Quantcast
The MFWire
Manage Email Alerts | Sponsorships | About MFWire | Who We Are

Subscribe to MFWire.com's News Alerts [click]

Rating:Active Fundsters, There's Another Reason to Fear ETFs Not Rated 0.0 Email Routing List Email & Route  Print Print
Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Active Fundsters, There's Another Reason to Fear ETFs

News summary by MFWire's editors

Active fundsters who are unhappy with the rise of ETFs now have fuel for their griping. New research suggests that ETFs are messing with the efficiency of Mr. Market.

Suhas Sridharan
UCLA Anderson School of Management
Assistant Professor of Accounting
In "Is There a Dark Side to Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)? An Information Perspective", a research paper highlighted in the Wall Street Journal, professors from the Arison School of Business in Israel, Stanford, and UCLA conclude that ETFs are driving all sorts of bad effects thanks to encouraging some individual and institutional investors to give up directly trading some stocks.

The paper's logic goes like this. Fewer investors directly trading a particular stock means higher bid-ask spreads for that stock, six-percent wider per this new research if more than three percent of shares outstanding are held by ETFs. That cuts into traders' profits, reducing their incentive to trade in that stock. And that makes the price of that stock less responsive to changes and news.

The researchers also observed a drop in the number of analysts covering a stock as ETFs own more of that stock. And that gives investors less to go on when choosing stocks.

They also found, not surprisingly perhaps, that stocks with high ETF ownership tend to move more in sync with their industry and the broader market. And diversification and stock-picking are harder when stocks are more in sync with each other.

So now non-ETF fundsters can accuse heavy ETF users of hurting the markets for the rest of us. 

Edited by: Neil Anderson, Managing Editor


Stay ahead of the news ... Sign up for our email alerts now
CLICK HERE

0.0
 Do You Recommend This Story?



GO TO: MFWire
Return to Top
 News Archives
2021: Q4Q3Q2Q1
2020: Q4Q3Q2Q1
2019: Q4Q3Q2Q1
2018: Q4Q3Q2Q1
2017: Q4Q3Q2Q1
2016: Q4Q3Q2Q1
2015: Q4Q3Q2Q1
2014: Q4Q3Q2Q1
2013: Q4Q3Q2Q1
2012: Q4Q3Q2Q1
2011: Q4Q3Q2Q1
2010: Q4Q3Q2Q1
2009: Q4Q3Q2Q1
2008: Q4Q3Q2Q1
2007: Q4Q3Q2Q1
2006: Q4Q3Q2Q1
2005: Q4Q3Q2Q1
2004: Q4Q3Q2Q1
2003: Q4Q3Q2Q1
2002: Q4Q3Q2Q1
 Subscribe via RSS:
Raw XML
Add to My Yahoo!
follow us in feedly


  1. The 32nd Sub-Advised Funds Forum, Sep 20-21
  2. Crane's Money Fund Symposium, Sep 21-23
  3. Expect Miracles Foundation's 4th Annual Atlantic Coast Classic, September 21
  4. ICI 2021 Virtual Tax and Accounting Conference - Day 1, September 21
  5. MFDF webinar - the Nuts and Bolts of SPACs, September 22
  6. Morningstar Investment Conference, Sep 22-24
  7. Nicsa webinar - Listen, Learn & Lead | Utilizing Beneficial Partnerships, September 22
  8. MFDF Director Discussion Series - Open Forum via Zoom, September 23
  9. MMI Distribution Leadership Forum - Day 2, September 24
  10. Citywire Greenwich Harbor Retreat 2021, Sep 27-28
  11. Inside ETFs, Sep 27-29
  12. MFDF webinar - MPI's 2021 Mid-Year Survey of Investment Firm Profitability, September 28
  13. ICI 2021 Virtual Tax and Accounting Conference - Day 2, September 28
  14. IMEA In-Person Leadership Summit, September 29
  15. ALFI Digi Pulse USA, September 30
  16. ICI 2021 Virtual Tax and Accounting Conference - Day 3, October 5
  17. Nicsa 2021 General Membership Meeting, Oct 6-8
  18. MFDF webinar - BDCs 101: The Board Perspective, October 13
  19. MFDF Director Discussion Series - Open Forum (New York), October 14
  20. Fund Intelligence Mutual Fund Industry and ETF Awards, October 14
  21. 2021 Nicsa GMM - Digital Innovation Summit, October 19
  22. 2021 MMI Annual Conference, Oct 20-28
  23. Tiburon CEO Summit XLI, Nov 1-3
  24. MFDF webinar - ISO Crypto Exposure: What Boards Need to Know, November 9
  25. MFDF Director Discussion Series - Open Forum via Zoom, November 18
  26. MFDF webinar - Fund Industry Claims Trends: An Insurer's Perspective, December 2




©All rights reserved to InvestmentWires, Inc. 1997-2021
14 Wall Street | 20th Floor | New York, NY 10005 | P: 212-331-8968 | F: 212-331-8998
Privacy Policy :: Terms of Use