Research : ZPR, TXPL and Dollar-Weighted Returns

On November 19, 2012, S&P announced a new index, the S&P/TSX Preferred Share Laddered index (TXPL) and the next day BMO announced the establishment of the BMO S&P/TSX Laddered Preferred Share Index ETF (ZPR), based on TXPL.

In this essay I examine the properties of the new fund, opining that there was a very good chance that ZPR will become an important part of the Canadian preferred share in a relatively short period of time.

At this remove, though, it is the digressions that are of greater interest:

  • Digression: Money Market Funds and Spread-WAM
  • Digression: The Importance of Time-Weighted vs. Dollar Weighted Returns
  • Nested Digression: Cost of Mandatory Reporting of Dollar-Weighted Returns

Regulators have done a lot of stupid things, but the creme de la creme is the mandatory reporting of Dollar-Weighted Returns.

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