Journal Of Indexes

Professor’s Reading Room

Investors in expensive mutual funds get hit twice: They pay high fees and get poor performance in return.

Features and News

Dow Jones Debuts Enhanced Micro-Cap Index

Things are getting mighty crowded in the micro-cap space, with a new enhanced index from Dow Jones and two ETFs in the works.

Features and News

Suddenly Sectors

The options exchanges are launching proprietary sector indexes left and right; be ready for a battle for market share.

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PowerShares Launches Sector Funds, Crosses $1 Billion Mark

With the launch of eight sector funds, PowerShares takes one step closer to becoming a “one-stop shop” for investors pursuing asset allocation strategies. Plus, more dividend funds are on the way

Features and News

Turning Japanese

Less than two months after entering the Chinese market, MSCI sets its sights on Japan.

Features and News

Tax Law Benefits Index Options

Index options allow investors to take advantage of the 60/40 rule, lowering the tax bite for short-term holdings.

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Rydex Expands Currency Products, Complements Euro ETF

With its Euro ETF still years away from the market, Rydex launches two index funds playing both sides of the dollar; plus, a new commodities fund.

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Silver ETF Filed By Barclays

The new silver fund echoes the successful gold ETFs, holding physical bullion in a vault as its core asset; speculators call for a rally.

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Fund Fee War Catching Fire In Europe

UBS slashes fees on four of its leading ETFs, undercuts competition for high-net-worth investors.