And The Growth Keeps Going
August 11, 2009
IndexUniverse.com's research and analytics team makes a "bar bet" on ETF growth in 2009: How 'bout $1 trillion by year-end? We also take a look at whether the leveraged ETF rocket could be running out of fuel.
A Regulatory Canary?
August 04, 2009
Is the broker-dealer crackdown on leveraged and inverse ETFs going to blow over? Or, do ETFs face a new wave of regulation? Here's a walk through of possible scenarios.
July 28, 2009
With the launch of a new bullion-based silver ETF, Matt Hougan and Dave Nadig pose the question: Is SIVR a better mousetrap, or just another shiny bauble?
Discount Broker ETFs?
July 21, 2009
Schwab buys a ticket on the ETF train, but where exactly is it headed? Matt Hougan and Dave Nadig speculate.
How Narrow Is Too Narrow?
July 07, 2009
With a rash of fund filings and launches in the last few weeks, Matt Hougan and Dave Nadig pose the question: Can we have too many ETFs?
UMM/DMM: Not Your Usual ETFs
July 01, 2009
Yesterday saw the first full day of trading for the new MacroShares retail housing ETFs: UMM and DMM. Will investors be getting what they expect? Matt Hougan and Dave Nadig dig in.
BGI Finally Sold: What's It All Mean?
June 15, 2009
Matt Hougan and Dave Nadig dig into the implied valuation, and what BlackRock means for the indexing industry.
BGI For Sale One More Time?
June 09, 2009
If BlackRock is really making a $15 billion bid for BGI, what are they really after, and how does it fit with BlackRock's business?
Vanguard & iShares? Maybe Not
June 02, 2009
Matt Hougan isn't buying the Vanguard rumor, but suggests another alternative to co-host Dave Nadig: Maybe Vanguard should bid for BGI ex-iShares.
The Dow Dating Game
May 27, 2009
With GM a near certainty for removal from the Dow, Matt Hougan and Dave Nadig handicap the likely contenders for the opening.
Leverage & Inverse Redux
May 19, 2009
Picking up where the webinar left off—Dave Nadig challenged Matt
Hougan: Are any asset classes immune to these funds' timing
peculiarities, and are they really changing the market at the end of
each trading day?
Is BusinessWeek Right?
May 11, 2009
In the wake of big mainstream media coverage, Matt Hougan and Dave Nadig look at ETFs from an outsider's viewpoint. Are they too hard to use?
Will Active ETFs Succeed?
May 04, 2009
With the launch of Grail Advisors' active ETF, Matt Hougan and Dave Nadig wonder how it will manage to attract assets.
Real Estate, MBSs And ETFs
April 26, 2009
IU.com's Matt Hougan and Dave Nadig field questions about mortgage-backed securities and consider broader real estate issues.
Active Management Still Stinks
April 19, 2009
The Standard & Poor's Index Versus Active Fund Scorecard (SPIVA) for 2008 confirms it: Active management's still a bad idea.
Gold, Fund Flows & iShares
April 12, 2009
What does BGI's deal with CVC Capital mean for investors? Plus, IU.com's editors take a look at winners and losers from Q1 fund flow data.