Short ETFs carry long odds of success for most investors

Recently a member of Pat McKeough’s Inner Circle asked about exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that are “set up to move in the opposite direction of particular stock indexes”. These are ETFs that are designed to rise in value as the underlying market index falls:… Read More

What are the risks and rewards of securities lending?

Securities lending by mutual funds can add to their overall returns.
Mutual funds, index funds and exchange traded funds (ETFs) often engage in securities lending. That is, they lend securities to third-party borrowers, mostly hedge funds and investment firms. These borrowers then… Read More