21 Ways To Use ETF Database

by on June 13, 2012 | ETFs Mentioned:

With more than 1,400 exchange-traded products now available to U.S. investors–and more debuting every week–it is becoming increasingly difficult to keep track of all the options out there. While some ETFs are truly one-of-a-kind, in many cases investors looking to gain access to a particular asset class or strategy have the luxury of multiple products from which to choose. For example, there are three retail ETFs, more than 30 China ETFs and even a trio of options for tapping into California municipal debt.

The proprietary database maintained at ETFdb.com can be used to slice and dice the rapidly-expanding ETF universe in just about every way imaginable, offering a flexible tool for analyzing potential solutions to countless investment objectives. Starting from the ETF Screener, ETFdb Categories or ETFdb Types pages, investors can drill down to a list of ETFs meeting certain criteria and then compare potential investments across dozens of different metrics. 

To showcase the types of questions that can be answered using the ETF database, we present below a sampling of the types of inquiries and research that can be completed through ETFdb.com:

  1. Identify ETFs with the greatest exposure to the Czech Republic (or Hungary … or Luxembourg … or dozens of other markets).
  2. Find the Corporate Bond ETF with the largest assets under management (AUM).
  3. Identify the Europe ETF with the highest average daily volume.
  4. Find the dividend ETF with the best four-week return (and the worst).
  5. Compare the holdings of Vangaurd’s Emerging Markets ETF to iShares’.
  6. Identify the inverse equity ETFs with the best and worst year-to-date returns.
  7. Find the Oil & Gas ETF with the biggest loss over the last year.
  8. Compare the best and worst performing Real Estate ETFs over the past week.
  9. Identify the Utilities ETFs with the highest and lowest annual dividend yields.
  10. Find the India ETF with the deepest portfolio.
  11. Identify the cheapest iShares ETF.
  12. Find exchange-traded fund alternatives to the Fidelity Advisor Asset Manager mutual fund (or ETF alternatives to one of the 15,000+ mutual funds in our database).
  13. Compare the highest and lowest analyst liquidity ratings for Currency ETFs.
  14. Identify Junk Bond ETFs that can be traded commission free.
  15. Find the resistance levels for Precious Metals ETFs.
  16. Find leveraged Commodity ETFs that launched recently or that have been around for a while.
  17. Identify the ETFs with the highest and lowest exposure to Google, Inc.
  18. Compare the tax rates of MLP ETFs and ETNs.
  19. Find the Small Cap Growth Equity ETF with the highest P/E ratio.
  20. Chart the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) against the S&P 500 Low Volatility ETF (SPLV).
  21. Discover new ways to construct all-ETF portfolios for nearly every investment objective.
Disclosure: No positions at time of writing.