ETF Report

 Updates January 2002

ICI issues ETF report, iShares ETFs announce zero cap gains, Dow 10, Dow 5 become official indices, and more...

ETF Report

 ETFr Databanks January 2002

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

ETF Report

 Island to Amex: Take that!

The week ending December 14 marked the second week in which the American Stock Exchange was beaten in trading volume in the all-important Nasdaq 100 Index Tracking Stock (ticker: QQQ).

Journal Of Indexes

What a year it was

The author reviews 2001. In addition to covering the biggest stories, the article is rife with handy top 10 lists of the year's best and worst in indexes.

ETF Report

 Capturing Reality in Japan

Against the backdrop of an intransigent bear market in Japan—in December, the central bank lowered its assessment of the Japanese economy for the seventh straight month, noting that it is deteriorating amid slumping exports, investment and private consumption—the MSCI iShares Japan fund has continued to find a home with investors who hold both optimistic and pessimistic views on Japan.

ETF Report

 Archipelago—Keeping an Eye on Price

Electronic Communications Networks, or ECNs, such as Island evolved as a result of the Order Handling Rules implemented by the SEC in January 1997.

ETF Report

 Steady-on, The LSE Hits New Highs

As exchange-traded funds based on the national indices in Europe continue to garner high volumes and assets indicative of retail and institutional interest, so too does the iFTSE 100.

ETF Report

 The Quiet ETF Precursor

OPALS, or Optimized Portfolios As Listed Securities, are the shy brethren in today’s brazen and ballooning ETF industry.