ETF Spotlight

Related Outside Content

ETF spotlight on the Alerian Energy Infrastructure ETF (NYSEArca: ENFR), part of an ongoing series. Assets: $16.95 million Objective: The Alerian Energy Infrastructure ETF tries to reflect the performance of the Alerian Energy Infrastructure Index, which is comprised of 30 core North American energy infrastructure companies engaged in the transportation, storage and processing of energy […]

ETF spotlight on the ETFS Zacks Earnings Small-Cap U.S. Index Fund (NYSEArca: ZSML), part of an ongoing series. Assets: $2.8 million Objective: The Zacks Earnings Small-Cap U.S. Index Fund tries to reflect the performance of the Zacks Earnings Small-Cap U.S. Index, which selects stocks based on the analysis of their earnings through a quantitative model, […]

ETF Spotlight on the Lattice US Equity Strategy ETF (NYSEArca: ROUS), part of an ongoing series. Assets: $22.6 million Objective: The Lattice U.S. Equity Strategy ETF tries to reflect the performance¬† of the Lattice Risk-Optimized US Large Cap Equity Strategy Index, which select U.S. companies with favorable combinations of diversified risk premium. Holdings: Top holdings […]

ETF Spotlight on the FlexShares Ready Access Variable Income Fund (NYSEArca: RAVI), part of an ongoing series. Assets: $101.8 million Objective:¬† The FlexShares Ready Access Variable Income Fund is actively managed and tries to generate maximum current income consistent with the preservation of capital and liquidity through short-term, investment-grade debt securities and cash equivalents. Holdings: […]

ETF Spotlight on the First Trust S&P REIT Index Fund (NYSEArca: FRI), part of an ongoing series. Assets: $325.2 million Objective: The First Trust S&P REIT Index Fund tries to reflect the performance of the S&P United States REIT Index, which is comprised of real estate investment trusts, excluding mortgage, timber and prison ETFs. Holdings: […]

ETF Spotlight on the Compass EMP U.S. 500 Volatility Weighted Index ETF (NasdaqGM: CFA), part of an ongoing series. Assets: $7.3 million Objective: The Compass EMP U.S. 500 Volatility Weighted Index ETF tries to reflect the performance of the CEMP U.S. Large Cap 500 Volatility Weighted Index, which is comprised of U.S. large cap stocks […]

ETF Spotlight on the WBI Large Cap Tactical Growth Shares (NYSEArca: WBIE), part of an ongoing series. Assets: $123.5 million Objective: The WBI Large Cap Tactical Growth ETF is an actively managed fund that tries to provide low volatility, low correlation and optimal blend of bear market capital preservation and bull market returns through large-cap […]

ETF Spotlight on the FlexShares Disciplined Duration MBS Index Fund (NasdaqGM: MBSD), part of an ongoing series. Assets: $5.0 million Objective: The FlexShares Disciplined Duration MBS Index Fund tries to reflect the performance of the BofA Merrill Lynch Constrained Duration US Mortgage Backed Securities Index, which tracks mortgage-backed securities but also hedges against interest rate […]

ETF Spotlight on the SPDR S&P Software & Services ETF (NYSEArca: XSW), part of an ongoing series. Assets: $27.9 million Objective: The SPDR S&P Software & Services fund tries to reflect the performance of the S&P Software & Services Select Industry Index, which represents the software sub-sector taken from the S&P Total Stock Market Index […]

ETF Spotlight on the Market Vectors MSCI International Quality Dividend ETF (NYSEArca: QDXU), part of an ongoing series. Assets: $4.7 million Objective: The Market Vectors MSCI International Quality Dividend ETF tries to reflect the performance of the MSCI ACWI ex USA High Dividend Yield Index, which is comprised of international company stocks that have demonstrated […]

ETF Spotlight on the Direxion S&P 500 Volatility Response Shares (NYSEArca: VSPY), part of an ongoing series. Assets: $36.7 million Objective: The Direxion S&P 500 Volatility Response Shares tries to reflect the performance of the S&P 500 Volatility Response Index, which adjusts its composition of S&P 500 stocks and T-Bills in response to volatility in […]

ETF Spotlight on the ALPS Sector Dividend Dogs ETF (NYSEArca: SDOG), part of an ongoing series. Assets: $831.6 million Objective: The ALPS Sector Dividend Dogs ETF tries to reflect the performance of the S-Network Sector Dividend Dogs Index, which applies the “Dogs of the Dow Theory” on a sector-by-sector basis using the S&P 500 with […]

ETF Spotlight on the JPMorgan Diversified Return Global Equity ETF (NYSEArca: JPGE), part of an ongoing series. Assets: $25.2 million Objective: The JPMorgan Diversified Return Global Equity fund tries to reflect the performance of the FTSE Developed Diversified Factor Index, which screens and ranks them by value, size, momentum and low volatility factors. Holdings: Top […]

ETF Spotlight on the FlexShares Quality Dividend Defensive Index Fund (NYSEArca: QDEF), part of an ongoing series. Assets: $72.7 million Objective: The FlexShares Quality Dividend Index Fund tries to reflect the performance of the Northern Trust Quality Dividend Defensive Index, which is comprised of U.S. dividend paying large-cap stocks and optimizes its holdings based on […]

ETF Spotlight on the SPDR Barclays Convertible Securities ETF (NYSEArca: CWB), part of an ongoing series. Assets: $2.89 billion Objective: The Barclays U.S. Convertible Securities ETF tries to reflect the performance of the Barclays U.S. Convertible Bond > $500MM Index, which is comprised of U.S. convertible securities with outstanding issue sizes greater than $500 million. […]

ETF Spotlight on the Direxion NASDAQ-100 Equal Weighted Index Shares (NYSEArca: QQQE), part of an ongoing series. Assets: $26.4 million Objective: The Direxion NASDAQ-100 Equal Weighted Index fund tries to reflect the performance of the NASDAQ-100 Equal Weighted Index, which is comprised of the 100 largest non-financial securities listed on the NASDAQ and equally weights […]

ETN spotlight on the Credit Suisse Silver Shares Covered Call ETN (Nasdaq: SLVO), part of an ongoing series. Assets: $25.4 million Objective: The ETN is designed to reflect the performance of the Credit Suisse NASDAQ SIlver FLOWS 106 Index, which measures the return of the covered call strategy on the shares of the iShares Silver […]

ETF Spotlight on the SPDR Nuveen Barclays California Municipal Bond ETF (NYSEArca: CXA), part of an ongoing series. Assets: $75 million Objective: The SPDR Nuveen Barclays California Municipal Bond ETF tries to reflect the performance of the Barclays Managed Money Municipal California Index, which is comprised of publicly traded California municipal bonds, including state and […]

ETF Spotlight on the PowerShares NYSE Century Portfolio ETF (NYSEArca: NYCC), part of an ongoing series. Assets: $3.9 million Objective: The PowerShares NYSE Century Portfolio Fund tries to reflect the performance of the NYSE Century Index, which is comprised of the largest and oldest public companies in the U.S. Holdings: Top holdings include Williams Companies […]

ETF Spotlight on the Direxion All Cap Insider Sentiment Shares (NYSEArca: KNOW), part of an ongoing series. Assets: $22.6 million Objective: The Direxion All Cap Insider Sentiment Shares ETF tries to reflect the performance of the Sabrient Multi-Cap Insider/analyst Quant-weighted Index, which is comprised of 100 of the top publicly-traded companies in the S&P 1500 […]

ETF Spotlight on the WisdomTree Asia Local Debt Fund (NYSEArca: ALD), part of an ongoing series. Assets: $348.2 million Objective: The WisdomTree Asia Local Debt Fund is actively managed and tries to generate a high level of total returns through investing in local debt denominated in currencies of Asia Pacific ex-Japan countries. Holdings: Top holdings […]

ETF Spotlight on the FlexShares Morningstar U.S. Market Factor Tilt Index Fund (NYSEArca: TILT), part of an ongoing series. Assets: $699.3 million Objective: The FlexShares Morningstar U.S. Market Factor Tilt Index ETF tries to reflect the performance of the Morningstar U.S. Market Factor Tilt Index, which provides enhanced exposure to U.S. equities by tilting the […]

ETF Spotlight on the PowerShares S&P International Developed High Beta Portfolio (NYSEArca: IDHB), part of an ongoing series. Assets: $3.1 million Objective: The PowerShares S&P International developed High Beta Portfolio tries to reflect the performance of the S&P BMI International Developed High Beta Index, which is comprised of 200 stocks taken from the S&P Developed […]

ETF Spotlight on the SPDR Dow Jones International Real Estate ETF (NYSEArca: RWX), part of an ongoing series. Assets: $4.8 billion Objective: The SPDR Dow Jones International Real Estate ETF tries to reflect the performance of the Dow Jones Global ex-U.S. Select Real Estate Securities Index, which is comprised of international REITs and real estate […]

ETF Spotlight on the WisdomTree International LargeCap Dividend Fund (NYSEArca: DOL), part of an ongoing series. Assets: $356.7 million Objective: The WisdomTree International LargeCap Dividend Fund tries to reflect the performance of the WisdomTree International LargeCap Dividend Index, which tracks large-cap dividend paying stocks in industrialized countries outside the U.S and Canada. Holdings: Top holdings […]

ETF Spotlight on the Vanguard Small-Cap Value ETF (NYSEArca: VBR), part of an ongoing series. Assets: $4.3 billion Objective: The Vanguard Small-Cap Value fund tries to reflect the performance of the CRSP US Small-Cap Value Index, which is comprised of small-cap stocks that represent the 85th to 95th largest percentile of the U.S. stock market. […]

ETF Spotlight on the Guggenheim Wilshire US REIT ETF (NYSEArca: WREI), part of an ongoing series. Assets: $16.6 million Objective: The WilShire U.S. REIT ETF tries to reflect the performance of the WilShire US Real Estate Investment Trust Index, which includes a diversified selection of property REITs taken from the broader WilShire 5000 Total Market […]

ETF Spotlight on the SPDR S&P Emerging Markets Dividend ETF (NYSEArca: EDIV), part of an ongoing series. Assets: $498.6 million Objective: The S&P Emerging Markets Dividend ETF tries to reflect the performance of the S&P Emerging Markets Dividend Opportunities Index, which includes emerging market stocks from countries that offer high dividend yields. Holdings: Top holdings […]

ETF Spotlight on the Global X SuperDividend ETF (NYSEArca: SDIV), part of an ongoing series. Assets: $966.7 million in assets. Objective: The Global X SuperDividend ETF tries to reflect the performance of the Solactive Global SuperDividend Index, which is comprised of an equally weighted basket of companies that rank among the highest dividend yielding equities […]

ETF Spotlight on the ProShares RAFI Long/Short ETF (NYSEArca: RALS), part of an ongoing series. Assets: $51.9 million Objective: The ProShares RAFI Long/Short fund tries to reflect the performance of the RAFI US Equity Long/Short Index, which identifies opportunities that are implemented through both long and short securities positions. Holdings: Top long holdings include AT&T […]