Commentary

David Weisberger

A Look at H.R. 1216 - The "Maker Taker Conflict of Interest REFORM Act"

While a pilot program focused on the most liquid stocks is not a bad idea, guest commentator David Weisberger said the notion of price controls as a singular solution, is.

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Smart-Beta ETFs Draw Billions Yet Some Look Less Than Brilliant

Few people have profited more from the so-called smart-beta craze than Tom Dorsey. Read about his new exchange-traded fund that runs using a century-old charting method which took in $1.2 billion last year.

Bigger Dow, Nasdaq 100 Futures End Trading in Off-Peak Hours

CME Group Inc. ended electronic trading in the largest Dow Jones Industrial Average and Nasdaq 100 Index futures, leaving smaller versions and exchange-traded funds as the main vehicles for off-hours speculation.

Eaton Vance NextShares Carves Out a New Space

Eaton Vance has gotten Securities and Exchange Commission approval to offer a new class of investment product that the firm referred to as exchange-traded managed funds (ETMFs). So is this new security ready for prime time?

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Fund Fight

For years, exchange-traded fund trading volume surged. Now, it’s slumping too. Nasdaq, NYSE and BATS are now slugging it out with incentives, new order types and a new ETF-focused exchange to resuscitate trading.

Exchange-Traded Future

The major exchange operators are in pitched battle to win market share and build up volume of trading in exchanged-traded funds.

SEC Tackles Market Maker Payments

The Securities and Exchange Commission is set to decide by Dec. 8 whether to approve proposals by the Nasdaq Stock Market and NYSE Arca to permit sponsors of exchange-traded funds to pay broker-dealers for making a market in their securities.

BofA Merrill Expands ETF Algo

Bank of America Merrill Lynch plans to expand the number of exchange-traded funds traded by its ETF-specific algo. Known as ETF-aXe, the two-year-old algo currently trades 300 ETFs. The new editions could include funds that go beyond just U.S. stocks.

PIMCO's Eyes Are Fixed on ETFs

With the current volatility of the equities markets, investors know they need to have exposure to bonds, but they often desire the ease and liquidity of equities, which can be provided by exchange-traded funds. Customers want fixed-income safety and stock convenience, which has driven PIMCO-the don of bonds-into the world of ETFs.

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