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.

Podcasts

ETF Prime Podcast: The Case For Int’l ETFs

Plus, the pros and cons of China exposure in emerging market ETFs.

Index Investor Corner

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How a float-adjusted index adds risk by excluding certain mortgage-backed securities.

Features and News

ETF Tax Efficiency Gets Boost

The creation/redemption process, which makes ETFs so tax friendly, gets more streamlined.

Features and News

What Dow Changes Mean For ETF Investors

The shakeup in holdings impacts stock exposure and performance going forward.

Features and News

Home Office ETF Adoption Hurdles

ETF issuers, advisors and home offices alike face the ETF distribution and access challenge.

ETF.com Analysis

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ETF.com Analysis

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Giving ETFs new names is a little like trying to make 'fetch' happen.

Daily ETF Watch

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