Making choices based on environmental, social and governance metrics has a real impact on overall returns.
Commission-free ETF platform adds 18 funds.
PowerShares touts assets and performance of PDP and other Dorsey Wright-linked ETFs.
The ETF is now at the center of financial markets, Dorsey Wright’s president says.
PowerShares rounds out suite of equity ETFs using Dorsey Wright technical screens with a fund focused on U.S. small-cap stocks.
Invesco PowerShares teams up with Dorsey Wright, hoping its new line of small-cap ETFs will be a more permanent fixture in investors’ portfolios, by serving up a tangible sector-rotation game plan.
Investors know they need international exposure. For indexers, that has typically meant a fund tied to the MSCI EAFE index. And for ETF investors, that means either the Vanguard Europe Pacific ETF (NYSE Arca: VEA) or the iShares MSCI EAFE Index Fund (NYSE Arca: EFA). These two big funds dominate the space—EFA is in the top 10 of U.S.-listed ETFs by assets, and VEA is a share class of Vanguard’s EAFE index mutual fund. But they’re not the only games in town. There’s at least one traditional cap-weighted alternative out there, not to mention a variety of alternatively weighted and strategy-driven ETFs.
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.
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.