Are ETFs Made Up of CEFs Worth Owning?

investMichael Fabian:  While we are huge proponents of leveraging low cost and liquid ETFs for virtually every asset class; ETFs that invest in closed-end funds (CEFS) are a different story altogether.  The two funds that have garnered the most investor attention in this space are the PowerShares Closed End Fund Composite ETF (PCEF) 
NYSE:PCEF February 12, 2016 4:40pm

The Incredible Volatility Of Closed End Funds [Exchange Traded Concepts Trust, PowerShrs CEF Income Cmpst Prtfl]

technical bounceMichael Fabian: We are now past the halfway mark for 2015, and very little headway has been made for the vast majority of closed-end funds (CEFs).  Examination of the two most popular CEF indexes shows mixed results year-to-date.
NYSE:PCEF July 13, 2015 4:55pm

Safe ETFs With High-Yields [Global X Funds]

yieldLawrence Meyers: ETFs are perhaps the greatest gifts to investors since the advent of the mutual fund. With a few simple clicks, you can buy and sell entire baskets of stocks, offering you instant diversification both within the ETF itself and your portfolio.
NASDAQ:HYLS February 19, 2015 6:04pm

New YieldShares High Income ETF In Focus

Yield_Av4 (1)Although markets have been shaky as of late, ETF providers are diving head first into new products. A host of fresh funds have hit the market recently, targeting a variety of new market segments in the process.
NYSE:PCEF July 3, 2013 12:45pm

An ETF For Groupon Lovers

Yield_Av4 (1)David Bettencourt: What if many of the same stocks, bonds and investment managers owned by investors could be purchased for a Groupon-like discount? One new ETF is focused on that approach and is currently buying one dollar's worth
NYSE:PCEF July 1, 2013 4:46pm

Closed End ETFs For Forgotten 7% Yield? (GCE, PCEF)

Eric Dutram: With low rates the norm in the American market, the push to find current income opportunities in other areas continues. While most investors are now familiar with junk bonds, MLPs, and REITs due to this situation, there are still some overlooked
NYSE:GCE November 1, 2012 11:29am

Five ETFs With Sky High Yields (SDIV, PCEF, KBWD, HYLD, REM, BZF)

Jared Cummans:  Investors have enjoyed the bull market that has been 2012, as a number of asset classes have experienced marked gains. But many are also aware that the growth in major equity benchmarks could come to a screeching halt at any time, especially if (and when) euro zone fears spark up again.

NYSE:HYLD March 21, 2012 4:15pm

Different Kind Of Muni Bond ETF: Van Eck Debuts Municipal Income ETF (XMPT, PCEF, ITM, SMB, MLN, HYD)

Van Eck introduced the Market Vectors CEF Municipal Income ETF (NYSE:XMPT) on Wednesday, giving investors another option for accessing a corner of the U.S. bond market that has been the subject of heated debate in recent weeks. The new ETF will seek to replicate the
NYSE:ITM July 13, 2011 10:25am

Fixed Income: Three Bond ETFs With Juicy Yields (VIG, SDY, BDCS, HYD, HYLD, PCEF)

With interest rates continuing to hover near record lows, investors accustomed to generating attractive current returns from high quality fixed income securities have been forced to get
NYSE:BDCS May 23, 2011 3:34pm

Van Eck Files For Municipal Bond Closed-End Fund ETF (HYD, PCEF)

Van Eck, the New York City-based ETF issuer known for its lineup of sector specific ETFs in the commodity space, filed with the SEC to expand its footprint in the bond arena with a proposal for
NYSE:HYD May 22, 2011 9:44pm

Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF Leads US Total Bond ETFs

Retirement concerns are important to us all. A well thought out, long term approach to investing is a key for retirement planning.  This makes bonds attractive. The lower risk inherent in bonds make
NYSE:AGG May 18, 2011 12:07pm

U.S. Total Bonds Led By These ETFs (AGG, BND, BIV, PCEF)

Retirement concerns are important for everybody. A well thought out, long term approach to investing is a key for retirement planning.  The lower risks in bonds make them a key part of
NYSE:AGG April 27, 2011 9:56am

Van Eck Plans Small Cap Emerging Markets, CEF ETFs (EWX, PCEF)

Van Eck, the New York City-based issuer known in the ETF world for funds offering exposure to hard assets and emerging markets, continues to get creative in its product development efforts.
NYSE:EWX March 23, 2011 3:18pm

ETF Tax Efficiency Report Card (SPY, GLD, PCEF, PBP, GXG, MBB)

When rattling off the advantages that ETFs hold compared to traditional actively-managed mutual funds, most investors usually start with the issue of expenses. The easiest comparison to make
NYSE:GLD December 22, 2010 1:06pm

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