May ETF Roundup: Launches, Filings And Closures

May was yet another strong month in the markets, with few investors selling early this year to avoid a summer slump. However, some investors were spooked early in the month after the FOMC rate decision and press conference. In its statement, the Fed said it would continue its $85 billion a month bond buying program, but indicated that it could either…

A Closer Look At Managed Futures ETPs

While it was once just full of index tracking funds, the exchange-traded fund universe has continued to grow and evolve over the years. Today, investors not only have access to cheap stock and bond funds, but also to various strategies once reserved for the uber-wealthy or institutional-sized accounts. From covered calls to long-short strategies, reg…

Three Year Check: CPI, ALT, GRES

From the most basic portfolio building blocks to specialized funds that give investors access to niche markets, ETFs cover them all, and with the constant opening and filing of new ETFs it is easy to forget about some of the older funds still on the market for investors. Although there are numerous new funds already in the pipeline, taking a step ba…