Is it time for ETFs to get active?

2019-10-22

Getty Images Active investing vs. passive: tastes great, less filling? If you’ve ever used a Groupon, toggled between Expedia and Kayak and Travelocity, or waited until Prime Day to do your shopping, the current state of affairs in financial services may sound familiar. Like consumers of all types, investors areRead More →

What is factor investing? – MarketWatch

2019-10-20

Getty Images/iStockphoto What’s factor investing? You’ve read about the stock of the day and the ETF of the week. You’ve got a pile of newspaper clippings about the strategy of the month. You bookmarked an article somewhere about the newest rotation to read later. But, despite it all, you haveRead More →

Shoppers will opt for slower shipping or in-store pickup during the holiday season to fight climate change

2019-10-03

Many consumers will take climate change into account when making their holiday purchases this year, opting for slower shipping options or in-store pickup, which have less environmental impact than expedited shipping, according to data from Accenture’s annual holiday shopping survey. Accenture ACN, +0.52%   and Coleman Parkes Research surveyed 1,500Read More →

Welcome to the adult table, SEC says to ETFs

2019-09-26

Reuters The seal of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission hangs on the wall at SEC headquarters. Exchange-traded funds are growing up – and regulators are taking notice. On Thursday, the Securities and Exchange Commission passed a long-awaited ruling giving ETFs their own set of regulations, a step that willRead More →

In ETFs, the rich aren’t getting much richer

2019-09-15

Getty Images U.S. dollar bills: where are investors sending their money? The 20 biggest exchange-traded funds together hold $1.33 trillion in assets: 60% of a total category of $2.3 trillion. But as analysts at Jefferies Equity Research point out, some of the biggest funds have seen outflows this year, whileRead More →

Why target-date funds are the best retirement investment

2019-09-04

There’s not much that’s flashy or glamorous about a target-date retirement fund. It’s kind of boring, actually. But in this case, boring is brilliant. Really. I’m in the process of writing a new book to teach young investors how to maximize the probability that they’ll have more than enough moneyRead More →