Rethinking Hedge Funds
January 05, 2010
A rash of new long/short filings has Dave Nadig and Matt Hougan asking the question: Will 2010 be the year of alternative ETFs?
Goldman Sachs Enters ETF Ring
December 29, 2009
Associate Editor Lara Crigger discusses why the financial giant may be going the ETF route, and if it's good for investors.
Getting Short With ETFs
December 22, 2009
On the back of our shorting ETFs webinar, editors Matt Hougan, Dave Nadig and Lara Crigger discuss the phenomenal growth of inverse ETFs in 2009.
Are Active ETFs Inevitable?
December 15, 2009
Editors Matt Hougan and Dave Nadig discuss the viability—and the inevitability—of active ETFs.
Cap Gains? Where?
December 08, 2009
It's capital gains distribution season, and with most of the reports in, it's another good one for ETF investors. Most of them. Matt Hougan, Lara Crigger and Dave Nadig run the numbers.
Too Big, Too Small
December 01, 2009
This week, IndexUniverse.com's editors debate the undeserving winners and the unknown gems of the ETF landscape.
November 24, 2009
Dave Nadig and Lara Crigger dig a little deeper into how BarCap's new leveraged and inverse ETNs really work. Could they be right for you?
Better Than Cash?
November 17, 2009
With the launch of Pimco's actively managed short-maturity fixed-income fund, is the U.S. finally ready for money market ETFs? Lara Crigger & Dave Nadig dissect the new fund, and what it means for investors.
November 10, 2009
Fresh from the Inside Commodities conference, IndexUniverse.com editors cover the high spots, from Nouriel Roubini's doom & gloom to the surprising rays of light.
Schwab: Game Changer Or Gimmick?
November 03, 2009
Direct from Schwab's New York ETF launch event, Matt Hougan and Dave Nadig discuss the "free-to-trade" ETF concept.
ETNs: Misunderstood Better Mousetrap?
October 27, 2009
Matt Hougan and Dave Nadig debate the pros and cons of exchange-traded notes, examining their tax treatment, issuer credit risk and the dearth of new products.
Currency ETFs: A Better Mousetrap?
October 20, 2009
Is currency truly an asset class? On the back of their recent Journal of Indexes article, Dave Nadig and Lara Crigger explore the numbers.
Target Date Follies
October 06, 2009
Target date ETF families are wildly different and seemingly unpredictable. So why do both Matt Hougan and Dave Nadig use them?
Too Many Roses?
September 28, 2009
Barclays is saying the U.S. is out of a recession and headed for veritable boom times. IndexUniverse's Matt Hougan and Dave Nadig aren't so sure.
ETF Growth Just Starting
September 23, 2009
Deloitte's new report on ETFs sees strong growth in the future. They're right, Matt Hougan says, but (partially) for the wrong reasons.
UNG's Savvy Move
September 15, 2009
UNG's new creation process may provide a unique window into the backroom business of negotiated swaps.
What's In The Pipeline: Fabulous Or Folly?
September 09, 2009
The Labor Day edition of the IndexUniverse.com podcast looks at some of the interesting—and ridiculous—ETFs we can look forward to in the coming months.
Flash Trading: Fact Or Fiction?
September 01, 2009
Headlines are full of vitriol for high-frequency traders. Are they evil or a key source of liquidity? IndexUniverse.com's research and analytics team argues both sides of the issue.
The Bloomberg Industrials Average?
August 25, 2009
With Dow Jones Indexes on the block, IndexUniverse.com's research and analytics team runs through the list of likely buyers.
Too Small To Survive?
August 18, 2009
Can the smallest ETFs stay in business? Does it matter if a fund is part of a larger family, or an ETN? The IndexUniverse.com research and analytics team digs in to new research by Vanguard.