ETF Research Center Launches Portfolio Builder Tool to Assist Financial Advisors

ETF Research Center, the online portal for financial advisors and individual investors to access AltaVista’s analysis of exchange traded funds, launched Portfolio Builder as part of its research offering. The new tool completes the product suite by allowing users to screen, analyze and now build portfolios using ETFs in a disciplined, forward-looking manner.

Like the other tools on ETF Research Center, Portfolio Builder takes a forward-looking view based on a fundamental analysis of the underlying constituents in an ETF, rather than relying primarily on past price returns, the most widely used approach to ETF analysis.

“Financial advisors are increasingly adopting ETFs for use in clients’ portfolios, but also have greater responsibility selecting and monitoring ETFs compared with traditional mutual funds, where there is a manager making day-to-day decisions on investors’ behalf. Portfolio Builder puts advisors back in the driver’s seat by helping them construct custom portfolios tailored to whatever investment strategy meets their clients’ particular needs,” notes Michael Krause, President and founder of AltaVista Research.

Portfolio Builder is now available as part of a Professional level subscription to the ETF Research Center for $99 per month after a one-month free trial, and includes full access to all other tools on the site, which currently covers 538 equity ETFs. Each subscriber can create and maintain up to 20 portfolios. Visit for more information.

About AltaVista Research:

AltaVista Research was founded in early 2004 to provide research on the rapidly growing number of Exchange Traded Funds. The firm takes a unique approach to ETF analysis by focusing on the fundamentals of each underlying constituent. Clients include ETF issuers, broker/dealers and buy-side firms. Research is also available to financial advisors and individual investors through  

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