Registered: Mar 2007
06-14-07 07:30 PM
Right, I've been there. My objective is to mostly automate this process (I am working with a fairly large set of instruments) and parsing such human-oriented PDFs is doable, but is painful. I distinctly remember a web site that had neat compact summaries of ETF components sortable by weighting, etc and it was all in one place and all in simple HTML.
Surely, the first thing anyone trading ETFs does is lookup the exact component weightings, because of the strong no-arbitrage relationship between ETF and component prices...