From the monthly archives:

December 2010

The last twelve months have seen no shortage of excitement in the ETF industry, with hundreds of new products debuting, the competitive landscape continuing to shift, and some interesting controversies arising along the way. As we turn towards what figures to be a very active 2011, it remains clear that ETFs have huge potential, and that further investor education will be critical to continued adoption. As 2010 draws to a close, we look back at some of the most popular articles published at ETFdb over the last year, including a mix of the educational and the entertaining [for more ETF insights delivered to your inbox, sign up for our free ETF newsletter]: [click to continue…]

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From a product development perspective, 2010 was a record year for the ETF industry in more ways than one. More than 200 new exchange-traded products began trading over the last year; the flurry began with the introduction of target date municipal bond ETFs from iShares in early January, and the new products kept coming through December when ProShares launched its RAFI Long/Short ETF (RALS). Along the way, new products debuted in more than 50 different ETFdb Categories and came from more than 30 different issuers, representing a wide variety of asset classes, regions, and investment strategies. [click to continue…]

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Stocks continued an uneventful week on Thursday, as most major indexes finished slightly down on light trading volumes. After a lack of meaningful data in previous sessions, there was an abundance of good news on Thursday. Initial claims for unemployment dropped to the lowest level in more than two years last week according to Labor […]

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Ten New Years’ Resolutions For ETF Investors

by on December 30, 2010 | Updated January 3, 2011

With 2011 just around the corner, tis the season for pledges to better everything from health to wealth to happiness in the coming year. Below, we offer up ten New Years’ Resolutions for ETF investors looking to cut expenses, round out their portfolios, and maximize returns in 2011 [for more ETF insights, sign up for […]

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Wednesday was yet another slow day on Wall Street, with below average trading volumes and a lack of meaningful data releases or earnings report failing to give stocks much direction. Major U.S. indexes managed to squeeze out modest gains, as the S&P 500, Dow, and NASDAQ all finished the mid-week session session slightly higher. As […]

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Announcing The New And Improved ETF Screener

by on December 29, 2010 | Updated July 21, 2011

The past year has been yet another stretch of explosive growth in the ETF industry, as the launch of more than 200 new products has brought the total close to 1,100, with total assets surpassing the $1 trillion mark for the first time. With more products than ever before–and a year that promises to bring […]

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The past year was an exciting one for the ETF industry, as assets continued to surge (recently passing the $1 trillion mark), new and innovative products hit the market (now nearly 1,100 U.S.-listed ETPs), and the pipeline continued to fill with exciting ideas and new issuers. But 2010 wasn’t all sunshine and roses for the […]

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This past year the ETF industry picked up steam, as total assets in exchange-traded products reached $1 trillion for the first time. As ETFs continued their impressive growth, issuers have continued to provide innovative products to the market in order to meet ever-increasing demand. This past year saw the inception of a number of unique […]

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Trading was once again light on Tuesday, as the combination of post-holiday vacations and a massive snowfall in the eastern U.S. kept traders away on a day that lacked any major earnings reports or economic releases. New York Stock Composite trading volume came in at only about 2.2 billion shares, well less than half of […]

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Top Ten Equity ETFs Of 2010

by on December 28, 2010

With the new year just around the corner, it seems as if 2010 will go down as a generally positive year for investors. Despite numerous and somewhat serious lingering concerns over the health of the global economy, most asset classes have posted impressive gains on the year as the odds of a “double dip” have […]

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In general, 2010 has been a pretty solid year for most portfolios. Despite lingering concerns about unemployment and mounting debt burdens, most global equity markets have moved higher on the year. Commodity markets have been red hot, with prices of many natural resources climbing to new highs thanks to strong demand from emerging markets and […]

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The holiday cheer that’s been lifting the markets this month seems to be tapering off, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average taking a pause from its December surge and falling off its multi-month highs on Monday. Equities across the globe tumbled lower as a whole, with markets reacting negatively to China’s decision to increase interest […]

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