Schwab and Vanguard Small Cap ETFs Outperformed More Liquid iShares ETFs (IWM, IWO, IWP, SCHA, VB, IJR)

U.S. small cap stocks have been doing well recently. In fact, small cap blend (NYSE:IWM) has a 24.15% 52-week return. Only the Smallcap Growth (NYSE:IWO) and Midcap Growth (NYSE:IWP)
NYSE:IJR March 10, 2011 12:23pm

M&A Activity In The ETF World: Russell To Buy U.S. One (ONEF, VV, VB, VEA, VWO, SCZ)

Russell Investments, the global financial services firm known as the provider of indexes underlying many of the most popular ETFs, recently announced the acquisition of ETF issuer U.S. One.
NYSE:ONEF January 13, 2011 4:48pm

In The Spotlight: One Fund (ONEF, VV, VEA, VB, VWO, SCZ)

One Fund (NYSE:ONEF) is an actively-managed ETF that has been around for nearly 6 months now. It was launched in May 2010 by U.S. One, Inc. as a one-stop solution for investors looking for a
NYSE:ONEF November 3, 2010 12:47pm

Investing in the 10 ETF Ivy Portfolio Using Relative Strength (BND, DBC, GSG, RWX, TIP, VB, VEU, VNQ, VTI, VWO)

Yesterday I reviewed and tested (here and here) a relative strength investing strategy of the 5 ETF portfolio used in Mebane Faber's The Ivy Portfolio: How to Invest Like the Top Endowments and
NYSE:BND October 14, 2010 5:15pm

Vanguard CEO Discusses ETFs vs. Other Funds

Vanguard CEO Bill McNabb discusses the company's new ETF and index fund offerings with MoneyWatch's Eric Schurenberg. Eric touches on what investment vehicle, traditional funds
NASDAQ:VCIT July 6, 2010 9:59pm

Vanguard Files For 20 New ETFs, Summary Of New Funds

Vanguard is expanding its index fund family, introducing new funds with ETF Shares to provide investors with additional low-cost stock and bond choices. The new ETFs will be available commission-free to Vanguard Brokerage clients. See the preliminary breakdown of each ETF below
NASDAQ:VCIT June 24, 2010 11:04am

The Best And Worst Performing ETFs In April

Patricia Oey, an ETF analyst at Morningstar, recently compiled the funds with the highest net cash inflows and outflows for April. Oey states that, "Investors poured another $12.2 billion into exchange-traded funds in April 2010, bringing total year-to-date net inflows to $19.9 billion. Flows were
NASDAQ:QQQ May 11, 2010 11:56am

Going Small Has Paid Off For Investors In Small Cap ETFs (IWM, IJR, VB)

"Small-cap ETFs led the stock market rally Monday and they're leading the stock market higher in 2010. Here's a look at the small-cap core funds available to investors. In the first half of 2010

V – L – U – What Shape Will The Recovery Be?

lightning-boltThere has been much talk about an economic recovery lately. Without analyzing WHETHER a recovery is even validated, the focus of attention has shifted to the actual shape of a recovery. Rather than getting caught up by wishful thinking, we actually bothered to take a look at the big picture. Sooner or later, the missing link in the above chain of reasoning will become painfully obvious..... Those who fail to learn from history… This bear market has often been compared to the 1972-1974, or 1980-1982 bear. The 80’s bear was fairly shallow with a 27% decline in the S&P 500 (NYSEArca: IVV). The 70’s bear did send the S&P 500 tumbling by 48%.  So far, the current bear market has melted the Dow Jones (top to bottom) 55%. This exceeds the 70’s and 80’s bear, and makes them unsuitable for comparison purposes.
NYSE:IVV June 3, 2009 12:18pm

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