In addition to utilizing accounting metrics to analyze the income statement, cash flow statement, and balance sheet, HDGE's fund managers also rely on qualitative factors to evaluate potential short-sale candidates.
12. FlexShares iBoxx 3-Year Target Duration TIPS Index Fund (NYSEARCA:TDTT): This new offering from FlexShares offers exposure to U.S. inflation protected bonds knows as TIPs, with a targeted average duration of approximately three years.
13. FlexShares iBoxx 5-Year Target Duration TIPS Index Fund (NYSEARCA:TDTF): This ETF is a close cousin of TDTT, although it's underlying portfolio of inflation protected bonds have a targeted average duration of approximately five years .
14. PIMCO 0-5 Year High Yield Corporate Bond Index Fund (NYSEARCA:HYS): Issued by industry juggernaut PIMCO, this high yield bond ETF is comprised of publicly issued U.S. dollar-denominated corporate debt notes that are rated below investment grade and have remaining maturities of less than 5 years [see High Yield ETFdb Portfolio].
15. SPDR SPDR S&P Emerging Markets Dividend ETF (NYSEARCA:EDIV): This ETF was able to capitalize on increasing demand for current income-generating securities as it provides investors with exposure to 100 dividend paying securities of publicly-traded companies in emerging markets [see Special Report November 2011: Emerging Market ETFs].
16. PowerShares KBW Regional Banking Portfolio (NYSEARCA:KBWR): This ETF is linked to the KBW Regional Banking Index, which is an equal-weighted index, comprised of 50 holdings, that seeks to reflect the performance of publicly traded companies in the U.S. that do business as regional banks or thrifts.
17. Schwab U.S. Mid-Cap ETF (NYSEARCA:SCHM): Available for commission free trading on Charles Schwab accounts, SCHM tracks approximately 500 mid cap equities selected from the Dow Jones U.S. Mid-Cap Total Stock Market Index.
18. Schwab U.S. Dividend Equity ETF (NYSEARCA:SCHD): This ETF tracks an index that is designed to measure the performance of 100 high dividend yielding stocks issued by U.S. companies that have a record of consistently paying dividends, selected for fundamental strength relative to their peers, based on financial ratios [see Dividend ETF Investing: Four Critical Factors To Consider].
Written By Michael Johnston From ETF Database Disclosure: No positions at time of writing.