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  • Inside IPO ETFs: Cutting Through Implicit Sector Risk

    10-07-2016 10:31 AM by Tom Lydon

    With the initial public offerings (IPO) market heating up, now could be an ideal time for investors to revisit exchange traded funds such as the First Trust US IPO Index Fund (NYSEArca: FPX) and the Renaissance IPO ETF (NYSEArca: IPO). Stocks stay in IPO for a maximum of two y...

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  • How Albertsons IPO Could Shake Out In ETFs

    10-13-2015 09:58 PM by Tom Lydon

    Retail food chain Albertsons (NYSE: ABS) is set to launch its initial public offering later this week. Exchange traded fund investors may also see the supermarket pop up in some IPO- and eventually consumer staples-related ETFs. Albertsons is set to launch its IPO around Octob...

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  • First Trust Takes IPO ETF Across the Pond

    08-31-2015 07:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    First Trust, the sixth-largest U.S. issuer of exchange traded funds, is broadening the frontiers for its popular First Trust US IPO Index Fund (NYSEArca: FPX). The First Trust US IPO Index UCITS ETF began trading on the Euronext Paris on 17 August 2015 (Ticker: FPXU FP) and on...

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  • IPO ETFs Dodge the Flimsiest new Stocks

    07-17-2015 12:43 PM by Todd Shriber

    Simply put, the most important factor in an equity-based exchange traded funds performance is the gains and/or losses accrued by the funds underlying holdings. That is an important reminder when considering the year-to-date performances of the First Trust US IPO Index Fund (NY...

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  • Niche ETFs get a Lift From 3Gs Kraft Takeover

    03-25-2015 12:17 PM by Todd Shriber

    Shares of Kraft (NasdaqGS: KRFT) are up more than 40% today on news that the maker of Jell-O, Philadelphia Cream Cheese and other iconic brands will merge with ketchup giant H.J. Heinz to create the worlds fifth-largest food company. Kraft stockholders would get one share in t...

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  • New ETF Offers a Passport to International IPOs

    11-06-2014 07:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    A second exchange traded fund focusing on initial public offerings (IPOs) from international companies is now trading with Wednesdays debut of the First Trust International IPO ETF (NasdaqGM: FPXI). The First Trust International IPO ETF, the international cousin of the popular...

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  • Alibabas ETF Debut Looks Like This

    09-22-2014 11:09 AM by Todd Shriber

    Chinese e-commerce firm Alibaba (NYSE: BABA) is just a few hours into its second day as a public company, but investors looking to access the stock via exchange traded funds already have one option. As was reported last week, the First Trust US IPO Index Fund (NYSEArca: FPX) m...

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  • Change of Plans: Fast Alibaba Entry for This ETF

    09-17-2014 10:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    Just when it looked like investors would have to wait at least five days trading days after Alibabas debut as a pubic company this Friday on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker "BABA" to find the Chinese e-commerce firm in an exchange traded fund, one index provider has ...

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  • Alibaba Domicile Keeps it From a Popular IPO ETF

    09-15-2014 02:23 PM by Todd Shriber

    With Chinese e-commerce firm Alibaba scheduled to deliver one of the most widely anticipated initial public offerings in years on the New York Stock Exchange Friday, talk is increasing regarding which exchange traded funds will and will not eventually hold the stock. Home to a...

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  • First Trust Plans Global IPO ETF

    07-28-2014 02:35 PM by Tom Lydon

    Looking to capitalize on the success of the First Trust US IPO Index Fund (NYSEArca: FPX), First Trust has filed plans with the Securities and Exchange Commission to possibly launch an international equivalent. The new ETF would be called the First Trust International IPO ETF ...

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  • Misnomers Still Surround IPO ETFs

    06-09-2014 11:27 AM by Todd Shriber

    The First Trust US IPO Index Fund (NYSEArca: FPX) and the Renaissance IPO ETF (NYSEArca: IPO), the two largest ETFs dedicated to holding initial public offerings, remain misunderstood. Previous and still existing misconceptions about FPX, the older of the two ETFs, and IPO, in...

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  • IPO ETF to Add Candy Crush Maker King Digital

    03-27-2014 11:25 AM by Tom Lydon

    The Renaissance IPO ETF (NYSEArca: IPO) will add King Digital Entertainment (NYSE: KING), the mobile and social games maker, to its lineup following the close of U.S. markets on April 1. King Digital, the maker of the wildly popular, raised $500 million by offering 22.2 millio...

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  • IPO ETF Searches for More Upside

    03-12-2014 02:03 PM by Todd Shriber

    The First Trust US IPO Index Fund (NYSEArca: FPX) is up 6.2% year-to-date, extending an impressive 2013 run that saw the ETF rank as one of that years top market-based ETFs. Although FPX is a $523 million fund that will celebrate its eighth anniversary in a month, it was not u...

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  • Social Media, IPO ETFs Wait on Twitter's First Earnings

    02-05-2014 02:26 PM by Max Chen

    Tech investors are focusing on Twitter (NasdaqGS: TWTR) Wednesday as the company announces its first ever earnings report, either justifying or contradicting the stock's lofty price. Exchange traded fund investors can track the action through initial public offering or social med...

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  • ETFs for Your Inner Icahn

    01-23-2014 02:28 PM by Todd Shriber

    The ETFs to be like Warren Buffett story has been written only about 37 million times, or once for every dollar the Oracle of Omaha made per day last year. Now it is Carl Icahns turns. First, an important disclaimer. The Buffett/ETF story practically writes itself. Berkshire H...

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  • IPO ETF Gains Assets, Still Misunderstood

    01-17-2014 01:38 PM by Todd Shriber

    Buoyed by the best year for U.S. initial public offerings since the height of the late 1990s tech bubble, the First Trust US IPO Index Fund (NYSEArca: FPX), surged almost 48% last year while ranking as one of the ETF industrys best asset gatherers on a percentage basis. As of ...

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  • A Few of 2012s Best Market ETFs Repeated in 2013

    12-11-2013 02:30 PM by Tom Lydon

    The S&P 500 is up 23.3% year-to-date, but scores of broad-based, or so-called market, exchange traded funds have done even better. Whether it has been an equal-weight ETF, one that is benchmarked to an intelligent index, a fund comprised of spin-offs or companies that eage...

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  • A Cautious View on Facebook, Twitter ETFs

    11-19-2013 07:30 AM by Todd Shriber

    Exchange traded funds offering exposure to social media have been the toast of the town this year due in large part to Facebooks (NasdaqGM: FB) resurgence and Twitters (NYSE: TWTR) recent initial public offering. The Global X Social Media Index ETF (NasdaqGS: SOCL), the lone d...

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  • Post-Twitter IPO: What to Expect From Internet ETFs

    11-08-2013 12:33 PM by Todd Shriber

    Twitter (NYSE: TWTR) is now into its second day as a public company and those investors want a slice of the social media companys potential upside without the commitment of the stock itself, there are options among ETFs. As was reported after Thursdays close (and widely expect...

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  • Not Much of a Twitter Bounce for Social Media, IPO ETFs

    11-07-2013 11:23 AM by Todd Shriber

    Twitter (NYSE: TWTR), this years most eagerly anticipated initial public offering, has finally commenced trading. As of this writing, shares of the social media firm are flirting with $46 after opening at $45 and over 51 million shares have changed hands. None of that means mu...

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  • Hot IPOs Can Take the Long Way Into ETFs

    10-10-2013 02:57 PM by Tom Lydon

    Investors can gain broad exposure to the stock market's latest offerings through initial public offering exchange traded funds, but they may not enjoy the first-day pop. ETF offerings target the new-to-market discovery period of an IPO stock - the time after the price settles ...

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  • IPO ETF Beats S&P 500 with 30% Rally Despite Facebook Flop

    01-03-2013 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Facebook's (NasdaqGS: FB) initial public offering last year was a disaster but that didn't stop First Trust US IPO Index ETF (NYSEArca: FPX) from handily beating the market in 2012. The ETF nearly doubled the return of the S&P 500, gaining 30.5% compared with a 16% advance fo...

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  • Facebook Enters Social Media ETF

    05-25-2012 08:37 AM by John Spence

    Facebook (NasdaqGS: FB) joined the social media exchange traded fund on Thursday as the third-largest stock holding with an 8.8% portfolio weight. The stock was added to the tracking benchmark, the Solactive Social Media Index, after five days of trading. Global X Social Me...

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  • FOX Interview: Tom Lydon Says Facebook to Join These ETFs

    05-24-2012 02:17 PM by John Spence

    Despite the controversial Facebook (NasdaqGS: FB) IPO, the social networking company "is not going away," said ETFtrends editor Tom Lydon in a FOX Business interview Thursday. [Social Media ETF Down on Facebook IPO] Tom pointed out that Facebook will soon be placed in major in...

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  • Facebook: Which ETFs Will Like it?

    05-17-2012 09:26 AM by Tom Lydon

    Investors are salivating over the Facebook IPO slated for Friday. Facebook will eventually join exchange traded funds that focus on IPOs and sectors, although investors won't participate in any early pop. This is because ETFs' tracking indices have rules that prohibit a new st...

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  • Pandora Upgrade Fails to Lift Social Media ETF

    03-05-2012 01:25 PM by John Spence

    A 7% rally in Pandora (NYSE: P) shares Monday following an analyst upgrade wasnt enough to boost an exchange traded fund that specializes in social media stocks. Global X Social Media ETF (NasdaqGM: SOCL) was down 1.7% in recent trading. The $8.5 million fund has a 3% weightin...

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  • Yelp Puts IPO ETFs Back in Focus

    03-02-2012 02:14 PM by Tom Lydon

    With shares vaulting over 70% on the first day of trading, Yelp Inc. (NYSE: YELP) is the latest company to successfully launch its initial public offering after a prolonged dry spell in the new offerings space. Investors may also gain exposure to new offerings through IPO-related...

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  • These Five ETFs May be Overbought

    02-29-2012 03:30 PM by Tom Lydon

    The strong rally in stocks so far this year has some analysts looking for ETFs that may be overbought and ripe for a pullback. For example, some funds are trading significantly above their moving averages, a sign of frothiness. The ETF Professor at Benzinga reports that cer...

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  • Facebook and the IPO ETFs

    02-07-2012 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    The social media giant Facebook has the investing world abuzz with its plan to finally go public. Exchange traded funds focusing on initial public offerings have been solid performers so far this year and could get a lift from the Facebook IPO, but not right away. An IPO is an...

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  • IPO ETF Sidesteps Pandora Flop

    06-16-2011 03:17 PM by Tom Lydon

    An exchange traded fund that invests in initial public offerings won't feel the effect of Pandora (NYSE: P) falling below its IPO price as investors have soured on the media company following its debut this week. Pandora shares were pounded for the second straight day on Thurs...

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  • The IPO Party: Will The ETF Join In?

    06-03-2011 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    It's not just LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD), but initial public offerings (IPOs) are hot right now, as two large companies - Pandora and Groupon - are planning to offer stock to the public. The IPO related exchange traded fund (ETF) could be poised to react to this action. The First Trus...

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  • Tom Lydon Discusses IPO ETF, LinkedIn on Breakout

    05-23-2011 12:44 PM by John Spence

    Tom Lydon appeared on Yahoo Finance's Breakout on Monday morning to discuss an exchange traded fund (ETF) designed to capture the market for initial public offerings following the recent blockbuster IPO of LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD). The First Trust US IPO Index (NYSEArca: FPX) holds ...

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  • IPO ETF Wont Catch LinkedIn First-Day Surge

    05-19-2011 01:23 PM by John Spence

    An exchange traded fund that invests in initial public offerings wont benefit from the more than 100% jump in LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD) shares on their first day of trading Thursday. Thats because IPOs are eligible for the ETFs tracking index only after trading for at least six da...

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  • Visa to Weigh on IPO ETF

    05-06-2011 07:16 AM by John Spence

    Disappointing quarterly results from Visa (NYSE: V) could weigh on an exchange traded fund that invests in initial public offerings on Friday as the stock is a top holding in the ETF after its IPO in 2008. Visa is the second-largest holding in First Trust US IPO Index Fund (NY...

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  • An ETF to Play the IPO Revival

    04-16-2011 06:10 AM by Tom Lydon

    More private firms are selling shares while the initial public offerings market has perked up lately. Investors who don't want to pick out individual companies may choose the IPO exchange traded fund (ETF) After its first day in the stock market, Zipcar (NasdaqGS: ZIP) closed ...

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  • ETF Waiting for IPOs

    03-17-2011 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Initial public offerings (IPOs) have not been flying on the shelf lately, so how long can the related exchange traded fund (ETF) hang in there? It seems that the action might not take long to pick up, as the majority of analysts and bankers feel certain spring will bring more lif...

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  • Are Specialty ETFs Right for You?

    02-16-2011 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    With the proliferation of exchange traded funds (ETFs), the average investor is capable of investing in a multitude of market themes. Though, some fund providers believe that sophisticated or complex ETFs should be limited to those who know how to use them correctly. Specialty...

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  • IPO ETF: Your All-Access Pass to a Hot Market

    01-10-2011 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    After a two-year slump, IPOs are coming back. If you're not comfortable picking out individual initial public offerings, there's an easier way to get exposure via exchange traded funds (ETFs). According to Yahoo! Finance, TV ratings company Nielsen Holdings and internet compan...

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  • 5 ETFs to Play the Auto Industry's Comeback

    01-06-2011 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    The U.S. auto industry returned to profitability last year and sales are expected to surge higher this year. Though there is currently no automobile exchange traded fund (ETF) available, that won't stop you if you want to get exposure to this comeback story. U.S. auto sales co...

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  • GM IPO Puts ETF In the Spotlight

    11-18-2010 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    General Motors is back in a blockbuster IPO. Eventually, you can get exposure to the automaker's initial public offering via the IPO exchange traded fund (ETF). GM is far from the only IPO coming down the pike. There are about 10 IPOs scheduled for this week, giving the invest...

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  • GM IPO and Initial Jobless Claims Boost ETFs

    11-18-2010 08:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded funds (ETFs) are up sharply this morning after the government reported initial claims for jobless benefits rose by only 2,000 to 439,000 last week, while the four-week moving average dropped to the lowest level since late in 2008. Jobless claims plummeted in 20...

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  • Play the IPO Revival With This ETF

    10-11-2010 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    As the U.S. market begins to look a little bit healthier, initial public offerings have started to gain more momentum. You can play the revived IPO market with one exchange traded fund (ETF). The tech sector has experienced the largest shifts in IPO offerings, with companies i...

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  • IPO ETF: Signs of Life

    08-17-2010 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    IPO markets offer a pulse on investor sentiment, which indirectly gives us a gauge on expectations for both the economy and the markets. This year, IPO funding has shot through the roof compared to last year. With exchange traded funds (ETFs), you can partake in the IPO surge wit...

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  • 10 New ETFs Worth a Look

    08-09-2010 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    It can be tough to keep up with the new products that have come to the exchange traded fund (ETF) industry. Eric Fontinelle for The San Francisco Chronicle notes some of his picks for the most interesting ETFs, which include: China Sector Funds: Sector-specific China ETFs ...

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  • IPO ETF: Back from the Doldrums?

    07-29-2010 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    After a year in the doldrums, the IPO market is making a comeback, with new multi-million dollar deals hitting the scene. As with almost anything else, there's an exchange traded fund (ETF) for that. The IPO market has kicked into high gear recently, with deals ranging from $9...

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  • More Start-Up Deals Revive IPO ETF

    05-18-2010 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    The downtrodden venture-capital industry is slowly reviving as large companies feel comfortable enough to sift through start-ups for a coveted diamond in the rough. The renewed activity is stirring up the initial public offering (IPO) market and its related exchange traded fund (...

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  • U.S. IPO Activity Puts Spotlight on the IPO ETF

    05-06-2010 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    After months of quietude, a revival of the initial public offering (IPO) sector and the broader U.S. economy has thrust the exchange traded fund (ETF) tracking this activity into the spotlight. The initial public offering is the first offering of stock that companies make ava...

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  • Lackluster Market Has IPO ETF Looking for a Blockbuster

    02-09-2010 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    The market for initial public offerings (IPOs) stagnated after the financial crisis, and a lack of blockbuster deals on the horizon could have it sluggish for some time. That means that if you've been hoping for a turnaround in the IPO exchange traded fund (ETF), it could be a bi...

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  • Increased IPO Activity? There's an ETF for That

    01-17-2010 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Last year wasn't a good year for new companies to breakout, but market observers believe this is the year that will all change. Take advantage of the increased initial public offering (IPO) activity with the use of the IPO-related exchange traded fund (ETF). A recent survey do...

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  • How an ETF Can Solve the IPO Conundrum

    09-15-2009 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    For those investors who want to invest in initial public offerings (IPOs) but would prefer to spread the risk out over a few companies, an exchange traded fund (ETF) could be the answer. IPOs are initial public offerings from a company that has decided to go public, but aside...

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  • How to Access IPO Benefits Through ETFs

    08-22-2009 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    As exciting as some initial public offerings (IPOs) can be, there's an exchange traded fund (ETF) that can help you access this market in a more sane and less volatile way. An IPO is the process where a private entity offers its shares to the public for the first time. They a...

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  • ETF Gives Exposure to Growing IPO Activity

    07-30-2009 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    As the markets start to heal, companies are once again lining up to sell shares to the public. As luck would have it, there's an exchange traded fund (ETF) that taps into this market. After the long dry spell of initial public offerings (IPOs), we're beginning to see a trend ...

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  • How to Play IPOs, Now That They're Back to Life

    05-20-2009 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    After a recession, are investors ready for new IPOs and the exchange traded fund (ETF) that holds them? We're about to find out as two companies go public.According to Tim Mullaney for Bloomberg: SolarWinds, which makes network-management software, not renewable energy, pla...

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  • IPOs Are Re-Awakening; How Can You Play It With ETFs?

    04-29-2009 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Initial public offerings (IPOs), along with related exchange traded funds (ETFs), have been in a drought, but it may receive renewed attention as more companies see the success of recent IPOs. There hasn't been much activity in the IPO market since August, but with three publi...

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  • IPO Drought: How the IPO ETF Is Handling It

    02-25-2009 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    With the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 closing at 11-year lows, there isnt much hope in the near future for a quick recovery for stocks, exchange traded funds (ETFs) and other securities. To add fuel to the fire, the volatile, yet promising IPO industry conti...

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  • IPO ETF Is Designed To Hold Up In Quiet Times

    08-15-2008 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    It's been pretty quiet on the initial public offering (IPO) front, which leads one to wonder what it could mean for the exchange traded fund (ETF) that contains them. The First Trust IPOX 100 Index (FPX) tracks an index of the 100 top IPOs in the United States, measuring their...

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