Web Sites for Exchange-Traded Funds

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    There is no shortage of information on exchange-traded funds available on the Web.

    Up-to-date market and trading information is available from several Web sites, including the exchanges on which these funds trade, as well as several comprehensive financial Web sites.

    In addition, most marketers and sponsors of exchange-traded funds have Web sites with extensive information concerning the specific funds. Prospectuses and other fund reports can be downloaded. Typically, information on the underlying indexes is also included.


    American Stock Exchange
    Comprehensive information on all exchange-traded funds listed on the Amex, which is virtually all of them. Click “ETFs” and you can get updated share prices and other trading information. The individual fund “tear sheets” contain a variety of useful data, including a fund description, performance information (based on market price and net asset value), holdings, historical premiums and discounts, and a distribution history. The ETF screener allows you to specify criteria such as size of the ETF, objective, expense ratio, and individual security holdings.

    One of the best places to start. ETFConnect offers some of the most comprehensive information on almost all of the existing exchange-traded funds, including basic fund facts, performance data, historical premiums and discounts. Reports display performance figures, top holdings, diversification percentages, and research data, and include a link to SEC filings. Features an education center that includes a tutorial, glossary, and frequently asked questions (FAQs). Provides links to industry Web sites, fund providers and newsletters.

    IndexFunds.com coverage includes articles and basic data on exchange-traded funds, as well as traditional index funds for comparison shopping. Data on exchange-traded funds includes expense data, return information, top holdings, sector breakdowns, fundamental stock characteristics of the portfolio, premium/discount data, and fund management information.

    Morningstar Quicktake Reports on individual tradable funds are available at Morningstar.com. These reports follow the standard mutual fund format, which provides style data, return and risk information, Morningstar ratings, sector breakdowns and a listing of top holdings. They also show a chart listing the premium or discount of the share price to the underlying net asset value of the fund’s shares.

    Similar to the Amex Web site, the NASDAQ site is a comprehensive resource. The NASDAQ site also allows you to compare the price performances of all exchange-traded funds over a time period you select.

    Yahoo! Finance
    Go to the ETF Center. Provides up-to-date and complete market information on all exchange-traded funds.

    Fund Sponsor Sites