Features and News

The Harsh Light Of Day

A look at how the market-beating, fundamental, timeliness, dividend and other specialty ETFs performed when the market crumbled.

Journal Of Indexes

AROUND THE WORLD OF ETFS

Simply SPDRs

State Street Global Advisors (SSgA) has dropped the streetTRACKS brand name from its family of ETFs, and will consolidate all of its funds under the catchier "SPDRs" moniker.

The rebranding was to begin January 8, and is to be completed in stages throughout the year.

This is the second major rebranding of an ETF fund family in the past year, following Vanguard's decision to give up the unfortunate "VIPERS" moniker and call its ETFs, simply, "Vanguard ETFs."

Features and News

Vanguard Dives Into Dividends

Vanguard joins the dividend fund parade (and the mid-cap parade, too), while Dow Jones expands its dividend franchise in Europe.

Features and News

Qualified Dividends Redux

At last a detailed examination of the real effect of unqualified dividends in an ETF portfolio. The actual effect is somewhat less than the hype around the issue.

Features and News

Qualified Dividends Redux

At last a detailed examination of the real effect of unqualified dividends in an ETF portfolio. The actual effect is somewhat less than the hype around the issue.

ETF Report

 PowerShares expands again

PowerShares is on a roll, recently adding three more ETFs to its ever expanding product line up.

Features and News

Vanguard Launches Dividend Fund

Vanguard launches new dividend index fund and related VIPERs; curiously similar to the PowerShares offering.