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In a recent article on CSD, the stock spin-off exchange traded fund, Claymore/Clear Spin-Off, Michael Johnston has given a very concise and complete look at the ETF.

CSD, can serve the value investor seeking better than average returns in several ways.

  • Of course, you can simply buy the fund.
  • You can also use its portfolio as one source for building your watch list.
  • And, the content of its quarterly and annual reports is a good source of educational information on spin-off stocks.

Depending on when you got into CSD it has been a very rough or a very rewarding ride for investors so far as shown by the chart below.

Chart for Claymore/Beacon Spin-Off (<a href='http://seekingalpha.com/symbol/csd' title='Guggenheim Spin-Off ETF '>CSD</a>)

Splits: None

Source: Many Uses for Claymore's Stock Spin-Off ETF