Journal Of Indexes


Rydex Adds To Equal-Weighted Lineup
Rydex greatly expanded its lineup of equal-weighted ETFs in December and January with the launches of six ETFs tracking equal-weighted versions of popular indexes. The firm already offered 10 ETFs using an equal-weighted approach, the largest of which is the Rydex S&P Equal Weight ETF (NYSE Arca: RSP), with more than $3 billion in assets under management.

The new funds and their expense ratios are:

Features and News

Global X Debuts First Aluminum Equities ETF

Global X rolls out the world’s first pure aluminum equities ETF. Analysis

Want A Yuan Play? Look To Commodities

Maybe the best way to play the Chinese yuan, Matt, is to not play it at all.

Journal Of Indexes

Around The World Of ETFs

PowerShares Launches First ETFs Of ETFs

PowerShares once again broke new ground in the exchange-traded fund industry with the launch of the first ETFs of ETFs, the PowerShares Autonomic Global Asset Portfolios. The three funds were launched May 20 and track indexes of ETFs designed by Boston-based advisory firm New Frontier Advisors (NFA).

ETF Report

 Barclays Carbon And Commodity ETNs

In late June, Barclays launched 11 new exchange-traded notes through its iPaths lineup, including a note that tracks carbon emissions. Linked to the Barclays Capital Global Carbon Index Total Return, the iPath Global Carbon ETN (NYSEArca: GRN) is the first exchange-traded product designed to provide investors with exposure to the global price of carbon.