More than three years ago, we launched ETF Trends as a way to teach, inform and educate investors about exchange traded funds (ETFs). At that time, there weren’t any sites devoted exclusively to what we think is the world’s most exciting and user-friendly investment, and we wanted to fill that gap.

This year, 2008, has been our best year yet! We’ve made some improvements to the site, grown and learned a lot, had a few achievements and set several statistical records for ourselves.

Take a look:

  • In July, we redesigned ETF Trends to make it more informative, cleaner and more useful to you, the reader. In the sidebar, we added videos and podcasts; there’s a tag page so you can find specific topics and ETFs; we’ve compiled our most educational articles onto one simple page; and we’ve got an FAQ page to help you further.
  • In September, we launched ETF Trends charting, which enables readers to look up any security by its ticker symbol and see performance, as well as a chart that includes the 50-day and 200-day moving averages, and much more.
  • In October, we launched our new ETF Analyzer. Now, ETF Trends readers can track ETFs and sort them in a number of different ways, including: alphabetically, by 50-day or 200-day moving average, and by short- or long-term performance.
  • We published a book! iMoney: Profitable Exchange Traded Fund Strategies for Every Investor was released in June. Have you gotten your copy yet? Read more about it here.
  • On Dec. 11, ETF Trends reached the two million visitor milestone; in November, we reached 4 million page views.
  • In December, we are on track to have a record month with more than 300,000 page views.

It’s been a great year, and we’re grateful to have all of you as readers – we couldn’t do it without you. Thanks for helping us to continue growing and being your best source of information when it comes to ETFs! We’d also like to give a special thank you to our advertising partners. Their ongoing support enables us to continue to enhance the services and news we provide you.

The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom Lydon, and may not actually come to pass. Information on this site should not be used or construed as an offer to sell, a solicitation of an offer to buy, or a recommendation for any product.