Features and News

Comparing Apples: Sector Indexes Are Not All The Same

Research paper from Dow Jones Indexes highlights differences between its in-house sector benchmarks and the Select Sector Indexes, which are the basis for Sector SPDRs.

Features and News

2003 Year-End Review

Best and worst performing funds in 2003, index returns, and more.

Journal Of Indexes

iShares Select Dividend & TIPS Begin Trading On NYSE

The first dividend-focused iShare was launched on the New York Stock Exchange. The Dow Jones Select Dividend Index Fund (ticke r: DVY) becomes the first of its kind. The fund consists of 50 of the highest-dividend U.S. companies, and comes at a time of turbulent markets when companies that actually pay dividends have become attractive to many investors. The fund hopes to capitalize on the U.S. tax code changes regarding dividends.

Journal Of Indexes

Exchange-Traded Funds Corner

Journal Of Indexes

The Active Index Strategist

This column aims to provide a big picture view of the major investable asset classes, with a focus on investment strategies that are implementable with index products.

Journal Of Indexes

Around The World Of ETFs

Features and News

'Buffering' Investors from Index Effect

Index industry practitioners debate the optimal strategies to reduce the hidden costs of passive investing.

ETF Report

 A Mystery Unveiled

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