ETF Scorecard: February 2012

Published on by on February 3, 2012

In this section of ETF Edge, we take a look at the monthly and year-to-date performances of various ETFs targeting the U.S. and international equity markets. In addition to segmenting ETFs by market capitalization, we also analyze the performance of funds implementing various weighting methodologies. Though the vast majority of equity ETF assets are in funds linked to cap-weighted indexes, investors have begun to examine the alternative weighting methodologies more closely. Often, the impact of the weighting methodology on bottom line returns can be significant, as demonstrated by the performance gaps in the adjacent table.

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