GDP Weighting

Matt's comments the other day, together with the "alternative weighting" panel we're recording today for Journal of Indexes made me think about some things, like China. Analysis

Putting it All on Black

I like that ultimate contrarian play, but it may be a bit too diversified.  For that real home run opportunity, you might look at putting it all in the Bobo-Dex 10. Analysis

The China Conundrum

A Wall Street Journal article this morning got me thinking about the growing disconnect between market-cap weighted indexes and the GDP-share of emerging economies, and in particular, China. Analysis

Here's My Plan, Jim

We take all the stocks excluded from the fundamental indexes; all the stocks that don't pay dividends; all the stocks shunned by the Intellidex indexes, rotated out of sector rotation ETFs and cast aside by the quant strategies. Analysis

What do we do, Matt?

An email press release in my inbox today proclaimed: "Small-Cap, Large-Cap and Broad Market Russell Indexes Reach All-Time High." Sound familiar? Analysis

The iPhone ETF

Yes, Jim, lots of billion dollar ETFs. And lots of small fry. And lots in registration, too. All told, there are 553 ETFs (and related exchange-traded products) on the market and 361 in registration, according to ETF Watch. Analysis

Slicing Further Still...

That was a nice addition, Matt.  The next step, if we're attempting to guage the relative strength of each ETF operation (or perhaps the relative value to fee conscious investors) would be to look at the expense ratios for all and multiply them by assets for baseline revenue. Analysis

A Finer Cut

I thought it might be useful to take a look beneath the surface and look at the ETF market from an individual fund level.