RSP (Rydex S&P 500 Equal Weight ETF) also follows the S&P 500 Index but breaks the index up into equal weights vs weighted SPY and IVV. Generally, we prefer using RSP for our portfolios when long given upside returns have been marginally superior. RSP was launched in April 2003. The expense ratio is .40%. AUM equal $2.6 billion and average daily trading volume is 1.5M shares. As of mid-September 20011 the dividend yield is over 1.5% and YTD return -5.43%.

Data as of September 2011

RSP Top Ten Holdings & Holdings

  1. Ssga Gov Mm Fd Ssga Government Money Market: 0.42%
  2. Motorola Mobility Holdings, Inc. (MMI): 0.33%
  3. CF Industries Holdings Inc (CF): 0.28%
  4. Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation A (COG): 0.27%
  5. MasterCard Incorporated A (MA): 0.26%
  6. Range Resources Corporation (RRC): 0.26%
  7. AutoNation Inc (AN): 0.26%
  8. Newmont Mining Corporation (NEM): 0.26%
  9. Apple, Inc. (AAPL): 0.25%
  10. EQT Corp. (EQT): 0.25%

IWB (iShares Russell 1000 Index ETF) tracks largest 1000 stocks within the Russell Index. The fund was launched in May 2000. The expense ratio is .15%. AUM equals $6.4 billion and daily trading volume is roughly 1.8M shares. As of mid-September 2011 the dividend yield based on current prices is 2.02% and YTD return -4.08%.

 

Data as of September 2011

IWB Top Ten Holdings & Weightings

  1. Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM): 2.88%
  2. Apple, Inc. (AAPL): 2.81%
  3. International Business Machines Corp (IBM): 1.65%
  4. Chevron Corp (CVX): 1.57%
  5. Microsoft Corporation (MSFT): 1.56%
  6. Johnson & Johnson (JNJ): 1.43%
  7. The Procter & Gamble Co (PG): 1.40%
  8. General Electric Co (GE): 1.37%
  9. AT&T Inc (T): 1.33%
  10. Pfizer Inc (PFE): 1.18%

 

IWF (iShares Russell 1000 Growth ETF) follows the top 1000 growth stocks within the Russell 3000 Index. The fund was launched in May 2000. The expense ratio is .20%. AUM equal $13 billion with average daily trading volume 3.6M shares. As of mid-September 2011 the annual dividend is $.84 making current yield 1.50% and YTD return -.84%.

Data as of September 2011

IWF Top Ten Holdings & Weightings

  1. Apple, Inc. (AAPL): 5.58%
  2. Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM): 4.22%
  3. International Business Machines Corp (IBM): 3.27%
  4. Microsoft Corporation (MSFT): 3.10%
  5. The Coca-Cola Co (KO): 2.18%
  6. Google, Inc. (GOOG): 2.14%
  7. Philip Morris International, Inc. (PM): 1.75%
  8. Oracle Corporation (ORCL): 1.69%
  9. Schlumberger NV (SLB): 1.66%
  10. PepsiCo Inc (PEP): 1.60%

IVW (iShares S&P 500 Growth ETF) tracks the growth sector of the stocks in the S&P 500 Index. The fund was launched in May 2000. The expense ratio is .18%. AUM equal $6.4 billion and average daily trading volume is over 990K shares. As of mid-September 2011 the annual dividend is $1.00 making the current yield roughly 1.50% and YTD return .20%.

 

Among others, alternative choices may include VV (Vanguard Large-Cap ETF) which follows the MSCI US Prime Market 750 Index.

Data as of September 2011

IVW Top Ten Holdings & Weightings

  1. Apple, Inc. (AAPL): 6.08%
  2. International Business Machines Corp (IBM): 3.56%
  3. Microsoft Corporation (MSFT): 3.37%
  4. The Coca-Cola Co (KO): 2.76%
  5. Google, Inc. (GOOG): 2.32%
  6. Philip Morris International, Inc. (PM): 2.11%
  7. Oracle Corporation (ORCL): 1.87%
  8. Johnson & Johnson (JNJ): 1.85%
  9. Schlumberger NV (SLB): 1.81%
  10. PepsiCo Inc (PEP): 1.74%

 

PWC (PowerShares Dynamic Market ETF) follows the Dynamic Market Intellidex Index which is and "enhanced" index comprised of U.S. stocks from each sector identified as having the greatest capital appreciation potential pursuant to a proprietary Amex Intellidex quantitative methodology. These characteristics include lower price to book, higher dividends and lower PE ratios among other considerations. The fund was launched in May 2000. The expense ratio is .22$. AUM equal $140M and average daily trading volume less than 15K shares. As of mid-September 2011 the annual dividend yield was roughly 1.73% and YTD return -8.73%.

 

Data as of September 2011

PWC Top Ten Holdings & Weightings

  1. Chevron Corp (CVX): 4.80%
  2. Valero Energy Corporation (VLO): 4.45%
  3. Philip Morris International, Inc. (PM): 3.63%
  4. Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST): 3.46%
  5. Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (CLF): 3.31%
  6. Dell Inc (DELL): 2.79%
  7. KBR, Inc. (KBR): 2.70%
  8. Northrop Grumman Corp (NOC): 2.62%
  9. The Western Union Company (WU): 2.58%
  10. Duke Energy Corporation (DUK): 2.44

 

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