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State Street has made a few minor changes to its ETF lineup, ditching Dow Jones indexes in favor of benchmarks maintained by Standard & Poor’s for its broad-based domestic equity funds. Historically, the SPDR ETFs offering exposure to U.S. stock markets had been a bit of a hodgepodge, with the ultra-popular SPY and MDY linked to S&P indexes (the S&P 500 and S&P MidCap 400, respectively), and Dow Jones indexes filling out the rest of the cap/style matrix. Effective last week, the following changes went into effect: [click to continue…]

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Best Performing ETFs Of 2009

by on December 21, 2009 | Updated April 30, 2010

Following a year that saw some of the worst performances in recent memory, many asset classes have bounced back in  2009. But some have performed better than others, and as the year draws to a close we take a look at some of the best-performing ETFs. The year’s top gainers include a few of the largest and most-heavily traded funds, but the majority of those that made the list are lesser known ETFs likely off the radar of many ETF investors. [click to continue…]

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