ETF Investing: Cannabis-related ETF draws steady inflows as sector sees huge swings

One of the few exchange-traded funds to track the cannabis industry has seen steady inflows over the past month, a beneficiary of the surging interest that has surrounded the space as companies see huge gains, along with heavy downside volatility. According to FactSet, money has consistently poured into the ETFMG Alternative Harvest ETF MJ, -5.81% […]

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FA Center: Saving a few pennies on index funds could cost you many dollars

Fees and expenses are no longer one of the most important factors to consider when choosing an index fund. I thought I would never say that. But I also never thought that any index fund would reduce its expense ratio to zero. Yet that is exactly what Fidelity recently did with two index fund offerings […]

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Market Extra: The best strategy of the record-long bull market? Not trying to beat it

It’s been easy to make money in the U.S. stock market over the past several years, which by one accounting stands as the longest bull market in history. However, the best way to make money has also been the simplest: going with the flow. Since the financial crisis, the dominant strategy for investing in equities […]

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Jeff Reeves's Strength in Numbers: These seven little-known health-care ETFs are up 20%-plus in 2018

While technology stocks tend to make the flashiest headlines, the health-care sector remains one of the most consistent outperformers. The top health-care exchange traded fund (ETF) by assets, the $18 billion Health Care Select SPDR ETF XLV, +0.00% has gained about 10% this year vs. 6% for the S&P 500 Index SPX, +0.21% And longer […]

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FA Center: Index fund investors will fail in a bear market if they can’t pass this test

Maybe we shouldn’t be judging investment advisers according to whether or not they can beat the market. That’s an incredible admission from someone such as myself who has devoted his career to judging advisers in precisely that way. Nonetheless, I have been exploring this possibility more and more in recent years. I was prompted to […]

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FA Center: How to know if ‘bond-king’ Bill Gross has really lost his touch

Has Bill Gross — the great “bond king” who investment researcher Morningstar in 2010 named fixed-income manager of the decade — lost his touch? It certainly seems to many as though he has. Since leaving PIMCO in October 2014, the bond fund that he has managed for Janus Capital Management — the Janus Henderson Global […]

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ETF Trader: Turkey ETF sees highest inflows in 5 years amid currency crisis

The largest exchange-traded fund to track Turkey’s equity market has tumbled in recent trading, but it has also seen an influx of investors attempting to play the troubled region, according to recent data. The iShares MSCI Turkey ETF TUR, +11.27% a popular way for investors to get exposure to the country, had inflows of $90.4 […]

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ETF Investing: Stock ETFs saw big inflows over July as the market rallied

Investors returned to assets perceived as risky over the month of July, plowing money into stock-based exchange-traded funds as the second-quarter earnings season came in ahead of forecasts, reassuring market participants that economic fundamentals were strong enough to justify valuations. According to data from FactSet, ETFs were broadly favored over the month, but—as usual— stock-based […]

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Market Extra: Fund fees hit milestone as Fidelity announces products charging 0%

In the “race to zero,” someone just crossed the finish line. Fidelity Investments on Wednesday announced the upcoming debut of two mutual funds that break new ground in affordability, with annual expense ratios of 0%, making them essentially free to own. The funds, which will debut on Aug. 3, cover broad swaths of the global […]

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