Posts filed under “ETFs”
Trading volume and market capitalization are the metrics that we’ve used to measure the popularity of ETFs.
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.
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.
ETFs by Dividend Yield
The dividend yield is calculated by dividing the most recent dividend by the price of the ETF.
Hat tip ETF DB
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
> 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
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
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
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
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