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Thinly Traded ETFs Trade Differently Than Liquid ETFs

Nasdaq Chief Economist Phil Macintosh delves into how popular ETFs trade versus thinly-traded ETFs.

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Thinly Traded ETFs Trade Differently Than Liquid ETFs

Nasdaq Chief Economist Phil Macintosh delves into how popular ETFs trade versus thinly-traded ETFs.

Time to Turn Off the Indexing Autopilot in US Large Caps

“Set it and forget it” is the default choice for indexing US large-cap equities, but this narrative is shifting, according to a new white paper from Nasdaq..

AIEQ ETF Off to Flying Start in 2019

In a recent commentary, DataTrek's co-founder Nicolas Colas, examined the performance of the AIEQ ETF as the firm views AI-enabled stock picking as the next big thing.

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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.