Which ETFs Will Own Facebook (And When)

By: ETFdb
Talk about going out with a bang. The last day of the current trading week is expected to feature what might be the most anticipated IPO in history, with social media giant Facebook finally becoming a public company. Preparations have been underway for the past several weeks, with the Nasdaq even conducting test sessions to ensure it can handle the massive volumes expected in initial trading. With investors embracing ETFs and indexing strategy in droves, the nuances of index methodologies are a topic of growing interest. High profile IPOs can ultimately lead to meaningful rebalancings–which in turn can trigger multi-billion dollar purchases of target stocks [see also Hitchhiker's Guide To The ETF Galaxy]. The upcoming IPO highlights an interesting element of index-based exchange-traded funds: the waiting time between a public offering and inclusion within these products can vary considerably, and depend on a number of factors. Below, we highlight a [...] Click here to read the original article on ETFdb.com. Related Posts: Global X Launches Social Media ETF (SOCL) How An Apple (AAPL) Dividend Would Impact ETFs What Will A Facebook IPO Mean For ETFs? Global X Debuts NASDAQ ETFs: QQQM, QQQV Technology ETFs: Social Media, SSDs, Smartphones, and More
Talk about going out with a bang. The last day of the current trading week is expected to feature what might be the most anticipated IPO in history, with social media giant Facebook finally becoming a public company. Preparations have been underway for the past several weeks, with the Nasdaq even conducting test sessions to ensure it can handle the massive volumes expected in initial trading. With investors embracing ETFs and indexing strategy in droves, the nuances of index methodologies are a topic of growing interest. High profile IPOs can ultimately lead to meaningful rebalancings–which in turn can trigger multi-billion dollar purchases of target stocks [see also Hitchhiker's Guide To The ETF Galaxy]. The upcoming IPO highlights an interesting element of index-based exchange-traded funds: the waiting time between a public offering and inclusion within these products can vary considerably, and depend on a number of factors. Below, we highlight a [...]

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