ETF Edge January 2014
Welcome to the January edition of ETF Edge! The year that started off on shaky footing as our nation tiptoed along the fiscal cliff ended on a very green note as major equity indexes logged stellar gains while marching into uncharted territory. The final trading month of 2013 excited the bears initially as profit taking pressures permeated the market and countless experts called for a spectacular year-end meltdown on Wall Street; nonetheless, bullish forces prevailed after the Federal Reserve kicked off the much-feared taper on December 18th and investors recognized the improving growth prospects on the horizon.
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.