In ETF industry news, smaller firms are making strides against the ‘big three’ of BlackRock’s iShares, State Street and Vanguard in asset gathering. [Smaller ETF Managers Gather More Assets]

Separately, a review of Schwab’s U.S. stock ETFs shows the funds are holding their own against the competition. [ETF Chart of the Day: Schwab U.S. Large-Cap]

PowerShares DB Italian Treasury Bond Futures ETN

iPath Cotton ETN

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