Top 50 Low-cost ETF’s

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Date posted: 03.18.2010 (5:00 am) | Write a Comment  (5 Comments)

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One of our readers told us she would like to know what the best low-cost ETF’s are. So we started looking and were not sure how to go about it. In the end, we decided to use the 50 best ETF’s on US markets in the past year that had a maximum expense ratio of .20%. Obviously, this list comes after an incredible stock rally with almost all indexes gaining double digits.

Some of you might be surprised to see that no leveraged ETF’s were among the top 50. That would not be because of their performance but rather because in general the expense ratios of leveraged ETF’s are considerably higher.

Also a sidenote, some of these ETF’s have an expense ratio of 0%. While that is technically true, I will explain tomorrow how these fees can be presented in a misleading way. The ETF’s presented here all belong here from what I could see. But permitting ETF’s to present their fees in such a way can be a bit misleading. I will get into that tomorrow.

So here we go, here is the top 50!

TickerNamePricePE RatioPE Next YearReturn YTDSales GrowthAnalyst ratingBook ValueBetaRevenue/ShareSales 5Y Avg GrowthEPS 5Y Avg GrowthSales 5Y Avg GrowthEPS 5Y Avg Growth
NILEBlue Nile Inc35.1144.5131.31-3.5812.493.910.730.7435.899.751.360.65N/A
TRIPTripAdvisor Inc73.2648.8927.69-5.1223.813.527.61.576.6129.99N/A14.2N/A

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  1. Comment by Frank — March 18, 2010 @ 8:48 am

    Good post. Looking forward you next post. I’m curious about the zero-fee ETFs…

  2. Comment by The Rat — March 18, 2010 @ 8:56 pm

    Interesting. iShares certainly offers a lot of low fee ETFs. Despite the fact that there was a lot of expectation for positive returns after we slowly climbed out of the financial collapse, there’s some pretty solid returns on this list! Nice post

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  5. Comment by IS — March 26, 2010 @ 3:58 pm

    @Frank & The Rat – Glad you like it. Yes, I also like to see as much who is “sponsoring or prodducing” (Ishares, etc) the top ETF’s and Ishares has been solid. But I would say that Vanguard is climbing up very fast

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