Will Active ETF’S Be The Way Of The Future?

Ian Salisbury from the  online WSJ  reports that “BlackRock Inc.’s (BLK) plan to buy exchange-traded fund powerhouse Barclays Global Investors has prompted speculation the combined entity could dominate the active ETF business. There’s one hitch: so far, active ETFs have been a flop.”  “It’s too early to tell exactly how BlackRock plans to approach ETFs. But it […]

‘Active’ ETFs: A Mixed Bag

Over the last several months, a number of actively-managed ETFs have been launched. These investment vehicles are essentially a hybrid of traditional mutual funds and ETFs, providing many of the benefits that have boosted the ETF industry (lower fees, greater transparency and flexibility, etc.), while implementing an active trading strategy in an attempt to outperform […]