Archive for February, 2013

Treasury Bond ETFs: Still room to run?

Ben Bernanke’s testimony before Congress finally seems to have provided some much needed clarity to the market. The speculation over the outcome of the Federal Reserve bond buying program seemed to be the biggest Read more…

ETF Global announces series of ETF indices

ETF Global, a leader in ETF investment decision support, has announced the ETFGsm Series of Indices which include the Benchmark ETFGsm 500 and Dynamic Indices based on the proprietary ETFGsm Quant Model. The first Read more…

Three things you need to know when picking a country ETF

International investing has earned its place in portfolio construction, as both academic studies and real-world experience have supported the idea that investing outside the United States can improve returns and Read more…

A quick primer on ETF tax efficiency

Tax efficiency is one of the key benefits of exchange traded funds, but most investors would probably be hard-pressed to explain the details of how stock ETFs pull off this advantage. The answer has to do with Read more…

What are ETFs?

In the simplest terms, Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) are funds that track indexes like the NASDAQ-100 Index, S&P 500, Dow Jones, etc. When you buy shares of an ETF, you are buying shares of a portfolio that Read more…

Thirteen ETFs every options trader must know

On most days, ETFs are among the most heavily-traded names in the investing world. This is a sure sign that active traders are using ETFs—a transparent, cost-effective way to trade market fluctuations–to gain Read more…

High-dividend ETFs with reasonable valuations

Investors have picked over the ETF universe in search of any kind of yield in an extremely low-rate market for bonds. As a result, ETFs tracking many traditional high-yield sectors have been bid up to expensive Read more…