The January 2012 edition of ETF Edge, the ETF newsletter available to ETFdb Pro subscribers, is now available. This month’s edition takes a look back at perhaps the most action-packed year in the history of the ETF industry, recapping key developments from the final stretch of 2011 and looking ahead to what the new year may have to offer. Highlights of the January edition include:
- Heard On The Street: In this section of Edge we highlight noteworthy developments that are shaping the ETF industry; top stories this month include a look back at inflows in 2011, ETF success stories, as well as a peek at our favorite products that have yet to launch.
- Actionable ETF Investment Ideas: Our team of ETF analysts highlights three ideas we like heading into the new year, including a play on a hyper-targeted tech fund as well as one-of-a-kind Japan ETF.
- Coming & Going: We take a closer look at all of the new ETF offerings that debuted last month, as well as discussing the investment thesis behind each.
- ETF Spotlight: This month we take a look at a true “all-in-one” bond ETF that has likely been flying under the radar for many investors; the ETF featured in this month’s spotlight offers compelling exposure across a dozen global bond market segments.
- ETF Scorecard: Here we take a macro-approach in looking at how different segments of the global equity market have performed; 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.
- Inside The ETFdb 60: We take a look at the biggest gainers and losers in our all-ETF index for the last month of 2011.
- Now Is The Season To: Investors who expect more turbulence for equity markets in 2012 ought to take a closer look at this section as it outlines several intriguing ETFs which provide targeted exposure to low volatility stocks.
- 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.
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Disclosure: No positions at time of writing.