ETF Edge: December 2010
Welcome to the December issue of ETF Edge! As we draw closer to the end of another strong year for the ETF industry, cash continues to flow in and new products continue to pop up in a variety of asset classes. With November and December expected to slow down from a product development perspective, we highlight in this edition some of the issues facing the ETF industry going forward, including potentially adverse regulatory developments, an increasing need for increasingly sophisticated education, a shrinking expense ratio gap, and the fallout from an inevitable wave of product closures. In addition, we highlight the ongoing shifts in the competitive landscape, exciting new products, and some of the year’s best performers.
From an investing perspective, it appears as if there will be no shortage of drama during the holiday season. Investors are struggling to divide their attention between a potentially destabilizing conflict on the Korean peninsula, a devastating though not unexpected debt crisis in Europe, and the ongoing unemployment saga stateside. With the bears seemingly multiplying by the hour, we profile a handful of asset classes that we believe still hold some appeal heading into the winter months.
Here’s a look at what’s inside this month’s ETF Edge:
Pro Membership Required to Continue ReadingTo continue reading this article, you must be an ETFdb Pro member. Please login or begin your 14-day free trial to continue reading. There are several benefits to becoming an ETFdb Pro member today:
- Access to 50+ All-ETF model portfolios. Whether you're a long-term, buy-and-hold investor or a more active trader looking to establish a tactical position, our collection of ETFdb Portfolios has something for everyone.
- ETFdb Realtime Ratings show you exactly where each fund stacks up next to the competition. Get objective, in-depth, custom research on every ETF.
- Pro members have Unlimited Excel Download capabilities across the entire database; users can easily download more than 200 data filled paged and also export results to Microsoft Excel from every tool.
- Get ETF Picks of the Month. For active investors seeking ETF investment ideas, our team analyzes technical and fundamental price drivers of more than 1,400 ETFs to identify both short and longer-term opportunities with a focus on absolute returns. Recommendations are actionable investment ideas that are poised for outperformance over the next week to 90 days.