are currently 33 actively-managed ETFs with a combined asset base of close to $3 billion. These products are from seven different issuers, some of whom have been
NYSE:AADR December 23, 2010 2:07pm

Turning One – PIMCO Intermediate Municipal Bond Strategy Fund (MUNI, MUB, GMMB)

PIMCO’s Intermediate Municipal Bond Strategy Fund (NYSE:MUNI) turns one today, having been launched on November 30th, 2009 a year ago. MUNI has been one of two actively-managed ETFs
NYSE:GMMB November 30, 2010 12:54pm

Muni Market Collapsing – How Do Active Muni ETFs Compare? (MUB, MUNI, GMMB)

The chart below is not a pretty sight. The US municipal bond market started a massive leg down on November 8th which has now turned into what looks like an all-out collapse. In the space of a week
NYSE:GMMB November 18, 2010 1:16pm


As investors have become more comfortable with the idea of achieving fixed income exposure through the exchange-traded structure, bond ETF assets have skyrocketed and the number of
NYSE:BAB October 7, 2010 10:49am

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