ETF Edge: July 2013
Welcome to the July edition of ETF Edge! The bulls got a rude wake-up call last month after Federal Reserve policymakers hinted at possibly scaling back on stimulus efforts sooner-than-expected. This inevitability spooked many, as the Fed’s bond-repurchases have been a key driver for equity prices and, more importantly, investors’ confidence. Nonetheless, the U.S. bull trend remains in tact as stocks were able to rebound higher in the final days of the month, creating an attractive, but short-lived, buying opportunity for many investors.
Inside ETF Edge, we feature products flying under the radar 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:
- Coming and Going: In this section, we highlight the investment thesis behind each new ETP that launched this past month.
- ETF Spotlight: In this segment we highlight an ETF that is flying under the radars of most investors, but which may present an intriguing investment option in the current environment; this edition focuses on an innovative fund based on the Barron’s 400 Index.
- 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.
- Inside The ETFdb 60 Index: We take a look at the biggest gainers and losers in our all-ETF index from the past month.
- Now Is The Season To: This month we cover emerging markets dividend ETFs, which are very beat down at the moment, but still present a lucrative opportunity for yield-hunters looking to diversify geographically.
- ETF Performance Database: Year-to-date performance and expense data for all 1,400+ U.S.-listed ETFs, organized by ETFdb Category.