February 28, 2013 at 04:00 AM EST
S&P 500 ETFs: Comparing The “Twisted” Funds
It’s pretty darn hard, if not altogether impossible, to read through any sort of financial publication these days without running across some mention of the S&P 500 Index. This revered benchmark has found its way onto the radar screens of countless investors and traders since its inception in 1957. More importantly, the proliferation of ETFs has made it both easy and cost-efficient for anyone with an online brokerage account to access this globally-known equity index; in fact, there are three funds linked directly to this benchmark with over $150 billion in total assets under management and more than a handful of others that employ strategies based around the coveted index [see Visual History Of The S&P 500]. The ETFs listed below employ a traditional strategy, in the sense that they seek to replicate the performance of the S&P 500 Index without any clever twists, bells or whistles: State Street SPDR S&P [...] Click here to read the original article on ETFdb.com. Related Posts: Closer Look At S&P 500 ETF Options PowerShares Rolls Out Hedged S&P 500 ETF (PHDG) 101 ETF Lessons Every Financial Advisor Should Learn PowerShares Debuts High Beta, Low Volatility ETFs First Trust Debuts “Tail Hedge” S&P 500 ETF (VIXH)
It’s pretty darn hard, if not altogether impossible, to read through any sort of financial publication these days without running across some mention of the S&P 500 Index. This revered benchmark has found its way onto the radar screens of countless investors and traders since its inception in 1957. More importantly, the proliferation of ETFs has made it both easy and cost-efficient for anyone with an online brokerage account to access this globally-known equity index; in fact, there are three funds linked directly to this benchmark with over $150 billion in total assets under management and more than a handful of others that employ strategies based around the coveted index [see Visual History Of The S&P 500]. The ETFs listed below employ a traditional strategy, in the sense that they seek to replicate the performance of the S&P 500 Index without any clever twists, bells or whistles: State Street SPDR S&P [...]

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