Features and News

A Doubling of the Dividend Index

The Dow Jones Select Dividend Index, which is tracked by the hottest ETF on the market, the DVY iShare, will double in size to 100 stocks from 50. The fund has reached over $4 billion in assets.

Features and News

S&P 500 Hits An All Time High… Really!

Owing to a runup of smaller stocks, and the woeful underperformance of some of the mega-caps, that other S&P 500 index, the equal-weighted version, has been on a run.

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.

ETF Report

 Other China products trade

FTSE/Xinhua China Index fund began trading on the New York Stock Exchange, then the American Stock Exchange, home to largest number of listed ETFs in the US, which began calculating the Halter USX China Index (HXC). Pending regulatory approval, PowerShares Capital Management will be launching an ETF tracking the Amex index late this year or early in 2005.

ETF Report

 ETFR Databank November 2004

Our monthly databank breaks down ETF returns for every market segment.

Features and News

What You Don’t Know about the Consumer Price Index Could Hurt You

Taken for granted and critical for everything from cost of living increases to budgetary projections, the Consumer Price Index is a fluid and highly manipulated statistic.

ETF Report

 ETF News Roundup

At the end of September, four new VIPERs are slated to launch on the American Stock Exchange; they will track Morgan Stanley's REIT index, and MSCI's energy, telecom, and industrials indexes respectively. All were filed for approval with the Securities and Exchange Commission at the end of July, and follow on the heels of 14 VIPERs launched at the end of January 2004. With the addition of these four new funds, there will be 20 VIPERs trading on the Amex.

ETF Report

 ETFR DataBank October 2004

Our monthly databank breaks down ETF returns for every market segment.