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New ETFs

This week in ETFs, two new issuers made their debut: BioShares by LifeSci Index Partners and Reality Shares. The two new BioShares funds offer investors a compelling way to make a more targeted play on the fast-growing biotechnology sector. Reality Shares’ new actively-managed ETF provides a new twist on dividend investing, focusing more on the expected growth of dividends instead of yield. [click to continue…]

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Investing in emerging technologies has long been regarded as a strategy reserved for those with a very, very high tolerance for risk. While there is a great deal of uncertainty that is rightfully associated with new technologies, the lucrative upside potential is also undeniable, especially for those with a long-term investment horizon. Cathie Wood, founder and CEO of ARK Investment Management, recently took time to discuss the newly launched Genomic Revolution Multi-Sector ETF (ARKG).

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2014 has been another strong year for the ETF industry, as we have seen more than 175 new funds hit the market as issuers continue to expand the options available at investors’ fingertips. That number rose again this week as two issuers squeezed in the debut of unique ETFs before the year comes to a close […]

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U.S. equities got off to a slow start this week, after weak manufacturing data overseas and disappointing Black Friday weekend sales results weighed on stocks. On Tuesday, however, markets managed to shift directions, buoyed by a rebound in the energy sector and stronger construction spending data. Private payrolls, on the other hand, came in below […]

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The evolution of the ETF industry continues to spawn innovative products that open up the doors to asset classes and strategies that were not too long ago simply out-of-reach for the average investor. Innovation in the form of granularity recently struck the technology ETF space with the launch of the PureFunds ISE Cyber Security ETF […]

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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 […]

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ETF Issuer Solutions has brought forth a comprehensive platform designed to help investment managers bring their strategies to market. In this Q&A, president William Smalley shared his firm’s story, their objective, as well as insights about the industry as a whole.

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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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