Features and News

Dow Jones Select Dividend Index in Action

The first annual changes in the Dow Jones Select Dividend Index indicate how the index will behave.

ETF Report

 A Mystery Unveiled

Bringing transparency to the corporate bond market - bond pricing goes real-time

ETF Report

 An ETF Invests in Dividend-Yielding Basket of Stocks

Barclays Global Investors has launched the first ETF to invest solely in dividend-yielding stocks. The iShares DJ Select Dividend Index Fund (DVY), which began trading on the NYSE on November 7, is a timely launch, allowing investors to capitalize on the new
dividend tax law.

ETF Report

 When a Loss is Good: Swaps for Tax Savings

Like the World Series, election day and Thanksgiving, another classic American tradition has returned this fall: year-end tax suggestions from ETF analysts.

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iShares Launches First TIPS Exchange-Traded Fund

The iShares Lehman TIPS Bond Fund (ticker: TIP) began trading on the New York Stock Exchange.

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Are Mutual Fund Scandals a Boon for the ETF Industry?

The Spitzer investigation continues to provide fresh gunpowder for ETF marketers . . . but they've remained eerily silent.

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Careful with Asset Class Correlations

Correlation analysis is important to designing and implementing efficient portfolios. However, investors should be aware that correlations between asset classes are not static.

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What Next?

The best advice for most investors is to ignore all claims, from whatever the source, about any ability to outperform on a risk-adjusted based on stock-selection or market timing skills.