Review: db X-trackers STOXX Europe Christian Index ETF

In the past few years ETF providers have listed many Shariah-compliant funds in Europe and U.S. exchanges. These ETFs invest in companies that follow the principles of Islam. Today I came the another religious-themed ETFs named db X-trackers STOXX Europe Christian Index ETF that trades on the London Stock Exchange. This ETF tracks the performance …

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The 10 Largest ETFs by Asset Size

The three largest ETF providers in the U.S. are Blackrock Inc’s iShares, State Street Corp’s State Street Global Advisors and Vanguard Group. These three companies account for 85% of the total ETF assets. Hundreds of ETFs are now listed on the market. For example, iShares alone offers 215 ETFs which hold over $368B in assets. …

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Equity Performance: Small Caps Easily Beat Large Caps

In my December 2009 article A Lost Decade for U.S. Stocks, I mentioned that the S&P 500 lost 23% from Dec 31, 1999 through Dec. 14, 2009. A recent article in the Journal titled “Small Caps Loom Large” notes that the small cap stocks in the U.S. have rallied strongly since the decade that began …

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The Top Eight Resource-Rich Countries

The following graph shows the eight richest countries by value of their natural resource reserves according to research by Citigroup. South Africa tops the list with its non-energy natural resource reserves valued at $2.5 Trillion. The developed countries in this ranking are the U.S., Canada and Australia. Some of these markets have become expensive after …

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