ETF Price Wars Heat Up

Speaking with CNN Money, Christian Magoon talks about the recent avalanche of fee cuts from Schwab, Vanguard and BackRock/iShares. “These decisions tend to have a ripple effect across the marketplace,” Magoon said. “So far, we’ve seen the costs come down on the products that have a bulk of the assets. In the next wave, we should see expense ratios come down on products that are priced at a premium relative to the larger ETF.” Find out what else Magoon had to say about the latest chapter in ETFs here.
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Gold ETF Landscape

Kitco News, the leader in gold and precious metals coverage, recently interviewed Christian Magoon about the 2012 gold ETF landscape. Speaking with reporter Debbie Carlson he highlighted fund flow trends, performance and talked about where he believes gold is headed. Find the interview here.

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Dissecting ETF Flows Vs. Mutual Fund Flows

Stock ETF flows were a healthy $12 billion in July. At the same time stock mutual funds experienced an $8 billion outflow in July. That’s a massive difference. On the fixed income side however, bond ETF inflow were meager when compared to bond mutual fund flows. Index Universe interviewed Christian Magoon and others to examine the reasons behind both products’ unique flows. Read the complete article HERE.

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Three Reasons ETFs Fail

As the ETF marketplace has become more competitive, there have been more ETF closures. While this is to be expected from a high growth industry, there are steps ETF Sponsors can take to help safeguard against failure. In his weekly NASDAQ ETF column Christian Magoon addresses the three primary reasons ETFs close and what Sponsors can do to minimize closures. Read the full article HERE

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The Gold Stock ETF Depression

With the average gold stock ETF off 40% in the last year, many investors are wondering if this market segment is a chance to scoop up an opportunity or avoid due to more pain ahead. Christian Magoon takes a look at this troubled indirect gold investment and draws conclusions in his article on Benzinga.com.

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