Brooks Friederich is a little-known figure in the world of investment advisory, even among the Wall Street cognoscenti. Yet every year, the 39-year-old — and his Berwyn, Pennsylvania-based employer Envestnet — helps steer billions of dollars into tailor-made strategies for financial advisers, part of what’s known as the model-portfolio boom.
It’s touted as crypto’s big breakthrough on Wall Street: The imminent arrival of Bitcoin exchange-traded funds that will kick open digital-currency investing to the institutional and retail masses.
Exchange-traded funds offering investors betting on or against Tesla Inc. two times the returns of the volatile stock launched Thursday, after what seemed like a long-shot bid at winning regulatory approval.
Those closely following the quest for an exchange-traded fund that would hold Bitcoin have Friday circled on their calendars.
Bill Gross is right: bond ETF activity has been frenzied in the grip of Wall Street turmoil.
Money-management firms launched new exchange-traded funds at a rapid pace last month, shaking off fears that the $7 trillion industry is already overrun with low-cost investment vehicles.
The stock market is buckling under the weight of a simple equation: cash earns more than equities.
A host of Wall Street funds have minted profits riding the recent crypto fever after Grayscale Investments LLC snagged a big win over America’s top financial watchdog in its bid to create a US Bitcoin ETF.
Crypto exchange-traded-products issuer 21Shares and Cathie Wood’s ARK Investment Management are seeking to offer the first US ETF that invests directly in Ether.
For years now, stock traders have been getting so rich betting big companies will get even bigger that they’ve forgotten what a bubble looks like. They’re going to find out thanks to Nvidia Corp.
The US Securities and Exchange Commission delayed making a decision again on whether to approve the first US exchange-traded fund that invests directly in Bitcoin, disappointing advocates just days after a court ruling viewed by many as clearing a path for the long-awaited product.
Shares of Tesla Inc. are famously among the most-volatile in the market, but one exchange-traded fund issuer reckons it can time its bets on the electric-vehicle maker to amplify gains and cushion declines.
The journey to a potential Bitcoin ETF has so far been long and arduous. But some key decisions in the race are likely coming this week as crypto faithful await to see how things play out this time.
Ether-futures ETFs could be coming to the US soon, but the cryptocurrency market doesn’t seem to care.
The largest exchange-traded fund focused on high-flying stocks has been losing its edge.
Investors are bailing out of the biggest exchange-traded fund devoted to Treasuries at the fastest pace since markets were hammered during the early months of the pandemic.
Bitcoin ETF candidates got another dose of disappointment when US regulators on Friday punted on making a decision on such a product. But the next time they hear from them might be just a few weeks away.
Hedge-fund veteran George Noble’s foray into the exchange-traded fund industry has come to a quick, and painful, end.
Exchange-traded fund issuers are once again venturing into crypto territory that regulators had recently steered them away from.
Bitcoin trading volume tumbled last month amid waning volatility and little notable price swings in a market that speculators traditionally gravitate to for its turbulence.
The best argument in favor of approving new Bitcoin exchange-traded funds is that they already exist, tracking futures. Sadly for the crypto crowd, that’s also the best argument for why nobody needs a new one.
The pioneer of the world’s first “buffer ETFs” — exchange-traded funds that are supposed to limit losses during market selloffs — has launched a new product that it says offers investors complete downside protection.
Wall Street is finding ways to trade the “special rebalance” of the Nasdaq 100 as the overconcentration of mega-cap firms breaches an upper limit in the tech-heavy gauge. They’re investing in QQQE.
BlackRock Inc. expects the model-portfolio realm of money management to grow to a $10-trillion business over the next five years.
A pair of exchange-traded funds tracking corporate credit saw a nearly $2 billion flight after data underscoring jobs strength solidified bets the Federal Reserve will resume its interest-rate hikes.
BlackRock Inc. has a nearly perfect track record when it comes to filing for and launching exchange-traded funds, which is spurring hopes that its try for a Bitcoin ETF might also get regulatory approval after years of rejections.
Valkyrie is the latest issuer to refile an application for an exchange-traded fund that invests directly in Bitcoin after the US Securities and Exchange Commission had indicated initial documents were insufficient.
Cathie Wood’s ARK Investment Management says it’s first in line to get potential approval for a spot-Bitcoin ETF, despite industry reasoning positing that BlackRock Inc. might be ahead in the race should any product receive regulatory assent.
BlackRock Inc. is trying its hand at potentially getting the first spot-Bitcoin exchange-traded fund launched in the US.
Turns out not even hawkish saber-rattling by the Federal Reserve is enough to awaken stock investors from the spell cast on them by artificial intelligence.
The crypto verse has seen what seems like a lifetime of ups and downs already this year, yet activity in products linked to the industry has been nearly nonexistent, with analysts saying that investors have abandoned the sector without plans to come back anytime soon.
Investors aren’t likely to see a Bitcoin-spot exchange-traded fund offered in the US anytime soon, according to VanEck Chief Executive Officer Jan Van Eck.
Single-stock exchange-traded funds made a splash in the industry when they debuted last year. Now one issuer is hoping to double the existing lineup.
A long-shot bid to launch double-leveraged, single-stock exchange-traded funds tracking the notoriously volatile Tesla Inc. has been filed with US regulators after past attempts have failed.
Investors are losing their ability to resist a stock rally that much of Wall Street is convinced is doomed.
Bitcoin’s dominant showing in 2023 is leaving exchange-traded fund investors divided on what’s next for the world’s biggest cryptocurrency.
The pace of failures has more than doubled in the $7 trillion exchange-traded fund industry so far this year, as volatile markets and fierce competition put pressure on issuers.
The race for the first leveraged Bitcoin exchange-traded fund is heating up as applications land amid a surge in cryptocurrency prices.
Bitcoin’s surprising fast exit from its “crypto winter” has once again put the notoriously volatile digital currency atop the leader-board in the first quarter for being the best-performing asset class by a wide margin.
Steve Chiavarone doesn’t want to scare anyone, but what he remembers most from the last banking crisis was how sure most people were that it wouldn’t happen.
Is upheaval in the banking sector the prelude to a financial crisis, or just the biggest bump yet on the road to restoring order to the economy? Stock investors clinging to hopes this too shall pass are having their tolerance for pain severely tested.
Short sellers are betting against Cathie Wood’s flagship fund more than ever before.
The crypto world’s eyes will once again turn to Washington on Tuesday as oral arguments begin in Grayscale Investments’s lawsuit against the US Securities and Exchange Commission. The case is being argued in the D.C. Court of Appeals.
The fixed-income market’s unblemished record of striking fear into the hearts of equity traders is in danger.
Passively managed equity funds are on the cusp of marking a milestone that’s been more than a decade in the making: Globally, net assets in such products are about to exceed those of their actively managed counterparts, according to Societe Generale.
The bond market finally got the Federal Reserve’s message on rates, while stock investors continue to ignore it, for the most part.
Surging bond yields have been rattling investors for a year. Why they’re a problem for people hooked on an asset as volatile as equities can be seen by juxtaposing stocks with some of the safest securities in the world.
Investors continued to increase their bets on two exchange-traded funds tied to natural gas as prices for the heating fuel show signs of bottoming following a seven-week selloff that sent the commodity plunging more than 60%.
The decline in cryptocurrencies gained momentum Thursday as signs of a regulatory crackdown on the industry and a broader pullback from risk assets weighed on investor sentiment.
Count on crypto fans to jump on any burgeoning trend as fast as they can.