Exchange Traded Funds "ETFs"


The American Stock Exchange lists Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) on a number of broad-based indexes — each designed to provide a single value for the aggregate performance of a number of companies representing a broad group of industry and market sectors. Exchange-traded funds are similar to mutual funds: Both hold baskets of individual stocks, bonds, or other investments. ETFs are called "exchange-traded" because investors can buy or sell them on a stock exchange, just like shares of a publicly traded company. The more popular ETFs are:

DIA "DIAMONDS"
DIAMONDS Trust Series I – is based on the Dow Jones Industrial Average

SPY "SPDRs"
SPDR Trust Series I – is based on the Standard & Poor’s 500 Composite Stock Price Index

QQQ "Nasdaq-100 Index Tracking Stock"
Nasdaq-100 Trust Series I – is based on the Nasdaq-100 Index

A complete list of ETFs are provided on the AMEX.com web site.

Below is an introduction to the overall performance of using our system as compared to the buy & hold strategy of investing in the ETFs: