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As markets jostle back and forth, investors have been prepping themselves for what appears to be a sideways pattern in major indexes. Though stocks have been relatively busy as of late, the ETF world was relatively quiet last week, with no new launches. The past few days, however, have seen things pick up as an index rebalance has shifted a popular existing ETF while a new UBS ETN hit the Street yesterday [for more ETF news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter]. [click to continue…]

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Last week, investors saw a handful of funds make their debut, including First Trusts’ Dorsey Wright Focus 5 ETF (FV) and AdvisorShares’ YieldPro ETF (YPRO). This week, ETF issuers continued to fill the product pipelines, with five new funds hitting the street. First Trust added two more funds, while Global X added to its “Guru” family and newcomer Cambria introduced its third offering [see also Major Asset Class Returns Since the Fed's Taper Announcement]. [click to continue…]

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Sideways price action has been a dominant theme all week on Wall Street as investors have been hesitant to take big bets in either direction ahead of next week’s highly-anticipated unemployment report. Investors’ eyes remain fixated on what the Fed might do next, which is why March’s employment report due for release on 3/7 should [...]

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This week, all eyes were of Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen as she testified before the House on the Semiannual Monetary Policy Report on Tuesday; Yellen is also scheduled to speak today in front of the Senate. On the ETF front, issuers continued to fill the product pipelines, debuting several first-to-market products. On Tuesday, AdvisorShares added to its [...]

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U.S. equities struggled to find a definitive direction this week, though a better-than-expected jobless claims report managed to boost stocks during Thursday’s session. ETF issuers, however, kicked off the month of February with a bang, bringing to market a slew of new products. iShares added five new funds to its impressive lineup, including three new currency-hedged [...]

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Amidst a busy earnings season, investors welcomed a slew of new funds this week. Direxion added to its impressive lineup of leveraged funds, launching a pair of bull/bear ETFs targeting developed European economies. Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management introduced two new currency-hedged funds: one focused on global equities outside the U.S. and another targeting South Korean equities. Van Eck also added to its [...]

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Activity on the ETF front continued to rise this week as investors welcomed three new funds. So far in 2014, nine new funds have hit the streets; EGShares launched its first suite of EM bond ETFs (SEMF, IEMF, LEMF), while First Trust launched two actively managed income-focused funds that both utilize option strategies, as well as a dividend achievers [...]

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This week has seen plenty of activity on the ETF front, with issuers lining up to make a splash in 2014. Earlier, EGShares launched its first suite of EM bond ETFs (SEMF, IEMF, LEMF), while First Trust launched two actively managed income-focused funds, which both utilize option strategies, as well as a dividend achievers fund (FTHI, FTLB, RDVY) [see 7 ETFs To Be [...]

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With Wall Street wrapping up its first full week of trading in 2014, the ETF industry is already gearing up for what hopefully will be another successful year in the space. In 2013, markets welcomed more than 140 new exchange traded products, which included more than 90 new equity ETFs, 30 bond funds, four commodity [...]

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It’s been an up and down week on Wall Street, as investors turned their attention to the Federal Reserve’s policy setting meeting. Though taper talks have been on the table for some months, some were surprised when the Federal Reserve announced that it will begin scaling back its bond buying program next month. The central [...]

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Though U.S. equities started the week on a positive note, profit-taking pressures quickly set in following the S&P 500 index logging in its 39th record close for the year. On Monday, investors paid close attention to speeches by Federal Reserve bank presidents James Bullard and Richard Fisher, which indicated that the central bank may be [...]

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Equity markets continue to oscillate this week as an upward bias mixed with uncertainty ahead of the highly anticipated FOMC meeting taking place next week has set the stage for range-bound trading. Amid the tug of war taking place on Wall Street between the bulls and bears, industry veteran Van Eck completed the conversion of [...]

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