Kelly Haughton

ETF Report

 FITRs Liquidate After Losing Battle

Everyone knew the odds were stacked against ETF Advisors’ series of fixed income ETFs (see ETFR, April 2003, page 2), but hardly anyone predicted a rapid demise.

ETF Report

 A Fighting Chance

In November 2002, ETF Advisors launched four Treasury Fixed Income Trust Receipts, adding FITRS (pronounced 'fighters') to the list of diamonds, spiders, holders and boulders that fill the ETF arena.

ETF Report

 Obscure International ETFs Take Center Stage

The iShares MSCI Austria Index Fund is a very small ETF, with less than $20 million under management, but it’s linked with what turned out to be one of the hottest markets in the world last year.

ETF Report

 US ETFs Cross $100b Threshold, Again

Exchange-traded funds in the US have become a $100 billion investment product again.

ETF Report

 Harvesting Losses with ETFs

Defensive investors, battered by another tumultuous year for equity markets, may be ready to break long-established patterns of putting off taxing decisions until the last minute.

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 Old/new Economies Battle Through ETFs

The archrivals of exchange-traded funds continue to spar, and the S&P 500 SPDR continues to outpace the QQQ as the year draws to a close.

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 Plan for ETF purchases in Japan goes quiet

Almost as quickly as it began, talk of the Japanese government’s buying ETFs to prop up a falling stock market has dissipated

ETF Report

 Titans Diverge: SPDR Swims, QQQ Sinks

The QQQ was once in striking distance of overtaking the S&P 500 SPDR and becoming the largest exchange-traded fund.

ETF Report

 Think Canada, think i60

With more than C$3.3 billion (US$2.1 billion) under management, the iUnits S&P/TSE 60 Index Participation Fund is to the Canadian ETF market what the S&P 500 SPDR is to the US market.