Some New ETFs Could be Stars in 2013

Page 1 of 3

Some New ETFs Could be Stars in 2013Observers of the exchange-traded products industry know that 2012 has been long on closures, 99 to be a precise — a record. They also know that new fund listings have reached “just” over 160 according to Lipper data; the slowest pace in several years.

However, an argument can be made that, broadly speaking, the lack of new ETF quantity has been made up for in terms of quality. Said another way, while a fair amount of 2012′s new ETFs have niche focuses, many have investment objectives that are easy to understand and are not as opaque as some critics would like to believe.

The good news for investors is that the straight forward investment objectives combined with quick success in terms of asset-gathering and performance bodes well for some of these ETFs on two levels. First, they could be equally if not more successful next year. Second, many of 2012′s new ETFs look destined to be around for a while and not head to the ETF graveyard.

With that here is a review of some of the best new ETFs of 2012. Here, “best” means a combination of understandable investment objectives, asset-gathering proficiency and performance. Please not all of the successful new product launches of 2012 are included here.

PIMCO ETF Trust (NYSEARCA:BOND) There is not much more praise that can be heaped upon the Bill Gross ETF. Following its February 29 inception date, BOND is on track to haul in $4 billion in assets. BOND is already the largest actively managed ETF and the ETF has delivered the goods in terms of performance since its debut. In fact, it has been better than the Total Return Mutual Fund, the world’s largest bond fund. By returns, AUM and ease of understanding what this ETF tries to do, BOND has impressed. There is no arguing that.

iShares Inc. (NYSEARCA:PICK) On the basis of performance, PICK has been lousy as it has tumbled about 18 percent since its early February debut. That is not because this ETF is a bad idea. PICK’s woes are attributable to not enough of 2012 being a risk on year. Investors have been worried about the Chinese economy, the fiscal cliff and a myriad of other issues that have hamstrung materials stocks.

Page 1 of 3
blog comments powered by Disqus
Insider Monkey Headlines
Insider Monkey Small Cap Strategy
Insider Monkey Small Cap Strategy

Insider Monkey beat the market by 52 percentage points in 24 months Click to see monthly returns in table format!

Lists

10 Top Reasons For Getting Fired

The 3 Best States to Start an LLC

10 Jobs That Allow You to Travel

7 High-Paying Jobs You Can Do From Home

12 Best Cities to Shop in USA

10 Best States To Practice Medicine

The 10 Best States to Have a Business

The 12 Most Expensive Apple (AAPL) Apps in the Market

The 10 Richest Billionaires in the World

10 Biggest Kickstarter Failures

The 10 Best Places to Work At

The Top 10 of Google Inc (GOOGL)’s Most Expensive Acquisitions

13 Best Cities to Visit in South America

10 Most Expensive Works of Art of All Time

The 10 Richest Banks in the World

The 10 Best-Paying Jobs in America (2014)

7 Most Expensive Foods in the World

The World’s Top 10 Earning Authors

Five Wicked and Very Expensive Items (and Other “Stuff”) Sold on eBay

10 Biggest Celebrity Bankruptcies

The Top 10 Highest Paid CEOs in 2014

The 10 Most Expensive Real Estate Cities in America

10 Most Expensive States To Live In America

The 10 Best Airlines in the World

The 10 Best-Selling Cars in 2014

The 10 Best Industries to Invest In

The 10 Most Expensive States to Own a Car In

Top 10 Business Schools in US: 2014 Rankings

Top 20 Female Billionaires in 2014

6 Movies That You Should Watch to Better Understand The Cold War

Top 15 Best Paying Jobs for Women in 2014

Top 6 Things Rich People Do Differently Every Day

5 Retirement Mistakes To Avoid (and Einstein’s Famous Quote)

11 Smartest People in the World

6 Films About the Financial World You Need To Watch (While “The Wolf” is Not Around)

Warren Buffett and Billionaires Are Crazy About These 7 Stocks

The Top 10 States With Fastest Internet Speeds

10 Best Places to Visit in USA in August

Top 10 Cities to Visit Before You Die

Top 10 Genetically Modified Food In the US

15 Highest Grossing Movies Opening Weekend

5 Best Poker Books For Beginners

10 Strategies Hedge Funds Use to Make Huge Returns

Top 10 Fast Food Franchises to Buy

10 Best Places to Visit in Canada

Best Summer Jobs for Teachers

10 Youngest Hedge Fund Billionaires

Top 10 One Hit Wonders of the 90s

Fastest Growing Cities In America

Top 10 U.S. Cities for Freelancers

Subscribe

Enter your email:

Delivered by FeedBurner

X

Thanks! An email with instructions is sent to !

Your email already exists in our database. Click here to go to your subscriptions

Insider Monkey returned 47.6% in its first year! Wondering How?

Download a complete edition of our newsletter for free!