The move was part of a broader effort by ING to bring in house some fixed-income funds that have been subadvised by PIMCO.
Lousy weather and weak holiday results make the sector a relative bargain.
In addition to building American Century, Stowers also was a noted philanthropist in the area of health-care research.
The largest fund affected is Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF, whose fee is falling by 17%.
Beaten down by the specter of rising interest rates, a sluggish emerging-markets consumer, and currency headwinds, the U.S. consumer staples sector offers strong dividends, high-quality stocks, and an attractive relative valuation.
Several traditional mutual fund firms have been pursuing partnerships with traditional ETF providers. How might this trend affect investors?
Slowly and steadily, industrial demand is continuing unabated, both in the U.S. and, surprisingly, in Europe.
Morningstar's Robert Goldsborough takes a look at the 10 most successful ETPs launched this year, which include some unique ETFs as well as some "me-too" products.
As 2013 draws to a close, just a small number of ETFs are expected to make capital gains distributions.
There's much to like about this broad U.S. technology ETF--high-quality companies, stability, and even a dividend. For the sector to go higher, companies tied to mobile computing will lead the way.
A look at the exchange-traded funds expected to hold meaningful positions of the company after it begins trading this week.
The Gold-rated Matthews fund will undergo a change to protect the integrity of its investment process. Also, Goldman Sachs Asset Management's Rob Cignarella exits, Dreyfus rolls out a floating-rate fund, RiverPark launches a "strategic income" fund, Nomura to exit the U.S. fund business, and Santander and Bradesco ready U.S. fund launches.
With no tapering imminent, housing stocks rallied on Wednesday. For those who see more upside from here, this ETF offers the purest exposure to U.S. housing stocks.
In a departure, some of the most interesting and popular new exchange-traded products do not have income as their core selling point. A look at new ETPs devoted to bank loans, Europe, international bonds, and factors.
Utilities companies have been pressured recently amid rising interest rates. The sector is slightly overvalued but could outperform if rates flatten or fall. Buyer beware: When considering this ETF, watch interest-rate movements closely.
Favorable conditions are in place for merger-arbitrage ETFs, including increasing M&A activity and the likelihood of higher interest rates.
This ETF holds the infrastructure firms that create the backbone of society--toll roads, ports, railroads, water and sewer systems, and power generation.
Given so much ongoing M&A activity, the telecom sector has been capturing a considerable amount of headlines lately. Below, a look at what is going on in the industry, and ways ETF investors can invest in telecom.
A promotion at Heartland Advisors, former Fidelity Magellan PM Jeffrey Vinik to shutter his hedge fund, and Southeastern readies another proxy fight.
Europe remains a concern, but for investors who see further strength in these markets and are comfortable with higher volatility, this ETF is a solid, low-cost choice.
A look at the worldview and investment philosophy of one of the great investors of our time. Plus, five ETFs that we believe have many of the characteristics that Munger (and Buffett) look for.
Harris Associates promotes three members of its research team to join longtime skipper Clyde McGregor on the Silver-rated fund.
This pharmaceutical-themed ETF uses a stock-selection methodology rather than a traditional index-weighting scheme.
Some new funds may help protect against the long-term effects of quantitative easing. Others offer access to low-cost baskets of emerging-markets stocks and high-dividend-paying companies.
Apple and many other large-cap tech names are trading at attractive valuations.
Who's sticking around--and what does it mean for shareholders?
ETF fee reductions have been with us since close to the beginning. A look back at how the price war started, what it's meant for investors, and what's ahead.
Now that the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate has been ruled constitutional and President Obama has been re-elected, investors are focusing more on industry fundamentals.
Yes, more ETFs and ETNs have closed than in any other year. But it bodes well for investors, with fewer thinly traded products, consolidated liquidity, and greater price competition.
As always, limit orders are best--especially after Sandy has wreaked havoc and the lights in New York aren't guaranteed to stay on.
An ETF for those investors bold enough to take a flier on the exuberant homebuilding sector.
Previewing a discussion that involves some of the pioneers in the world of fundamental indexing.
We outline the best ETF to exploit this mispricing.
These five funds have yet to attract much in the way of investor interest, but they're all worth a look.
This sector-oriented ETF offers the best of both worlds for investors: income, low volatility, and exposure to fast-growing emerging markets.
Those who take a contrarian view and are willing to brave potentially choppy near-term winds in coming months should consider this ETF.
Each of these funds offers access to a useful asset class or strategy, is unique, and has a relatively inexpensive price tag.
This consumer staples ETF has a heavy large-cap tilt, with 91% of assets invested in large-cap firms.
Facebook will be added to the holdings of several of these ETFs soon. Other funds, however, won't be graced with the presence of the social-networking giant for weeks--or months--to come.
Even in a weaker global economy, Market Vectors Steel ETF fund should keep its strength.
Uncertainty over the law's legality and pending federal budget cuts have placed an overhang on the health-care sector. For ETF investors, here are some choices to tap this undervalued sector.
A low-cost way to tap large-cap growth heavyweights with a strong tilt toward the technology sector.
PIMCO sets a launch date for the ETF version of the popular mutual fund.
Coal ETFs carry above-average risk but offer compelling reward potential right now.
Take notice of strong dividends and attractive valuations.
WisdomTree's David Abner discusses misconceptions about ETF product proliferation, liquidity, and the flash crash.
Assets remain low, but interest abounds, and a game-changer is ahead.
The sell-off in aerospace and defense names appears overdone.
Assets continue to pile into the gold bullion ETF, while they flow out of the S&P 500 ETF.
This cyclical sector appears undervalued, but be ready for a bumpy ride.