Friday, January 8, 2010
ETF returns and technology sector valuations
AccuServe uses domestic, specialty ETFs focused on technology to assess how these funds performed and arrive at an overarching trend year-over-year for valuations. 1-year returns of such funds, as of December 1, 2009, have ranged between -45.3% and 188.96% with a volume-weighted average of 74.36% return. Clearly, the valuations have improved significantly. The highly traded technology select sector SPDR's 1-year return increased by a large 67.44%. This increase has also translated into improved valuations for private companies.