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“We’re working with the SEC to see that the time out of the market is kept to a minimum,” Belden says.

No doubt investors will be eager to add SEA back into their portfolios once the new fund launches. SEA closed with about $131 million in assets and was one of the year’s top performers, up 22.4% since January. It launched in September 2008 and is a unique way for ETF investors to get exposure to the shipping sector. [5 ETFs Beating the S&P 500.]

SEA is also a unique way to get exposure to the global economic recovery. Newly-crowned middle class residents of emerging markets are buying more goods while exporting countries like China are heavily utilizing shipping to import raw goods and export finished products.

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Read the disclaimer; Tom Lydon is a board member of Rydex|SGI, which is owned by Guggenheim.