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 of the “vital few”, those 8%... 

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 fact, it is not uncommon to... 

Top ETF IPOs as of June 2009

In my ongoing analysis of ETFs, I segregate new ETFs (ETF IPOs) into their own category.  Then, at the end of every month, those that have reached an age of six months or more are moved into my mainstream categories (sector, international, bond, etc.). Currently there are 52 funds (including the 10... 

ETFs with Surge in Value Traded for Week of 5/15/09

Here are the ten ETFs and ETNs with the largest increase in value traded (VT) for the week ending May 15, 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. Topping the list this week is SPDR DJ Euro STOXX 50... 

ETFs with Surge in Value Traded for Week of 5/8/09

Here are the ten ETFs with the largest increase in value traded (VT) for the week ending May 08, 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. Topping the list this week is Claymore/Sabrient Insider (NFO),... 

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 a significant increase in trading... 

ETFs with Volume Spikes

Here are the ten ETFs with the largest volume spikes for the week ending April 24, 2009.  We calculate this by looking at the five-day average volume versus the 50-day average volume. We exclude ETFs and ETNs that did not have an Average Daily Value Traded (ADVT) of at least $1 million for the past... 

Equity ETFs with Smallest Bounce

Here is a list of the 10 equity ETFs with the smallest retracements (as of April 21, 2009) of their declines of the past year.  Yesterday I posted the 10 equity ETFs with the largest bounce, which prompted inquires as to what the other end of that ranking looked like. To make today’s list, I used... 

Equity ETFs with Biggest Bounce

Here is a list of the top-10 equity ETFs with the largest percentage bounce back (as of April 21, 2009) from their low point of the past year. To make the list, I first created the following filters: Long-only equity ETFs and ETNs (bond, currency, commodity, asset allocation, and inverse ETFs are not... 

ETFs with Surge in Traded Value

Here is a list of the top-10 ETFs that experienced the largest percentage increase in value traded for the week ending April 17, 2009. To create the list, I first screened for ETFs and ETNs that had an Average Daily Value Traded (ADVT) of at least $1 million for the past 21 market days.  This includes... 

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