Welcome To The Midyear Review

July 2016

ETF Report started out in 2000 as a newsletter focused on ETF investors, making it the very first ETF-centric publication in the market. Since then, ETF Report has blossomed into a monthly magazine for the growing community of advisors that use ETFs in their clients' portfolios.

In each issue, ETF Report shows advisors how they can improve client outcomes and increase their business with ETFs by interviewing the leading ETF strategists and asset managers in the industry. Subscribe now!

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ETF Features

 Midyear Report: Best & Worst Performing ETFs Of 2016

Precious metals miners dominated the top 10 ETFs in terms of performance after gold has a stellar first five months of 2016.

ETF Features

 Midyear Report: Risk-Off ETFs Attracting Assets

Gold and minimum-volatility funds pulled in billions of dollars year-to-date.

ETF Features

 Biggest Launches So Far This Year

No blockbusters, but an interesting roster.

ETF Features

 iShares Makes Big Bet On Multifactor Sectors

BlackRock’s iShares' recent launch of nine multifactor sector ETFs represents a big bet on smart beta being an important part of investors’ future portfolio construction.

ETF Features

 Smart Beta Launches

Smart-beta launches in July 2016.

ETF Sponsored Content

 The Democratization Of Hedge Funds

Alternative beta: Accessing hedge fund returns in a liquid, low-cost and transparent manner.

ETF Departments

 ETF Launches

The Global X ETF is the first to target millennials. Plus: Our monthly look at launches and closures.

ETF Departments

 ETF Explainer: TAN

Our ETF Explainer looks at the ups and downs of the best-known solar power fund.

ETF Departments

 Smoothing The Path For Investors

Limiting losses to keep investors moving forward.

ETF Departments

 This Fintech Tool A Swiss Army Knife For Advisors

Jill Lizzi of Bronfman E.L. Rothschild explains why her firm uses the Tamarac Advisor Suite.

ETF Departments

 Sectors In Review

Technology had the best month of any sector, while basic materials stocks struggled.

ETF Departments

 Countries In Review

The Global X Nigeria ETF, NGE, outperformed all the other country funds in May.

ETF Departments

 Commodities In Review

May was a bad month for commodities, with metals funds ending up deep in the red.

ETF Data

 ETF Data

Our monthly databank breaks down ETF returns for every market segment.