Index Providers ETF Overview

Index providers are a key pillar of the ETF industry. Indexes are important because their methodology dictates the selection and weighting an ETF may attempt to track. At first, index providers covered the markets with popular regions and sectors. But index providers have started to create specialized benchmarks for different types of investing.

ETF.com Analysis

Facebook Faces ESG Index Music

World’s social media giant dropped from ESG indexes for governance issues.

Features and News

ESG As A ‘Conversation’ With Companies

S&P Dow Jones's new ESG indexes evaluate stocks through annual surveys, not just publicly reported data.

Daily ETF Watch

Most 'Meta' ETF Closing

The ETF covering the ETF industry will shut down mid-June.

ETF.com Live Chat!

Live Chat: Commodities Made Easy & New Pot ETF

Dave Nadig answers readers' ETF questions in real time. Here’s the transcript.

Podcasts

ETF Prime Podcast: Awards Night Highlights

Plus, Astoria's John Davi on all-ETF portfolios and a look at the index underlying 'BFOR.'

Index Investor Corner

Boeing's Lesson About The Dow

Not all U.S. equity indexes are created equal, and Boeing’s recent troubles are a good reminder of that.

ETF Strategist Corner

Where ETF Industry Falls Short

ETFs have democratized investing, but they haven’t democratized financial and ETF literacy.

Features and News

Inside A Multifactor Emerging Market ETF

Emerging market ETFs are hot again this year. We size up the vanilla ‘IEMG’ vs. multifactor ‘EMGF.’

Features and News

Behind An ETF Subadvisor

The crucial role an ETF subadvisor such as Vident Investment Advisory plays is more than meets the eye.