ETF Edge: November 2012
Welcome to the November edition of ETF Edge! Back-and-forth trading managed to persist for another month as mixed economic news took its toll on investors’ confidence. Corporate earnings have been lackluster as industry giants across the board have fallen short of expectations, while at the same time revising their outlooks lower; discouraging results from juggernauts like DuPont, Apple, and Google dragged major equity indexes into red territory as the month drew to a close. Better-than-expected U.S. GDP data showing 2% growth wasn’t enough to encourage a broad rally as investors instead focused on looming worries over Spain’s fragile economy along with pre-election jitters at home.
Choppy trading on Wall Street wasn’t enough to discourage several new launches along with a handful of product proposals. 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 that may present an intriguing investment option in the current environment. This month’s spotlight covers a one-of-a-kind China dividend ETF that may appeal to risk-averse, income investors.
- 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 section covers a breed of alternative ETFs that have the potential to generate positive returns no matter which way markets are headed.
- ETF Performance Database: Year-to-date performance and expense data for all 1,400+ U.S.-listed ETFs, organized by ETFdb Category.