Although the Federal Reserve and anyone who’s struggling in this economy agree that the recovery has been slow, the exchange traded fund (ETF) industry’s continued growth may not be.

Analysts predict a recovery so slow that it could drag on until 2015. Lisa Shindler for Investment News reports that despite that, the prospects for ETF industry growth are looking healthy. [ETF Portfolios: The Important Step You Should Not Miss.]

State Street‘s Managing Director Dan Farley predicts there will be more ETF products introduced in the market, including more in the retirement space and active management.

Worries about the U.S. economy may give rise to opportunities in emerging markets. They currently account for 13% of institutional portfolios, leaving them underexposed, says Farley. [As ETF Industry Grows, Some Stay Skeptical.]

Tisha Guerrero contributed to this article.

The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of Tom Lydon, and may not actually come to pass. Information on this site should not be used or construed as an offer to sell, a solicitation of an offer to buy, or a recommendation for any product.

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