July 09, 2012 at 09:00 AM EDT
Highlighting 5 Popular ETNs
Under the umbrella of exchange-traded products, ETNs have attracted far less interest than their ETF cousins and now represent only a small portion of total ETP assets. Exchange-traded notes are debt instruments linked to the performance of an index, and as a result there won’t be any tracking error with these products. Although these investment vehicles expose their holders to the credit risk of the issuing institution, many offer certain tax advantages that may be appealing to many investors [see also 10 Surprising ETF Stats From Mid Year ETF Data]. As the financial world continues to embrace the exchange-traded note structure, issuers have been ramping up their line ups, contributing to the the accelerating growth of the industry. Investors distanced themselves from ETNs during the recent crisis (and rightfully so; the credit risk component no doubt gave many a bit of additional anxiety). But ETNs are becoming increasingly popular in a [...] Click here to read the original article on ETFdb.com. Related Posts: Five Ultra Popular ETNs Basics of ETN Investing Five Important ETF Lessons (Picture Edition) Daily ETF Roundup: AMJ Bounces Higher, VXX Sinks Lower Using ETFs As “Portfolio Insurance”
Under the umbrella of exchange-traded products, ETNs have attracted far less interest than their ETF cousins and now represent only a small portion of total ETP assets. Exchange-traded notes are debt instruments linked to the performance of an index, and as a result there won’t be any tracking error with these products. Although these investment vehicles expose their holders to the credit risk of the issuing institution, many offer certain tax advantages that may be appealing to many investors [see also 10 Surprising ETF Stats From Mid Year ETF Data].  As the financial world continues to embrace the exchange-traded note structure, issuers have been ramping up their line ups, contributing to the the accelerating growth of the industry. Investors distanced themselves from ETNs during the recent crisis (and rightfully so; the credit risk component no doubt gave many a bit of additional anxiety). But ETNs are becoming increasingly popular in a [...]

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