Individual investors have been getting out of US equity mutual funds for most of this year. And the pace of outflows has been soaring recently. Outflows for all of 2012 now stand at $100 billion. Half of that, $50 billion, came out during the last three months. Flight from the funds is not a new trend. In fact, about $134 billion flowed out of equity mutual funds in 2011. ÊWhat’s really puzzling is that despite these heavy outflows, stock prices have gone up. Read More
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I was on the Keynote Economic panel that ended this week’s annual Rutberg Wireless conference. At the conference, speaking directly before me were AOL CEO Tim Armstrong, who previously helped start Google; Jon Miller, formerly CEO of Fox Digital Media and Ross Levinsohn, former Yahoo CEO. Read More
After leaving New York last week, I was left with the overwhelming impression that most portfolio managers really believe stocks cannot go down. Why? Because portfolio managers have been fully trained to believe in the religious like School of What Works. And what has been working since 2009 is buying stocks regardless of anything and everything else. Read More
Actively Managed Domestic Equity ETF Outperforms Russell 3000® Benchmark Since Inception by Investing in Companies That Seek to Shrink Float Prudently
BETHESDA, Md. — October 16, 2012 – AdvisorShares, a leading sponsor of 16 actively managed exchange-traded funds (ETFs), recently celebrated the one-year anniversary of its domestic equity active ETF, the TrimTabs Float Shrink ETF (NYSE Arca: TTFS), which has outperformed the Russell 3000® Index since its inception. TTFS is managed by TrimTabs Asset Management (TrimTabs), an SEC-registered investment adviser affiliated with TrimTabs Investment Research, a renowned independent institutional research firm focusing on equity market liquidity. Read More
Howard Silverblatt is senior index analyst for S&P Indices. In addition to general market research and commentary, Howard is responsible for the statistical analysis of Standard & Poor’s family of U.S. Indices, including the world’s most followed stock market index, the S&P 500.
Dividend ETFs are very popular. After all in a world where money market funds earn nothing, a nice dividend yield sounds great. Dividend and mutual fund ETF portfolio managers are all over the financial media using interviews and ads touting dividend based investing. As a result a whopping $4.8 billion last year went into just three dividend ETFs, the Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF, VIG, the iShares High Dividend ETF, HDV, and the Wisdom Tree Total Dividend ETF, DTD. Read More
Is the Bernanke Put dead or alive? That is the most important question for the stock market today. And the reason is that all those bullish on the market firmly believe that Mr. Bernanke will stop this stock market from going down anytime soon. In other words without the Bernanke Put this stock market would be lots, lots lower. Read More