iShares


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iShares

A family of exchange-traded funds that tracks various stock or bond markets. iShares can be traded like stocks or other securities and operate much like mutual funds but without any net asset value. The largest issuer of exchange-traded funds, iShare funds are traded on several stock exchanges globally.

iShares

Exchange-traded funds with portfolios based on a series of stock indexes including the S&P indexes, the Dow Jones indexes, and the Russell indexes. iShares are also available for MSCI foreign indexes. Shares of each fund represent proportional ownership of individual stocks that make up the index on which the fund is based. iShares were developed by Barclays Global Investors and are mostly traded on the American Stock Exchange.
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SAN FRANCISCO -- Barclays Global Investors ("BGI") announced today that beginning in 2008, 55 international iShares funds, all of which previously distributed income annually, will distribute income twice per year.
SAN FRANCISCO -- Barclays Global Investors (BGI), a worldwide leader in exchange traded funds (ETFs), announced today that the second phase of iShares products, 15 iShares Funds, will move to the NYSE Arca, a national securities exchange and a subsidiary of the NYSE Group, on October 20, 2006.
SAN FRANCISCO -- For the fourth consecutive year, the iShares Funds announced today that the year-end capital gains distributions are zero for all 101 of the iShares domestic equity, international equity and domestic fixed income exchange-traded funds.
SAN FRANCISCO -- Barclays Global Investors (BGI), a worldwide leader in exchange traded funds (ETFs), announced today that the first phase of iShares products, 40 iShares Funds, will move to the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on November 30, 2005.
As of August 1, international iShares funds comprised 35 funds with total assets of over $43 billion, covering regions, single countries, broad market, and global sectors.
SAN FRANCISCO -- Barclays Global Investors (BGI), a worldwide leader in exchange traded funds (ETFs), announced today that the primary listings of 81 iShares products will transfer from the American Stock Exchange (AMEX) to the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and the Archipelago Exchange (ArcaEx(R)).
The iShares KLD Select Social Index Fund seeks to maximize exposure to large capitalization companies that have positive social and environmental characteristics while at the same time maintaining risk and return characteristics similar to the Russell 1000(R) Index.
SAN FRANCISCO -- The iShares(R) Funds announced today that the year-end capital gains distributions are zero for all 97 of the iShares domestic equity, international equity and domestic fixed income exchange-traded funds.
The iShares Dow Jones Select Dividend Index Fund (NYSE:DVY) will be rebalanced to coincide with the Index broadening to 100 stocks from 50.
In one trade, investors can gain exposure to 25 Chinese companies and enjoy the benefits that investors have come to expect from an iShares ETF -- tax efficiency, diversification, trading flexibility, and the ability to buy and sell the fund in any brokerage account.