ETF Report

 Are Thematic ETFs Right For You?

Specialty-sector ETFs—also called “thematic” ETFs—have emerged as a major force in the ETF industry.

Features and News

BGI Cuts Into Timber, Alternative Energy Markets

Barclays comes to market with lower-costing ETFs in three areas, along with a broader China fund.

Journal Of Indexes

Exchange-Traded Funds Corner

Largest New ETFs - Sorted By Total Net Assets In $US Millions
Covers ETFs launched in the year ending April 30, 2008.
Name Ticker Assets ER 3-Mo

Features and News

Portfolio Review: Weisbrod Goes Nuclear

Manager also buying ETFs focused on natural gas and global infrastructure based on various fundamental, technical factors.

Features and News

PowerShares Launches Three New Funds

Among the list is interesting take on next-in-line constituents for NASDAQ 100 index. 

Features and News

"Alternative" Energy ETF Hits The Market

With crude oil flirting at $100 a barrel, it's not surprising another alternative energy type of ETF is on its way.

Journal Of Indexes

Around The World Of ETFs

WisdomTree launched a new dividend-weighted emerging markets ETF on
July 13 that boasts an eye-popping 6.47 percent index yield. The Wisdom
Tree Emerging Markets High-Yielding Equity Fund (NYSE: DEM) debuted on
the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). On a backtested basis, it has a
generally positive record against the benchmark MSCI Emerging Markets
Index, although it lags on a 5-year basis.

 

ETF Report

 Going nuclear with Van Eck

Van Eck Global, the ETF newcomer with a penchant for filling holes in the ETF universe, has a couple of novel ETFs up its sleeve. Its nuclear ETF (AMEX: NLR), which began trading mid-August, is a groundbreaker. There are no other ETFs like it—at least so far—and Van Eck is expecting NLR to attract lots of interest.