ETF Edge December 2013
Welcome to the December edition of ETF Edge! Last month turned out be quite kind to investors as major equity benchmarks continued their accent into uncharted territory thanks to accommodative monetary policy shifts overseas amid a largely “news-free” landscape at home. European policymakers surprisingly lowered interest rates in an effort to jumpstart the anemic recovery, further affirming investors’ expectations that major central banks will remain accommodative. At home, the biggest news was the confirmation of Janet Yellen to take over as Federal Reserve Chairwoman when Ben Bernanke’s term runs out at the end of January 2014.
Inside ETF Edge, we recap valuation metrics across the equity universe and also break down the best and worst performers to date this year; our databank of over 1,400 exchange-traded products provides a flexible resource for investors and advisors to analyze the performance and products available in every ETFdb Category. Here’s a look at what’s inside this month’s ETF Edge:
- Sector & Region Outlook: In this section, we take a look at pricing multiples across the U.S. economy and around the world, pointing out some noteworthy developments.
- Market Radar: We take a look at trailing returns for all major asset classes and offer analyst commentary regarding current fundamental price drivers, as well as pinpointing specific catalysts that could spur a trend reversal.
- ETF Performance Database: Year-to-date performance and expense data for all 1,400+ U.S.-listed ETFs, organized by ETFdb Category.