Features and News

The Incredible, Vanishing Index Effect: A Personal Reflection

A recent study from S&P highlighted the incrediby shrinking index effect. The author was there for it's heyday.

Features and News

Does the Index Fund Fee War Spell Trouble for ETFs?

Could the spate of lower index funds fees spell trouble for the boom in ETF assets?

Features and News

Dividends Do Matter

The latest research from Dow Jones on the importance of dividend payouts to returns and portfolio stability. This intensive research piece takes an in depth look at the DJ Select Dividend Index

Features and News

More Than Just a Pretty Picture

Backed by sophisticated new indexes and even investable products, some investors see art assuming the mantel as an alternative asset class.

ETF Report

 SRI product enters US ETF market

With 96 iShares trading in the US alone, representing some 47.1 % of the total US ETFs offered, it's not a stretch to assume Barclays Global Investors has ETFs covering just about every conceivable corner of the market.

Features and News

A Shiny New (Gold) ETF

The world's third gold-bullion ETF has been launched in Johannesburg, South Africa, as the U.S. gold ETF launch may be drawing nearer

ETF Report

 In the Limelight

After remaining relatively quiet on the ETF scene for quite some time, State Street Global Advisors has made some moves as of late.

ETF Report

 ETFR DataBank March 2004

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