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10 Equity ETFs That Surged In 2011 (And Might Do The Same In 2012)
December 26, 2011
This time last year, investors were generally thrilled with the performances of their portfolios, which had continued to bounce back nicely from the devastating recession that hit in 2008....
Checking In: Top 5 Equity ETFs Of 2010
December 20, 2011
This past year has shaped out to be nothing short of a roller coaster ride for investors. Confidence in the global economic recovery was rattled after disaster struck in Japan; waves of uncertainty...
Ten Best ETF Performers Over The Last Five Years (Including A Few Surprises)
November 07, 2011
The last five years have seen a tremendous expansion of the ETF industry, as assets have skyrocketed and the number of products available to U.S.-based investors has multiplied. That same period of...
ETFs claim another fund industry victim
August 28, 2011
A recent agreement effectively puts an end to HOLDRS, or holding company depositary receipts, closing the book on a tool that many people thought would replace mutual funds but which instead was...
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ETFdb Category Kings: Best Performers From First Half Of 2011
July 07, 2011
The first half of 2011 is officially in the books, and many investors find their portfolios in approximately the same place as they were to start the year (though a furious rally in the final week of...
Three ETFs I Wouldn’t Feed To My Dog
June 27, 2011
As the size of the ETF lineup has ballooned to nearly 1,300 products, there has been some criticism over the increased granularity and sophistication that is characteristic of many of the latest...
Seven Best ETF Performers Of Q1 (And Five Of The Worst)
April 04, 2011
The first quarter of 2011 is officially in the books, and the last three months have been a stretch marked by instability both domestically and abroad. Significant uncertainty remains, as investors are...
Five ETFs that need to die
February 23, 2011
Exchange traded funds are both a blessing and the curse for individual investors these days, writes Jeff Reeves.
Best ETF Performers Of 2010: Winners For Every ETFdb Category
January 04, 2011
Last year was a good year for most asset classes, as investor portfolios continued to recover from the recent recession. The difference in performance between many comparable funds was significant, and...
Top Ten Equity ETFs Of 2010
December 28, 2010
With the new year just around the corner, it seems as if 2010 will go down as a generally positive year for investors. Despite numerous and somewhat serious lingering concerns over the health of the...
When Is An ETF Not An ETF?
July 27, 2010
When most analysts and investors refer to the ETF industry, they frequently use the term to apply to all exchange-traded products that are traded like stocks. In reality, the landscape is not quite...
Don't hang on these technology-stock HOLDRs
June 25, 2010
Since January, two HOLDRs -- an acronym for "Holding Company Depositary Receipts" -- have been attracting attention with hot performance. These investments are so hot, in fact, that B2B Internet HOLDRs...
Five Surprising Facts About The ETF Industry
April 13, 2010
As ETFs have transitioned from a closet industry to a mainstream investment vehicle, a growing number of investors has become familiar with the exchange-traded structure and the nuances of of the...
The Curious Case Of The B2B Internet HOLDRS (BHH)
April 06, 2010
When analyzing the ETF industry, investors love to know which fund has the lowest expense ratio (SCHB and SCHX both come in at 0.08%), most assets, or highest trading volume (both of these honors...
Five Facts About HOLDRS Every ETF Investor Must Know
March 10, 2010
For the most part, ETFs are pretty similar regardless of which issuer is behind the fund. But as many investors know, there’s one notable exception to this rule. The HOLDRS products from Merrill Lynch...
Seven Surprising ETF Trading Stats
January 25, 2010
One of the best sources of information on the state of the ETF industry is the monthly data download from the National Stock Exchange. While the most interesting numbers are generally the fund flows...
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