The Anatomy of a 5-Star Active ETF (PWV)

Over the past three years, PowerShares Dynamic Large Cap Value (NYSEArca:PWV – News) has generated a track record that may not look that great on an absolute basis but is pretty impressive on a relative basis. Through April 24, 2009, PWV has returned negative 6.21% over the past three years. While negative returns are rarely […]

BNY Mellon Asset Servicing Selected to Provide Services for AdvisorShares ETF Trust

New ETFs Aimed at Growing Market for Active Management NEW YORK, April 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — BNY Mellon Asset Servicing, the global leader in securities servicing, announced today that it has been selected by AdvisorShares Trust to provide comprehensive exchange traded funds (ETF) services. BNY Mellon will supply custody, fund accounting, fund administration, basket calculation, and […]

Barclays ETF Sale Changes the Game

The pending blockbuster sale of Barclays Global Investors’ exchange-traded fund unit to a private-equity firm may signal the next growth phase for the ETF business. However, investors in the low-cost BGI’s iShares ETFs, most of which follow stock and bond indexes, are hoping it is business as usual. Britain’s Barclays PLC earlier this month said […]

Why New SEC Chair Is Investigating Commodity ETFs

The new Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) chairman is concerned about the level of authority used with the introduction of new exchange traded funds (ETFs), especially those that focus on commodities. SEC Chairman Mary Schapiro has brought concern to the forefront of the public’s awareness that the introduction of ETFs have not been monitored closely […]

Why REITs, ETFs Acquire A Good Position

One sector that could be worth watching is the real estate investment trusts, or REITs, which have gotten strong ratings and risen rapidly; exchange traded funds (ETFs) can give investors well-diversified exposure to these investments. In general, an investor who seeks a REIT is concerned with tax advantages, and a high yield. Jim Abbot of […]

Source Poses Questions

Source’s launch of 13 new funds last week marked the arrival of a major new issuer in the European exchange-traded products market. The launch of an ETF “platform”, with backing from several financial institutions, was a topic that we covered in a recent feature. But Source’s pricing policy went against the grain of recent competitor launches, which have been […]

ETFs Most Sickened By Swine Flu Fears

Mexico and airlines led ETFs south Monday on fears the swine flu crisis could deepen the global recession. The worst-hit industry, as tracked by Claymore/NYSE Arca Airline (NYSEArca:FAA – News), plunged 11% as the U.S. declared a public health emergency and discouraged nonessential travel to Mexico. The ETF experienced its steepest one-day dive since it […]

Watch the ‘Mexico ETF’ Fall (EWW)

Mexico’s economy is in serious trouble, tourism was already hurting thanks to the recent drug trade violence, the peso has never been more volatile, and now you add the Swine Flu to the mix?!  Don’t forget about Mexico City’s 5.6 magnitude earthquake a few hours ago.  The downfall of the iShares MSCI Mexico Inv. Mt. Idx. (ETF) (NYSE:EWW) […]