Exchange traded funds (ETFs) seek to provide the performance of a specified index, such as the S&P 500, less fees. Like mutual funds, ETFs offer investors diversified exposure to a portfolio of securities, such as stocks, bonds, commodities and real estate. ETFs trade on exchanges, like stocks, and offer investors potential benefits like intraday trading, daily transparency of holdings, and low fees. ETFs offer exposure to virtually every asset class, sector, theme and investment style.
iShares is a family of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) managed by BlackRock. Each iShares fund tracks a bond or stock market index. Stock exchanges listing iShares funds include the London Stock Exchange, American Stock Exchange, New York Stock Exchange, BATS Exchange, Hong Kong Stock Exchange, Toronto Stock Exchange, Australian Securities Exchange, and a number of European and Asian stock exchanges. iShares is the largest issuer of ETFs in the US and globally.
Through its iShares, BlackRock offers by far the broadest selection of any ETF provider. You can buy iShares that track the major S&P indexes for growth and value, large cap and small cap stocks. Other iShares equity ETFs track the major Russell and Morningstar indexes. You can also find industry-sector iShares ETFs from technology and healthcare to financial services and software.
In the international arena, you can buy an iShares ETF to track either an intercontinental index, such as the MSCI EAFE (Europe, Australia, and the Far East), or much narrower markets, such as the Malaysian or Brazilian stock markets. iShares also offer a broad array of fixed-income (bond) ETFs, with six offerings ranging from long-term conventional Treasury bonds and inflation-protected securities (TIPS) to corporate bonds and foreign bonds.
Key Features and Coverage on RIMES
For this data source, RIMES hosts approximately 482 ETFs, including:
- Dynamic Ishares, Fondo Bursatil Ishares, Ibonds-®, Ishares Core, Ishares Currency, Ishares Edge, Ishares Esg, Ishares Evolved, Ishares Global, Ishares International, Ishares Morningstar, Ishares Msci, Ishares Russell, Ishares S&P, Ishares Us , etc.
Some of the data items available include:
- ETF Items – Assets Under Management, Average Yield to Maturity, Base Currency Code, Beta, Bond Weight, Cash Weight, CUSIP Code, Database Symbol, Discount Premium, Distribution Yield, Dividend CountryÂ , Dividend Per Share Gross, Effective Duration, Equity Weight, Income Amount, Last Price Date, Long Term Capital Gain, Net Asset Value, Number of Constituents, Other Weight, Pay Date, Price to Book Value per Share, Price to Earnings per Share Ratio, Record Date, Return on Capital, Security Yield, Share Currency, Shares Outstanding, Short Term Capital Gain, Ticker, Total AUM, Trailing 12 Month Yield, Unadjusted Mid Price, Unadjusted Price, Weighted Average Coupon, Weighted Average Maturity, etc.
- Company Items – Barclays Capital Rating, Citi Rating, Country Description, Coupon, Database Source and Symbol Code, Date of Portfolio, ETF Country, ETF Currency, ETF CUSIP, ETF Description, ETF ISIN, ETF Ticker, Exchange Rate, Index Symbol (Source), Industry Level 1 Description, Investable Market Value in Local Currency, Investable Market Value in US Dollars, Investable Shares Outstanding, Investable Weight in Index (Source), Local Code, Macaulay Duration, Market Identifier Code, Market Identifier Description, Maturity Date, Modified Duration, Moody’s Rating, Notional Outstanding Value in US Dollars, Security Code Description, Security Type, SEDOL Code, Standard & Poor’s Rating, Unadjusted Price in Local Currency, Unadjusted Price in US Dollars, Yield to Maturity / Years to Maturity, Yield to Worst, etc.