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June was a volatile month on Wall Street, with investors feeling a major change in the investment landscape. Though speculations of Fed tapering dominated the markets, emerging markets equities stole the spotlight after experiencing a massive exodus of funds towards the end of the month. The BRIC markets (Brazil, Russia, India, and China) were among the worst hit as their economies are starting to show signs of plateauing after years of astronomical growth [for updates on all new ETFs, sign up for the free ETFdb newsletter].

June also saw a number of new funds launch during  the month, with 17 new ETFs entering the ring. And with issuers still filling the product pipeline, it seems that this summer may be a busy one for ETFs [see Free Member Report: How To Pick The Right ETF Every Time].

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With over 1,400 ETPs on the market and other wild year on the books, it’s quite clear that the exchange-traded  industry is continuing to grow its roots despite a mixed economic landscape. Democratization remains a driving theme in the ETF universe and investors have been quick to take advantage of cost-efficient products offering access to increasingly popular asset classes; some of the most successful fund launches in 2012 include PIMCO’s Total Return ETF (BOND), iShares’s MSCI Global Select Metals & Mining Producers (PICK) and First Trust’s North American Energy Infrastructure Fund (EMLP).

Investors of all styles and sizes were on the hunt for meaningful yield in 2012, and this theme is likely to carry over into the new year as slow growth and low-rates appear poised to stick around on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean [see 101 High Yield ETFs For Every Dividend Investor].

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In the quickly evolving world of technology, it’s hard to know what the next big thing will be and how to get ahead of the crowd. Forbes writer Eric Savitz recently highlighted research group Garner’s attempt at this guessing game with a list of their Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends For 2013, featuring ideas that […]

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Today is the day: Facebook finally becomes a public company, trading on the Nasdaq under the ticker symbol FB. The highly anticipated ETF is expected to bring massive trading volumes, and interest should remain elevated for the next several sessions. The IPO also spurs some rebalancings and reconstitutions for ETFs that will include Facebook in […]

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For many investors, March 9, 2009 was a major turning point; on that day the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed below 6,550, capping a disastrous stretch that had erased billions of dollars from portfolios around the world. Fortunately, that proved to be the low point of the recent recession; the next day markets rallied, and […]

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As the ETF industry has grown by leaps and bounds over the past few years, innovation has been a recurring theme in the space. Although some of the new exchange-traded products now hitting the market offer access to “plain vanilla” asset classes and indexes, the ETF expansion has been fueled primarily by first-to-market products that […]

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UBS rolled out the latest exchange-traded products targeting narrow corners of the technology sector in Thursday, debuting a pair of products that offer exposure to companies in the solid state drive industry. The ETRACS ISE Solid State Drive Index ETN (SSDD) will seek to replicate a benchmark comprised of drive manufacturers and component manufacturers, and […]

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July was another hectic month for equities, as the world struggled to deal with numerous debt crises that put downward pressure on global markets. In our first full month off of the quantitative easing program, rumors have already sprung up that a QE3 may be in store, as markets have failed to establish a strong […]

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The growth of the ETP lineup to 1,300 products and beyond has been fueled largely by the development–and success–of funds other than the “plain vanilla” offerings that offer exposure to well known stock and bond indexes. As the ETF industry has grown in size, it has also become more granular in nature; many of the […]

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Global X, the quickly growing ETF issuer known for its unique sector specific products, announced more plans to expand its ETF lineup. The company released information on a proposed Social Media Index ETF which will track the Solactive Social Media Index. If approved by the SEC, the new fund would be the 36th product for […]

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Maybe The World Isn’t Ending

by on July 23, 2011

The last week was a busy one for investors; the combination of several major earnings reports and advancements in debt discussions on both sides of the Atlantic gave traders plenty to digest. Apple was once again the highlight; the company blew way past analyst expectations, pushing AAPL higher and giving a boost to many tech […]

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UBS rolled out two new ETNs on Thursday, debuting products that offer exposure to Internet-related companies that have recently completed an initial public offering (IPO). The new ETRACS Internet IPO ETN (EIPO) is linked to the UBS Internet IPO Index, a benchmark that consists of companies that maintain operations focused on the Internet that have […]

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