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Seven Surprising ETF Performance Comparisons

By: ETFdb
With more than 1,400 exchange-traded products now available to U.S. investors, odds are that there will be more than one option for most desired exposures. In many cases, the generally similar products targeting a specific asset class or strategy will deliver generally similar returns. But just because two ETFs have names that sound alike or even feature some overlap of holdings, they aren’t always guaranteed to display identical performances. The devil is in the details, and in many cases the nuances of exchange-traded products can result in very different risk / return profiles [see For ETF Investors, The Details Matter]. Below we profile seven head-to-head comparisons of ETFs that may generally appear to be similar. In reality, however, the returns delivered by these products have not been nearly as similar as some might suspect, highlighting the importance of analyzing the nuances of potential ETF investments [for more ETF insights, sign [...] Click here to read the original article on ETFdb.com. Related Posts: Ten Unexpected Observations On YTD ETF Returns What’s The Difference? Understanding What Distinguishes Similar ETFs When Structure Matters: ETF, ETN, Or Other? August ETF Stats: Keeping The Winning Streak Alive (Just Barely) September ETF Data: Back On Track
With more than 1,400 exchange-traded products now available to U.S. investors, odds are that there will be more than one option for most desired exposures. In many cases, the generally similar products targeting a specific asset class or strategy will deliver generally similar returns. But just because two ETFs have names that sound alike or even feature some overlap of holdings, they aren’t always guaranteed to display identical performances. The devil is in the details, and in many cases the nuances of exchange-traded products can result in very different risk / return profiles [see For ETF Investors, The Details Matter].  Below we profile seven head-to-head comparisons of ETFs that may generally appear to be similar. In reality, however, the returns delivered by these products have not been nearly as similar as some might suspect, highlighting the importance of analyzing the nuances of potential ETF investments [for more ETF insights, sign [...]

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