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About The Index Standard®
In today's market, over $15 trillion has been invested in more than three million indices. With increasing product complexity and growing pressure to meet compliance and fiduciary standards, how do investment professionals select the best products for their clients? What gives clients the confidence that their best interest is being represented? The Index Standard® provides unbiased index ratings and forecasts that broaden your understanding of indices, supporting investment decisions with precise facts and relevance to individual goals.
What's new at The Index Standard®
iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol Global ETF
iShares MSCI ACWI ex US ETF
iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF
JPMorgan Alerian MLP Index ETN
VanEck Vectors Fallen Angel High Yield Bond ETF
Expected Annualized 10 Year Returns
iShares Core International Aggregate Bond ETF
iShares Gold Trust
iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF
iShares Cohen & Steers REIT ETF
iShares International Select Dividend ETF
Sample Ratings & Forecasts
What Is An Index: A Brief Guide
We explain the key mechanics of an index, including the rules, selection criteria, weighting, rebalancing, as well as backtesting and fees.
What Differences Do Weighting Schemes Really Make?
In short, a lot!
What Are Factor Indices?
In this guide, we will explain what is factor indexing and introduce the most common factors found in indices.
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