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

Reducing Noise & Bias in Investing

Why investors should understand where one ends and the other begins.

Daily ETF Watch

Gold-Indexed ETN, Hedged S&P 1500 ETF Launch

Barclays, Syntax debut sister funds to existing offerings.

Features and News

Stock ‘Meme’ Mania Seeps Into ETFs

AMC is leading the latest meme stock frenzy. Here is the impact on ETFs.

Daily ETF Watch

First Psychedelics-Focused ETF Launches

The new fund from Defiance targets companies operating in the medical marijuana and psychedelics space. 

ETF.com Analysis

Transportation ETF Getting Big Makeover

 ‘IYT’ is getting a new index and adding stocks like Uber and Lyft.

Daily ETF Watch

ETF Odds & Ends: 23 ProShares To Split

Plus, two closures and some interesting changes to existing ETFs.

Features and News

ESG ETFs Booming

But data challenges linger.

ETF.com Analysis

Top Momentum ETF Taking Value Turn?

An iShares momentum ETF is likely to undergo some major changes.

Features and News

Indexes In Focus As Theme ETFs Grow

Moving from a free-float market-cap-weighted approach has a liquidity cost.