ETF Edge: October 2010

Published on by on October 1, 2010

Welcome to the October issue of ETF Edge! As the fourth quarter dawns, there is no shortage of activity in the ETF industry. Competition between issuers is heating up, and product development and innovation are continuing at an impressive pace. On the other hand, contraction in the ETF industry continues; multiple funds shut down last month after failing to generate sufficient investor interest, and multiple issuers shut down operations altogether. Inside this issue we take a closer look at some of the big developments in the ETF space over the last month, including our take on Vanguard’s seemingly-unstoppable momentum and the potential revival of another major player in the ETF space.

From an investing perspective, September did wonders for the confidence in global financial markets. After a month-long rally gave a boost to asset prices, investors are cautiously optimistic that the worst is behind us and the current recovery may still have some room to run. Inside this edition we highlight some surprising outperformers from the first three quarters, detailing some compelling investment opportunities in the process.

Here’s a look at what’s inside this month’s ETF Edge:

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