Morningstar Investigates Five Overlooked 5-Star ETFs (PWV, SDY, VIG, FVD, DEF)

July 27, 2010 10:10am NYSE:DEF

For the most part ETFs are index funds. But an index can go far beyond just market cap weighting. Most ETF insiders know this already that there is wide swath of opportunities, equal-weighted, market cap-weighted, fundamentally-weighted, some of them driving

up from quantitative factors. And what we’ve seen is a great deal of outperformance by a lot of these quantitative ETFs, the ETFs that are applying additional screening besides the most basic aspects of stock investing. Morningstar’s Scott Burns and Paul Justice examine five standout large-cap ETFs in the video below:

Securities mentioned in this video:  

  • PowerShares Dynamic Large Cap Value (PWV)
  • SPDR S&P Dividend (SDY)
  • Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF (VIG)
  • First Trust Value Line Dividend Index (FVD)
  • ¬†Claymore/Sabrient Defensive Equity (DEF)

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