Michael Johnston: As the ETF universe has expanded by leaps and bounds in recent years, investors now have tools at their disposal to accomplish almost objective. From plain vanilla stock and bond indexes to hyper-targeted regional and sector funds, there are ETFs to bet on just about every asset class.
JR Crooks: A “false dawn” is simply the “dawn before the dawn.” That is, a brief light that appears before daybreak. But are the early signs of a much-anticipated global recovery an indicator of more improvement to come, or simply a quick flash of light before darkness resumes?
Neena Mishra: ETFs have gained tremendous popularity in recent years due to several advantages that they offer to the investors, including low costs, tax efficiency and transparency. As of the end of February 2012, assets in US listed ETFs totaled approximately $1.2 trillion, up 14% year-over-year