The ProShares S&P 500 Aristocrats ETF (NYSEArca: NOBL) recently crossed over the $1 billion assets under management marker – although, the fund is still dancing around the level this week on recent selling pressure due to the spike in volatility. NOBL includes companies that have increased their dividends for at least 25 consecutive years and shows a 2.02% 12-month yield.

A New E-Commerce Index

In what could be a precursor to an ETF launch down the line, EQM Indexes, a provider of index benchmarks for exchange traded products, launched the first global index to track online retail segment called IBUYXT.

Invest In What’s Trending

ALPS Portfolio Solutions has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission to launch the Sprott Buzz Social median Insights ETF (BUZZ). The proposed ETF would invest based on social media analytics based on data supplied through Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, FAtoday, YouTube, Flickr, MySpace, Digg, Reddit, RSS, etc.