Features and News

FTSE Opens The Gulf

FTSE creates the first internationally investable indexes for the Persian Gulf region; for now, just Kuwait and Qatar.

Features and News

WisdomTree Launches its First 20 ETFs

WisdomTree launched twenty dividend-weighted ETFs on Friday, June 17; the company promises to “change the way investors think about indexing.”

ETF Report

 Pick your poison - Looking to small caps

The pundits have been heralding the demise of small caps for some time, yet this market sector, generally defined by stocks with market caps of $1.5 billion or less.

ETF Report

 Alpha: Lost & Found - The search for return comes home with ETFs

The last six years through 2005 have left investors frustrated and feeling betrayed. Stock market returns have been poor and for many investors their returns have been awful.

ETF Report

 The equal-weight trend

It's not a great surprise that cap-weighted indexes and their respective ETFs have lost some allure for investors during the last five or six years.

ETF Report

 At long last, silver

Almost one year to the day after Barclays Global Investors filed an application with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a silver ETF that tracks the price of silver.

ETF Report

 Dividend VIPER comes in cheapest

Among the seven dividend ETFs currently trading, Vanguard's newly launched Dividend Appreciation VIPER (VIG) is the cheapest, clocking in at 28 basis points.

ETF Report

 ETFR Databank June 2006

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