Shishir Nigam submits: BlackRock iShares, one of the key players in the ETF industry, which filed to launch actively-managed ETFs, has finally received exemptive relief from the SEC. According to the exemption granted, the application was initially filed in Nov 2008 and was subsequently amended in May 2009, June 2010 and Nov 2010. In the latest amendment, iS […]
Michael Krause submits: Note: The following is Part 1 of a 4 part series entitled Research of ETFs. It walks readers through the inadequacies of existing research methods, argues the benefits of a fundamentally-driven, forward-looking analysis, and illustrates how investors and their financial advisors can put these tools to work in the real world. This uniq […]
ETF Database submits: Thanks to oil’s recent surge, a number of tangentially connected industries have benefited from the sharp move higher in crude prices. One such industry is the solar power sector where higher oil prices make solar panels more competitive with traditional fuel sources. Furthermore, during times of great turmoil, many are also reminded of […]
Kid Dynamite submits: Josh Brown pointed his readers toward an intelligent WSJ article about the trend toward equal weighted index funds. As a refresher - indices like the S&P 500 are market cap weighted - indexers own shares in proportion to the market caps of the companies. This obviously results in index performance that is dominated by the performanc […]
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