The Vital Few

A few months ago I wrote an article about how the 80-20 rule does not apply to ETFs.  When it comes to ETF trading, 92% of the activity is confined to just 8% of the actively listed ETFs.  I dubbed it the ETF 92-8 Rule.  I received several requests to publish a list...

47 ETPs Had Zero Volume Friday

The NYSE traded 1.29 billion shares on Friday (7/17/2009), and the Nasdaq saw 1.91 billion shares change hands.  Yet 47 ETFs and ETNs that attracted no attention, turning in a total volume of zero for the day. There was nothing unique about Friday’s market action.  In...

ETFs with Surge in Value Traded

Here are the ten ETFs with the largest increase in value traded (VT) for the week ending May 01, 2009.  The ranking is based on a simple comparison of the five-day average value traded (closing price times volume) versus the 50-day average. Swine flu related ETFs had...