Guggenheim S&P Equal Weight ETFFund
- Change -0.63 (-0.8%)
- Volume 2.23 M
4:00 PM EDT Oct 22, 2014
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- Assets $8,586.9M
- Expense Ratio 0.40%
- Yield 1.43%
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US Equity ETF
Guggenheim S&P Equal Weight ETF is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA. The Fund's objective is to replicate as closely as possible before expenses the performance of the S&P Equal Weight Index.
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10-22-2014 09:30 AM by Todd Shriber
Despite the growth of smart or strategic beta exchange traded funds, the growth trajectory of these funds is undeniable. There were 335 such ETFs with nearly $300 billion in combined assets under management at the end of 2013, a number that has risen significantly this year an...
10-17-2014 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Smart-beta, or strategic-beta, indexing strategies are an up-and-coming theme in the exchange traded fund space. However, the majority of retail investors don't know anything about smart-beta, revealing the greater need for education for the quickly evolving industry. Ben John...
10-01-2014 10:30 AM by Todd Shriber
Following a slump for U.S. stocks in September and a meager third-quarter return of just a third of a percent for the S&P 500, some investors may be leery of equities heading into October, a historically volatile month. However, it is worth remembering that 2014 is a mid-term...
09-19-2014 01:37 PM by Todd Shriber
The debate surrounding smart or strategic beta or alternative indexing is not limited to terminology. That debate has, well, sparked other debates, including whether or not equal-weight exchange traded funds fit the bill as smart or strategic beta offerings. Guggenheim Managin...
09-12-2014 08:20 AM by Todd Shriber
The merits of trend following have been debated by academics and market participants over the years, but by adding other evaluation tools, such as relative strength, trend following strategies can be enhanced. Cumberland Advisors employs a trend following strategy for exchange...
08-27-2014 08:20 AM by Tom Lydon
The S&P 500, the benchmark U.S. equity index, closed above 2,000 for the first time on Tuesday, about 16 and a half years after it first touched 1,000. With Tuesday's gain of 0.1%, the S&P 500 is up 1.1% over the past month, not a jaw-dropping performance but one that ...
07-21-2014 07:00 AM by Tom Lydon
As the exchange traded fund universe expands, it is understandable that some fund providers may launch competing products that cover the same market segment. Consequently, new ETF investors will have to dig a little deeper to find their best fit. Beyond just comparing the name...
05-02-2014 01:47 PM by Todd Shriber
The recent repudiation of some Internet and social media stocks has spurred speculation that the U.S. equity markets are on the cusp of a second technology bubble bursting this century. Sector weights for some marquee broad market exchange traded funds, including the SPDR S&am...
04-02-2014 01:57 PM by Todd Shriber
The ascent of smart beta or intelligent index exchange traded funds is undeniable. "One-quarter of exchange-traded fund (ETF) inflows in the first 11 months of 2013-$41 billion-went into ETFs characterized as smart beta by Morningstar. Total assets in smart beta ETFs as of tha...
03-18-2014 09:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Last month, ALPS rolled out the Workplace Equality Portfolio (NYSEArca: EQLT), a socially responsible spin on companies that support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality in the workplace. On the surface, EQLT sounds like a hyper-focused niche ETF, but upon cl...
02-27-2014 09:00 AM by Todd Shriber
With the S&P 500 only modestly higher on the year and having traded lower in January, historically one of the best months for stocks, it would appear that U.S. equities are not obeying the seasonal trends offered by the best six-month period. That being November through the e...
02-27-2014 08:15 AM by Todd Shriber
Among the alternative avenues for accessing the S&P 500, the Guggenheim S&P Equal Weight ETF (NYSEArca: RSP) is one of the sturdier options. Nearly 11 years old, RSP has a long enough track record to make comparisons to the market capitalization-weighted S&P 500 re...
01-31-2014 02:00 PM by Todd Shriber
Last year, investors flocked to sector exchange traded funds with $35 billion flowing into such funds, bringing the total assets under management at sector ETFs to over $200 billion, according to S&P Capital IQ. Advisors and investors also embraced smart beta ETFs, many of...
01-16-2014 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon
The so-called smart beta or intelligent indexing phenomenon can claim another victory as one more non-cap weighted exchange traded fund has crossed the $1 billion in assets under management mark. The Guggenheim S&P 500 Pure Growth ETF (NYSEArca: RPG) is now a member of the...
12-11-2013 06:27 PM by Tom Lydon
Almost exactly a year after it was added to the Nasdaq 100 and as a result, the PowerShares QQQ (NasdaqGS: QQQ), Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook (NasdaqGM: FB) has gained entry to the S&P 500. After the close of U.S. markets Wednesday, Standard & Poor's confirmed that Faceb...
11-27-2013 07:00 AM by Todd Shriber
With the start of December just days away, it is worth noting that numerous seasonal factors, most of them positive are at play. On a seasonal basis, this is a good time of the year in which to embrace exchange traded funds tracking several sectors, including consumer discreti...
11-26-2013 07:30 AM by Todd Shriber
As a market capitalization weighted index, the S&P 500 (^GSPC) has undergone some noteworthy sector shifts over the years. For example, financial services spent significant time as the S&P 500's largest sector weight. Then financial crisis struck, punishing bank stocks...
11-22-2013 12:55 PM by Tom Lydon
Guggenheim, the eighth-largest U.S. ETF issuer, plans to lower fees on its nine equal-weight sector ETFs, according to a regulatory filing. "At a meeting held on November 14, 2013, at the recommendation of Security Investors, LLC (the "Advisor"), the investment adviser to the ...
11-12-2013 08:00 AM by Max Chen
As an alternative to traditional market-cap weighted exchange traded funds, an equal-weight ETF has provided a simple and attractive investment strategy through disciplined indexing methodologies. ETF Trends' Tom Lydon sat down with Craig Lazzara, global head of index investme...
10-22-2013 02:42 PM by Tom Lydon
An equal-weight index exchange traded fund has consistently outperformed the broader S&P 500, capitalizing on smaller company exposure in the equal weighting methodology. The Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal-Weight ETF (NYSEArca: RSP) has generated an average annualized return...
10-01-2013 01:00 PM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial
Recent options activity in the largest ETF in the U.S. landscape in terms of assets under management at $146 billion, SPY (SPDR S&P 500, Expense Ratio 0.09%) which has involved mostly notable upside year-end call buying gives us a quick opportunity to discuss S&P 500 Inde...
09-25-2013 03:40 PM by Tom Lydon
Instead of making a bee-line to the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEArca: SPY) as the default exchange traded fund for S&P 500 index exposure, investors can also consider an outperforming equal-weight approach. The Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal-Weight ETF (NYSEArca: RSP) has gain...
09-20-2013 12:27 PM by Tom Lydon
The SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEArca: SPY) is the largest and oldest exchange traded fund, but that doesn't mean you have to automatically look at this fund to track the S&P 500. Of the three ETFs that track the S&P 500 index and have a 10-year track record, SPY is the w...
09-13-2013 11:43 AM by Tom Lydon
While getting hyped about the next great investment idea and chasing after potentially lucrative plays can be fun, investors should remember to stick to the basics with core portfolio holdings. ETFs are great for working the core. "Without a solid core, you are doomed to under...
08-16-2013 03:40 PM by Tom Lydon
The exchange traded fund industry is moving through its adolescent growth spurt, but after pumping out almost 1,500 products, the industry is starting to slow down a bit. However, there are several sectors that continue to grow rapidly, such as bank loan ETFs and fundamentally we...
07-30-2013 12:57 PM by Tom Lydon
Equal weight exchange traded funds have outperformed the broader markets while providing investors with a diversified exposure that reduces risk of overconcentration to a single holding. An equal weight strategy gives each stock in the index the same allocation - a mega giant ...
07-11-2013 02:33 PM by Tom Lydon
Investors who are using exchange traded funds that track market-capitalization-weighted indices could be missing out as more fund sponsors engineer ETFs based on "enhanced," "smart-beta" or "intelligent" indices that mimic actively managed strategies. According to Cass Busines...
07-07-2013 07:57 AM by Tom Lydon
Instead of the tracking the S&P 500 through a traditional capitalization-weighted index exchange traded fund, investors can access the broad U.S. markets through "enhanced" or "smart-beta" index funds that try to mimic actively managed investment styles. These smart-beta E...
05-20-2013 12:53 PM by Tom Lydon
I do the "ETF of the Week" for MarketWatch every Thursday on Chuck Jaffe's MoneyLife Show where I highlight big movers and disappointments within the exchange traded fund market. Last Thursday, I focused on the Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight ETF (NYSEArca: RSP). Instead o...
05-10-2013 08:47 AM by Tom Lydon
Investors keep a close eye on the S&P 500 and the blue-chip benchmark has climbed to new all-time highs. However, an ETF tracking an equal-weighted version of the S&P 500 has consistently beaten the index, due in part to the outperformance of U.S. mid-cap stocks. Over ...
03-06-2013 12:40 PM by Tom Lydon
Exchange traded funds typically track an index that is weighted by market capitalization, but some funds are led by an alternative method. The goal of an equal-weight strategy is to limit the amount of exposure a larger, more popular stock can contribute in an effort to limit ove...
02-14-2013 12:40 PM by Tom Lydon
I do the "ETF of the Week" for MarketWatch every Thursday on Chuck Jaffe's MoneyLife Show where I highlight big movers and disappointments within the exchange traded fund market. This week, I looked at the Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight ETF (NYSEArca: RSP). RSP leans t...
05-25-2012 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon
The equal-weighted indexing strategy is a simple alternative to market-cap weighted indices and can be a good way to gain a tactical position within a portfolio. The equal weight strategy can be used in exchange traded funds and gives each stock the same weighting within th...
04-22-2012 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon
As the tech stock Apple (NasdaqGS: AAPL) has passed the $600 billion market capitalization threshold, some investors may be questioning the vulnerability of the recent performance. Exchange traded funds taking on an equal-weight indexing approach could be an answer for those ques...
04-16-2012 02:22 PM by Tom Lydon
Apple (NasdaqGS; AAPL) has been dominating the tech headlines, with good reason as it has the market cap and revenue to push around most of its peers. However, for the exchange traded fund investor who is worried about the heavy hand Apple is playing on their overall portfolio, i...
03-01-2012 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon
Guggenheim Investments is finalizing its acquisition of Rydex|SGI as the fund provider rebrands the legacy Rydex|SGI ETF line with its own moniker. According to a press release, as of March 1, 2012, the 27 Rydex|SGI ETFs will trade under the Guggenheim name, with the same tick...
02-29-2012 09:57 AM by John Spence
The largest equal-weighted ETF is outperforming the S&P 500 this year thanks to the leadership of small-cap stocks in the rally. The $3.1 billion Rydex S&P 500 Equal Weight ETF (NYSEArca: RSP) is up 10.7% year to date, compared with a 9.5% gain for the S&P 500, acc...
12-06-2011 12:08 PM by Tom Lydon
Much has been made of the "lost decade" in stocks with the S&P 500 suffering a pair of major sell-offs in the dot-com bubble bursting in 2008 followed by the more recent credit meltdown. However, an exchange traded fund that equal-weights the S&P 500 has held up much bett...
10-27-2011 02:29 PM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial
An exchange traded fund that has seen abnormal action this week is Rydex S&P 500 Equal Weight (NYSEArca: RSP). More than 10 million shares have traded in the past three sessions (with average daily volume in the ETF totaling 1.63 million shares) and the fund has taken in near...
08-12-2011 10:03 AM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial
On the heels of performance and asset gathering success with Rydex Equal Weight S&P 500 (NYSEArca: RSP), with the fund returning 67.92% versus the S&P 500's 25.87% return since May of 2003 (the fund's inception), Rydex|SGI launched a suite of equal weighted Russell index ...
04-05-2011 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon
The S&P 500 Index has roughly doubled from its credit-crisis low, but many small investors haven't bought into the historic rally in U.S. stocks. The S&P 500 is known as a barometer of U.S. economic health. The index has rallied about 97% and pulled stock exchange trad...
03-10-2011 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon
Most Index exchange traded funds (ETFs) hold specific weightings of underlying securities based on market capitalization. Market cap weighting has been the cornerstone of index construction - look at the Dow Jones Industrials and the S&P 500 Index. Today investors are warmin...
01-13-2011 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Rydex has added another equal weight exchange traded fund (ETF) to its increasingly formidable lineup of funds that have the strategy. The Rydex MSCI All Country World Equal Weight ETF (NYSEArca: EWAC) tracks the equal-weighted MSCI All County World Index, which tracks more th...
11-30-2010 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon
Rydex|SGI, the first company to provide equal-weight exchange traded funds (ETFs), will soon launch six new equal-weight ETFs to help provide core allocations for investor portfolios. Equal weight strategies can provide a more consistent long-term risk adjusted performance as...
09-08-2010 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon
Just as not all exchange traded funds (ETFs) are created alike, not all indexes are cut from the same cloth. The differences between indexing methods can have a real impact on your returns, so let's study up. Over the past year, ETFs using equal- and revenue-weighted methods a...
08-27-2010 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon
The S&P 500 is one of the world's leading benchmarks, and one of the broadest indicators of the strength of the U.S. economy and corporate America. There are exchange traded funds (ETFs) and mutual funds that track the index. Who does it better? Generally, the two primary ...
07-04-2010 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon
The S&P 500 is the market's barometer for the top 500 U.S.-listed stocks trading. For the Fourth of July, why not take a moment to think about investing in your country's well-being and capitalistic pride? That is, when the trend returns. The S&P 500 index is a good w...
06-16-2010 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon
There's more than one way to skin a cat, and there's more than one way to get exposure to one of the most widely followed benchmarks in the world using exchange traded funds (ETFs). The S&P 500 is the market's barometer for the top 500 U.S. listed stocks trading. The S&...
05-28-2010 09:12 AM by Tom Lydon
Tom Lydon appeared on CNBC this morning to make his exchange traded fund (ETF) picks in the current market climate, as well as to discuss the CNBC Model Portfolios. Watch now to learn more!
05-28-2010 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Often, certain events in the market highlight alternative indexing strategies that go beyond price-weighting or market-cap weighting. In this case, one equal weight exchange traded fund (ETF) in particular is taking the spotlight. The Rydex S&P Equal Weight ETF (NYSEArca:...
04-30-2010 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon
Whether you're a bear or a bull, the S&P 500 is one of the best indicators our economy has. Regardless of your views, there are several S&P 500 exchange traded funds (ETFs) that can help accomplish different goals. There is no telling what the markets are going to do ...
04-26-2010 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon
Rydex|SGI recently announced they are calling it quits for twelve of their leveraged exchange traded funds (ETFs). But that doesn't mean they're not bullish about their ETF business as a whole. Rydex is pulling the plug on 12 out of 14 leveraged ETFs which have failed to attr...
01-21-2010 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon
How an exchange traded fund's (ETF's) underlying index is constructed is not an insignificant piece of information. An index's methodology determines how the fund moves, the companies it tracks, how heavily they're weighted and, overall, the performance of the fund. There...
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