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ETFs inflows signal growing trend

The amount of money flowing into exchange-traded funds (ETFs) rose between the first eight months of 2011 and the first eight months of 2012, according to data provided by BlackRock, the world's largest asset manager. Surging assets The amount of new global inflows into ETFs totaled $127.7 billion in the first eight months of 2012, […]

Investors may encounter low returns going forward, says market expert

The amount of debt in the private credit market is too high and this has ended the era of credit expansion driving double-digit returns, legendary bond fund manager Bill Gross stated recently. New environment Gross wrote in his monthly investment outlook that market participants are in a new environment, where "the age of inflation is […]

Steps young investors can take to manage risk in retirement planning

Although the prospect of saving enough money to live comfortably in retirement may seem daunting to young investors, there are steps they can take to mitigate the various risks that could threaten their plans. Pressures Young investors who are planning for their retirement are coping with an environment of global economic uncertainty, volatile equity markets, […]

Fixed-income ETF assets to reach $2 trillion by 2022, says iShares

The assets held by fixed-income exchange traded funds (ETFs) are expected to reach $2 trillion by 2022, according to leading ETF manager iShares. The growing investment in these fixed-income financial instruments could be of interest to young investors who are looking to build a portfolio. Fixed-income ETF assets There are $309 billion in assets held […]

What recent surging stock values mean for investors

Stock values have surged in the recent past, and a U.S. News and World Report opinion piece explores what these spiking equity values mean for everyday investors. Recent surges in stocks The blue-chip S&P 500 Index, which is frequently utilized as a means of measuring the health of equity markets, spiked 2 percent on September […]

Young people might benefit from knowing “real” homeownership rate

A new method of analyzing the homeownership rate to discount people who are in the process of losing their homes has concluded that the new rate is at its lowest point in almost 50 years. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau indicates that the homeownership rate declined to 65 percent in 2012 from 69 […]

New fixed-income ETFs could present young people with more investing options

The proliferation of a new wave of fixed-income exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that could potentially present investors with a wider range of investing options and a method for more precisely obtaining the desired exposure to assets. 'New breed' A Bloomberg article refers to this class of ETFs as being "a new breed." While the creators of […]

Broader range of investing options for young people one step closer with SEC ruling on crowdfunding

The recent ruling on the proposed practice of crowdfunding that was provided by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) makes a greater range of investing options one step closer for young people. President Barack Obama signed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act on April 5, and the SEC has mandated various regulations surrounding […]

Young investors can access hedge fund strategies using ETFs

Various exchange traded funds (ETFs) offer investors the opportunity to gain exposure to hedge funds, and ETF providers are submitting proposals to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in an attempt to obtain approval for similar funds.  The first ETF to offer investors with exposure to hedge funds recently celebrated its third anniversary, according to […]

Overcoming the investment challenges created by bear markets

Diversification is an important tool in lowering the volatility of an investor's portfolio, but achieving this becomes more difficult in a bear market where the pessimism of market participants motivates them to sell off various assets, pushing them down at the same time. The depreciation experienced across many asset classes during the most recent recession […]