Features and News

Greenback Rebound Is A Game-Changer

One advisor says the dollar's rebound means it's time to rejigger your portfolio.

Journal Of Indexes

AROUND THE WORLD OF ETFS

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.

Journal Of Indexes

Around The World Of ETFs

Claymore Says Timberrr!

Claymore is offering investors access to a market segment that they may not have been able to access before. The Claymore/Clear Global Timber ETF (AMEX: CUT) is the first U.S.-listed timber fund. Previously, timber was largely restricted to institutional investors because of the high costs associated with acquiring timber land.

Features and News

Latest Vanguard Fee Cuts Further Distances Field

In the past four months, fund giant has reduced expenses at 18 diffferent ETFs.

ETF Report

 Vanguard Goes Mega Cap

In late December, Vanguard launched three index funds covering the "megacap" segment of the U.S. stock market. The funds are available as ETF and Institutional shares, but not regular Investor shares. The ETF shares—the Vanguard Mega Cap 300 (NYSE Arca: MGC), Vanguard Mega Cap 300 Value (NYSE Arca: MGV) and Vanguard Mega Cap 300 Growth (NYSE Arca: MGK) funds—charge 0.13% in annual expenses...

Features and News

Vanguard Adds Mega-Cap Funds

Firm launches institutional and ETF shares of funds based on MSCI's large-cap U.S. indexes.