Total return and risk-adjusted performance both support the view that mutual funds , closed - end funds, and exchange - traded funds are not created equal.
First Trust Intermediate Duration Preferred & Income Fund Declares its Monthly Common Share Distribution of $0.1625 Per Share for April
The latest update to the Morningstar active/passive barometer reveals that actively managed bond funds are much more likely to beat their benchmarks than equity funds.
We take a look at a tactical closed - end fund investing strategy.
It's full steam ahead for dividend ETFs after Fed meeting
The Federal Reserve's bond purchases are contributing to greater inflows into fixed-income funds, while demand for stock funds is near multiyear lows.
ETFs can offer better tax efficiency, but mainly in the domestic-equity realm.
Several fund companies have submitted proposals with the SEC to launch actively managed ETPs that skirt daily portfolio transparency.
In-kind redemptions give ETFs an edge in tax efficiency, but other factors are bigger when comparing them with mutual funds .
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