20 Things you did not know about US ETF’s

By: ispeculatornew
Date posted: 11.16.2010 (4:00 am) | Write a Comment  (2 Comments)

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1-The only ETF among the top 25 (by holdings) that does not pay dividends? GLD  – SPDR Gold Shares

2-The best performing ETF so far this year?  AGQ (ProShares leveraged Silver ETF)  +118,36%

3-How many leveraged ETF’s would you find in the top 25 ETF’s this year?  8

4-How many leveraged ETF’s would you find in the bottom 25 ETF’s this year?  22

5-Top Yielding ETF ? REM (Ishares NAREIT Mortgage Plus Capped)  – +10,41%

6-Youngest ETF ? NORW-  Nov 10th 2010 – Norway ETF

7-OIdest ETF ? SPY – January 1993 – S&P500 ETF

8-Biggest Fees ? Powershares CEF Income Composite – 1.81%

9-Smallest Fees ? VOO – Vanguard S&P500 – 0,06%

10-There are over 1000 ETF’s but the top 5 ETF’s account for 28% of assets

11-The Top 5% of ETF’s control 69% of ETF assets

12-Less than 16% of assets in ETF’s are invested into commodities despite all of the talk about them

13-GLD, the Gold ETF holds more physical gold than China’s government and is ranked only behind 7 other entities (US, Germnay, IMF, France, Italy, Switzerland & Japan)

14-Worst performing ETF so far this year? ZSL – ProShares UltraShort Silver: -71,15%

15-Best performing ETF in the past 5 years? IAU iShares Gold Trust +239,47%

16-Biggest country (by GDP) without an ETF to its name – Saudia Arabia (world #26 economy)

17-Most volatile  ETF in the last year: DRV –  Direxion Daily Real Estate Bear 3x Shares – 87.32%

18-While Ishares has 210 ETF’s (19.6%), they have 27 of the top 50 ETF’s ranked by assets

19-Guess which ETF is ranked #28 in terms of market cap but is actually the 2nd most traded ETF in the past 30 days? XLF Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund

20-Over 300 of the active ETF’s have been created since the start of 2009

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  1. Comment by Zavi — November 16, 2010 @ 12:13 pm

    woow it’s really interesting. Thanks for sharing. I would say that #2 is surprising with 118%!! And #17 the most volatile!! And Norway that just created their ETF!!

  2. Comment by IS — November 16, 2010 @ 5:53 pm

    @Zavi – Thanks a lot for the great feedback! When I started writing this, Norway was the top country without an ETF but it was just released!

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