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Introducing Our SPY Line Chart Tool

by on December 8, 2014 | Updated December 12, 2014

We recently rolled out a new feature on ETFdb that allows users to get the best view of how the markets have behaved since the 2008 recession. The new tool, located here, displays a line chart of the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY)’s performance starting six months before the market bottom. The tool allows users to compare SPY over the years with a wide variety of other markets to see how various economies and segments of the economy have progressed since the 2008 financial crisis. [click to continue…]

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ETF Tools Every Investor Needs

by on August 29, 2012 | Updated May 9, 2014

With more than 1,400 exchange-traded products now available, financial advisors and retail investors have at their fingertips an unprecedented array of tools for building long-term portfolios, establishing tactical tilts, and exploiting short-term imbalances between various asset classes. With that luxury of choice comes some potential challenges; there are now multiple options for many investment objectives–sometimes more than a dozen ETFs that seek to fulfill generally similar missions.

ETFdb.com offers a suite of world class analytical tools, built on a proprietary database of descriptive information, that allows investors to efficiently filter through the growing universe and find the funds that are right for their portfolios and their clients. Below, we highlight some of the best tools ETFdb has to offer:  [click to continue…]

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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 […]

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The team at ETF Database has been hard at work developing a number of new features and tools for use on ETFdb.com. In addition to keeping track of the growing lineup of exchange-traded products, we’ve rolled out a number of new sections of the site that have been designed with financial advisors in mind. The […]

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The year-end periods provides the ETF industry with a couple of opportunities to flex its collective muscle; performance comparisons generally tend to favor those products with lower expense ratios–a defining feature of exchange-traded funds. But early January also puts another benefit of exchange-traded products into focus: enhanced tax efficiency relative to traditional mutual funds. The […]

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ETF Database has introduced another new resource to its lineup of analytical tools designed to help financial advisors and individual investors navigate through the rapidly-increasing universe of exchange-traded products: ETF Scorecards that provide relevant, timely, and unbiased analysis of more than 1,300 ETPs. The ETF Scorecards are in-depth, customized analyst reports that highlight the noteworthy […]

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2011 has been a generally rough year for investors, as the recovery that took root in 2009 and 2010 has not continued. In fact, fears about a double dip recession have intensified considerably. Since the downgrade of U.S. credit quality in August, stock markets from around the globe have taken investors on a wild ride. […]

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Top 5 Free ETF Tools On ETFdb.com

by on October 14, 2011 | Updated July 9, 2014

ETF Database maintains a suite of analytical resources designed to help financial advisors and investors navigate through the rapidly-expanding ETF universe and perform meaningful analysis of products that meet a specified investment criteria. For those who haven’t yet become familiar with the lineup of free analytical ETF resources, below we provide an overview of the […]

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ETFdb.com, the independent and authoritative database of exchange-traded products, is excited to announce the introduction of an expanded and improved suite of resources that offers tools for segmenting and analyzing more than 1,300 U.S.-listed ETFs and ETNs. The combination of these new tools with the robust ETF categorization system maintained by ETFdb gives investors a […]

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Over the past few months the price of gold has soared to record highs, as investors have become increasingly fearful of an impending “double dip”, given the latest round of gloomy economic data from the U.S. coupled with Europe’s deteriorating financial health. Gold has always been a popular safe haven for investors seeking refuge during […]

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The free ETF screener maintained by ETF Database has been updated to include features for investors looking to identify products offering exposure to alternatives, an asset class that has seen a surge in interest in recent years. There is now an option to set the desired asset class in the ETF screener to Alternatives; making […]

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The Pocket ETF Database app, now available for iOS and Android devices, has been featured as one of the 7 Best Free Investing Apps For 2011 by Kiplinger, a widely-followed and highly-respected Web and print financial publication. The ETFdb App was featured alongside apps from Bloomberg, Yahoo! Finance, Morningstar, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab. All apps […]

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