Heather Bell

Heather Bell is managing editor for ETF.com and ETF Report.

Features and News

Diversification Still Works

In support of international diversification, even (or especially) in a globalized age.

ETF Report

 Going International

International (ex-US) ETFs are suddenlycropping up all over the marketplace,seeking sunlight—and investors—in thelooming shadow of the $40 billioniShares MSCI EAFE (EFA) ETF. Vanguard,State Street Global Advisors,WisdomTree, Claymore, andPowerShares have all launched or filedto launch broad, international, developed-markets ETFs recently; andPowerShares already markets the BLDRSDeveloped Markets ADR (ADRD). All ofthese ETFs have subtle but importantdifferences when compared with EFAand each other.

Features and News

PutWrite Profits

The CBOE follows up on its popular BuyWrite index with ... what else ... the CBOE PutWrite Index.

Features and News

Why Small Cap Managers Outperform

Vanguard unearths the real truth behind small cap active outperformance: it's the choice of index, not the savvy of the manager.

Features and News

Strategy Boxes

Can AthenaInvest’s new strategy classification tip the apple cart of Morningstar’s style boxes?

Features and News

Fundamental Analysis

Morgan Stanley takes on fundamentally weighted indexes, finds a close correlation to value.

Features and News

401(k)s and ETFs

WisdomTree looks to retirement market, breaks with Invest N' Retire.

Journal Of Indexes

What Lies Beneath

Get an insiders look under the hood of index construction and maintenance and learn how different index providers manage it.