Archive August 2017

U.S. stock ETFs attract most cash since June: Lipper

U.S. stock ETFs attract most cash since June: Lipper

Published 31/08/2017

U.S. fund investors regained their risk appetite during the latest week, draining money market funds and pouring their cash into stocks after six straight weeks of withdrawals. [more…]

New ETF plans to `make America great again`

New ETF plans to `make America great again`

Published 31/08/2017

A planned index fund is hoping to "make America great again" by investing in companies that support the Republican Party. [more…]

Vanguard withheld support for key Wells Fargo directors: filings

Vanguard withheld support for key Wells Fargo directors: filings

Published 31/08/2017

Vanguard Group, one of the world's biggest fund managers, voted against three directors at Wells Fargo & Co this year, including Chairman Stephen Sanger, according to U.S. filings, a rare rebuke from the bank's second-largest shareholder. [more…]

Shutdown and default threaten U.S. safe-haven status: James Saft

Shutdown and default threaten U.S. safe-haven status: James Saft

Published 31/08/2017

If the United States does more than flirt with a government shutdown and technical default, old assumptions about the safe-haven status of Treasury debt and the dollar will face unprecedented threats. [more…]

Gotta have faith: The rise of religious ETFs

Gotta have faith: The rise of religious ETFs

Published 31/08/2017

Making money in the markets is tricky enough on its own. Try doing it while staying faithful to your religious beliefs. [more…]

If you can`t beat `em: Stockpickers targeting index-provider MSCI

If you can`t beat `em: Stockpickers targeting index-provider MSCI

Published 31/08/2017

Stockpickers are jumping into the boom in passive investing by loading up on shares of index-provider MSCI Inc, whose products are the basis for dozens of popular exchange traded funds. [more…]

Noble Group`s treasury head quits- most high profile exit in a year

Noble Group`s treasury head quits- most high profile exit in a year

Published 31/08/2017

Noble Group's treasury head has quit the company, [more…]

India`s eighth navigation satellite implodes on take off

India`s eighth navigation satellite implodes on take off

Published 31/08/2017

India's eighth navigation satellite imploded shortly after lift off on Thursday, state-run Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said. [more…]

When should you retire? Consult this checklist of questions

When should you retire? Consult this checklist of questions

Published 31/08/2017

The question sounds simple, but it is tough to answer: At what age should you retire? [more…]

Muni prices stable amid Texas floods, but investors watch for risks

Muni prices stable amid Texas floods, but investors watch for risks

Published 31/08/2017

Longtime municipal finance maven Marilyn Cohen unloaded several million dollars worth of Houston-area utility bonds on Tuesday even though she did not see a high risk to the debt - because a few of her clients were getting nervous. [more…]