June 21, 2012 at 09:00 AM EDT
Three ETF Charts That Sum Up 2012
With the first half of 2012 coming to a close, investors find themselves perhaps only partially through a rocky roller coaster ride. Europe has undeniably been the story of 2012 to this point, and will likely continue to steer global equity markets in the second half. So it’s no surprise perhaps that there are plenty of interesting performance and volatility figures from the Europe ETFs that have become increasingly popular as trading vehicles amidst the volatility. The gaps between the strong and weak members of the euro zone have perhaps never been greater–as shown nicely below [see the Euro-Free ETFdb Portfolio]. Though we have been living under the notion that correlations of risky asset classes have been moving towards 1.0, there is ample evidence to support a contrary viewpoint. The difference between the best and worst European ETF is massive, and even the various bond markets on the continent have [...] Click here to read the original article on ETFdb.com. Related Posts: 101 ETF Lessons Every Financial Advisor Should Learn Top 10 Noteworthy ETF Trends Of 2011 Europe ETFs: All Over The Board The Most Successful ETFs Of All-Time Europe ETFs: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly
With the first half of 2012 coming to a close, investors find themselves perhaps only partially through a rocky roller coaster ride. Europe has undeniably been the story of 2012 to this point, and will likely continue to steer global equity markets in the second half. So it’s no surprise perhaps that there are plenty of interesting performance and volatility figures from the Europe ETFs that have become increasingly popular as trading vehicles amidst the volatility. The gaps between the strong and weak members of the euro zone have perhaps never been greater–as shown nicely below [see the Euro-Free ETFdb Portfolio]. Though we have been living under the notion that correlations of risky asset classes have been moving towards 1.0, there is ample evidence to support a contrary viewpoint. The difference between the best and worst European ETF is massive, and even the various bond markets on the continent have [...]

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