ETF Report

 Short-Term Bonds Serve Purpose In 2008

With all the turmoil in the markets in 2008, there was a rather widespread flight to safety. Problem is, there weren't exactly a lot of safe havens. Almost every asset class was in the red at the end of the year—commodities, real estate, developed markets, emerging markets, corporate bonds … you get the picture. As a result, much of the mass exodus from those "unsafe" areas of the markets ended up in just two places: cash or short-term bonds.

Features and News

BGI Enters Target Date Market; Adds Bond ETFs

BGI says it will target the IRA market and retirement plans of smaller employers with the new target date funds.

Features and News

Market Vectors Drops Lehman From ETF Names

The Lehman index group is now part of Barclays Capital as a result of the British bank's purchase of bankrupt Lehman. Analysis

The Most Successful ETFs This Year

How many of the new funds will stick? Let's look at recent history.

Journal Of Indexes


A Different Kind Of Total Market

The new Claymore U.S.-1 Capital Markets Index ETF (AMEX: UEM) seeks to cover most investable stocks traded in America and almost every investment-grade bond traded in the U.S. The portfolio provides access to Treasuries, investment-grade corporates as well as federal mortgage-sponsored assets and agency issues. The ETF’s expense ratio is capped at 0.37% annually through 2010.