ETFs Then And Now
As the calendars get ready to flip to 2013, another chapter in the relatively short history of ETFs will be written. Next year will mark the official 20th birthday for ETFs, as SPY will enter its third decade as a publicly traded security. It’s remarkable to see just how much the ETF industry has changed over the past five years; it wasn’t that long ago that the very survival of ETFs was seriously debated and many investors were skeptical that these securities would ever catch on. Below, we highlight some of the differences between the end of 2007 and now: Assets & Size There are now more than 1,400 ETFs, more than double the number that were trading at the end of 2007. Back in 2007 there were fewer than 300 ETFs with at least $100 million in assets; now, there are more than 500 that have crossed that threshold. [...] Click here to read the original article on ETFdb.com. Related Posts: The Most Successful ETFs Of All-Time 101 ETF Lessons Every Financial Advisor Should Learn Checking In On the 10 Largest ETFs Year To Date 10 Surprising ETF Stats From Mid Year ETF Data ETFs: The $10 Billion Club
As the calendars get ready to flip to 2013, another chapter in the relatively short history of ETFs will be written. Next year will mark the official 20th birthday for ETFs, as SPY will enter its third decade as a publicly traded security. It’s remarkable to see just how much the ETF industry has changed over the past five years; it wasn’t that long ago that the very survival of ETFs was seriously debated and many investors were skeptical that these securities would ever catch on. Below, we highlight some of the differences between the end of 2007 and now: Assets & Size There are now more than 1,400 ETFs, more than double the number that were trading at the end of 2007. Back in 2007 there were fewer than 300 ETFs with at least $100 million in assets; now, there are more than 500 that have crossed that threshold. [...]

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