Investors looking for exchange traded fund data and tools to help them find the most relevant funds to fit their needs can go straight to the providers as well as independent websites.
“You can find out a lot of good information right from an ETF provider’s site. And it’s free,” Casey Smith, president at Wiser Wealth Management, tells Murray Coleman in a WSJ.com report.
For example, investors looking for information on BlackRock’s (NYSE: BLK) lineup can check out iShares.com. To sort through State Street’s ETF family, they can go to spdrs.com, and so on for each provider.
Investment researcher Morningstar (NasdaqGS: MORN) also provides a subscription service that helps advisors search for ETFs.
Main Management told the WSJ it purchased an ETF analytics web-based tool from IndexUniverse that costs between $1,000 and $3,000 annually.