Journal Of Indexes

Exchange-Traded Funds Corner

Overview of ETFs Around the World
ETFs
Country/Region
Number of
Primary
ETFs Listings
New ETFs in September 2004

New ETFS in
2004

ETF Report

 Modeling with ETFs

Standard & Poor’s recently began publishing ETF-only model portfolios in its The Outlook newsletter “to give investors who lack the capital to adequately diversify their portfolios among the recommended asset classes…[and] a low-cost efficient way to achieve goals.”

ETF Report

 News Roundup

Standard & Poor’s says more than half of S&P 500 firms are expected to pay a higher cash dividend in 2005.

Journal Of Indexes

Looking to the Futures

CBOE lists China index futures, CME (re)launches X-Funds, NYBOT adds Russell 2000 style futures.

ETF Report

 A Better Choice

Over the past few months, short interest, which is often considered to indicate the level of investor skepticism in the market, has declined in the US, says Debbie Fuhr, ETF strategist with Morgan Stanley. For investors in the US seeking to increase or hedge country, regional, sector or style exposure, ETFs are often cheaper than futures, can be shorted throughout the day, and are exempt from the up-tick rule.

ETF Report

 Two licenses for new CAC 40 ETFs

Euronext recently issued two licenses for new ETFs tracking the CAC 40 index to Crédit Agricole Asset Management, a wholly owned subsidiary of Crédit Agricole SA, and Harewood Asset Management, a wholly owned subsidiary of BNP Paribas.

ETF Report

 The Shadow of the Tax Man

It’s tax time. Or rather, it’s time to start implementing strategies that will make April 2005 a little less painful.

Features and News

Largest U.S. Mutual Funds and ETFs

Update of current returns and asset levels for the largest 100 U.S. mutual funds and ETFs, sorted by funds size and including tickers.