The February 2012 edition of ETF Edge, the ETF newsletter available to ETFdb Pro subscribers, is now available. This edition takes a look back at the first month of trading in the new year. With financial markets off to a hot start in 2012, we recap some noteworthy developments in the industry, and also look forward to some exciting opportunities that the improving economic landscape may have to offer. Highlights from the February 2012 edition include:
- Actionable ETF Investment Ideas: Our team of analysts looks back on how our predictions from last month played out and makes several new forward-looking picks; one recommendation is defensive in anticipation of an equity market pullback, while our other two trade ideas are well positioned to benefit as investors’ confidence continues to improve.
- Coming & Going: In this section we cover all of the new ETPs that debuted last month, as well as discussing the investment thesis behind each.
- ETF Spotlight: This month we take a look at a one-of-a-kind product that allows for investors to tap into a rather complex managed futures strategy. The ETF which we have profiled offers the potential for uncorrelated returns, making it a great diversifying agent for all sorts of long-term portfolios.
- ETF Scorecard: This section includes a performance matrix that highlights how the combination of market cap exposure and weighting methodology can lead to very different bottom line results across various segments of the global equity market.
- Inside The ETFdb 60: We take a look at the biggest gainers and losers in our all-ETF index from the first month of 2012.
- Now Is The Season To: This section is sure to please bullish investors as we highlight several intriguing equity funds which are favorably positioned to appreciate greatly if optimism continues to build on Wall Street.
- ETF Performance Database: This section includes year-to-date performance and expense data for all 1,400+ U.S.-listed ETFs, organized by ETFdb Category.
Pro members can read the entire newsletter online here, as well as access our new model portfolios, including the 2012 ETFdb Portfolio and the GLD-Free Gold Bug ETFdb Portfolio. If you’re not an ETFdb Pro member yet, you can learn more and get a free 7-day trial of ETFdb Pro here.
Disclosure: No positions at time of writing.