Index Investing ETF Overview

Index investing, also known as passive investment management, simply attempts to track the performance of an index. Investors can use techniques such as full replication or factor optimization to match the index performance.

For many investors, index funds are attractive vehicles due to their low costs and exposure to a desired market. An intangible benefit of index investing is the introduction of an established set of rules that help the investor keep track of his or her objectives.

Features and News

Kohl’s Stock Jumps On Acquisition Possibility

The retailer is a holding in 136 ETFs. 

Daily ETF Watch

ETF Odds & Ends: Procure Adds Disaster Recovery Fund

Plus, iShares’ Russia ETF becomes actively managed.

Features and News

American Eagle Falls 9% On Earnings; 104 ETFs Affected

The company had a rough earnings report last Thursday, followed by multiple analyst downgrades.

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Are Russian Stocks Worthless?

It’s possible, based on credit default swap prices, according to new research.

Daily ETF Watch

Newcomers Abound In Recent ETF Filings

The latest raft of filings includes 10 Treasury securities ETFs, actively managed equity funds and funds from established ETF market participants.

Features and News

Time To Reconfigure Index Construction In Emerging Markets?

Index providers need to come up with innovative ideas for emerging market index construction.

Daily ETF Watch

Newcomers & Industry Stalwarts Among Recent ETF Filers

Strive Asset Management was the most noticeable newcomer to file for ETFs, while Putnam and T. Rowe Price plan to add to their relatively new lineups.

Features and News

S&P Drops Tesla From S&P 500 ESG Index

Elon Musk says it’s a political punishment.

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Morningstar Research Says Passive Still Hard To Beat

Also, ETFs have arrived, and the history of the thematic fund space is probably not what you thought it was.