Van Eck’s MORT – a first look

Income investors have a new ETF choice with this week’s launch of a mortgage REIT fund by Van Eck Global (MORT). The ETF tracks an index of publicly traded mortgage REITS which make money not by investing in real estate, but by investing in mortgages.

migration from mutual funds to etfs continues

Migration from Mutual Funds to ETFs Continues

Investors continue to embrace exchange traded funds while dropping mutual funds from their portfolios. That’s the finding of the latest industry study by Cambridge, Massachusets-based Cogent Research.


Survey Finds That Active Traders Embrace ETFs

A new survey of active traders finds that the majority trade exchange traded funds. The latest Charles Schwab Active Trader Sentiment Survey finds that 54 percent of traders trade ETFs.

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Self-Directed Investors Continue to Drive ETF Growth

A new study finds that nearly two-thirds of affluent investors who own ETFs say they purchased these products with no help from an advisor. Cogent Research surveyed 4,000 affluent investors as part of the 2010 Investor Brandscape report.


Drug Stocks and the Health Insurance Bill

The health insurance bill signed into law this week should be a net positive for drug stocks and health care ETFs. While the bill does levy about $80 billion in various fees on the major pharmaceutical players over the next several years, it should also stoke sales by expanding drug insurance coverage as an additional 32 million Americans add health insurance.


Gold, Gold Miners and ETFs

ETF MarketPro recently connected with Ed Lopez of Van Eck Global to learn more about investing in gold and the firm’s new fund – the Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF (GDXJ).


Inflation and ETFs

ETF MarketPro recently connected with Salvatore Bruno, Chief Investment Officer ofIndexIQ, to learn more about inflation hedging and the firm’s new funds – IQ ARB Global Resources ETF (GRES) and IQ CPI Inflation Hedged ETF (CPI).


Canadians Embrace ETFs

Investors in Canada are contributing substantially to a worldwide trend that has seen global exchange traded fund (ETF) assets hit an all time high according to the latest report from Barclays Global Investors (BGI).


Independent Advisors Turn Optimistic and Gain Ground

9 out of 10 independent advisors added new clients in Q3 and intend to take more risk with their client’s assets. According to the semi-annual Independent Advisor Outlook Study, independent RIAs plan to move client assets out of cash (48% of advisors) and into emerging market equities (37%) and small cap U.S. equities (31%).