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  • EM Consumer Staples ETFs Begin to Look Pricey

    October 22nd at 3:43pm by Tom Lydon

    Emerging market investors are shying away from consumer staples sector, along with related exchange traded funds, as years of outperformance have made the sector a crowded traded. Over the past three years, the EGShares Emerging Markets Consumer ETF (NYSEArca: ECON) has generated an average...

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  • Going Deep for Value Brings Success for This New ETF

    October 22nd at 2:45pm by Todd Shriber

    Though not spectacular, at least not yet, in asset-gathering terms, 2014 is shaping up to be another solid year for new exchange traded funds. As of Oct. 16, there had been 155 new product launches in 2014, but just 16 have topped $75 million in assets under management while 11 have crossed $100...

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  • Junk Bond ETFs Look Attractive After the Bloodletting

    October 22nd at 2:12pm by Max Chen

    Investors are snatching up speculative-grade, high-yield bond exchange traded funds on the cheap after the sell-off pushed spreads over benchmark Treasuries close to historical averages. Through the first half of October, the iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (NYSEArca: HYG) fell...

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  • Finn, Lopez on Fixed Income Risk, Alternative Bond ETF Ideas

    October 22nd at 1:48pm by ETF Trends

    Van Eck Global Marketing Director Ed Lopez and Director of ETF Business Development Pat Finn joined ETF Trends Publisher Tom Lydon at the Morningstar ETF Conference to discuss alternative bond ETF ideas, including how advisors and investors can deploy emerging markets debt in their...

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  • SEC Deals a Blow to Issuers’ Non-Transparent Active ETF Ambitions

    October 22nd at 1:08pm by Todd Shriber

    The Securities and Exchange Commission rejected applications for non-transparent actively managed exchange traded funds by Precidian ETFs Trust and Spruce ETF Trust, a unit of BlackRock (NYSE: BLK), dealing a blow to issuers looking to market ETFs that do not reveal their holdings on a daily...

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  • ETF Chart of the Day: Oh Canada

    October 22nd at 12:30pm by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial

    We are following several headlines this morning reporting alleged gunfire that is occurring near Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Canada this morning, as the story is still developing. It is unclear if there is one or multiple shooters, and motives and possible identities are also not known at this...

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  • ValueShares Makes ETF Debut With Quantitative Value ETF

    October 22nd at 12:00pm by Tom Lydon

    ValueShares, the exchange traded funds unit of registered investment advisory firm Alpha Architect, made its ETF debut today with the launch of the ValueShares U.S. Quantitative Value ETF (BATS: QVAL). The actively managed QVAL, which charges 0.79% per year, is managed by Dr. Wesley Gray, a U.S....

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  • After a Swoon, Investors Rush Back to Oil ETFs

    October 22nd at 11:30am by Todd Shriber

    After plunging nearly 14% from Sept. 29 through Oct. 15, the United States Oil Fund (NYSEArca: USO) has steadied in recent days and signs point to some investors being daring enough to call a bottom in beaten up crude prices. "The four biggest oil exchange-traded products listed in the U.S. have...

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