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New ETFs

Wall Street started off the week on a relatively positive note, with the S&P 500 managing to log in a record close. Though Tuesday saw another day of record closes by the S&P 500 and the Dow, equities cooled off from highs by Wednesday in anticipation of the Federal Reserve’s minutes release. In economic news, the Commerce Department announced yesterday that housing starts fell 2.8% in October, while building permits rose 4.8%. Analysts expected a 0.8% rise in housing starts and a 0.6% rise in building permits. [click to continue…]

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Innovation has long been one of the driving forces behind the expansion of the exchange-traded universe. Most recently, innovation has struck the industry in the form of a comprehensive platform designed to help investment managers bring their strategies to market: enter ETF Issuer Solutions. We recently talked with the president of ETF Issuer Solutions, William Smalley, who shared his firm’s story, their objective, and insights surrounding the industry as a whole [see also Recent ETFdb Interviews]. 
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The ETF world got a little bigger this week, as three new funds opened up for trading with unique strategies for investors to consider.

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U.S. equities traded slightly higher on Wednesday, following the conclusion of the midterm elections, where Republicans managed to take control of Congress. In economic news, ADP’s private sector payrolls rose by 230,000 in October, coming in above the expected 220,000 gain. The Institute for Supply Management reading on U.S. services was also reported, coming in […]

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Global X teamed up with JPMorgan’s indexes to launch two new fund-of-funds last week, marking two unique entries into the ETF world.

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Following a three day rally, equity markets took a breather on Wednesday, after what has been a tumultuous few weeks on Wall Street. On the earnings front, International Business Machines (IBM), McDonald’s (MCD) and Coca-Cola (KO) reported worse-than-expected results, while Boeing (BA) and Apple (AAPL) managed to beat analyst estimates.  In ETF news, newcomer ValueShares […]

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Vident Financial expanded its ETF lineup today, making the move into the fixed income space. The issuer was previously known for two funds, the International Equity Fund (VIDI), and the Core U.S. Equity ETF (VUSE). Both of these funds have been relatively successful, which bodes well for the product Vident launched this morning [for more ETF news […]

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This week, Wall Street got off to yet another sour start, with major equity indexes closing in the red. On Wednesday, stocks took a small breather after two straight down days. The third quarter earnings season also kicked off this week, with aluminum producer and bellwether Alcoa (AA) posting its results on Wednesday after the closing […]

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Wrapping up the third quarter of 2014, three new ETFs made their way into the mix this week. Two funds came from a new player to the ETF ring, as we are beginning to see more and more new issuers trying their hands at the ETF wrapper. Another fund came from a well-known issuer featuring […]

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Two ETFs made their trading debut this past week, with one continuing the trend of income for investors while another seeks similar exposure from an unfamiliar face. Below, we highlight these two new ETFs and what investors need to know about each [for more ETF news and analysis subscribe to our free ETF Daily Roundup].

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U.S. equities got off to a sour start this week, with Monday and Tuesday seeing major indexes end in the red. Stocks finally stabilized on Wednesday, even though economic data came in worse-than-expected: wholesale inventories rose 0.1% in July versus analyst expectations of a 0.5% rise. In corporate news, all eyes were on Apple after […]

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Wall Street kicked off the month of September on a mixed note, with equities taking a slide on Tuesday following Labor Day; historically, September has always been a bad month for stock markets. Investors have been keeping a close eye on Europe in recent months, especially focusing on conflicts between Ukraine and Russia [see Annual GDP […]

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