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.

Index Investor Corner

Tesla Shows Broader Indexes Better

Narrow index funds like the S&P 500 have glaring deficiencies.

ETF.com Analysis

Fixed Income & Active ETFs Rolling

Two segments of the ETF market are gaining important momentum.

Daily ETF Watch

2 New ETFs For Election Day

The funds are focused on the political leanings of the companies they hold. 

Features and News

How Corporate Action ETFs Work

Corporate actions like IPOs, M&A and spinoffs are picking up pace. These ETFs may benefit.

ETF Basics

How To Run An Index Fund: Full Replication Vs. Optimization

The goal of most ETFs is to track an index's performance. Fund managers have two ways to do this.

Podcasts

Best Of ETF Prime Podcast: Summer 2020

Revisiting some of Nate Geraci’s favorite ETF conversations over the past few months.

ETF Report

Founding An ETF Empire

ETF.com co-founder Jim Wiandt reminisces about the beginnings of the company he started and the publications he shaped.

Features and News

Citi Eyes Bigger ETF Role

Firm striving to be the one-stop backshop for ETF issuers.

Index Investor Corner

Vanguard Leaning More On ETFs

Has the issuer deemed its index mutual fund wrappers now inferior?