Inside The ETFdb 60 Index: August 2013
The ETFdb 60 Index is an equal-weighted benchmark comprised of the largest ETF in each ETFdb Category, excluding inverse and leveraged ETFs. The Index gives an indication of the overall direction of the investable asset classes represented by this group of ETFs.
At present, the ETFdb 60 Index includes 32 equity ETFs, 14 fixed income ETFs, five commodity ETFs, two real estate ETFs and six miscellaneous ETFs (including currencies and multi-asset funds). For more information about the ETFdb 60 Index, or to see a complete list of holdings, click here.
Monthly Winners and Losers
The ETFdb 60 Index surged higher in July as Fed “taper fears” seemingly evaporated from Wall Street after Chairman Bernanke “softened” his language regarding potential bond-repurchase reductions. Policymakers reassured investors that they wound’t prematurely pull the plug on stimulus measures and derail the economy; investors responded to this by buying the dip and re-igniting the hot bull trend at hand.
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