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Adam Patti is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of IndexIQ, a New York-based ETF issuer behind several of the most innovative ETF products to hit the market in recent years. He recently took time out of his busy schedule to discuss IndexIQ’s various products as well as how investors might be able use his firm’s ETFs to protect themselves from the looming fiscal cliff and inflation [see Free Report: How To Pick The Right ETF Every Time].  [click to continue…]

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From the most basic portfolio building blocks to specialized funds that give investors access to niche markets, ETFs cover them all, and with the constant opening and filing of new ETFs it is easy to forget about some of the older funds still on the market for investors. Although there are numerous new funds already in the pipeline, taking a step back and looking at the performance of  ETFs that have been on the market for a while paints a vivid picture of just how far the industry has come [see also 5 Worst ETF Strategies Of The Last 5 Years].

This month marks the three-year anniversary of three offerings from issuers IndexIQ and iShares. Since October of 2009, hedge fund ETFs, CPI and ALT, along with the commodity producers ETF GRES have weathered poor market conditions and proved that their strategies are here to stay. Combined, these funds have accumulated over $170.5 million and counting in total assets over the last three years [see Cheapskate Hedge Fund ETFdb Portfolio].

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The proliferation of ETFs has opened up the investable universe to virtually anyone with a brokerage account; novice investors can trade alongside seasoned money managers in any number of asset classes that were previously simply out-of-reach for most, with everything from emerging markets bonds to commodities and in between. With innovation comes complexity, however, and […]

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ProShares is continuing to build out its suite of ETFs offering exposure to alternatives, announcing this week the launch of a pair of funds designed to offer exposure to “breakeven inflation.” That term refers to the spread difference in yield between Treasuries and TIPS (i.e., the yield on Treasuries less the yield on TIPS of […]

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ProShares, the Bethesda, Maryland-based ETF issuer best known for its suite of leveraged and inverse products, announced plans to expand its offering in the Treasury bond space with its latest SEC filing. In the document, the company detailed four new funds that are vastly different from anything else in the market, giving investors new ways […]

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Three Defensive ETFs For The S&P Downgrade

by on August 8, 2011 | Updated August 9, 2011

Debt ceilings, downgrades, and sell-offs of epic proportions have combined to make the last few weeks a major headache for investors. With the outlook of the U.S. economy changing drastically, many are unsure of where place their assets. Starting with the debt deal that took longer than expected to pass, markets reacted poorly to the […]

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First Trust, the firm behind the recently-launched Cloud Computing Index Fund (SKYY) has filed details on an ETF focused on another popular theme: inflation. A recent SEC filing detailed the First Trust Inflation Managed Fund, a product that would maintain a primary investment objective of “long-term capital appreciation” and secondary objective of current income. The […]

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Inflation ETF Special: 25 ETF Ideas To Fight Rising Prices

by on July 20, 2011 | Updated December 8, 2014

Inflation has always been a particularly frustrating topic among investors, as a spike in prices can be a nasty surprise for investors who are not amply prepared.  Its effects can reduce your real return on an annual basis and make it much more difficult to keep up with your standard of living. Inflation, however, has not […]

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WisdomTree rolled out a new ETF designed to deliver a comprehensive approach to combating inflation on Thursday, debuting the Real Return Fund (RRF). The actively-managed ETF will take a unique approach to delivering total returns that outpace the rate of inflation, going beyond many of the more simplistic strategies that may have limited effectiveness when […]

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The past week was a relatively quiet one in the ETF industry in terms of new product launches, with just three new ETFs debuting, First Trust kicked off and capped the activity, debuting the first car ETF on Tuesday and rolling out another addition to its AlphaDEX suite later in the week; those launches sandwiched […]

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The ETP lineup now consists of nearly 1,200 individual products with aggregate assets of well more than $1 trillion. And both of those numbers continue to expand at an impressive rate; new ETFs are launched seemingly on a daily basis, while cash continues to flow out of traditional mutual funds and into exchange-traded products.

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The dawn of the second quarter of 2011 has seemingly brought a fresh round of momentum to the active ETF space, as the logjam at the SEC has been broken–at least initially–and some major names in both the ETF and mutual fund space have inched closer towards rolling out actively-managed ETFs. State Street, the issuer […]

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