April Edition Of ETF Edge Now Available

by on April 3, 2011

The April edition of ETF Edge, the ETF newsletter available to ETFdb Pro subscribers, is now available. This month’s edition takes a look back at one of the most action-packed months in the history of the ETF industry, recapping more than three dozen new product launches and taking a look at the investment merits of each new ETFs. Highlights of the April edition include:

  • Heard On The Street: We recap all the ETF industry news from the last month, including Scottrade’s response in the commission-free ETF trading battle and a major development in the active ETF space.
  • Actionable ETF Investment Ideas: Our team of ETF analysts highlights four ideas we like heading into the second quarter, including a play on international debt and  short ETF play related to the ongoing turbulence in Japan.
  • ETFdb Portfolios: The team recaps the performance during March, commenting on a portfolio in flux.
  • Coming & Going: We take a closer look at all of the new ETF offerings, discussing the investment thesis behind each and advising on suitability within a portfolio.
  • ETF Milestones: This section highlights all ETFs hitting their three-year or five-year anniversaries.
  • ETF Spotlight: Taking a look at a compelling ETF investment idea flying under the radar of many investors; April’s version focuses on a Japan ETF you probably haven’t heard of yet.
  • ETF Scorecard: Small caps made a nice recovery last month, though the first quarter of 2011 belonged to mid cap companies. This section compares various weighting methodologies, coming so some interesting conclusions.
  • Sector & Region Outlook: This section takes a look at pricing multiples across the U.S. economy and global markets, drawing some inspiration for ETF ideas.
  • Inside The ETFdb 60: We take a look at the biggest winners and losers in our all-ETF index during the month of March, diving into the drivers of each.
  • Now Is The Season To: With concerns about inflation picking up, we examine a few dividend ETF options.
  • ETF Performance Database: This section includes a complete list of year-to-date performance and expense information for 1,100+ ETFs.

To read the entire issue, sign up for a free seven-day trial of ETFdb Pro, which includes access to a dozen model portfolios, enhanced ETF screener capabilities, and full use of the head-to-head ETF comparison tool.

Disclosure: No positions at time of writing.