Posts filed under “ETFs”

ETF Comparison Tools

Popular ETFs

Trading volume and market capitalization are the metrics that we’ve used to measure the popularity of ETFs.

Most Popular ETFs: Top 100 ETFs By Trading Volume
Largest ETFs: Top 100 ETFs By Assets

ETFs by Cost

An ETF’s expense ratio is a measure of the investor’s cost to hold the ETF in his/her portfolio.
Most Expensive ETFs: Top 100 ETFs by Expense Ratio
Cheapest ETFs: Lowest 100 ETFs by Expense Ratio

ETFs by Performance

While it’s important to note that past performance does not predict future returns, it is interesting to see which ETFs have performed the best and worst over time.

Year To Date
Best Performing ETFs: Top 100 ETFs by YTD Return
Worst Performing ETFs: Lowest 100 ETFs by YTD Return

52 Weeks

Best Performing ETFs: Top 100 ETFs by 52 Week Return
Worst Performing ETFs: Lowest 100 ETFs by 52 Week Return

Weekly

Best Performing ETFs: Top 100 ETFs by Weekly Return
Worst Performing ETFs: Lowest 100 ETFs by Weekly Return

Monthly

Best Performing ETFs: Top 100 ETFs by Monthly Return
Worst Performing ETFs: Lowest 100 ETFs by Monthly Return

Equity ETFs by P/E Ratio

The price-to-earnings ratio, or earnings multiple, is a measure of the market’s expectation for future earnings growth.

100 Equity ETFs with the Highest P/E Ratio
100 Equity ETFs with the Lowest P/E Ratio

ETFs by Dividend Yield

The dividend yield is calculated by dividing the most recent dividend by the price of the ETF.

100 ETFs with the Highest Dividend Yields

 

 

Hat tip ETF DB

 

Category: ETFs, Investing

Do Exchange-Traded Funds Pose A Threat to Stability?

Exchange-Traded Funds Ozgur Emre Ergungor Cleveland Fed   ETFs are one of the most successful financial innovations of the last few decades. As a new, rapidly growing, and increasingly complex financial instrument, ETFs might raise concerns about the risk they pose to financial stability. While they do not seem to pose a threat at this…Read More

Category: ETFs, Think Tank

Mutual Funds & Managers to Avoid

> My Sunday Washington Post Business Section column is out. This morning, we look at The mutual funds and managers to avoid. Both the print and online versions shared the same headline. Here’s an excerpt from the column: “Many factors determine how well your investment returns do. The big ones are (1) how your holdings…Read More

Category: Apprenticed Investor, ETFs, Investing

The Street.com: Best Funds 2012

Category: ETFs, Video

Bill Gross on Bonds, Mutual Funds & ETFs

Bill Gross, who runs the world’s biggest bond fund at Pacific Investment Management Co., discusses the bond market and investment strategy. He speaks with Trish Regan, Lisa Murphy and Adam Johnson on Bloomberg Television’s “Street Smart.”


Bloomberg, Feb. 23 2012

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Category: ETFs, Video

CASSH: The Next PIIGS?

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Category: Digital Media, ETFs, Investing

A quick look at ETFs

The Financial Times – Look to history for profitable stockpicking The growth, proliferation and popularity of exchange traded funds has had consequences not all of which are beneficial. Today investors need no longer discern and analyse the differences between Exxon and Chevron since the Energy Select Sector ETF provides an opportunity to own both. And…Read More

Category: ETFs, Think Tank

ETF Assets

Click to enlarge: The Financial Times – ETF glow fades for US investors A record number of new US exchange traded funds failed to attract substantial investor demand last year, leaving fund operators facing losses in one of the first signs that the industry’s explosive growth may have peaked. ETFs allow investors to trade baskets…Read More

Category: ETFs, Think Tank

The Story of ETF Creation and Redemption

Ever wonder what allows ETFs to be liquid? The answer is “creation and redemption,” the process that lets ETFs trade even when volume is low. Using simple illustrations and a metaphor about flowers, this seven-minute animation will change the way you look at ETFs.

Hat tip Themis Trading

Category: ETFs, Video

Diverging ETFs: What Are GLD & SPY Telling Us ?

GLD vs. SPY Relative Price click for larger graphic Source: Solari Report, Yahoo Finance > Here is an interesting observation: The value of the SPDR Gold Trust (GLD) is now worth more than the SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) representing the full index. (This refers to the ETFs and not the underlying value of the SPX…Read More

Category: Contrary Indicators, ETFs, Gold & Precious Metals, Psychology, Trading, Valuation