Checking In On The Airline ETFs: FAA vs. FLYX

By: ETFdb
Exchange-traded products were first introduced over two decades ago to give investors alternative options to high cost mutual funds. Since then, the industry has grown exponentially, with assets now over $1 trillion, and the total number of ETPs on the market eclipsing the 1,100 mark with new funds debuting all the time. But now that ETFs have taken all of the largest and most popular slices of the market, many have begun to compete with each other for dominance in very specific niches [try our free ETF Stock Exposure Tool here]. The competition was largely initiated by Vanguard funds, who began releasing ETFs with similar exposure to popular, established products, but with much lower costs. The most prevalent example of this is Vanguard‘s VWO, versus the iShares EEM. Both ETFs track the MSCI Emerging Markets Index, but EEM was on market for quite some time before VWO was introduced. VWO [...] Click here to read the original article on Related Posts: February ETF Flows: Commodities Are Hot, Emerging Markets Are Not January ETF Flows: Hot Start To 2011 End Of An ETF Era: VWO Surpasses EEM In Total Assets December ETF Roundup: $1 Trillion And Counting Ten New Years’ Resolutions For ETF Investors
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