Tag: Performance

ETF Assets Increase $23B in April

Exchange-traded-fund (ETF) assets increased by $23.3 billion for the month of April, totaling $830 billion, according to the latest ETF Snapshot from State Street.

401(k) Balances Not Quite Back to Pre-Recession Levels

A report from Hewitt Associates suggests workers were able to recover a significant portion of the losses they sustained in 2008 simply by participating in their 401(k) plan; however, it wasn’t enough to propel most plan balances back to their pre-recession levels.

A(nother) Sure Thing?

Generally speaking, there’s no such thing as a sure thing – certainly when it comes to investing, and certainly not two years running.

Value Trumps Growth in Q3

A Mercer study found value funds outperformed growth funds in the third quarter, as the median large-cap value fund posted a gain of 16.3% compared to a gain of 13.8% for the median large-cap growth fund.

Investors Choose Bond Funds in September

Investors deposited a record $50 billion on a net basis into bond funds in September, bringing year-to-date bond fund flow volumes to $290 billion, according to Strategic Insight (SI).

IMHO: Conference “Calls”

As I was listening to, and participating in, panels at our Future of Asset Allocated Funds conference in California this past week, I was struck again by how much things have changed in the past year. 

Grid “Lock?"

As March Madness officially gets underway tonight, odds are (no pun intended) you’ve had an opportunity (or two) to weigh in on the NCAA tournament.

A Sure Thing?

Generally speaking, there’s no such thing as a sure thing – certainly when it comes to investing.