ETF Edge: October 2013

Published on October 4, 2013

Welcome to the October edition of ETF Edge! Major equity benchmarks rebounded nicely as September rolled around and the Fed gave the bulls a reason to cheer after it decided not to reduce bond-repurchases at all this time around. Signs of improving growth in China and Europe helped to restore confidence in the global recovery. Bearish pressures swept in at the end of the month, however, as politicians remain at odds on Capitol Hill, prompting a government shutdown. The clouds of uncertainty have gathered once more as investors look ahead to the debt-ceiling deadline later this month and the potential volatility that may arise as a result of the pending Fed Chairman appointment.

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.

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