Industrial ETFs Ride the Economic Rebound

General Electric, whose shares have climbed 17% in the past three months, is still down by more than half over the past year, suggesting there’s plenty of room to rise. GE, United Technologies and 3M are the three-largest holdings of the Dow Jones U.S. Industrial Sector Index Fund(IYJ), which jumped 18% in April alone. The […]

Barclays Files To Launch Two Actively Managed ETFs

Barclays Global Investors’ iShares group is apparently moving forward with plans to launch actively managed exchange-traded funds. In a filing dated May 4, BGI is requesting approval from the Securities and Exchange Commission to open two broad-based active ETFs. One would focus on stocks and the other on bonds. The exemption request was actually made […]

The Other Shoe; Commercial Real Estate (IYR)

AMERICANS IN THE PAST TWO YEARS have been closely watching residential real estate, as TV commentators breathlessly relate each downward tick in home prices and upward move in foreclosures. But all the while, another important part of the real-estate market has been quietly cratering, all but ignored by the general press. Since peaking in early […]